continuing changes on May 18, 2010 8:42 pm
Well things continue to change for me. Over the past year I have had alot going on. Mu husband and I seperated in July of last year. I moved back to Tennessee from Maine. I could not take being away from my kids, so I moved back to Maine in January of this year.
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April 11th I went to the hospital with severe back pain only to find out 10 hours later after being rushed by mabulance to a larger hospital, that I had an internal hernia. I had an open surgery for repairs on top of being 8 months pregnant.
William Chase is due May 26th via c-section.
I am still doing good as far as the weight goes. My doc says I have gained just the right amount for being pregnant.
I weigh 158 pounds right now at 38 weeks pregnant.
Where does the time go? on May 17, 2009 3:46 pm
I can't believe how fast the time has gone. It has already been over 4 months ago that I had surgery. It just don't seem possible.
I feel like a new person. I am 159 lbs and a size 10. I was 12 years old the last time I was a size 10. It just blows me away. My co-workers are just amazed at my transformation. They all say I have a new glow about me and that I carry myself more confident than before. OF COURSE I DO!! I love the new me.
I have the energy of a 20 year old. My kids can't keep up with me now!
I have been going to the gym at least 3 days a week, runnung on the treadmill at home and I am taking kickboxing classes. Life is good. Praise GOD.
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Just "overweight" on March 30, 2009 4:06 pm
I had an appointment with Meghan, my dietician, on Friday and was happy when she told me I was out of the obese BMI range and in the overweight range. That felt so good. Today I officially weigh in at 175 lbs. I feel great and my overall look on life is great. My kids are loving that I can run and play with them. My 5 year old daughter actually told me I had a skinny butt.
I know better, but it was cute and funny coming from her. On the down side, my hair is falling out like crazy. I was already losing hair before surgery due to PCOS, but now it is really bad. This morning was the worst it has been so far and it was really BAD. Small price to pay for good health I suppose. It still sucks ass to lose you hair though. Hopefully it will get better sooner than later. I am getting all my protein and water now. I am also getting my vitamins in. I do take Biotin also to help the new hair growth grow faster, hopefully.
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A slow down on March 6, 2009 4:54 pm
I weigh the same today as I did five days ago. I don't know if this is what I should expect or if my period played a role in the slow down. I was hoping my weight loss would be kicked up a notch by my increase in exercise, but maybe it just takes a little longer than I expected.
Everyone around me is noticing a change. My customers at work that I haven't seen in a few months are a bit surprised when they see me. I love the feeling of accomplishment. One of my big disappointments is I am losing my boobs. They are looking a bit deflated these days. I guess that is nothing a good plastic surgeon can't fix though, right?
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Recent support group meeting on February 11, 2009 7:53 am
I went to the most recent support group meeting in my area last Monday. This meeting was hosted by a psychologist who works with the Bariatric Center. She spoke alot about mindful eating and cravings that come back after the "honeymoon phase" is over. There was a lady there who was 2 years post op and she was talking about how hard it is for her to keep her focus on the right foods that she needs to eat. She said it very hard to not have all those things that got her to where she was before surgery. She said she really thinks it will be a life long struggle to not resort to stuffing her face with all the wrong foods like in the past. I sat there listening and thinking to myself that I didn't want to have to deal with the temptation like her. I guess I just have to accept the fact that this was surgery on our stomachs not our brains. Back to the mindful eating, the psych said that once we are out of the HM phase and have a craving for it that we should have it. She said that we should take it and savor it and make it last. Enjoy it to the fullest extent instead of popping it in our mouth and gobbling it down. If we savor it, then we have a better appreciation for our surgery and for the right to have "something special" every now and then. It made total sense to me. If you openly allow yourself to have a special treat then you are less likely to try to sneak something and feel guilty about it. That would be denial.
On another note, we spoke aloud as to wether we were pre or post-op. When it came my turn I was so excited to tell everyone that I was post op. There was a lady a couple seats down from me who said "I can't believe you had RNY. You don't look big enough". After the meeting was over I had a talk with her. She asked my my weight before surgery and my reason for choosing RNY over Lap Band. I gave her my reasons. Come to find out she is 10 pounds less than I was when I decided to have surgery. She just assumed that you had to be like 200 lbs overweight to have RNY. I told her I stand behind my decision to have RNY and would do it all over again. She told me she was certain that she wanted Lap Band until talking to me and now she is uncertain. I recommended to her to have a long talk with Dr. Trieu about her options and then decide what would be best for her. I didn't want to sway her decision one way or the other, but on the other hand I want her to explore all of her options. I hope I did the right thing. After we talked she told me that I was an inspiration to her and that I looked great. That made me feel good!
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