I am 31 year old mother of three. Hapily married to the love of my life Daniel. I have always been bigger than I shoud have been. After the birth of my first son Ricky at the age of 17, I gained 50 pounds and never lost it. When I met my husband at the age of 21, I fell in to the comfort zone and gained another 20 pounds. With my second son Daniel Isaiah I gained another 20 pounds. Finally with my daughter Larrysa Lee I began to loose weight, yeah!!!! I was finally on the road to a better lifestyle... a healthy one. That didn't last long I gained back the weight I lost and then some.
When I finally decided to do something about it I was a whopping 263 lbs (2/05). Sad to say I let my nerves talk me out of having surgery after completing almost all of the requirements.
Ten months later and another 20 pounds gained I decided to go for it.
Thank you Dr Juarez for taking me back! I completed my final nutrition class, a little blood work and I was ready to go. The insurance approval was quick less than a week. My surgery was scheduled for March 1, 2006. All I had to do now was loose 17 lbs, I had five weeks to loose them. Naturally I went on an eating binge because who knows what I could and couldn't eat again. Bad idea I gained another 2 pounds, now 285 lbs ouchhhh. Three weeks before surgery I decided to get serious and lost about seven pounds. Then the call came... there had been a cancelation and the nurse asked if I wanted to take the February 15th appointment. I jumped at the chance but was ashamed to say that I had only lost 7 pounds. She hesitated and said let me check with the doctor first. After what seemed like the longest four minutes of my life he said YES!!!!!! I continued to diet and lost 4 pounds more. At the time of my surgery I was 274 lbs.
My surgery went well and I was back on my feet shopping at Walmart three days later. I am now five weeks post op and I am down to 245 lbs. I know that 40 pounds is great but I could do so much better if I gave up the junk food. Well wish me luck on my journey.
Congrats to all that have accomplised thier goals.
I will keep you posted!
September 5, 2006
I am six and a half months out and have lost at total of 79 pounds!!
My doctor says that I would loose more if I stayed off the junk food. I just found out today that soda stretches your pouch. I had no idea, honestly.
So starting today I am giving up my pepsi and mt dew, I am so depressed. I really need to get my big butt on the treadmill. I swore that I was going to eat right and exercise and I don't. Starting today I am really really going to do my best.
I want to be under 200 pounds and I am 7 pounds away from that goal. Wish me luck!!!
Sepember 9, 2006
Day 2 without soda, missing my caffeine (yes, I was suppose to give it up 2 days ago). Down to 203 pounds today on my way to 200, feels like I will never get there. I had lunch with the girls from OH today, met lots of nice girls. I hope to see you guys soon Alyson, Sharon and Kristi. Oh and Vicki too!
I'm wearing a size 16, can't remember the last time I ever wore that size. I remember wearing a size 13 in high school and went down to a size 11 then up to a size 18, maybe I skipped size 16. Anyhoo I am excited to be in a 16 and even better they are getting loose!
September 11, 2006
I just wanted to say today that I am thankful for my wonderful family and friends. My new OH friends too! I know that my little problems are nothing compared to what is going on in the world. So today I will focus on the good things.
I have lost another pound bringing my weight to 202... only 3 pounds to my next goal of 199. I hope to be under 200 by the end of the week or month. See my goals are not that outrageous.
To be under 250 pounds...Done
To loose 50 pounds...Done
To loose 75 pounds...Done
To be under 225 pounds...Done
To be under 200 pounds...Done
To loose 100 pounds...Done
My goal weight is 175 (yes I know I should loose more)...Done
To wear a size 16...Done
Not have to shop in the plus size section...Done
To wear a size 13...Done
Fit into juniors size...Can wear some xl tops ;) Done
Sit comfortably on a plane not having the tray rest on my tummy...Done
Look at pictures of my new self and not think eww...Done
Sit with my legs crossed...Done
Fit into Daniel's clothes...Doing it and loving it
Not fit into Daniel's clothes anymore...Daniel will be happy to have his clothes back. 143.....Done
Feel comfortable in my new body...Almost...Getting beter
My biggest goal is to make my family proud of me.
I did it, I did it, I did it! Yeahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh!
Yes the wonderful scale loves me today. It gave me a beautiful reading of 198. I can't remember the last time I weighed under 200 pounds. I started my morning off by running a mile.
Oh what a great day........
My feet are shrinking about 1/2 a size probably where the few pounds dropped from but hey i'll take it. Oh happy day, happy day......la, la, la, la, la, laaaaaaaaaaaa
September 24, 2006
Weighed myself this morning and I was at 197...yes I have become a scale whore. Weighed myself again this evening and still at 197 so I guess I now weigh 197....woooohoooo...yeah me!!!!
My clothes are getting looser on me but still can't fit into that size 14 yet. It gets frustrating cause my cousin,sister and best friend all weigh within a couple pounds of me and they all wear a smaller size than I do and they are shorter than me...what gives??????
Anyways just happy to be under 200 pounds and only 12 pounds from my personal goal of 185 which is 100 pounds less than when I started this journey.
My husband is really feeling the effects of my weight loss...insecurity. I went to a girl's night out party last night and they hired a stripper....which I had no clue they had. I spent the entire time in the kitchen hiding but still got the silent treatment cause I didn't leave the house and coming running home. Geeze I paid $20 to get in (fund raiser type party). Anyways to make things worse we went to a bar and grill type clubby place and he didn't like that either. My little brother was there and kept telling me to go home or he was going to call my mom...Hi I'm 31 years old and married. Married....probably the biggest reason I shouldn't have been there in the first place. I must mention I spent the entire twenty minutes I was there stuffed in a booth with my sister in law and my husband's friend's wives....what was I gonna do wrong?
So today was pretty boring since I had no one to talk to at home. I ended up over eating cause I felt crappy. If anyone is reading this....I swear I didn't do anything wrong last night...not even a peek...pinky swear.
Hopefuly tomorrow will be better.
October 10, 2006
Well holding steady at 197...awww man. I started back on my protein shakes yesterday and ran a mile on the treadmill. Yes I said started back....haven't drank a protein shake since I was one month out. I am the worse wls patient ever. I am still losing inches though. I went to target yesterday and fit into a juniors size 14 jeans...wowhooooo! I didn't even look like 10 pounds of sugar in a 5 pound bag. There was a bit of muffin top going on though so I will try 14's again in a few weeks. I am officially out of plus size clothes though. For some reason that is always my first stop....that fat girl in my head keeps telling me I will not fit in regular size clothes but hear this fat girl I do so go away. Well off to the treadmill.
October 17, 2006
Hi everyone!! Or should I say hey you!
Well I amnow eight months out and I am down 90 pounds bring my weight to 195. I am wearing a size 16 and some 14s in junior bottoms. I can wear a large and xlarge in junior tops. I even ordered my halloween costume from the disney store in a size xlarge and now think I should have bought a large instead.
Oh and my feet have shrunk half a size too. I hope to wear the size 8 that I wore in high school but I won't hold my breath.
Anyways thank for listening.
Big hugs until next time -Corinna