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Oct. 29, 2006
Today I began my clear liquids. Up until now I have mostly be on HMR, sf Jello, sf Jello pudding(I really like the carmel flavor), soup and V8 juice also decaf tea and some juice. It hasn't been as hard as I original thought. But I did 3 weeks of the South Beach diet first. The no carbs thing only proteins and veggies pretty well kicks your gravings right out the door! I did great on it lost over 20lbs in 3 weeks but we all know that is a short term burst that seems to blow out.
I do have to say as my last meal 2 weeks ago that we (my parents, children, bro. & sis-in-law and their children, as well as some food friends of mine, Pastor & Sis Pulse all gather round a japanese teppan style table to celebrate my Bday which is Nov. 2. Because I knew I wouldn't be eatting it then. We had 11 people gather around an 8 person table and believe me my family is not little! It was wonderful to feel the support.
My family and friends have been very supportive and that makes this a lot easier. I kind of thought at first I wasn't going to tell anybody till it was over. But I realized I needed thier support and some understanding of why I wasn't doing breakfast with them, wasn't buying fresh homemade burritos them, or baking all differnt kinds of stuff for them. My mom fixes full course breakfast for us almost every morning biscuits w/gravy, eggs, bacon, blueberry or banana pancakes. It's rough having a mom that's a great cook who lives next door! But once they knew everyone has been great. Anyway, my kids fast food trips have even lessened through all of this and they probably drink 1/10 of the sodas they used to drink. They like healthy food, thank God so that makes it a lot easier. They would rather have broiled chicken and veggies then Taco Bell.
On Thurs I went in for my pre-ops but they called me Fri and said I had to 1 of the blood test over again. Supposedly since my blood type is a little unusual and I have some special antibodies in my system that are healthy they want to make sure they cross match them appropriately. Are they saying I'm weird??? Oh, well I could have told them that all they had to do was ask!
On Fri I tried to get as much work done in my office as I could, but it looks like I'm going to have to put in a couple of hrs on Mon and finish payroll for next Fri also. I pretty much packed they said robe and gown. But I'm a sweats and PJ kind of girl. So I guess I'll go raid my mom's closet for a robe and gown. They also said I have to wear my hair down I haven't wore my hair down in so long I might scare somebody. Guess they better not look.
On Sat I spent the day with my family and in the evening the youth puppet drama ministry I lead had their final practice for the production they were doing today. They had a pizza party and I had HMR and was totally okay. But boy do I love pizza!
Today Sun we had an awesome time the kids did great and I lead the children's dept in 2 songs in front of the church they did awesome also. I thank God for the opportunity He has given me to be a postive infuence in their lives and if I was never able to do it again I feel I have been blessed. But I feel this surgery will help me to do even more so yippee!!!
I seem to not be too great at this logging thing! My life is pretty crazy and full! 2 weeks ago I broke my tailbone! Haven't been able to exercise at all really. I had set my goal to run a marathon this fall. Then I fell! The day before I got confirmation I could do the Disney Marathon! I kind of felt like I wasn't gonna be able to make it! They told me it could be 3-4 months before I start to really heal! Oh well, I'm gonna start the treadmill up again this week. I was up to 5 miles at 5mph max, sustaining at 4mph! That's awesome considering last year I could never have even come close! They said you have to maintain a 16 min mile. For whatever crazy reason I ws thinking that meant 16 mph!!! No, it's only 3.75mph, heck I can do that even with a broken BUTTATTA!
The stricture is still with me and my alien aka the pouch! But I don't throw up as much as I used to! I think I have gotten used to knowing what I can and can't have. Which unfortunately isn't much!
This weekend was Mother's Day! We went to my mom's Mother/Daughter Banquet! I got lots of, Dainette! Is that YOU? It was nice to feel like someone really noticed! But then I went to a BDay party for a Pastor friend of ours. I saw people there that I hadn't seen in probably a year! I definitely got a big ego boost there! I had people telling me how wonderful I looked ! How beautiful my skin was! Because they had known other people that had this surgery that didn't look as well! I contribute that to skin care, genetics and lots of exercise! I have lost a total of 108lb! Bringing me down to 228! Isn't that wonderful!!! My kidney is doing great too! God Bless till I write again!
Ok, So I've made myself a promise. I am going to at the very least log on something to my profile once a month. Preferrably once a week. Gonna go back over my stats from the wls center and write down what they recorded. Made my first attempt got the chart up! Gonna get some of those pics on too!
June 22, 2007
Starting to feel somewhat normal finally! I have been upping my vitamins, taking them 1/2 in the morning 1/2 in the afternoon! Think that really helps! My hair has finally slowed up on falling out! I think I am starting to get some new growth now! It's kinda wild looking hair! But it is hair! Gotta LOVE that!
Ya know I am starting to really enjoy this! It' nice when people say man you have really lost a lot of weight! Can I ask how much? And when I say I have lost 147lbs and I want to lose about 40 more they say"OMG, where?!?" That has never happened in my whole life! I now weigh what I weighed with my first child! I am shooting for 195 by Labor Day I will then weigh what I weighed before I had him! My next goal is 180 that's what I weighed when I got married! I weighed 165-175 in HS! I rode bikes at least 2hrs everyday, played volleyball, baseball, skiied(water and snow), swam every day too! That is my goal! I personally think if I make it to 190 and have a TT I will be at just the right weight for me! I think I would weigh about 175 and I would be ok with that! At that point I may want to get smaller! We will have to see! Til next time!
July 21, 2007
Well, I seem to be doing better or I have just adjusted to the fact of what I can't eat and don't! After reading my last post I decided that I needed to go get a bike so that is what I have been looking for this weekend! I'm at 205! So I am getting closer by the minute to that magical 199! I am definitely in a 14 now and I can even fit into some 13's I have not wore this size in 30 yrs!!!! This is truly awesome! I went to visit my son today! I have not seen him in 3 weeks! I really don't see any difference! But he keep saying WOW MOM!!!! I have never seen you this small ever! Didn't think I ever would even with the surgery!!! WOW! That made me feel rally good! Cause he's the kind of kid that DOESN"T hand out compliments!
Not sure what is up this week!!! I lost down to 200 for a split second and then soared back up 7LBS!!!! What is up with that? I did all the same stuff I usually do! This week I vow to work harder at this! I am getting below 200 this week if it kills me!!! Well maybe not till it kills me!! Cause then it won't matter!!!! But I gotta get this thing moving back in the right direction!
I have my first real date since I've lost weight coming up next weekend! Kinda scary! I had a couple of them since my husband passed away. Funny thing is when I weighed more I did worry so much about how I looked. Don't get me wrong I liked to dress good! But I wasn't so concerned about my size! Now I am freaking out over making sure what I am going to wear looks great on me! How funny to go from not caring to this!!!!My mom tells me I look fabulous! But isn't that what mom's are for? I would love to me at 199 by the weekend! Not that it would make a differnce size wise, but maybe morale wise! I went into a store yesterday and saw that everything was a size 1,2,3 or 0! Thinking I am never gonna shop here! Well that was not the right kinda thinking! Cause it meant in that store like s,m,l, xl! That was funny! I tried on a 3 definitely too big! So I tried on a 2 and it was JUST RIGHT! Wow I think I found a new favorite store! Since I lost my best friends! Ya know Catherin, Lane and of course Avenue!!! LOL!!! I will miss you old friends! The journey to new ones has been interesting!
Sept 19, 2007
WoW!!! It has been a long time since I updated this! Not much has happened over the past 5 or 6 weeks! I think I really need to push up the exercise! Cause I have shook up the diet several times and all I get is the same! In fact I have gained a few lbs back and forth! My parents say maybe my bady is done, but I really want to lose about 15 more before I have a tummy tuck! I need to get new pics on here too!