One year........and man has it been a rough one! Maybe rough isn't the right word. Well if I think about all my ass posts on the DS board, YEA it's been rough LOL If you can't laugh at yourself, get the stick outta your butt! Obviously that's my motto.
This all started because I was fed up of being fat. Even though back then I would never say that I was fat, I was thick....chubby.....plump.....shoot I had more cushion for the pushin! But now I look at the old pics and I'm like, DAYUM I was big as a house. I always had high self esteem, which was good, but I was def in denial. Even though at surgery I had no health problems they were destined to come my way.
I started out at 262 lbs. The heaviest I had been at in my whole life. At consult I was 250 and at 5'6" Dr S was a lil weary about giving me a DS, but he decided if I got the 150 Common channel he would do it. I agreed. I've been complication free since surgery. Well besides me almost shittin myself a few times in the beginning (PSA never eat a whole bag of chocolate covered almonds one night and go to work the next) to not pooping for 4 days and getting da roids for the first time in my life.
I'm happy to say that me and my DS are now as cool as a fan! I got my constipation taken care of. I take a stool softener with each vitamin dose and at the first sign of any stool firmness I take a dose of Miralax. And thanks to Vitalady's suggestion instead of paying $20 I got a prescription for it and pay $1.50. Wooohooooo!
This morning I weighed in at 168 pounds. For now 170 is my uh-oh number. If I see it go over that I know to get it together. I am soooo happy at my size this very moment. I wear mostly 10s and some 12s depending on the store. I really don't want to lose another pound. I have no interest in a normal BMI. Some might think that's short changing myself but, any smaller and I would be crackie LOL
I have this whole time and still do eat whatever I want. I eat dessert almost everyday. I was never a low carb fan and rarely lasted more than 2 days. Can this work for everybody, prob not. But so far it has for me. I was also an excersise Nazi! I went to the gym 6xs a week then I started running. The weight started falling off then. I remember my first race EVER with Tom and G-Ann. I was sooooo nervious. But I have to tell you, the sheer pleasure I got when G-Ann pinned that number on my shirt.............I can't even explain it. I always wanted to be one of those skinny bitches running on the treadmill with thier coordinating outfits, ipod on thier arm strap, just a hint of perspiration on thier brow, and looking like they were made to run! (Yes I was a hater......I can admit it. I always hoped one would loose thier footing and fly off. All this while I eviously gritted on them from the elliptical machine as my heart was about to bust outta my chest) But NOW....THAT'S ME on there with my cute outfit and Nano on my armband. It doesn't get better than this.
I had a few plastics consults and I still have to send my pics to Dr Sauceda in Mexico, but I think I've going with the surgeon that is within walking distance and gave me a good price. They said they could get me in Jan, but now I'm scared lol. I got the money, I can get the time off, now I'm more chicken than before my DS. The nurse that works there is a sweetheart and she said she would walk over to me everyday and drain my drains and change my gauzes, just because. That gave me warm cozy feelings knowing I would be given that extra attention.
Dag, I'm getting like PastorDi with her long azz posts. Ok, I just want to give a shout out to all the people on this board that answered all my questions, laughed with me when I was down, broke bread with me, partied with me, and gave me advice that otherwise I wouldn't have been so successful...........THANK YOU from the botton of my (now extremely healthy) heart!
And it wouldn't really be an update w/o pics
in Miami- I shoulda put on makeup b4 the pic lol
In my diva coat and you can't tell but those are thigh high boots I have on...me in official hooker boots! LOVE IT
Me and my girls in Atlantic City
My first pic ever not smiling lol
and in this pic drunk and cheesin too hard lol