Dec 27, 2004 -- I am really looking forward to being thin again. WLS is a tool to accomplish the goal of becoming thin again and staying thin! I have been scheduled for my 4 week pre-op dietary classes in January 2005. Here is to starting the New Year off with something to look forward to!
Dec 30, 2004 -- Called anthem to find out the status of my insurance approval. They said that they had received my letter from OSU on the 17th of December but had not worked on it because they were backed logged due to the weather. I called back and now they say that they cannot find the request. The agent put me on hold and found my request. She said that someone had faxed it to the wrong place. She said that it will go up for review on Tuesday. I will call next Wednesday to see what has happened.
Jan 3,2005 -- First of all Happy New Year's and happy new me! I couldn't wait till Wednesday to call. So I called today I just got off the phone with Anthem after worrying them so. I was told that I have been approved for the surgery by Anthem. They are just waiting for a surgery date from the surgeon's office. I am going to start exercising now so I can be use to it. My friend who has had wls last year recommned that I start exercising now. Thank You Jesus! I am so grateful!!
Jan 5, 2005 -- Well today I started my 4 week nutrition class. We have home work were you have to start changing your eating habits. There are 13 goals that you have to reach. This weeks goals are to cut out sugar. Keep a food record and to take a multiple mineral and multiple vitamin. I got weighed in at 273 pounds. This will be the most I have every weighed in my life.
Jan 06, Well started watching what I was eating. Got hungry but I was okay. I did without sugar which is a really good thing. I went to the grocery store and I read lables. I think that I did a pretty good job in my food choices. I shared with one of my friends last night that I was having WLS surgery. At first she was not happy that I was having it but I told her about all of the research and prayer I have done about it she was okay with it. She said that she would support me in my decision. She has joined L.A. Weight loss. I told her that I would support her in her weight loss journey. The good thing is we will be able to eat alike. When we go out to eat after church. But I plan on doing a lot more cooking at home.
Jan 24,2005 Today I found out that I have a pre-op date with the surgeon. It is Feb 1. Next Tuesday!!!!!
Jan 25,2005 Today my friend who had WLS dumped very bad after eating 5 pieces of licorice. It scared me and made me questions should I do the surgery or not.
Feb 1, 2005 Well I made it to Feb 1, the day that I get my surgery date. The visit to Dr. Needleman's office was nice. There were many medical students around and one performed my exam. Very nice and had good bedside manor. He will do well. I asked him would he be assisting Dr. Needleman in the surgery and he said yes. Dr. Needleman came in and I talked with him for about 30 minutes. He expalined the surgery and told me what to expect from the surgery. I had to have blood taken and have an EKG done. My blood pressure was very good. 117/76.
I can breath a sigh of relief knowing that I have a surgery date. I really like Dr. Needleman. As I was leaving the office. One of the other doctors/med students said that I was looking good. I guess they thought that I had already had the surgery. Yeah right!!! Dr. Needleman wants me to try and lose some more weight so I will do that.
Now I just need to get through these next 27 days.
I will have to call my nutriton classmate. She had her Surgery on Jan 28. I wan to see how she is doing with her surgery.
Feb4,2005 Hello all. I called my nutrition class classmate Fazanta. She did not answer the phone a man answered and asked who was calling. I told him who I was and he told me she had died yesterday!!!! He was her fiance' I had met Richard in our last nutriton class. He said that Fazanta had problems in the hospital and that they had put the sleeves on her legs to massage her legs but did not turn them on. He said that she had problems breathing and they called the squad. I do not know if she died before the squad got there or not. I wonder if it was a blood clot. I didn't know what else to say to him. Jesus talking about being scared!!! I called the surgeon's office to talk to the surgeons nurse. She was unable to talk to so I left a message. I did schedule another appointment to talk with Dr. Needleman on the 15, at 12pm. I want to ask him some more questions. This time I will take a list of questions to ask. I will post the questions here in my profile. Those that know the words of prayer pray for Fazanta's family and fiance'.
After hearing about Fazanta I called to see if Sister Georgie was okay and praise the Lord she is doing well.
Feb 8,2005 -- Today I told my supervisor that I will need time off for my surgery. He said that I could take some advanced sick leave which I am like cool. I just need to get the proper paper work together. Today I got e-mail from Lady A. Hi Lady A from obesityhelp. Thanks for the encouragment. Another one of my nutrtion class classmates Milton had his surgery yesterday. He was done by open surgery. He is in pain but okay. I also contacted the coronor's office about Fazanta and they are sending me a report. So much for HIPA when there are public records.
Feb 9, 2005 Well I got and e-mail from the coroner's office today. Thay said that since there was a doctor willing to sign the death certificate that there was no need for an autopsy. If I wanted a copy of a death certificate I could contact the Franklin county board of health and vital statistics. I will not worry about it and proceed with the surgery.
Feb 15, 2005 Went back to see Dr. Needleman today. He came in the room and asked me how I was doing? I told him that I was fine and he said no you're not!! I had to laugh. So we talked about the surgery again. Needless to say I am going full speed ahead with the surgery.
Feb 22, 2005 - Yesterday I told my Pastor that I am having the surgery. She told me that if I was happy then she was happy for me and would be there for me. I love her Praise the Lord Apostle and Pastor Broomfield!!!
I have been trying to watch what I have been eating before the surgery and not gain anymore weight. But I am sitting here eating potato chips. I turned in my leave request to be off for the whole month of March. I am really looking forward to that.
Feb 24,2005 Today on my way to the cafeteria I ran into another Obesityhelp.com member. Donna W. I recognized her from her picture. I was able to talk with her and she encouraged me. I told her that my surgery is on Monday. Hi Donna thanks. Nice meeting you in person!
Well I have been approved for my advance sick leave. So I will still be getting paid while I am off of work. With that hurdle crossed I am just waiting for Monday. Sunday night I am going to relax by going to Nationwide arena and watch WWE Smackdown!! that should be fun.
POST-OP March 4,2005
Hello to all of the wonderful people who have sent prayers and warm wishes. Thank you all and much love to you all!!!!
I feel great. I get tired and I am sore but if I knew that it would happen again like this I would do it. I was the first one in that day. I didn't see the surgical staff but I could hear them. I did not have my glasses on. :-)
When I came out of the recovery room the nurse was telling that I was in the recovery room and that I am moaning alot. I told her that I was in pain. Then she realized that no one had order pain medication for me. after I was given the pain medication I was alright. I was place in my semi-private room (hated it) but I sucked it up like a good trooper. I was glad to see my parents there and my Dad could breath a sigh of relief. I told them to go ahead and leave because the roads were getting bad due to the snowstorm. I just wanted to sleep any way. Everyone was very nice to me in the hospital. Except for one nurses aid. She said to me that why did I have the surgery? You were big enough to have the surgery. I let her know that it was none of her business. I did report her. I had one "friend" who said that I took this way out as a cop out. I could I have lost the weight on my on. I let her have it when she came to visit me. I was hurting my body with cortislim metabolif and all those other things. I aglad that I am on the losing side!!! They took my cathetor out on Tuesday but I still could not pee. But when I did pee I peed like a race horse. I was itching very badly but that was I my body was reacting to the morphine. They just put some benedryl in my iv line. They kept shooting my line with pepcide also to keep down the gas. I did not know how bad the gas could be!!!!! With it building up. They kept asking me had I broke and I told them that I have a few burps and that is all. They sent me home wednesday afternoon. I still did not have my first bowl movement. I went to get my prescriptions filled I did not get the nexium filled because my insurance would not pay for it and they did not know what to use as a substitue. It was $166.00 I would have gladly paid for it had I know what was instore for me latter that night. I was in so much pain from the gas build up. Then I hadn't taken my pain medication like I should have. I was taking my pain pills every 12 hours instead of every 4 hours. Once I took a pain pill my mother had some prilosec and I took a lactate and did my breathing exercises I bowls kicked in and I was good to go. I did recognize very early that I am sensitive to any sweetners sugars because it runs through me like a goose. And boy does it smell bad. It really grossed out my father and the dogs. My mother thank God is congested. But all is well. No nausa. But I am going to have to find a the flintstones chewable complete has some type of sweetner in it. It ran right through me. If you think you have to pass gas dont!!! Go straight to the bathroom and then let her rip. When I went in monday morning I weigh 270. But the I was pump with the gas which brought my weight post surgery to 275. As of today I am 267. I will not weigh againg until next week. I see Dr. Needleman on March 15.
In the past I really liked to drink water. But it is so hard to drink it. But I know I have to drink it to stay hydrated. I did take a shower today and just let the water run on my back. My skin just drank in the water. I am going to say good night know and go and set in the easy chair. Remeber to do your breathing exercising and MOVE!!!
March 8, I am still glad that I have had the surgery but I have not had a bm since Friday. I called the nurse and the dietitian. I at a bag of whole frozen strawberries.. This is step 4. I have TOO much fiber. The nurse said try undiluted fruit juice. I have been drinking the juice. I am getting gas and nothing else. I was told if this does not work try milk of magnesa. I am going upstairs now and asking my father to go to the store. I sure hope it works!!!! I am moving and doing and breathing.
March 10, Feeling much strength. On march 8 I still did not have a bowel movement but fortunatly the was some laxitive in my bedroom that had been there. I was scared to use it but I was in so muc h pain. All the directions were in spanish. I did not know how much to take. I did recognize the words water(aqua) El nino (Child) Laxitivo (Laxitive). So I took some water and sprinkled some of the laxitive in the water. Immediatly I could feel some relief. Soon I had a bm. So happy. Latter on in the day I had my mother take me to a nail shop to get a pedicure and manicure. My hands and feet were so dry and my toe nails were scratching me bad. The spa pedicure was so nice. Called my mother to come and pick me up. Got home and realized that my phone was missing. I jump in my truck and went back a got my phone. It was nice to drive but Lord knows I paid for it and I had ran out pain pills. My stomach mucles are tighting that is why you need to walk. I have discovered that cleaning my tongue and gums makes water taste much better. What is happening is the sugar free products leave an after taste or coating which is so nasty to me. I rinse my mouth out with hydroproxied. I have run out of the pain pill ic oxycodone. I could not get this refilled because you can get addicted. I am now taking ultracet for pain. I can tell I am getting strong and healthier because I am taking the pain meds every 6 hours instead of 4 hours. I am also taking protonix (for gas) IC Atenolol for my blood pressure. I have removed 2 two of the strips that have covered my incisions. They look good and they are very small. I am able to take a shower facing the water and it feels good. I went to Wal-Mart with my Daddy. I rode around in a scooter. It felt good to be out and about. I got home I was pretty tired though. I am getting in my fluids and protiens. I am taking biotin for my hair. Today I am going to the movies to go see a diary of a mad black woman. Happy to get out of the house again. Last time I weigh myself I am 250 lbs I can wear a size 20!! I will not be in it for long.
March 14,2005 245 lbs. It is two weeks since I have had the surgery. I have my good days and I have my crappy d ays. I have been off all pain medication. I even left the new prescription ultracet alone as of Friday. I realized that I was starting to get high off the medication and not using it for pain. So I took my last one on Friday and went to the hair dresser. My Mother and I went to the mall and walked around. I had a diet lemonade from Chik-fil I had them cut it with water. Man you talking about something tasting good. We got home and I went to bed. my mother said that I was moaning and just saying crazy things out of my head. She even said that I sat up and said that I was getting married! Ha HA. Saturday was good. ate some oatmeal I even had some wendy's chili blended with mashed potatoes and a little bit of butter. I got full of fiber again because I was eating sugar free fruit bar. I had to take another laxative to feel better. By me not taking any more of the ultracet I was having all kinds of mood swings and sleeping then I would have bursts of enery then I would crash again. I g ot up Sunday moring and was going to go to church with my aunt and uncle took about 2 hours to get dressed I was able to put on a size 20 skirt but when I set down the zipper would pop. So I called my aunt and told her that I could not go because I did not have anything to wear and I felt so weak. She told me that I could wear a jogging suit. I had on of those so they came and got me. I was still very weak. I went to Solid Rock church (SRC) it was nice and the message was good. We then went to sunday school and my uncle got me some orange juice. I cut that bad boy with some water. Good God talking about something tasting good. On the ride home my aunt told me that my body was releasing all of the narcotics out of my body that is why I was having all of the mood swings being tired and having burst of energy. I came home had a protien shake and went to bed. I can say that I am on the road to recovery. Today my mother is driving me back home. I need to see my house and just be at hom e. I did enjoy having my mother watch over me. March 18,2005 I am back in Columbus I have had my two week check up and all is well. I just have to make sure that I get my 60 grams of protein in. I have not wanted to eat anything. I have to make myself eat my protien drinks and water. I am tired but my Dr says that is also because of the blood pressure meds that I am on. I am down about 20 lbs that I will never see again. Glory!!!
***MARCH******* March 24, I am doing good I am taking one day at a time still getting use to the amount of food that I can eat at one time. Two bites and I am through. I want a cheeseburger so I am going to the grocery store and by a 1/4 lb of ground sirlon and a slice of cheese. It should be interesting. I have one more week to be off until I go back to work. I have got to start walking to build up my strength. I went today to see how much it cost to join the YWCA. It runs about 43.00 a month. Shoot I have spent tha t much on one meal going out to eat. Now this is a big life style change!!! I look forward to it because I will be able to swim and take water aerobics.
April 4,2005 -- Today is my first day back to work took a bottle of Isopure protein with me to have and for lunch I had a lunchable. Just the meat and cheese no crackers. I am down to 235.5 pounds today. April 5,2005 -- Second day back to work and found the book Before & After by Susan Maria Leach. She had wls surgery over 4 years ago. It is a book about her weight loss journey and cookbook. I went to her website and she suggested the protein powder Nectar. I got the Fuzzy Navel flavor it is good. I was glad that I liked it because I wanted something fruity because I am not able to eat fruit yet. Too much fiber.
April 8, 2005 Today is Friday I am completing my first week back a wo rk. Today I made my fuzzy navel protien drink with propel peach flavored water it was really good. I weigh myself again today and the scale is still showing 235. I will cut back to weighing myself to once a week. I bought a size 18 boot cut jeans. I think that I look nice in them. I will soon be taking an after picture so I can post my after picture. So stay posted. I want everyone to know that I am sleeping well throughout the night. I am off of three of my high blood pressure pills. I have only one new one to take but I am sure that I will be coming off of that one soon. My BP has been 118/80. I love the fact that I can get out of chairs without any problems. I have a bike that is a 15-speed in the layaway. I am looking forward to riding my bike and going to amusement parks and fitting on the rides.
April 11, I had a great weekend. Friday night went to gameworks and had a bowl of French onion soup. It was really good. The fun part was I was able to get on some of the video gam es and play. Like the wave runner ride. Saturday tried to do some yard work but I got light headed. Sunday was good I ate some soup from the Olive Garden it was the minestrone it was good and I kept it down. Went fishing and took Buddy my dog it was really fun. While sitting out there I ate 16 hot and spicy cheese itzs. They were really good!!! Today I went to the nurse's station to have my blood pressure checked. It was 124/82 I don't know if that is good or not.
April 21, 2005 Well I was scheduled to see Dr. Needleman but was unable to keep my appointment because my garage door was broke and couldn't get my truck out of the garage. Talking about a downer. :-( I did walk for about 45 minutes on Tuesday at Blacklick Park it was really nice. I finally had my period since having the surgery. I am happy about that. I am now down to 233 lbs! I hope to be in the 220's at the start of May.
April 27,2005 I have weighed myself and I am 228 pounds. Hurray!!! I did something that I have not done in a very long time. I walked three times yesterday along with walking the stairs of my building at work. I ordered from the kids meal from my favorite bbq resturant City Barbaque. I had a half of a smoked sausage with mac and cheese and collard greens. A meal less than $4.00!!!! I did not eat all of it and I did not eat the bun. I will have the rest to eat today. I have not taken any post op pictures yet but they are on the way!!!
May 1, 2005 Today is Sunday and I got up today and walked on my treadmill before I got ready for Sunday school. I weighed myself and I am 225 lbs!!! I am really excited about that. I really am starting to feel light. I am wearing heels again and I was even able to run a full victory lap at church! I really liked that. My parents have not seen me since March so when they saw my they were blown away! My D ad said that I was beautiful. My Mother could not get over how the weight has come off of my face. I will be taking pictures Mother's Day Weekend. You all will be seeing me soon!!!
May 23, 2005 Today is Monday and I had a busy weekend. I weighed myself and I am now 218.5 lbs and can fit into a size 16 dress!!! I am feeling great lots of energy. I am making sure that I get at least one protein drink in a day. May 27, 2005 Today is Friday and I am down 4 lbs. That size 16 little black dress is going to look good on me tonight. (THE PICTURE IS BELOW!) This weekend is Memorial Day weekend. I am not worried about how I will be eating. I will take pictures to night I get them posted. I ate two slices of honeydew melon for breakfast and they stayed down. They were not very sweet. I have been getting more protein in and that is why I think that I am losing weight quicker.
May 31, 2005 I went to the doctor's office today. I found out that my official starting weight was 271 the doctors scale says that I am weighing 218 but my scale at home says 214. I will stick with my home scale. The party was really nice and I did take pictures. I will be sending to obesityhelp.com to post them to my profile. I felt really good about myself. I know that I still have a ways to go but I have come a great way also and I am happy about that. The Dr. Needleman and Nancy my nutritionist is happy with my progress. I go back to the Dr again on September 6th.
June 2, 2005 I just wanted to share with you some of the things that I eat. I try and get a protein shake in every day. I like the fruit based protien drinks made by nectar. I like the fuzzy navel, iced tea berry cherry. I will be trying the other flavors soon. I order them off of bariatriceating.com. I eat a lot of beans and rice. I eat light doritos and light ruffles potato chips. Soup ground beef salsa sour cream and cheese, mashed po tatoes, chicken. Toast meat and cheese sandwiches jsut half of a half but it is a start. The nutritionist calcualted that I am eating about 880 calories a day and between 60 - 70 grams of protein. She said keep up the good work. I drink plenty of water and light and sugar free drinks. Yesterday I made pork dumplings. I made a whole bunch and I froze a lot of them. I will steam some more for dinner tonight. I peel a watermelon and blend the fruit up in the blender then strain the juice from the pulp and I make fruit smoothies.
June 13, 2005 Well today is Monday and on Saturday I went to Kings Island! I was so excited to be able to be able to fit on the rides without fear and to walk aroud the park without being in pain. I even put on a bathing suit to go to the water park. I had a really good time. I ate a "slice" of La Rosas pizza well actually I just scraped off the toppings and the cheese. I had sausage and pepperoni. I ate from my friends french fries that were smothered with che ese and bacon. I brought my Kings Island souviner cup so I drank water all day. I was not worried about eating I was concerned with riding the rides. I played the game where they guess your weight. He had me down for 175! but the scale said 210. I will be at 175 soon enough!!
June 16,2005 I am excited about all the energy that I have! Thank You Lord!!! It is not hard for me to wake up in the morning. The other day I woke up early and cut the front and back grass trimmed the lawn washed my suv and took my dog Buddy for a walk. What a mile stone!!!
July 1,2005 Today is the first day of July I am weighing 206!!! I hope to be out of the 200s for ever by my birthday July 18. I went to Washington D.C. earlier this week. The flight was great I was able to fly on an airplane and fasten the seatbelt without any problems!! Walking thro ugh the airports was wonderful no aches and pains and no being out of breath!!! Getting on the plane was a breeze. Thank You Lord for the liberty!!! I will not be doing much for the holiday but I am excited about it because I am losing weight. I have lost 65 lbs!
July 6, 2005 Well I made it through the long holiday weekend and I even grilled out myself! I had smoked sausage ribs mac and cheese not at the same time mind you! Taking care of my pouch! I did a lot of walking on July the 5th. I managed to make it down to 203 lbs. It will be nice to be down to 195 by July 18, which will be my 42nd birthday. July 13, 2005 Well I have not broke the 200 mark yet. I am hovering at 202. I did lose a pound so I am still loosing. I have been eating a lot of bad carbs. Like cheezit crackers. I will stop that I can wear size 16w and squeeze into regular 14. I bought another swim suit that I will be taking to California next month. My nieces will be in for a big suprise because I will be able to ke ep up with them! I will be able to make that plane ride without any issues. That is going to be nice!!!
July 20, 2005 -- Today is my brother's 39th birthday. On July the 18th was my 42nd birthday I am weighing 197 pounds!!! Yeah me. I walked all over the Columbus Zoo on Saturday without any pain. Thank You Jesus!!!!
July 25, 2005 Today is Monday and it is my weekly weigh-in. I am at 195 lbs!! That gives me a total of 76 pounds gone from my body forever. I am starting to fit in a regular size 14 it is still tight in the waist though. I will be able to fit in it by August 8 that is my goal. I am really greatful for my weight loss. My prayer is that I do not get full of pride because of my weightloss. It will be nice to be in the 160's by October that will be Central State University's homecoming and this will be the 1st time that CSU's football team has played in at least 10 years. I will have to have a bad outfit to wear!!
AUGUST 1, 2005 Well I went back to Kings Island over the weekend and had a really good time. I put on a bathing suit and walked around the water park. I liked the way I look. It is not the best place to try and get your meals in though. Nothing but junk. I ate a piece of pizza. I did find ribs with no sauce at the Montgomery Inn resturant. You can order 4 bones which is considered a quarter of a rack and Mac and Cheese. I was able to wrap it up and take it home. Today I weighed in at 197 and I am not happy about that I gained 2 pounds. I am hoping it is water weight. I will not panic. I finally was able to put my Tony Little Gazelle machine back together. I can up my exercise. I was very happy to fit on the rides better than ever. I have got to learn how to eat better meals. I haven't written anything about this until now but I have been losi ng my hair! I have been shedding very bad. It has slowed down. I have been taking biotin and drinking my protein shake and using DR. Miracle Shampoo and Conditioner along with the hair grease. I have also been using Nioxin shampoo and conditioner along with the follicle booster. I will be getting a new relaxer on Thursday and I will have my hairstylist give me some kind of haircut to add some type of shape to my hair.
August 8,2005 Today I weighed in at 196.5 I have been this for two weeks now. It is time to kick the exercise up again. Tomorrow I go back to Nationwide to see Smackdown!! I will get to see Batista and Booker T wrestle. The last time I went to Smackdown was the night before my WLS! I had a little down time this weekend. I stayed in the house all weekend. This was not a good thing to do. This is what I use to do before the WLS. This is not a good habit to get back into. My goal for this month is to get out of the 190's this means keeping a better food journal and exer cising more. I am getting my water in with no problems. I got a new relaxer and Lisa trimmed not cut my hair. I must say that it looks nice and I cannot see my scalp. My hair is thickening again. I am so grateful to the Lord for that. I did get prayer for my hair loss. You see God knows every number of my hair!! He is a good God!!!! Everyone be blessed!!!
August 10,2005 Last night I went to WWE Smackdown at Nationwide area. It was so fun. I really like to watch wrestling. My favorite wrestler is Batista!!! Watching it live is even more fun. The last time that I went was Feb 27,2005 the night before my WLS. I was weighing 271 lbs. I weighed myself this morning my weight is 193.5 but I do not count this as my official weigh in until Mondays. I sat in my seat and I was very comfortable. I moved through the arena with ease. We ate at a resturaunt called Ted's Montana Grill. We ate bison pot roast. It was really good. I just wanted to express how much of a good time that I had last nigh t. It was fun to be able to take pictures with the GM of Smackdown Teddy Long. I hope that the picture turns out good! It is really interesting the reactions that I get from people about my weight loss. They ask what are you doing?! I tell them that I have changed the way that I eat. Which is true. Sometimes I feel uncomfortable that I had to do it this way but it was a last resort. I am glad I did it because I feel good. If I had to do it all over again I would do it. Tonight I will start using my Taebo tapes. It is time to start getting scuplted!!
August 12, 2005 Friday, I weighed myself. Not my official weigh-in day but I weighed 191.5! Last night I did my Sweating in the Spirit DVD with Donna Richardson. I did the 2 parts of the dvd which is about an hour. Go Dorian! Go Dorian!!!
August 15,2005 Today is my offical weigh in day and I am weighing 192 which is fine with me because I was hovering around 196 for the past couple of weeks. Saturday I did my taebo tape and was able to keep up. My glutes are a sore but that just lets me know that they are tightening up. I will do taebo again tonight. I am really looking forward to my trip to California next week. I hope to be 188 before I leave for California next week.
August 22, 2005 Today is my offical weigh in and I weighed in at 191. I am really carb sensitive. I ate a lot of cheese itz through the week along with cheese popcorn. I am going to have to back away from these items. I did find soy crips which are low-carb and have 6 grams of protien per serving. I will also have to cut back on fat so I can see the muscle definition as I start lifting weights. I went to my church picnic over the weekend and all of the food did not phase me. I took things that I could eat to stay in control like my 24 hour salad made with light mayo and splenda. I did a lot of walking that day so that helped also. I was able to run two victory laps around the church on Sunday that was good. I am truly thankful that the Lord has allowed me to have this surgery and has brought me through it safely. It is for the glory of the Lord. Thank you Jesus!!!
August 31, 2005 Well I am back from my El Centro, Ca/Las Vegas trip. I am up only .5 lbs!! I am weight 191.5 Next week I go in for my 6 month check up. I was careful about what I ate. I ate things like light cream cheese, celery, meat lovers pizza with out the crust. eggs and cream cheese, watermelon, cantalope, pineapples and too many potatoe chips. Lots and lots of water. I had to eat my fish and shrimp tacos. They were so good.I did lots of walking and I was not in any pain. I even walked through the airports in heels. I will try an post more pictures to my site very soon. Sitting on the plane and walking done the plane isle was a breeze!! While in Las Vegas I walked from Circus Circus to the Las Vegas Hilton. I did a lot of walking at the Hilton. I rode the rollercoaster many times at Circus Circus. This summer I have been doing a lot of rollercoater riding. The next time I go to Las Vegas I want to ride the the rollercoaster on top of the Stratosphere and the Nascar at the Sahara.
September 6,2005 Today I went for my 6 month check up. I weighed in at 190. That is good after coming out of the Labor Day weekend. I had so much energy to help my Mother prepare all of the food. Dr. Needleman was happy with my weight loss. I am still on one last bloodpressure pill. Actenol. My bloodpressure was 128/98. She is concerned with the bottom number.
Sept 12,2005 I weighed myself and after two months of slow loss I went from 190 last week to 184 lbs for a total of 6 lbs. The only thing that I did different last week was I started to drink a cup of skim milk every day. I went to the Ohio State University vs Texas game. I could not get over all the walking I did (3 to 6 miles) plus stand up the whole game . I am really enjoying my new body! I walked up and down the stadium stairs with confidence. I use to have a fear of walking because of the pain. But praise God that fear is gone!!! I had a sprain ligament in my left ankle and because I have lost weight. That ankle does not stay swollen and has begun to heal itself!!!
Sept 19,2005 I am down to 182.5 lost 2 lbs this week for a grand total of 89lbs gone forever. I ate gyros without the pita bread this past week they were really good. I got my labs back for my 6 month check up and the doctor says that all my test results are normal. He did not put me on the b-12 vitamins.
Sept 25,2005 Today I am up to 183.5 this week. Over the weekend I didn't do much. I ate at a chinese buffet last Thursday and Friday. I ate 3 crab legs a little bit of pork rib. I thought that I did very well. I didn't eat any rice or noodles which was great. I did get home and ate potato chips this weekend. I also drank 100% grape juice this week end without dilutin g it. I did not dump. I need to kick up my exercise this week. I am still enjoying my journey. I just need to realize why I grazed this weekend. Not good. I am in a size 12 now. It was great trying on clothes with confiedence. Now my problem is where to shop and get good deals.
October 3, 2005 Wow it is October already. I am down to 181 lbs. That gives me 90 lbs gone forever!!! This time last year I was really huge and had made the decision to have the WLS. I am so glad that I did. I will be forever grateful that I had the surgery and came out of without any complications. Praise God. I had three people contact me this week about WLS. I told them that I am open to any questions they want to ask. I went to my support group and they were talking about the supplements that I should be taking. I found out that I do need to tak e a sublingual b12 and calcuim citrate plus D. I will go back to using the prenatal vitamins because I only need to take one a day. Plus the vitamins that I am taking has too much vitamin A and no iron and I have been constipated since I started to use them i had to add benifiber to my protein drink.
October 12, 2005 Wednesday Hello I am weighing 179.5 lbs today. I decided that I will try to eat every two hours. So today I started out with 1/4 c of cherrios and 2 tsp of splenda and a 1/2 cup of milk. before that I had my two calcium tablets and my b-12 by the way has dropped 600points which is not good. Good thing I have started the b-12. For mid morning 10:30 a.m I had a protein shake. 12:30 p.m. I had 6ozs of broccoli cheese cassarole. 2:30 today I plan to eat some watermelon. 4:30 finish off the watermelon. 6:30 greens pinto beans. 8:30 last protein shake. It will be interesting to see if I have a big weight loss this week. It has really slowed down. I went to Central State University's homecomeing this past weekend and wore size 10 jeans and a matching jean jacket. I ran into an old flame he said that I looked good. I said thank you.
October 19, 2005 Hello today is Wednesday and I have been on a 25 hour fast with no food or water. My nutritionist was concerned about me fasting but fasting is part of my faith and I have to bring this flesh under subjection. I am more thirsty than hungry. I will break the fast with a protein shake and take all of my supplements. I am weighing 177 pounds. 6 pounds away from a century!! My goal is go get down to 130 pounds. We will see how it looks. It is really important to get that protein shakes in. I have been walking the stairs at work to get some exercise. I have got to push my exercise up some more to burn more calories. My weight loss has really slowed down to about a pound a week. I know my window for weight loss should not be closing. It is only 8 months.
October 24,2005 -- Wel we completed the fast I wa s down to 175 but when I drank and ate my weight went back up to 177. I am down today a half of a pound. Down to 176.5. I have got to execise on a consistant pace. I walked into work from the parking lot and ran around the church 3 times yesterday. I couldn't even do half way around the church before I lost the weight. I also stood through all of praise and worship with my heels on. I thank the Lord for the little milestones. There was an article in the Columbus Dispatch on Wednesday October 19,2005 stating that Gastric Bypass may be more dangerous than thought. The research was biased. The research was done on patients that were 65 and older and very sick when they went into the surgery. I am not having any problems. The only problem I had was my hair thinned out but it is coming back.
Today is October 28,2005 I am officially 8 months out as of today. My weight is 176 lbs. I have shed 95 pounds and I am in a size 12 in pants and I can wear medium shirts and I am in a 38 D bra. I a m pretty sore today because I finally worked out with my Gunner Peterson Core Basics Exercise Ball. I did the dvd and I am glad that I did it. It was fun. Exercise and drinking protein shakes are a part of my life forever!!!
October 31,2005 Well Mondays are my offical weigh in days and today I am weighing 177 I am up a pound. I do not know what is going on. One thing I do know that I am not getting in 5 to 6 mini meals a day. I will have to go back to eating those 6 mini meals. Watch the carbs (bread, potatos) Heres to a big weight loss next week. I am due one very soon. Dorian
November 7, 2005 Today I am down to 175lbs. I have to be careful what I eat and exercise. I had not really been monitoring what I eat and was not getting my protein shakes like I should. It is important for me to get that shake in. I have not found a protein bar t hat I like except the slim fast chocolate carmel protein bar. I am four pounds from shedding 100 lbs. I have got to get over the shame that I have from time to time because I had the surgery. I did all that I could do to lose the weight before the surgery. The main thing will be to keep it off forever!!!!!
November 14, 2005 Hi everyone, I am down to 171.5 lbs! I am about to hit my 100 lbs gone mark. I climbed up on my roof this weekend and cleaned gutters. I walked around on the roof!! I wouldn't have tried this last year.
November 21, 2005 - Hello I have offically shed 101 lbs! 170 lbs. God is good!! I have had some people who are concerned with me about shedding to much weight that I will look sickly. But I will be fine I told them that my body will know when to stop losing. This week is Thanksgiving and I am thankful for my weight loss journey.
November 28, 2005 Hello Everyone, Well I passed one big hurdle for the holidays. Two more holidays to go through. Today is my 9 month anniversary and I am down another pound to 169 lbs giving me a total of 102 pounds gone.
DECEMBER 4, 2005 Sunday Well I had an interesting week this last week. I ate a lot of carbs last week. I was eating 1 oz of lays light potatoe chips the doritos and Cheetos. I will have to allow myself that only once a week instead everyday. I also ate shrimp egg foo young with lo mein noodles and gravy. It was so good but I will have to leave the lo mein alone. I am wearing size 12s but I was able to get into a size 8 suit!! That was the bomb!!! I even tried on small t-shirts. I am so happy. I have spent a lot of money on clothes as I have gotten smaller but I could afford it. I went to an aerobics class at church and it was really good. We call ourselves the Power and Glory Powercisers it was fun. December 12, 2005 Hello, Today I am weigh ing 171.5 pounds. I am not happy about that but that is cool. I am starting to build muscles and muscles weigh more but muscles burn more fat. So I am losing inches and I will continue to get smaller.
December 13,2005 I have been walking in the cold!! It was 16 degrees and I dressed in layers and loved being outside! I don't mind walking in the cold it feels good. My thighs are becoming more muscular and less flabby. My cousin who is a personnal trainer says that we carry fat but our muscle carries us. I can understand that. The more muscle you build the more calories you burn. You may weigh more put you will be in a smaller size. Which is fine with me.
December 19, 2005 Well good morning today is Monday and I am weighing 168 lbs! It is nice going into the holidays and not being fat! Sorry I just have to say it like that. I am down 3 more pounds. Last week was a big test for me because we were having yummy days and most of the selections were sugar based and not a lot of protein . The protein that was on the table I did eat. I did break down and eat Harry and David chocolate covered cherries and chocolate fudge and started feeling weird. I got light headed and weak and started to feel faint. My first and last incident of dumping not a good feeling. I am glad that I am sugar sensitive. I have been doing a lot of walking. The nutritionist says that I should be eating no more than a cup and a half at a time.
**JANUARY 2006******* Happy New Year it is 2006 and I am 105 pounds lighter!!! 166 lbs. Today is January 3, 2006. I made it through the holidays. I gainded three pounds but. I know to get it off. My game plan is to loose another 20 pounds by my 1 year anniversary on Feb 28. That will put me down to 145 pounds. I am able to wear sizes 12-6 depending on how the garment is made. My Mother got me a size 10 leather jacket along with size ten gauchos. I am gald with the decision to have the surgery.. If asked would I do it again. I would say yes!!! I got measured for a new bra at Nordstrom's and I am wearing a size 34 double D. Hey now!!!! Today is January 6, and I am weighing 162 pounds. I have been eating like body builders eat. I start out with a protein drink then an hour later I will eat one boiled whole egg and six grape tomatoes. I also added one ounce of cheese. For lunch I will have an apple maybe some chili. another protein drink and a small meal with meat and vegetables for dinner. I am getting in lots of fluids. Sugar free drinks and water. I am kicking up the weight lifting. I have a personal trainer at the Y for free for the next 7 weeks. I want to firm up my arms, thighs, and stomach. January 9,2006 Today is the official weighin day I am weighing 163 pounds. Wow what a difference a year makes. I am feeling great. Over the weekend I drove to Dayton and back. I went to the fairfield commons mall. We walked all over that mall shopping without stopping to sit down. We even went to TJ Max and Khol's. I am just thankful for the mobility. I want to be down to 158 when I go to Palm Springs in two weeks. I really exercised over the weekend and my thighs are really sore but they are hard. I found some really nice bras at Fredrick's Of Hollywood. 34 DD's January 17, 2006 Today is Tuesday and I am weighing 164.5 pounds I am up a pound and a half. I did not eat clean over the weekend. On Moday I did weigh 163 pounds. You may be saying "eat clean" ? I had too many carbs and wrong food. Friday I ate 2 chocolate chip butter cookies and two pieces of chocolate. That ni ght when I got home I ordered a personal size 7 inch meat lovers pizza with extra cheese and extra tomato sauce. I ate about half crust and all. Saturday started out good went to powercise class came home and fixed one egg scrambled with cheese and a smokie sausage cut up in the egg. At half of that. Later on in the afternoon I ate the rest of the pizza. That evening I ate a half of an egg foo young patty with gravy. Sunday I had apple juice prime rib jerky, the reset of the egg foo young patty with gravy and a pinapple smoothie. Monday was the worst day. I was off for Martin Luther King day. I ate half of bacon egg and cheese crossandwich with hash browns and orange juice. For Lunch I got a whopper jr with cheese and onion rings and chicken fries and a rasberry ice tea. I ate most of all of that except the onion rings. For dinner I went to Boston Market and ordered 1/4 white chicken with mash potatoes and dressing creamed spinach and mac and cheese. To finish a chocolate chip cookie . There was no excuse to eating like this and it was not cute. I will not beat myself up for eating like this but I will go back to being vigilant to what to put in my body and to treat my pouch with love. Nothing taste as good a thin feels. My job is sending me to Palm Springs for a week starting this Saturday and I will be returning on the 27. I will eat clean. The only thing I will allow myself to half is some fish and shrimp tacos. The resort that I will be staying at has a very nice gym facility. I will use it every day.
January 29,2006 Today I am back in Columbus. I have been in California for the last week. Palm Springs and El Centro. I am down to 161 pounds. Officially 110 pounds gone. I am surprised that I lost weigh because I ate fish and shrimp tacos and chocolate chip cookies and potatoe chips. A lot of bad things but I did a lot of walking. I met a lot of people and had a date while I was out in California. It was really nice. I even got offered a job in California
Hello All, Today is February 16, 2006 which is a Thursday. I am up to 163 pounds today. I have not been diligent in using my pouch correctly. I went back into my old habits for the past 7 days. I have been eating real ice cream, pizza, fajitas, tacos big boy sandwiches, potatoe chips dip, almond joy candy bars. Now that I have gotten that out of my system it is now time to start drinking my protein shakes and eating clean. I ate all of that junk and did not dump I did get light headed. I ate all that mess because of stress, rejection and self-pity. I will not walk in comdenation for having the surgery. I did it for health purposes. I would do it again if I had too. It has been a wonderful journey with a few bumps in the road. I have pick myself up and dust my self off and keep running the race. I have come to far to sta rt messing up now. I am declaring that the devil is still a liar and the truth is not in him. I will be one of the ones who keeps this weight off for the rest of my life. My anniversary date for the surgery is in 12 days and I plan on being in the 150's by February 28!! I will be seeing Dr. Needleman that day. I have signed up for an eight week belly dancing class. I am really excited about that. Well until next time have a blessed day/week/month Love Dorian
February 26,2006 Today it is Sunday. The last Sunday of February. This time last year I went to WWE and when I got home I got ready to have my WLS. It has been a wonderful year and I have a young man that is interested in me he is a personal trainer! I am really excited about that! Tomorrow I go and see Dr. Needleman for my one year check up for the WLS. I am so excited about him seeing how successful I was with the surgery. I want to keep up the good work. I will have my weekly official weigh-in. I have been playing with these 5 pounds for the last month. The wls window is now starting to close and I must take full advantage of the next eight months. I will be posting some new pictures soon.
FEBRUARY 28,2006 MY ONE YEAR ANNIVESARY OF WLS!!! Well I weighed in at 160 pounds today. I saw Dr. Needleman and the nutrionist Nancy Weese. I was about in tears being able to look back a year ago I was 110 pounds heavier!!! Dr. Needleman was happy with my results. There were hugs all around!! I went to lunch at CAP City Diner and I had a cup of potato and leek soup and a philly steak sandwich and a slice of chocolate cake which I ate only three bites. I called the guy that I mention in my last update. He wanted to talk to me about working out and not dating. Oh well his loss. I did go work out with him and he had me running at 4.5 mph! I did a mile in 16 minute s. I cannot believe that I ran! I thank the Lord for where he has brought me from and I won't go back!!!
March 20, 2006
Today is Monday and I am weighing 163 pounds. I lost my journal but I had a backup and now it has been restored. The last time that I was weighing 163 was back in December of 2005. I haven't really exercised this past week and I ate a lot of carbs. I went to hometown buffet with my friends but that is not a good place for me to go. I make good choices but the tempation is too high. I also ate cheetos and potatoe chips. I know I know not good for my pouch. I ate those with the intention of exercising more but I didn't. My belly dancing class is going well. Six more classes to go.
I went to the Arnold Classic Fitness weekend and I felt so good being down there. I meet a couple of professional body builders and I told them about my weight loss they were like keep up the good work!! Nothing like good encouragement. I met Noah Steere. You talking about one good looking man!! He was 6'6 350 pounds with a 36 inch bicep. I enjoyed myself so much that I have made plans with my brother and sister-in-law to go to Las Vegas in September to go to the Mr and Ms Olympia. That is going to be nice. Well till next time. Signing off Love Dorian
March 27, 2006 Today is Monday and I weighed in at 159 back in the One Fifties. I hope never to see the one sixties again. That means exercising more and doing more clean eating. I am going to make brussel sprouts and bacon tonight. I am really looking forward to that. It is a good dish. I am enjoying my bellydancing class and turbo jam dvd. I will have to do more walking or aerobics! I want to be down in the 130's by July. And have a well muscular developed body!!! Here is to having goals. I hope to be down to 157 next week!!!! I have been really gassey and it smells bad!!! :-) I purchased gasx and I am doing better with the gas.
Today is April 4, 2006 and a year ago today I started back to work. I am weighing 156 pounds God is good!!!!! I am learning that people can be funny acting. A lot of folks want to tell me don't lose to much weight or that I have gotten to skinny. I do not accept that from people. They do not have the right to say these things to me. No one said anything when I had gotten up to 271 pounds on my small frame so I will not allow them to tell me that I am to small. My body will know when to stop. I am not sagging. I will take full advantage of the 18 month to 2 year window that is given to me for weight loss! My final goal is 131 pounds shed forever. That will give me a total weight shed of 140 lbs!!
April 10, 2006 I am back up to 159 lbs. I ate to many carbs. I ate a chipotle burrito bol with rice pinto beans, steak and pork and cheese. I was able to eat the whole thin in one day. I think that it may be water weight so I will not panic. I stayed at 163 for so long I will break this plateau also with much aerobic and weight resistant training. I will not give up it is an everyday battle that I will win!!!
April17,2006 Well another bad week I am weighing in at 164. I am not getting in enough exercise and I am eating a lot more. I have been doing a lot of stress eating. That is another reason why I need to boost my exercise. I can't give up now.
April 24,2006 Well it was a big scare last week. I must have been water weight before my period becasue I am weighing 157 pounds today. I did exercise last week and I am sure that played a big part of the weight. I went to belly dancing class and got a fitness assesment last week and worked out and did a lot of walking and running and I was aware what I was eating. Here is to staying on track. My hips are measuring in at 41 1/2 inches Thighs 26 inches and upper arm is 12 1/2 inches I am at 24% body fat
April 28, 2006 today I am officially 14 months after wls surgery and loving life. I am weighing in at 153.50 pounds. I received in the mail from bariatric eating my nectar ice tea protein. It is the only protein that I really like and I have no problem drinking more than one drink a day. I have been going to the gym at work and it has been nice. I am working on getting my cardio endurance up as well as sculpting my body and getting physically stronger. For the first time I am seeing myself as being thin and I like what I see. Belly dancing class is going great.
May 1, 2006 Today is Monday and my official weigh in day. I am weighing in at 152 pounds. I got my new protein powder and I am exercising and I have blown through the 150's!!! Tonight I am going to see WWE Raw tonight. I have floor seats. I am so excited.
I have added my web site so you can see my progress. Feel free to take a look. The link is at the beginning of my profile.
May2,2006 Tuesday. I went to the doctor and my blood pressure is 106/76!!!! My doctor was very pleased with that. WWE Raw was fun last night. I walked all around Nationwide arena withouut any pain and not thinking about it. I walked up and down the stairs with confidence! It feels so good. I am eating Edamame which is immature green soybeans steamed with salt they are good source of protein. I resisted the urge to eat potato chips. I had a good work out today at they gym. Tonight I go see the play Madea Goes to Jail back at the Nationewide arena. I was there last night also with the WWE Wrestling. I have started wearing wigs. They are fun. I am in the process of letting all the chemicals grow out of my hair. My hair is thickening back up. So the wigs are giving my hair a rest. They are so fun to wear. I have a straight long one and a short curly wig. I am going to play with the wigs like they are part of my wardwrobe
May 8,2006 Today is Monday and my official weigh in day. I am up two pounds but I am not freaking out. I am building muscle and I also ate too many bad carbs over the weekend. Potato chips and cheese its. I have been staying away from bufetts though!!!
May 22, 2006 Today is Monday and and it is my official weigh-in I am at 156 today. I had gotten back up to 159 lbs last week because I was eatting a lot of bad stuff when we went to Atlanta last week.
Jun 2, 2006 Today is Friday and I am checking in. I have been to Philadelphia and Baltimore since last writing. I am weighing in at 155. I am really enjoying my size. I have been enjoying my workouts at the gyms. It is really sad how some people are reacting still to my weightloss. I am told that I am too skinny. I think and know that I look nice. I feel great, I am on no medications except for my vitamin supplements. I am getting no complaints from the ones who are really in my corner, my support base. My parents and my Apostle and Pastor. My BMI is now at 27. That is still considered over weight. Isn't that something. I will continue to exercise and be healthy
June 5,2006 Today is Monday and I am weighing 153.5. I went to see Habeeba's belly dancers at the Columbus Art festival over the weekend and they pulled me out of the audience to dance with the dancers. It was fun and yes I did dance.
June 12, Good Morning! This is the day that the Lord has made I wiil rejoice and be glad in it!! Today I am down another pound making me weigh in at 152. 1 pound from shedding not losing (if you lost something you will want to find it!) 120 pounds. I went to Kings Island over the weekend. We got rained out. I did ride a couple of rides before we got to wet. We decided to got to Prime Outlet mall to go shopping. It was a good weekend.
June 19,2006 Today I am up two and half pounds 154.50 but that is okay. Celebrated Father's day with my Dad and Mother and my Mother had made a strawberry cake. It was good but I did dump. The blood rushes from my head and I get dizzy. I have to do some better clean eating. This is a lifestyle and not a diet. I have to use my new pouch wisely. Heres to getting those two pounds off and leaving the 150's by the end of the month!!!
June 26, 2006 Today I am up 4 more pounds 158. My new workout partner says that it is muscle weighing more and water weight. I will not panic. I will continue to keep working out I am really getting defined in my muscles. My butt has really tightened up. I am really sore from working out. I will not let the numbers on the scale get me upset. Hopefully I will have a big loss next weigh in. Have a blessed week.
July 3, 2006 Hello today is Monday and I weighed in at 155 so I am back down three pounds. It is water weight that I gained so I will not panic. We did our 4th of July celebration on Saturday. I did pretty good with the eating. I just want to get into the 140's my 18 month window is approaching fast. August 28. So I do not know how easy it will be to continue to loose the weight. Then I need to go into stabilization and maintence.
July 13,2006 Today I am weighing 154. I want to get to 151 so I can have 120 pounds gone.
July 17,2006 Monday. Today is a good day. My official weigh in day. I am happy to report that I am down to 151 pounds!!! That gives me 120 pounds gone for good. I have not hit this weight the lowest I had been doing this journey was 152 pounds. Now I pray to never see the 150's again. We are consecrating at church for the next seven days before the Lord. We will be fasting from 6 am to 6 pm. So I am up by 5 am to have a protien shake and then I will break the fast with another protein shake and some kind of fruit an hour after that. Tomorrow July 18,2006 will be my 43rd birthday. Who would have ever thought that I would be this small again. I am so grateful to the Lord that this has been a successful journey.
July 24,2006 Hello world, Today is Monday my offical weigh in day I am 148 pounds!! We finished the consecration yesterday. We went 7 days from 6 am to 6pm no food, little water. I was truly beautiful. My nutrtionist was concerned with this practice and was wondering if should have the surgery because of this. It was the Lord and it was good. I did not work out last week but it will be fine. I am really looking forward to working out tomorrow. I just want to say that the Lord He is good. I am grateful and excited for what he is doing in my life!
July 31, 2006 Well it is Monday and I am weighing in at 154 pounds. Up 6 pounds but I am not going to panic. I know that it is water weight, I'll be starting my period soon. I worked out very hard over the weekend. Friday night I went to belly dancing class ate a little bit of City Barbeque Saturday spent 3 hours in the gym then came home and cut the grass front and back and swept the sidewalk which is something that I hate to do but it was easy to do. I just praise the Lord for being mobile! I have up my protein drinks. That is my best source of protien. I started the day with a tea flavored proetin drink. 3 hours later I ate a cup of fruit that had blueberries strawberries and pineapples. I realized last week while consecrationg that I do a lot of stress eating here at work. No that the thief has been caught he will have to return seven fold. So when I get stressed out here at work I take a praise break. It is helping. I have for lunch today green pepper sliced with turkey a cheese. A lowcarb protein lunch. I am grateful for my new life. Thank You Jesus!!!!!!
August 7, 2006 I am weighing in at 148!!!!!!!! I dropped 6 pounds. I was very diligent in what I put in my body. I have upped my protein intake with 3 shakes a day because I have been feeling a tad tired. I went to get another Microfit asessesment and my personal trainer April was really happy and excited with the numbers that I had taken off. I don't have them in front to put in my profile now but I will get them in. My chest has gone down from a 48 to a 32!!!!! I am really excited about that. April wants me to do more cardio and more abdominal exercises. I will do just this because I will be working on my heart rate and get my heart even stronger. My body fat is down to 23.2% I think a good goal for body fat is 18 -20%. I am really excited about the changes that are happening in my life. I took my dog Buddy rollerblading Sunday morning before church. That was cool. I have even been doing my Sweating in the Spirit DVD with Donna Richardson. I can keep up with her now.
JULY 07,2004 This were taken because of a bridesmaid dress I !!!!had to have made. !!!!
Neck 16" !!!!
Right Arm Length 23" Left 23.5"!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Arm Circumference Right 18" Left 18"!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Wrist Right 7.50" Left 7.25"!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Body Length 52"!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Body Length Back !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!54" !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!MEASUREMENTS AFTER WLS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
AUGUST 01,2006 This were taken after having my ffitness assessment and belly dancing skirt had to be made !!!!
Neck 13" !!!!
Right Arm Length 17" Left 17.5"!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Arm Circumference Right 11.5" Left 11.5"!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Wrist Right 6" Left 6.25"!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Thigh 23 1/8"
I am in small tops and size 6 pants depending on the manufacturer.
size 8 shoe. It is really amazing.
August 14, 2006 Monday weigh in I am down another pound after going to the Ohio State fair on date!!! 147 pounds. It is about time to stop and firm up even more. I picked up my nieces from the airport and ate cheryl's cookies. I ate a lot of bad stuff over the weekend but back on track again!!!
August 23, 2006 I went to Kings Island with my nieces and brother. Talking about having a good time!! There were not a lot of people in the park so we were able to ride the rides more than once. We did not have to stand in line for any rides longer than 10 minutes. I ate pizza the whole slice while I was down at Kings Island. I am able to eat more so I have to watch what I eat.
August 28, 2006 Monday today is my 18 month out from surgery I am weighing 150.5 pounds. I am up six pounds.
Sept 4,2006 Monday today is official weigh in day. It doesn't look good I am up 5 more pounds. I have been back to the dark side of my emotions being depressed and feeling rejected eating all of the wrong foods. I cannot beat myself up because of what others think about me. I cannot find love in food. I have to develop a tough skin. I got to get these 9 pounds back off. Continue to love myself and love the Lord.
Sept 11, 2006 Today is Monday and I am back down to