9/30/12 - Well I had my revision surgery in July, down around 20 lbs, it's def going alot slower than I imagined, but that's ok. Now it's just mind over my stomach to eat smaller portions to hopefully get another 15-20 lbs off!!
7/8/12 - Had a little set back and am having RNY Revision 7/23. Starting 2 wk Slim Fast diet tomorrow. Gotta get bck on the stick this time!!!
11/8/10 - I started the "5 Day Pouch Test" yesterday. Didn't do great with it yesterday, but doing a little better with it today. Hopefully I can last with this till Friday!
11/1/10 - Ok.. diet started "again".. today!! I have 6 months till Hubby & I go on our 20th anniv. cruise in May! I've got about 20 lbs (since last Halloween) I need to lose)!! Gonna make a big effort to watch my carbs!! Yeesh.. good luck to me!!
9/6/10 - Starting "diet" tomorrow.. have 20-25 lbs I MUST lose by May, 2011.. DH and I going on cruise for our 20th Wedding Anniversary!! He has about 40-50 lbs he needs to lose as well!!!
8/17/10 (3 year anniversary)!!! Well, just realized I am 3 years out.. wow how time flies!!! I've put on about 20 lbs .. (I think my problem is "carbs")!!! Doing pretty good otherwise.. still get sick sometimes (just the way something sits I guess), there isn't really anything I can't eat (which I guess is kinda a bad thing). I need to get myself back on track as hubby & I are going on a cruise next May to celebrate our 20th Anniversary, so need to look good in bathing suit by then!!!!
3/6/10 - I've gained about 10 lbs since October. I'm starting to get nervous that I don't get that "full" feeling so much anymore. I just posted same on Message Board, and part of my problem is that for breakfast pretty much everyday eat a "multigrain" bagel w/ lite cream and coffee @ work. I'm not a big breakfast person during the week, and don't really get my protein in either. I also have to make a better effort of not drinking w/ meals, and be more mindful of how much i'm eating and stop eating before I think I'm full. Dinner is pretty always a prob, I never finish and around 9:30 - 10:00 I'm hungry and I make myself and 1/2 bagel (yes more carbs again) or some cereal. I def have to get better things in the house to eat (fruit, cottage cheese, yogurt). Hopefully, the weather will break soon and the hubby and I can walk more with our dog Meg.
12/29/09 - Gained around 8 lbs last couple of months, starting to freak a lil!! Gotta figure out what I'm doing wrong. Before I knew when I was full, things are changing a lil for me, hopefully I can get myself bck on track
10/12/09 - Hubby and I took went on our first cruise last month! It was a 5 day to Bermuda. We had an AWESOME time!! Did good w/ the food, but drank like a fish.. LOL.. Can't wait to do it again, this time will probably do a 7 or 9 nite to the Caribbean in 2011 for our 20 year anniversary!
8/14/09 -Today is 2 years that I had my surgery!! I can't believe it! Thank you to Dr. Meilahn & staff @ Temple Hospital for giving me a second chance on life!! Love you guys!!
7/20/09 - Went to my cousins wedding this past Saturday nite. I shocked the hell out of alot of my family with my "new" dress. They were soo happy for me and couldn't believe how great I looked! Today I emailed Dr. Meilahn and staff a picture of me from the wedding and told them "thank you for my new life"!!!!
7/7/09 - Went down the shore for the w/e.. had a great/relaxing time!!! Wore a new bathing suit that I loved!! Boy I've come a long way in 2 years! I got a lot of compliments from people that haven't seen me in awhile and I loved every minutes of it!
5/31/09... I dropped to 157...strange.. but i'll take it!!! Went to an engagement party for my husband's niece last nite. A few people and some that didn't know I had surgery and couldn't believe how great I look! YEAH ME!!!
5/15/09 - Just an update here... still @ 165 lbs.. so i'm pretty happy with that.. everything going well! Bought a sleeveless black dress for my cousins "black-tie" wedding in July... OMG... my family is gonna flip out when they see me in it!
2/16/09 - I've thrown up 3x last week, all from foods that I've eaten before I had my gallbladder out. Saturday afternoon I had a slice of mushroom pizza (wasn't greasy or nothing) and got sick in the restaurant and then had to make my husband pull over into a parking lot on the way home and got sick again. During the week I got sick from Vegetable soup (only after a couple of spoonfuls). I have no idea what's going on, I did email my doc's surg. asst to see what I should be doing or not be doing???
2/2/09 - Surgery went well, I was on the surgical table @ 7:30am, in post-op recovery by 9:30 and home by 1:30. I did have a "small" hernia which Dr. Meilhan repaired. He's very happy w/ how I've healed and my pouch looks great! I go back on Friday for a follow-up.
1/26/09 - My gallbladder surgery is this Thursday.. not really nervous, I'm sure everything will so smoothly!
1/1/09 - Wishing everyone a Happy, HEALTHY 2009!
12/23/08 - I'M UNDER 170... WOOOOOOOOO HOOOOOOOO
12/20/08 - Had my year and half follow-up w/ Dr. Meilahn yesterday.. he's very pleased w/ my weight loss! He was concerned that I had a couple of painful flair-ups (prob gallbladder related) and wants to take it out, so we're scheduled for surgery for end of January!!
11/28/08 - Happy Thanksgiving Everyone! Enjoyed dinner w/ family yesterday, ate a lil of this a lil of that.. (all in moderation of course)!!
Lil weight movement (a couple more lbs down)... better than nothing... Getting a new puppy this Saturday (another Sheltie), hubby and I are very excited...
Still no weight loss, not sure what's going on.. prob due to not exercising (LOL)... menstrual cycle still messed up and driving me insane!! Buying new clothes for the winter... couple of sweaters are a "Large", one is a "Med". Still size 12 in pants, ordered the same jacket I had last year from LL Bean (but a "Lg).. last year was an "XL".. Getting nice compliments on new wardrobe as my clothes now are more form fitting instead of being so baggy!! Feeling great, hoping to lose about 20 more lbs.
Change in clothes size..
8/14/07 10/01/08 6/1/09
Tops 3x (26-28) Lg/Md Large
Slacks 26-28 12 10
Jeans 26-28 14 10
Shorts 26-28 14 10
Shoes 9 med 8 8
Tshirts 2 XL Large Med/Lg
Sweat Pants 3 XL Md/Lg Med/Lg
Jackets (Winter) 3 XL 1 XL & 1 Lg
Rings 9 6 7
1 year ago today I had surgery that would change my life forever!! I can't believe it's been a year! I am soooo proud of myself of how far I've come and how well I've done w/ this wonderful gift I've been given!!! Never in my wildest dreams would I imagine the size clothes I'm wearing now, the awesome praise that I am getting from my family, friends and co-workers, and especially from my husband, he's been an awesome supporter for me and has been a wonderful "cheerleader" for me this past year! I also want to thank the people on OH as well, as I always felt comfortable posting a question, milestones, etc.. and always received wonderful comments from everyone! Tonite I took a picture in my "fat" jeans, and I can fit both legs in one pant leg (see pictures on left). After taking the picture, my husband took my jeans to a clothing "drop-box" for someone needy to wear. I now do not have 1 stitch of "plus-sized" clothes in my wardrobe.
ps...I deleted my entire blog tonite by accident!!