August 25, 2011
I had surgery 5 years ago today and it saved my life. I would not change a thing! Life is great : )
July 23, 2006
I have my pre-op appointments on July 31st. I just love being poked and prodded, NOT! However, I'll be there with bells on, lol.
August 05, 2006
I went to a WLS support groups that I found through OH. The people I met were great and I hope to get to know them all better. They had lots of great advice and I know they can teach me how to live a great post-op life! This group is much closer to my home and meets twice a month. I'm so thankful for OH and this website.
August 12, 2006
All my testing is completed and wasn't as bad as I thought it would be. I'm starting to get really, really, really excited! I am so ready this. I go for my teaching day at the Bridges Center on August 15th to learn about all the new things I need to do. I've been researching WLS for so long I don't think I'll hear much I don't already know. However, I'm looking forward to hearing what they have to say. I've started packing my bag for the hospital...I'm trying not to be a procrastinator!
August 15, 2006
My surgery has been rescheduled for August 24, 2006. I'm disappointed but I know everything happens for a reason.
August 27, 2006
I'm home and feeling pretty good. Dr. Juarez and the staff and St. Luke's were awesome. Thank you to all of them. I've never been asked so many times if I had passed gas, lol. I'm walk, walk, walking and sip, sip, sipping. Life is good. Thank you God!
September 9, 2006
I feel really good. I've lost 26 pounds since surgery....woo hoo!!!
September 17, 2006
I'm going back to work tomorrow. I took just a little over three weeks off. I'm ready to get back to my "normal" life.
September 30, 2006
I've lost 34 pounds now. I look back at the pictures and I can see the difference. I'm shopping in my closet and wearing clothes I've had hidden in the back. I really need to weed out the big stuff as I'm swimming in it, lol. I feel good but still having issues with eating whole meats. I've got the rest of my life to figure that out so I'm not worried.
October 21, 2006
I have lost 55 pounds. I feel great and have so much more energy. I keep waiting for the other shoe to drop as I have hit the mark where I have lost as much as I can and now start gaining. I know it's not going to happen....it's just that's my old dieting thinking trying to creep in...
November 17, 2006
I have lost 70 pounds. I'm feeling great. I've had to go shopping to get smaller clothes. Woo Hoo!!!
December 9, 2006
I've liberated 82 pounds forever! The people I work work are calling me the incredibly shrinking woman. Still feeling wonderful and working more "regular" stuff into my diet. I follow my plan and life is great!
December 20, 2006
I've lost 87 pounds! Merry Christmas everyone :)
January 5, 2007
Happy New Year!!! I've liberated 91 pounds since my surgery. I'm in the process of getting Invisiline to take out the space between my teeth. I'm so excited where my life is headed! Here's a big thanks to everyone who has helped me in my journey!!!
January 28, 2007
I'm feeling great and doing well. I've lost 102 pounds during this awesome journey! I'm pretty compliant about what I eat. I haven't had any sugar, soda or fried stuff since my surgery. I try to keep my carbs and fat low and always eat my protein first. It's not a bad life, in fact it's pretty darn great!
February 12, 2007
107 pounds gone forever!!!
March 18, 2007
I saw Dr. Juarez last week for my 6 month checkup. Lab's were good and we set my weight goal at 150. I feel great and my current weightloss total is 118 pounds. I'm down from a size 26 to a 14! I still find myself going to the women's section when I go into a store. Old habits die hard I guess. It's great to be able to wear cute clothes and shopping is no longer a chore :)
May 2, 2007
I'm down 132 pounds! I'm in onderland for the first time in over 20 years. Thank God for this huge blessing in my life. I'd do it all again in a heartbeat!!!
June 12, 2007
The weightloss has really slowed down but that's okay. Less is always good!!! I'm down 136 pounds. I'm wearing a size 10/12. Everything is on track and my labs are great. Woo hoo for being a loser, lol!!!
July 20, 2007
The last 11 months have just flown by. I'm down 143 pounds. I only have 36 pounds left to loose before I hit my goal weight. We will see if that will be enough or if I still need to loose a few more. I feel great and look pretty darn good or so my husband says :)
September 3, 2007
Wow...a year has gone by. I've liberated 155 pounds forever. I'm still a few more pounds to loose. I'm okay with that. I would of liked to be at goal but hey...I'm looking good and feeling great. I have my one year follow-up with Dr. Juarez on September 11th. I'll post again if anything comes up. What a ride....it's been fun so far!!!!!