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This is my story as of now. I am 51 years old and I have a wonderful hubby and great kids, stepkids and 11 soon to be 12 grandchildren. I have been heavy most of my life, granted years ago when I went thru a divorce I lost alot of weight believe it or not they tried to make me gain weight back then. but since then I have gradually put weight on.
About 3 years ago I was told I had Thyroid cancer, believe me when I tell you that did not help me lose weight at all. After many attemps to lose weight by myself I made the decision that I was going to have surgery. I had to I was not sleeping, I had a hard time even getting up from the floor, (if I ever was stupid enough to get down there), I have high colesterol, border line diabetic and I wanted to feel alive again. It is amazing how many times I would pass on doing things with my grandchildren or my friends because I would be embarassed or physically could not do things.
The morning of my surgery I weighed 285.5lbs, WOW I was amazed, how could I ever weigh that much, but I did, I had my surgery on the 16th of January 2007 and so far it is going pretty well. I would love to eat something though. I am very hungry, I have been on a liquid diet since the 2nd of January, and I am ready to try some soft foods. Hopefully Soon. I did get on the scale today Feb, 1st and I have lost 30.5 lbs. That was a great feeling.
As soon as I can I will write more.
Today is the 20th of February, I made it, it has been over a month now and according to the scale I am officially down 40 lbs from the day I started my liquid diet, 23 from the date of surgery. I am doing pretty good, I was just told about a week ago that I could start eating food, and it does taste good. I am amazed at how fast I get full. It is hard to get everything in, but I try. I need to work on that. It is really harad for me when I am out of my routine,. But the thing that I am most pleased about is how good I feel. I have so much more energy, and I can do alot of the little things that i thought I would never be able to do again, Like what you say, Well like cutting my toe nails, getting up off the floor (without making it a major event) bending over and playing with my dogs has been wonderful, and they love it also.
My next goal is to lose 20 more lbs in 2 months, we are going on a cruise the middle of April and I want to be down 60 lbs, Just think of all the clothes I will have to buy,
I will post more later.
march 19th, 2007
It has now been 2 months since my surgery. and I feel wonderful, I have lost a total of 51 lbs. I have not had any major problems. (knock on wood). I find that there are some things that I can eat and some that I tried and I think I will pass next time. I have so much more energy. and I like the new me alot. I can't get over how good I feel. I can do simple things like bending over, getting up from the floor, just the other day it had snowed out so the next week my grandkids came over, I put on a pair of snowpants(something I had not been able to zip up in years) and went out with them. We trucked thru the deep snow and I flung myself in the snow, and it was so cool, I knew i could get up from there without assistance. wow what a moment. tying shoes is wonderful now, I don't have to just buy clip ons.
I will write more later, but I feel wonderful, would do it again in a heartbeat.