January 6, 2007
Today was my first weigh in day for 2007. I had set a goal of being in the 100's for the entire year of 2007. I was disappointed in how I did today as I thought I had lost about 5 pounds but I know that I was being unreasonable and should be grateful. Although I lost 2 pounds and not the 5 I thought... I MADE MY GOAL BY THE SKIN OF MY TEETH....199.8 pounds today.
My first reaction after the weigh in was I needed to celebrate and head to McDonald's for a Egg McMuffin, Hash Brown, and a couple of parfaits. THANK GOD!!!! In my mind I heard Cathy Spencer saying THAT IS POISON!!! It is 1:36 pm. and I am on track. It feels good that I didn't cave in to my head thinking.
December 31, 2006
This is the final day of 2006....Oh my, what a great year. I feel good and I am beginning to look like I feel. I know I could have been to my goal weight by now BUT took a 4-5 month detour in my goals and purpose. The one thing I have discovered over the last few months is that I am a TRUE FOOD ADDICT and one bite of something that is one of my triggers WILL send me on a journey I don't want to take. I have picked up my spirtual life, my goal setting, and my committment to myself and to my weight loss. I want to thank the ONE person who has been the most inspirational to my life. I want to thank her for yelling at me (softly of course) and for being there for me during this entire year. Although, I have went wayward, she has remained firmly on my side. Thanks to CATHY SPENCER!!!!
July 16, 2006
I have been doing awesome lately. I feel good. I have been eating correctly. I have been offering support and getting support from a host of truly fantastic bariatric buddies. I have recently acquired dumping, YEA! The best and most exciting news is that I have now lost 95 pounds. Won't be long 'til I hit the century mark. I am truly lucky to have the support system that I have. I weigh 191 pounds and have set my finish goal at 159 pounds. I have 32 more pounds to go to goal. I am running daily. Yesterday, ran 11 1/2 miles. Certainly couldn't have done that 95 pounds ago.
May 31, 2006
FINALLY IN THE 100's.
May 26, 2006
I had my doctor appointment and I didn't make it BUT was at 201. I will take it. I know it is only a matter of time until I get where I want to be. THIN! I have had a really good week for exercise and eating. I pray to God that it will continue. I am going to be a grandma again in a couple of weeks. Can't wait. People tell me I look to young to be a grandma. I know it is my weight loss. I will keep hanging in there and in no time I will be at my goal. 31 more pounds to my 80% and then 15 more until I will say "uncle."
May 21, 2006
I have really been struggling lately. I need more patience and control of my eating more than anything else. I have my next follow-up appointment on Tuesday (2 days away). I am wanting to be in the 100's before then. BUT, if I don't make it then I will soon. I have taken up running/walking. I am NOT going to walk the marathon, I am going to run/walk the marathon. My training plan will lead me to running 4 minutes and walking 1 minute in a rotation until completion of the race. I am up to running 3 minutes and then walking 2 minutes in my rotation now. That is exciting because a year ago, NO WAY WOULD I HAVE BEEN RUNNING ANYWHERE! It hurt! Anyone in Louisville, KY who needs a run/walk partner get in touch with me.
April 14, 2006
Well, I am pleased but also impatient. I am still at 209....Haven't gained any....but not losing right now. I know I need to be more faithful to my eating. But a good thing is that I have now lost a total of 39.2 inches. In 2 months I have lost another 8 1/2 inches. That is truly a blessing. I have decided to walk a marathon on October 29th. THAT is my newest goal. I have begun my training. Until school is out, I am working out but not as hard as I will beginning May 25th. I have the entire summer to get myself ready. I am very excited about this goal. When asked "why?" I replied, ever see a fat runner?
That is truly my motivation and running is always something I wanted to be able to do COMFORTABLY. I can run one mile at this point. Only 25.2 more to go to be ready for the marathon.
April 3, 2006
Can't believe I haven't updated lately...time seems to fly. I am down to 209, 77 pounds off. Only 9 more and I will see the 100's again. 23 more to get to the century club, that will be fun. According to my predictor, I am right on target to lose my weight in my year. I still am excited even after 6 months. I am looking forward to more changes over the next 6 months.....This has been an incredible time for me. I want to THANK GOD for all that he is and has given to me. I also want to thank Cathy Spencer for being so instrumental in my weight loss.
February 28, 2006
I am so excited....I am now in the 200 teens!!! Haven't been this weight for as long as I can remember, maybe 15 years? 19 more pounds and I will finally be in the 100's again. What a great day!
February 16, 2006
I have officially lost 66 pounds. I was less than a pound from my 4 month goal when I went to the doctor today.....pretty good for a big loser. Only 70 more pounds to go until I reach my goal. 2 pounds from 1/2 way to slim and trim.
February 10, 2006
4 months out today. I have lost 64 pounds currently weighing 222 and a total of 31 inches. YEA!!!!! 4 pounds from the 1/2 way point. I am discovering bones I didn't know I had :)
February 6, 2006
WOW!!!! I took my measurements today and had quite a surprise as I really can't tell I have lost that much weight. I am down to 228 pounds but even better than that 58 pounds off is THE FACT OF THE MEASUREMENTS!!!!! I have lost a total of 31 inches since surgery. That is exciting. I started at a size 28 and am currently in size 18's....almost to 16's comfortably. I will officially weigh on February 16th at Dr. Dyer's office....I am excited and hopeful that I can finally be in the two hundred and teens....I can't remember when I have been this small. I know it has been 15 years or so.
I have days when I don't fare so well, but I get up, brush myself off, and start back on my journey. Since Christmas, I have walked 115 miles. That is too cool also. I want to thank Cathy S. for all her hours of listening to me and kickin' my butt when I needed it.
10 POUNDS TO GO UNTIL 1/2 WAY TO MY GOAL WEIGHT!!!
January 16, 2006
Things are going OK. Have struggled a little bit as of late with "ME". But, at this point, I am down from 286 to 235 pounds. That makes me smile. 17 more pounds until I am to my 1/2 way point. I CAN DO IT!
January 9, 2006
Tomorrow, I will be 3 months out. I can't wait to wait but I am also scared that I will not have met my goal of 46 pounds lost. Not going to sweat it...tomorrow I will find out the answer.
January 8, 2006
HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!! I made New Year's COMMITTMENTS this year instead of resolutions.
*Exercise on a schedule-WORK MY PLAN!
*Eat healthy and appropriately-FOLLOW DR. DYER'S PLAN FOR ME!
*Commit myself to RECOVERY AND GOD!
As of today, things are going good.
For the first week of January, I walked a total of 17.96 miles, ate correctly 7 our of 7 days, and have been in the word of God whenever possible.
I have claimed Ephesians 5:18 (modified to fit me) to be my inspiration today!
"Don't be drunk with food, because that will ruin your life. Instead let the Holy Spirit fill and control you."
December 28, 2005
I made it through the Christmas holidays with my head held high. I am feeling good. Last week, I walked 15+ miles. I don't have another doctor appointment in Nashville until February, 2006. By that time, I really want to have lost another 20 pounds. I know if I eat right, exercise plenty, and continue intake of at least 80 oz. of water daily, I CAN reach my goal. I have to go to my regular doctor on January 16th. I am hoping to be down another 10 pounds by that time.
December 27, 2005
I am on vacation in Oklahoma at my mother's. Many people have commented on how I look. It feels good, BUT, I am keeping in perspective my goals and that I am looking for the finished product. Eating has been good, exercise is good, water is good,....best of all, I have found a bible verse to claim as my own. Ephesians 5:18 "Don't be drunk with wine (food), because that will ruin your life. Instead let the Holy Spirit fill and control you. I thank God for placing Dr. Dyer in my path and I praise God for giving me the personal strength to live my life for him...eating to please the Lord and making myself a much better person.
December 20, 2005
Today was an awesome day! I went to my local doctor and he took me off my blood pressure medicine. Thank God! This is going to be the best Christmas ever. I feel so much better about myself each and every day. I am being very faithful at exercise and eating. I sincerely believe the best thing I have done for myself is to get a bariatric buddy. Thank you so much, Cathy for keeping it "real".
December 15, 2005
2 months out
I had my 2 months checkup today and have lost 41 pounds. YEA!!!! I feel great! I notice in little ways that I have lost some weight now. I AM VERY GLAD I HAD THIS SURGERY. Life is great!
October 27, 2005
Two weeks out-----28 pounds off.
I am back to work part-time. I seem to be so tired. I am feeling really good. I am not hungry at all. I still seem to have a little problem getting all my protein and water in but it gets easier every day.
October 20, 2005
One week appointment.......I am on the losing side. I have lost 20 pounds. I had a few tough moments this week. I am wondering if I made the right decision, BUT, I know I have.
October 9, 2005
I am a teacher of English and Math for ninth graders. I am the Sr. Beta sponsor and the cheerleading coach at my school. I love sports, reading, and water sport activities. I would love to hear from people who are my size and the struggles they are or have gone through to get where they want to be. Tomorrow is my surgery, I am so excited.