I’m a 31 year old single female, I guess like most on this site I have weight problem for as long as I can remember. In High School I was between a size 14 and 16 after during my college years the weight really kick in. I started this process last year in September 2006, I attended one of Dr. Titus Duncan Seminar. I completed all the required step that was necessary for an approval. After some turmoil I was finally approve in January 02, 2007.
My highest weight 285!!!I was schedule for surgery on April 09, 2007. I had surgery everything went fine I think the worst part was doing the swallowing test to check for leaks. No leaks yea!!! Came home the next day after surgery that’s when the pain really kick in I finished all the med I was giving.
Today is April 13, 2007 feeling much better still having gas pain, taking my Gas-ex still sore. Hoping to get out tomorrow. Although right now is just my mind fighting with me for food. I’m not hungry at all I been trying to get my water in, 2 spoons of jello fill me up. For lunch and dinner have a couple of spoons of broth. Sometime popsicles really yumi!!! Well I wonder if I’m the only one that’s battling with my mind about the things I can’t have right will eventually can but in moderation. I just thank God for this opportunity and I don’t want to blow it. Talk yall soon.
April 15, 2007, starting stage two for breakfast I had fat free milk mix it with instant breakfast carnation I had about two ounce of that. For lunch I had about one broil eggs which was a little to much I shouldn’t have eat all the eggs imagine that!! Lol for dinner I had about two ounce of whey protein shake. I’m still trying to drink my fluid is hard. I’m doing ok for now. April 24, I have my first follow up. Talk to yall soon!!
I have my one month post of visit on Friday May 11, 2007 25 lbs lost for the past two weeks the scale did not move, I guess that was partly my fault I was not doing well with my protein once I started adding in my 60 grams of shake including my meal the scale kick off gain whoopee!! Well the nurse say I was doing well and I was on target with my weigh lost!! Until next time. Thanks obesity help!! And thanks for all the wonderful advice I recive!!1 love you all!!!
May 19, 2007
Well today I went to my support group meeting and had a weigh in scales show 2lbs gain I’m not sure how that happen, afterwards I spoke with the nurse and explained to her what I have been doing she suggested perhaps is water retention also watch my carbohydrates intake. I guess the carb is coming from how I’m mixing in my protein with a little fruit juice and milk with contains to much carb. I got so completely depress about it almost broke into tears, my emotions got all wild and out of controls. This time around I couldn’t turn to food god knows I felt like I wanted to so bad to take away the pain. Instead I went to GNC to see if I can get a different types of protein I ask the gentlemen he suggested for gastric bypass patient ISOPURE was the best with zero carbs, they had the already made one different flavors also the powder mix, so I decided to try the already made one for now one serving 20 ounces 40 grams of protein, the powder mix contains 50 gram of protein. I might go for the powder mix next time although I think I might prefer to stick with the different flavor because it feels like I’m getting in water and protein at the same time. I went to check my mail and saw a flyer for this new gym that just open down the street from my house LA kick boxing is a fully equip gym the membership include kick boxing classes I’m so ready I start next week , I making a 3X a week commitment to start with hopefully gradually add in more days once I get into the groove. I think the adjustment I decided to make will really help with the weight loss. I know you guys are probably thinking relax is just 2 lbs; 2lbs is a big deal when I can’t even finish a two ounce meal. Verses to when I use to over eat before surgery that would have been expected but this time around I put on weight when I can’t even eat a all lot. I guess is all part of the course for some of us. Well folks please keep me on your prayer. With determination I know I will be successful surgery is not a quick fix is a great tool that work with you if you work with it. Talk to you all soon.
June 17, 2007 ,
Yesterday I attended my 2 months post op support group meeting I lost an additional 13 lbs since last meeting. Lost weigh total 36lbs since surgery which is good!! I think of myself as a slow looser which is find as long as I’m loosing the weigh will eventually all come off. I’m very grateful. I’m still doing well on protein total 80 to grams a day!! Water 64 ounces to 80 ounce a day. Exercising about 4X a week Kickboxing class one hour class. I feel wonderful That’s all for now folks. Until next time. Kay.
July 7, 2007
Hello OH family, Just wanted to stop by and say hello!! Just having a very bad day depress most of all I guess I’m coming up on my three months post op on July 9th as you know by I choose to weigh in once a month when I attend support group meeting or when I go to DR’s appt. I guess you can called it fear!! Of the scale that I might not like the result!!! ever since the 2lbs episode. Well my depression is coming from feeling that I’m not loosing enough or anymore. Well OH family pray for me I have my appt next week Thursday for three months post op I will update again I figure I need to get over my fear I need to purchase a scale, I will do so after my DR’s visit, I will purchase one that read the same as my Surgeon office. By the way I’m still following the rules doing everything I’m suppose too I guess that’s what so frustrating to me. Oh well enough self pity for now until next time. Kay.
Hello to my OH family well today I had my three months post op visit I’ve lost in total 45lbs. According to the nurse I’m doing fine. I discuss with her my concerns regarding the slow weigh loss she said that my weigh loss is within a very healthy range. Not to worry the weight will come off. I’m still very grateful, I’ve never been able to loose 45lbs on my own the most I’ve ever lost was 20lbs and that took three months or more I normally get frustrated by then and give up lol! So this time around I have a tool working for me. I’ll just have to be patient!! easier said then done. I will update soon with new pics well on a good note I’m getting tons of compliments that feel good. Until next time Kay.
Surgery weight 285lbs/ 3 months post op weight 240lbs
July 21, 2007
Hello OH family Support group weigh in loss another 2.5 lbs I still haven’t purchase a scale, I decided not too for now. I’m sticking to my program and I know I will be successful with God help, he bought me this far he wont let me fall. That’s also motivation for me to continue to attend meeting on a regular basis each month. I also learned in my support group meeting loosing body fat is important, although the weight is coming off slowly I’m loosing a lot of body fat which is awesome!!! With this journey some days are good and other days we just tried to get through it. is amazing how much things can change in three months God is good all the time.
Starting weight 285lbs
Current weight 237.5lbs
Cant wait until I get under 200lbs
Mini goal 199lbs
I haven’t set Long term weight goal yet I will not for now, I’ll know when I get under 200lbs. Until next time Kay.
August 3, 2007
Hello OH, Starting Monday after having a bowel movement I started having some abdominal pain on my left side, I thought is was gas / and took some gas ex thought it would go away if I give it sometime as days goes by the pain did not lessen so I call my surgeon office on Thursday they immediately ask me to come in. I was seeing they ordered a CT scan for today 8/3/07, I was told if my pain worsen to take myself to the ER, in the mean time they would not give me anything, I was told not take anything until the test result came back which will be either Monday or Early Tuesday they will then see what’s going on, but they are thinking is bowel obstruction and scar tissue. In the mean time I’m just seating tight and praying my pain don’t worsen anymore. Until the surgeon office get back to me.
Starting weight 285lbs/ current weigh 233lbs is coming along just fine. Until next time Kay.
August 09, 2007
Hello OH, just wanted to check in, my CT scan was ok, however it stated I had mass fecal in my colon.
That’s what was causing the abdominal pain the DR. suggested that I do the same fleet cleanse I did prior to surgery to clean my colon. And I should be ok. I did that the other day I feel 100% better pain gone. Thank you Lord
Thank you all for the support. Kay.
August 18, 2007 Hello OH family.
Support group meeting weigh in starting weight 285lbs current weight 227lbs total of 58lbs lost. I’m so happy is coming along. I still don’t have a scale I weight once a month that is when I attend my support group meeting, I know that’s a way to keep me going and motivated. That’s all for now folks until next time Kay.
September 15, 2007
Hello my OH family!! I hope you all are doing wonderful!
I’m definitely feeling wonderful this is the best I felt in years energetic, no more roaming around the house feeling sad, I’m getting out in enjoying life, I thank God for his glory for giving me second chance to be healthy. I still work out 3 to 4x a week kickboxing and strength resistance training I can see the difference in my appearance my weight loss has pick up some. I’m not doing anything differently then before, I’m still sticking to my program, which is a lifestyle change, I believe that’s the best route for me in order to have long term success. I love my new found confident, is funny I always felt that I was confident prior to the weight loss!! But this is a different feeling I don’t even know how to describe it, is beyond great!! I still don’t have a scale at home lol!! Until next time love yall!! Kay.
Starting weight 285lbs
Support group meeting weigh in 215lbs
Total lost 70lbs Size 14 Praise God.
10-15-2007 Hello Oh Family Today I’m having a very emotional day fill with happiness and joy, I went in for my six months check up appointment in Dr. Duncan office. My current weight is now 204.lbs I’ve lost 81lbs surgery weight 285bls current weight 204lbs. What a wow moment, I was almost in tears of joy. Now I know with God on my side my goal is obtainable with is 140lbs yes guys I’ve done it set a goal for myself lol!!! Although I haven’t reach my mini goal yet which is 199 under 200 mark I ‘m sure that will happen soon. This past weekend I did a little light shopping purchase size 12 jeans from TJMAXX . I tell you GOD is wonderful. My size 14 are now basically baggy and falling off me clothing goal is size 8, I’m not pushing for under 8. well this journey is not easy doing the past six month I have cried I’ve had sad days painful gassy days lol!! through it all I have no regret. Until they find a cure for obesity, I suppose this surgery is the best next thing to allow us the opportunity to change our life styles and create new good habits until next time Oh Family love yall Kay.
November 17, 2007
Hello OH family: I did it mini goal met!! Today support group weight in 193lbs yeapi!! Surgery weight 285lbs current weight 193lbs totals weight lost 92lbs. Goal weigh is 140bls. Gotta run until next time Kay.
December 19, 2007
Hello OH Family!!! Wow so much have been going on with me busy!! Started a new relationship my new partner is so wonderful couldn’t ask for any one better is still new fresh and exiting only time will tell. I’m also looking to have plastic sometime next year. Stomach breast lift maybe inner tights. Support group weigh in 182lbs YEAPI!!!! A total of 103 lbs lost. According to my surgeon I only have 10 percent of body fat to loose, another 24lbs. which put me at 157lbs. My personal goal is 140lbs, for now. Next month I have a consultation with the plastic surgeon I’ll find out then how much fat he’ll be able to removed. So therefore I’m still playing around with those numbers. I don’t won’t to get to thin lol!! Who would have thought less than year those word are coming out of my mouth too thin last December I was still waiting for a response from my insurance company to see if my surgery would even get approved now I’m eight months out happier then I’ve ever been. More self assured confident. All thanks to grace of GOD made of all things happen and possible LORD A BIG THANK YOU FOR ALL YOUR BLESSING AND CONTINUE BLESSING PRAISE TO YOU ALWAYS. Until next time OH family love yall. Kay.
January 16 2008
Hello OH family: New weigh in 176lbs well loss 6lb this past month well with the Holiday I didn’t exercise for three weeks. But I’m back doing Kickboxing again on my regular schedule. I can’t complain life is good my new partner is bringing me so much joy. I saw a plastic surgeon last week, in a few months I will most likely have full tummy tuck arm and breast lift done. Hey what the hell life is to short why not enjoy it I want to be the best I can be. Well until next time OH family love yall Kay.
February 16 2008
Hello OH family, Support group weigh in 168lbs 8lbs lost can't complaint haven't been hitting the gym like I should, we all slack sometime its ok I'm not being to hard on myself I know what I need to do. Although I can't wait until it start to get warm again it will make so much easier to get back on track. However I still go each week just not as much as I should. So far I visited with two plastic surgeon not comfortable with them. I have another appointment next week with another one I hope it works out.. Life is great I can't complaint 10 months out total weight lost 117lbs, starting school next month going back for MBA, its time. My relationship with my partner is great I love that Scorpio she's so hot lol anyway until next time love yall Kay.
Today mark my one year surgeryversary I want to take this moment and opportunity to thank all of you that the took part of my life, that was there for me kept me motivated through my weakest moment, and pain and tears. This journey has not been easy for me it was a fresh start that gave me new outlook for life. To create new habits that will prolong my life as a healthy human being. I now eat to live; not live to eat. I still struggle from day to day like anything else food was an addiction for me through my struggle I still choose to eat healthy and do right with the help of the Lord that give me strength I no longer use food to cover my pain and hurt. I faced my demons head on. In a few months to come will mark a new journey for me which is plastic for reconstructive work please keep me in your prayers. I appreciate all of you for going through this journey with me.
Current weight 152lbs size 8 Love yall until next time Kay.