It's been 14 months
Hello everyone!! I am Ms Shell and I am currently 14 months out from my VSG and down 95.6lbs. I started this journey at 302.6lbs and I LOVED every single ounce and pound. I had WLS because after my mother died I knew I could no longer hold ontomy 300lb body, which I have spent 18 years at 300+ and 35 years loving myself for who I am now and not letting weight define me but defining myself! Needless to say the first 6 months sent me on a true head trip cause I literally did NOT want to let go of my "fat" identity. To this day I remind myself that I did this for my health and not to loose weight, but weight loss is a byproduct of living a healthier life!! It actually took me up to my 9th month to learn to love this NEW me!! And when I realized that I could love a 200lb woman I began to love my sleeve.
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My stats are that in the 90's I was my heaviest a beautiful 345lbs. When I started to research WLS in November 06 I weighed in at 318lbs. One year later I weighed 302.6lbs, one year from surgery I weighed 216.6 and today I type before you at 207.0!! My weight loss is out of the 4 weeks in the month I loose 1 week or 2 weeks so I am ALWAYS in a "stall." Please feel free to check out my profile.
I have consistenantly lost weight and I average anywhere from 3-8lbs a month. I average 6.8lbs a month. I am closing in on that 199 milestone and have no doubt...well some doubt cause this is MY birthday MONTH and I usually celebrate ALL MONTH LONG. So while I'm hoping for 199 SOON I am treating this month like I did the month between Thanksgiving and New Years Day. I will take ANY loss while striving for my average =)
Clothes wise I have gone from my tops being 26/28 and my bottoms being 26/28. Now I'm 16 on the bottom and a large or 14 on the top. My bra went from a lovely 44/46 C to a now 36 B/C. I never knew I had skinny wrists but I do =) My collar bones popped out after the first 30lbs. My head and face are much smaller. I haven't lost any hair. Not sure why if it's my slow loss or the fact that I take a WHOLE host of vitamins...listed on my profile.
Let's see there nothing new to report. I will ALWAYS enjoy life and since I believed in doing whatever I wanted there isn't really anything I didn't do heavier that I want to do now.
In addition to my hair vitamins I take a multi vitamin, 1200mg Calcium Citrate w/D, B-12 3 times a week. I have never had constipation after the 2nd month at which time I discovered that drinking OVER 8 cups of water a day keeps me regular. Now-a-days I drink 12+. Regarding my food intake.
I average 1200 calories a day, over 70g of protein, I don't really count my carbs but I TRY not to have refined carbs. I hardly ever eat bread or rice, but I enjoy a sweet once a week. I can eat about 1 to 1 1/2 cups of like chili or thick soup. I can eat about 4-5oz of PURE protein, or 3oz plus small salad or veggies. I can make all the wrong choices at all the right times, ie when I'm mad or stressed, or I can remember WHY I had surgery. While I LOVED myself at 300 I was a ticking time bomb and so I vow to never go back.
When WE say that our WLS is just a tool don't brush that aside. There are REASONS we are fat, whether they are emotional, biological, physical whatever. THOSE reasons are still at work after surgery. So get into your head anyway you can and work it out!!
This is me signing out until next month!! Hopefully, prayerfully, not drinkingfully reporting a 199!!