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I'm in ONDERLAND BABY!!!!! on September 4, 2008 10:16 am
OMG I have been waiting for this for so long. The last time I was in the hundreds was at least in 5th grade (isn't that sad
) . I really never thought I would get here. I had stalled around 205 pounds and then even had a little regain(although now I think it was just a fluctuation) and I figured that I would just stay at 205. I was trying to be totally ok with that, but I have to admitt when i started losing again I was so ecstatic. Does anyone remeber that cartoon Ren and Stempy?
The two little characters from it (what were those things by the way?) would sing, "happy,happy,joy,joy."
I've been singing that song in my head alll morning.
OMG I only have 35 more pounds to lose and I'm at goal!!!!!!!
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OMG a guy I used to date didn't recognize me and... on September 2, 2008 10:00 am
Very funny. I have a class this semester with this guy I dated a few times. He is in the same program as me at school so I knew him for a little while, and went out with him a couple of times, but he was a total jerk so i completley stopped seein him. He hasn't seen me since a couple of days before surgery. Anyways I have a class with him this semester, and the other day he sat down next to me as we were waiting for class to start. I had been avoiding him up to this point, and thought he had been doing the same because we never even said hi up to this point. Well....... he introduced himself, and started hitting on me. I suddenly realized he had no idea who I was! I could hardley contain my laughter. The worst part came when he asked me my name. This guy was a total jerk, and I didn't want him to figure out who I was so I was trying to think up a name to give. However I can't think when I'm put on the spot, and I ended up telling him, "I don't know." LOL that's right he asked me my name, and I said, "I don't know." What a lame comeback. Anyways he got the point and left me alone after that. I wonder if he's figured out who I am yet
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Random thoughts after weight loss surgery on September 1, 2008 9:02 am
Hello all, Wow! I can't believe that I am eight months out from surgery. I t seems like only yesterday that I was desperate for a date, thinking it would never happen. LOL that amount of waiting seems so trivial to me now. Now I'm looking towards the rest of my life,and mainitining a healthy weight for life. I havn't blogged in awhile. Many of you may know that I have sporadic access to the internet so If I am not keeping in touch wiht you its not because I dislike you are anyhting it's just that I don't get on here that often, and well, as many of us figure out after WLS alot of life starts happening, and we get busy. I'm alos going to make a confession: I hate to write, so this blog really isn't going to be that formal. I am mostly just going to jot down some random thoughts I've had since weight loss surgery. hopefully that will get you all up to date on me.
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I really never knew how much my weight was effecting me. I didn't have diabeters, or really any of the otrher co-morbidites that come from morbid obesity. I knew I lacked energy, and that physically I had a hard time keeping up with people, and I always thought that weight loss might help a little, but over all I think I was in denial. I really overall thought I was really healthy despite my weight. The doctors all told me I was healthy except for my weight. I really didn't know what this meant. Now that I've lost 133 pounds I do....
Before surgery if I ...
had to be on my feet, or do any walking for even a small length of time I would becoem overwellmingly physically exhasuted and my feet would ache.
i had plantar facilititus from so much weight on my feet.
I could barely get through a four hour shift at my job, where I have to be on my feet the whole time.
Short walks would get me out of breath, and stairs practically killed my
I would wake up in the morning and feel like I hadn't had any sleep. i would have to take naps every afternoon. I
often thought I was lazy because I could barely make it through my classses(im a college student)and then had to nap.
I was way to tired to do homework, and often barely made it through.
I didn't have the energy to play with my nieces and nephew. Once when my nephew was about two He ran off form my. He thought it was funny, and we were playing a game, but it we were actually in the middle of a busy parking lot, and I was too fat to catch up to a two year old. I thought he was going to get hit by a car. It made me think that I should never have children.
After 133 pound weight loss I...
I can breeze through a 12 hour shift at work. my feet don't even hurt!
I can walk four plus miles at a time, and switched to a job at work where I have to do alot of walking. I log approx. 5,000 steps for every four hours of shift at my hospital. No problem
I've even started jogging a little, and am training for a 5k.
I take stairs two at a time.
I wake up in the morning felling refreshed and ready to start the day. Ieven get up early enough to make my morning classes on time (lol no more excuses for missing class).
Instead of taking naps I feel so great I can actually use that time to study!
A couple of months ago I was babysitting my three nieces and my newphew ranging in ages from 1 year to eight, and I kept upwith them the entire time. we played tag, I pushed them on the swing set, I even climbed up the monkey bars to retrieve my frightened three year old niece! I no longer feel like my obesity would keep me from having children should I decide I ever want them.
Anyways before I had weight loss surgery I had a million reasons why I wanted to lose weight. I have realized some of them had nothing to do with my weight, and some really didn't matter, but all the things listed above are what make this all worthwhile, and they are what motivate me to continued success.
Four months out on April 21, 2008 12:57 pm
Well its a little over four months out now, and I feel like i should record something about my journey. I was going through an old journal the other day. i had started keepint it right as I went on my last attempt at dieting. At that time I though that Gastric Bypass was a four letter word. I thought I could starve myself if I wanted to, why did I need a surgery to do that. Anyways it was funny looking back at my journel. I was so full of angst! Buy the end of the journal I was writing about how deseperate I was to get the Gastric Bypass. LOL Well even if It took one last failed diet to get me here then I'm glad I went on that diet because the Gastric bypass was teh best descion I could have made for myself.
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I was just thinking the other day that my goal before going into surger was to ahve lost 100 pounds by my 24th birthday, which is in July. Honestly, I though that this was highly unrealistic. I didn't think ther ewas anyway I could amke it. Well I have only 8 more pounds to lose and I will be down 100 pounds! And I'm two months away from ym birthday. So now I have set a new goal to be in onederland by my birthday! Again it might be a little unrealistic, but i've been suprised before.
OMG! I've lost a baby giraffe! on March 18, 2008 1:11 pm
My apologies I do not know who the original poster of this article is and therfor cannot give do credit. If you know who it was please PM and i'll be happy to give them credit. thanks.
1 pound = a Guinea Pig
1.5 pounds = a dozen Krispy Kreme glazed donuts
2 pounds = a rack of baby back ribs
3 pounds = an average human brain
4 pounds = an ostrich egg
5 pounds = a Chihuahua
6 pounds = a human’s skin
7.5 pounds = an average newborn
8 pounds = a human head
10 pounds= chemical additives an American consumes each year
11 pounds = an average housecat
12 pounds = a Bald Eagle
15 pounds = 10 dozen large eggs
16 pounds = a sperm whale’s brain
20 pounds = an automobile tire
23 pounds = amount of pizza an average American eats in a year
24 pounds = a 3-gallon tub of super premium ice cream
25 pounds = an average 2 year old
30 pounds = amount of cheese an average American eats in a year
33 pounds = a cinder block
36 pounds = a mid-size microwave
40 pounds = a 5-gallon bottle of water or an average human leg
44 pounds = an elephant’s heart
50 pounds = a small bale of hay
55 pounds = a 5000 BTU air conditioner
60 pounds = an elephant’s penis (yep, weights more than his heart!)
66 pounds = fats and oils an average American eats in a year
70 pounds = an Irish Setter
77 pounds = a gold brick
80 pounds = the World’s Largest Ball of Tape
90 pounds = a newborn calf
100 pounds = a 2 month old horse
111 pounds = red meat an average American eats in a year
117 pounds = an average fashion model (and she’s 5’11”)
118 pounds = the complete Encyclopedia Britannica
120 pounds = amount of trash you throw away in a month
130 pounds = a newborn giraffe
138 pounds = potatoes an average American eats in a year
140 pounds = refined sugar an average American eats in a year
144 pounds = an average adult woman (and she’s 5’4”)
150 pounds = the complete Oxford English Dictionary
187 pounds = an average adult man
200 pounds = 2 Bloodhounds
235 pounds = Arnold Schwarzenegger
300 pounds = an average football lineman
400 pounds = a Welsh pony
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Hmm well I'm not to into to telling my story. So all I have to say is that I have been overweight since I was four years old, and that I am very devoted to getting to a healthy weight and staying at a healthy weight for the rest of my llife. I lost many years to obesity, but I hopefully now that I'm not obese/compulsive eating and hopefully now that I am not obese and not eating compulsively I have many years left. My desire is to have more years at a normal weight then I had obese.