Just alil bit about me before Gastro bypass surgery, I am a married women with 3 children and not planning on having anymore children. I am 29 yrs old, 259lb and have decided I do not want to go into my 30's overweight and my health declining. I always heard it was harder to lose weight once you hit your 30's so I decided the time is now.
May 4,2003: It's the day before surgery I am feeling a bit nervous, my kids are against me getting surgery which makes me leary because I always feel like kids can sense things. I prayed that all goes well.
May 8,2003: I had my surgery 4 days ago and I have lost 8 pounds. I am feeling alot better. I walked at the mall today and rested but had to rest twice as we walked. That was an acheivement because I was only able to walk from my bed to the bathroom without being tired. I have only been able to drink sips of water and protein drinks. I am still bloated so I know there is still alot of gas that still needs to move. I feel tired and lacking energy right now, but I haven't had to take any pain meds today and its 5pm now.
May 10,2003: At midnight I had to take pain meds I was feeling stomach spasms, but I had walked at walmart the night before, so I probably did alittle to much. Well it's 7:30am I was able to climb my stairs to use the bathroom there wasn't any problems. I am still sore but not in pain, my stomach area is still swollen and bloated. And I am sippin on apple to juice to get some liquids in my system. I am trying to stay away from the scale because I want to weight myself everytime I see it. I can say I feel alot better today when moving or sitting in a chair.
May 12 2003: Today I am able to get around pretty good. I cooked dinner for my family for the first time in a long time cause I am usually at work during dinner time. I am having alot of liquid bowel movements which makes me afraid to pass gas.
May 13,2003: I had a busy day today i got up and went to an appt and grocery shopping and i drove even thou I know i am not suppose to yet. My bowels are trying to move on a reqular now which helps relieve all the gas on my stomach. I weighted myself today I am 243lbs i have now lost 17lbs. Don't sound bad, I am still looking at me and can't see any difference but i can tell in my clothes.
May 14,2003: Today I am still getting around well, I had a serious bowel movement very leaky. But my stomach feels alot better. I am trying to only weight myself in the mornings with panties and bra or gown.
May 20,2004: Today I ate some baked potatoe with sour cream, water/poweraid and popsicle. I was excited about being able to eat just a bite of potatoe. i weighted myself and I am 237lbs I have lost 22lbs in 15days. I have my two week appt coming up and I can't weight to see what I will weigh at the appt. I feel pretty good physcially but I am alittle fatique. Today I noticed that i could look straight down into my lap. My breast are not blocking my view. i can most definitely see a difference in my body. I am just a little impatient i want it all to be gone. and I am scared my surgery won't work. I keep thinking I am going to gain what I lost back.
Today i weighted myself and I am down to 223lbs, I am very excited about that 23lbs more and I will be under 200. Wiping the sweat off my forehead. I have lost 52.5inches on top of the weight which really mean alot.
July 23,2003: Today i am 218.5lbs!!! YES!!! YES!!! I AM EXCITED.
Aug 13,2003: 213lbs
Aug 14, 2003: Today I started a two day liquid diet to help me get over this plateau. and i went to the store and bought me some lean cuisines and smart ones to keep track of my calories I am taking in each day. I am not trying to take in more than 10 fat grams and day. So this will really help me. This morning I was 211.5lbs. 48.5lbs lost.
Sept 9,2003: Today I am 203.5lbs in the nude...
Sept 13,2003: Today 201.5lbs in the nude...
Sept 25,2003: My weight has fluctuated up to 203 which is 1.5lbs more than I was. So as of today I will keep track of my meals and drinks by writing down everything I ingest.
Feb 29,2004: It's been along time since I wrote my thoughts down. I am down to 167lbs I feel good and look 100% better. i still need to watch my intake and make sure I am not eating alot of sugar in a week. I am very excited to weight that much i can say it with pride and not feel like a fat beast. That is how i always felt. I am wearing a size 12 clothes which feels good too.
July 19,2004: Just thought I'd drop myself a line I am now 162.5. I look pretty darn good.
Aug 28,2004: I finally reached my goal of 100lbs lost...YEAH HIP HIP HOORAYY!!! I've been working a second job doing labor work and i lost those few pounds that had been holding on to me.
Dec 10,2004: I have lost 106lbs and many many inches. You will learn to appreciate those inches when you haven't lost any weight but rest assure you probably lost some inches..those inches really help you fit in a smaller pair of jeans.
March 5,2005: I am now down to 155 but my weight goes up or down between 157 and down as far as 152. I was just so happy to be back in the 150's I didn't care.
Jan 18,2008: As you can see I don't even think about journaling my weight loss anymore. I am 151lbs and I have moved to another state for the first time in my life. I want to lost 10lbs because the job I was in I sat all day and now I will be working standing. so I hope that will help me over this hump..I have maintained my weight for 5 years now and it went from 155-151lbs. I stay around there.
Nov 13,2008: I have been working at my job standing on my feet my whole shift and i have lost 10lbs since january this year. I am now 145lbs. I haven't seen that 140's since before I got pregnant with my first child who is 16 years old now. I am glad i have lost some weight so now i want to set new goals. I would definitely like to lose more weight and tone up...I hate the loose skin..It's disgusting to me..Driving me crazy.
Dec 19,2008: I guess the holidays you really do put on alil extra weight I am 148 but my weight fluctuates between 148-144lb. Now cool because now I want to get in the 130's and see what that do.
Jan 23, 2009: I am now 142lbs.
Mar 14,2009: I am still 142lbs and I haven't lost or gained an weight but I am thinking about going on a cabbage soup diet to clean my system and lose alittle weight. If I can get in the 130's that will be a goal I have set to lose 7 pounds.