I fit!!!

Jun 16, 2018

While visiting family we decided to go to the movies. Afterwards I convinced hubby to go to the beach and take a moonlit stroll. Before we did that I got a whimsy that I wantted to try something I havent been able to do for 15yrs. We started walking around the rides and I finally made up my mind I was going to do it. So I bought the tickets and dragged hubby to the first ride. He didnt know what to think. We got on our first ride and they lowered the lap belt and by god it fit. I yelled over the music to hubby "We fit, we finally fit again." So we had fun riding one ride after they other. And then we took a quiet strol on the beach. I was so estatic. 


Weight: 211.8lbs, Measurments: Neck 15", Chest 41.5", Waist 44.0", Hips 44", Thighs 24", Arms 13.5"

Gastric Bypass RNY Dec. 20 2017 

Sw: 271
Current Overall Weight loss 121.2 lbs.,

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Did it again

Jun 12, 2018

I am a school bus driver, and my schools are now on summer vacation. So my husband and i decided to take a week and visit family on the Eastern shore. It is unseasonaly cool here so we decided to go to the store and buy a pair of jeans. My husband held up a pair of 14's and like the last time i said no way im in a 14. well, I tried them on and they dont fit. However, they almost fit. So I decided to try on a pair of 16's and found a pair of 15's. They both fit. Also my mother in law gave me an outfit that says it's a medium on the tag. and it fit as well.

Why is it that I see the weight come off but yet when i look in the mirror I still see the fat girl? I used to be skinny many many moons ago. So it's not like I haven't seen myself skinny before. I can tell I have lost weight when i look at individual thinfgs. Such as the excess skin on my neck where my double chin used to be. But i dont believe I have lost as much as I have or can fit into the lower sizes until after I try something on.. 


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Mickey is to big now

Jun 03, 2018

The past two weeks has been a dud weather wise. We only had a few days with no rain. So no gardening, no kayaking, no hiking. On one of the days we did go bike riding. It was the first time i rode a bike in many many years. I was so sore for days afterwards. But I shocked my hubby when i rode the whole 5+ miles.

Friday I decided to wear one of my favorite of 3 shorts outfits. I havent been able to wear it for the last couple years as it was to tight. After I put it on i found it was way too big lol. I decided i am going to have to have it altered or turn it into a dress jumper.

This bi-week i havent lost any inches (think i am still messing up on the measurements, like not measuring the exact spot or something) but i have lost 5 lbs. I'll take either loss as long as something is going down lol. 


Before - 2012


After - 2018 

After - 2018

Weight: 213.0lbs, Measurments: Neck 15", Chest 42.", Waist 44.5", Hips 44", Thighs 25", Arms 13.5"

Gastric Bypass RNY Dec. 20 2017 

Sw: 271
Current Overall Weight loss 120 lbs.,


Mother's Day Gift

May 13, 2018

Today is mothers day. I was hesitant to take my measurements today as I haven't noticed much of a change. I didnt want to be disappointed and then not be happy about mothers day. But luckily I decided to do it anyway. I found that not only has my weight gone down a little more but also some of my sizes. 

Weight: 218.5lbs, Measurments: Neck 15", Chest 42.5", Waist 44.5", Hips 44", Thighs 25", Arms 14"


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Gardening to lose weight

Apr 22, 2018

Not much has been going on. I started a job with a new company so I have been busy with that. I decided to do every other week measurements for the winter since we were not doing much of anything. 

Today we started working on the yard. I am adding a pond in the corner of my yard and getting the gardens ready for my vegitable's. We worked on the yard for several hours today. We still have a lot left to do but looking forward to it. We could feel that we were burning calories while spruceing up the yard. These pictures are from last year and this year. The one on the left is this year and the one on the right was gardening last year. What a difference a year makes.

Weight: 221.0lbs, Measurments: Neck 15", Chest 43", Waist 47", Hips 46", Thighs 25", Arms 14"

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They Fit

Mar 28, 2018

Yesterday I had to go get a physical for my job. Before I always had to wear the extra large gown. This time I noticed that I was given the "normal" sized gown. And it fit. I tried to figure out the size of it but the tag was worn off. I asked the nurses if they knew and none of them knew. I'm sure they all thought i was crazy for asking until i explained to them that I haven't worn the normal sized ones in ages and have lost weight.

Today after going back to the dr to have my TB test read we decided to go to the local thrift store. My husband suggested I see if I could find some pants that actually fit me since all of my older ones were falling off of me if I wasnt wearing a belt. i didn't feel up to it but he convinced me. He pulled out an 18. I said nahh no way i have droped from a 26 to an 18 already. He said humor me and try it. So i picked out a 20 just in case. I got to the dressing room and he told me to try on the 18 first. I think my jaw hit the floor. They fit! They were stretch jeans but never the less they actually fit! 

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Tough week

Mar 18, 2018

This week was tough. I started the week out with getting my visitor which causes me to crave chocolate chip cookies. i managed to not cave in to that. On Wednesday I locked my keys in my car so I could not get in my school van. I borrowed my daughters car and drove to the shop to borrow one of their stand by vans. That put me late which caused me to rush which set off the drive cam a few times. Than friday I get called in the office and told that I was fired. On wed. when the drive cam went off it showed me with something in my hand. My boss kept saying it was a phone i tried to explain to him it was gps and I was at a light which we just pulled from. I turned the screen off and went to put it in my pocket. Of course it didnt show, not that it would matter cause he kept insisting i was on my phone. So now I am unemployed. I caved in and ate a few things I shouldnt have which set my calories and carb's over my goal for the first time. 


Weight: 228.2lbs, Measurments: Same as last week except my chest; Neck 15", Chest 44", waist 49", hips 48", thighs 26", arms 14"

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Mar 11, 2018

Not much has happened last week so i didnt post anything. I have been having trouble with my measurements. Even though my weight is going down my measurements do not reflect that. I have tried to have my husband find a mole or scar or something to use as a guide so he measures the same place each time but for some reason its not working. This week I did my own and everything went down. One measurement went down so far i dont trust it lol. back to the tape again. 

We have figured out that we can not handle anything deep fried. 1st it was the egg rolls. This week we tried chicken tenders. It helped to dip them in ranch. 

We have also started a challenge. I think i lost my exercise partner but im keeping with it even though my legs are about to go on strike. lol 

TMI moments, I have also figured out that if i get on the scale naked I tend to lose 1-2 lbs. So i measure nakie now. Today I weighed in at 231.8 Afterwards I had to go to the bathroom and decided to step on the scale again. I was shocked to find out i lost almost 2lbs lol. 

Weight 230.0, Measurements Neck 15", Chest 45", waist 49", hips 48", thighs 26", arms 14"

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Just say No

Feb 25, 2018

This week we decided to go to the movies. We were going to go last night. We decided to order chinease food so we didnt have to worry about cooking. We got Shrimp chow mein and an egg roll. We each had half an egg roll and a half cup of chow mein. My hubby was hesitant on the egg roll as we had it at my moms a few weeks ago and it did not sit well in his stomach. We decided to try it anyway because this was a different resturant and the one we went to at my moms used a huge amount of grease. Anyway after just half an egg roll we both had a bad reaction to it. Hubby ended up getting sick. I just had the foamies and a very heavy stomach. So we have decided to never again get egg rolls unless we know for sure that it is baked. 

We did not go to the gym today as hubby had surgery on his hand. 

We ended up going to the movies tonight. And I must say i am proud of both of us. We bought a large popcorn (habit) but we only ate equivalent to a small. we brought our own water so we wouldnt have to drink soda or pay a huge amount for their water bottles. 

Now for the moment we been waiting for... well at least I have lol. This week I lost another 2.5 lbs. I am down to 236.5, my waist is down to 46.5", Chest stayed at 45.5", Hips stayed at 50.5", Arms went down to 14.5", Thighs stayed at 26", neck stayed at 15.25. 

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Yup 2 posts in one Day

Feb 19, 2018

I just had to share this...

I have cleared the final stage which is normal foods. I can now try anything I want a little at a time. I have been hesitant on it though cause I don't want to slow down my weight loss. But I got tired of eating the same thing. 1 egg for breakfast, 2 oz of tuna for lunch, 1 1/2 oz of fish and 1/4 cup of veggies or starch for dinner. So we started searching for some recipes. I found a definite keeper. This is a bariatric, low carb version of pancakes and is absolutely delicious; even with nothing on it. 




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