14 pounds to go to reach 100!!
May 29, 2007
Weighed today and have lost 6 pounds since last week's post...86 so far. My personal goal to loose 100 by my birthday (July 31) is still within reach. Had a good Memorial Day weekend. Got to swim a lot and did some boating. Monday was filled with activity, and although tired at the end of the day, I felt great. Even though I still have a ways to go, if it all stopped today I think I would still consider the surgery a success. And I know it only gets better from here.
Things continue to go well
May 21, 2007
My 3 month check-up with Dr. Mailapur went very well. I had lost 75 pounds (down 80 now) and my vitals were all good. Will have to do blood work for my 6 month check-up to be sure I'm getting all the vitamins I need and that I'm ok in other areas. Still feeling great. Dr. Mailapur was pleased with my 75 pound weight loss, and said I only have 114 pounds to go. 114?! He said that I needed to lose as much weight as I can in the first 12 to 18 months to ensure I get close to my goal weight. After that time, it becomes hard to lose any additional weight. If things continue to go as they are now, I don't see a problem with that, but I can't imagine myself below 200, yet alone below 180...we'll see.
Time for my 3 month check-up
May 14, 2007
My 3 month follow-up appointment with Dr. Mailapur is today. Hard to believe that with all the changes, it's only been 3 months since surgery. This past Sunday night I commented to my wife that I thought I was looking younger. Then on Monday, one of my co-workers out of the blue says "I think you look younger". Now that's a nice added perk to this whole thing. Once you hit 40, you don't expect to hear that. I have lost, according to my scale, 75 pounds so far...we'll see what the "official" word is later.
Got a very nice note from one of my listeners to my radio show about her husband who had the surgery. He weighed over 500 pounds and has lost 180 so far. It's stories like that which are so inspiring. No matter how bad you think you have it, there's always someone else who has it harder. Thank goodness for this remarkable surgery.
Eating problem seems to have gone away
May 05, 2007
The problem I was having eating seems to have taken care of itself. I spoke to my doctor and he advised a liquid diet for a couple of days and then to try again. It worked. I have now lost down to 288...that's 73 pounds since Feb 12, 2007. I bought some 44 waist jeans last night and can put them on, but they are a little snug to wear...maybe in another week they'll fit ok.
I posted some new photos of myself taken yesterday....I'm beginning to look like I remember myself looking. Now the fun part...losing down to below where I remember and really experiencing the new me.