1 Year Check -In
It's not quite my surgerversary, but I started counting at my pre-op liquid diet, since they did not weigh me the day of my surgery. Here are my stats:
Month 1 (9/2-10/2) 30 pounds
Month 2 (10/2-11/2) 18 pounds
Month 3 (11/2-12/2) 18 pounds
Month 4 (12/2-1/2) 14 pounds
Month 5 (1/2-2/2) 12 pounds
Month 6 (2/2-3/2) 9 pounds
Month 7 (3/2-4/2) 12 pounds
Month 8 (4/2-5/2) 9 pounds
Month 9 (5/2-6/2) 10 pounds
Month 10 (6/2-7/2) 8 pounds
Month 11 (7/2-8/2) 11 pounds
Month 12 (8/2-9/2) 7 pounds
A year ago I weighed 311 pounds and today I weigh 152, for a loss of 159 pounds. I've lost 187 since my highest recorded weight of 339. My BMI is 23.8. I hope to lose 6 more pounds. I love to exercise and am healthy as a horse. Life is amazing again!!
Laura in Texas
53 years old; 5'7" tall; HW: 339 (BMI=53); GW: 140 CW: 170 (BMI=27)
RNY: 09-17-08 Dr. Garth Davis
brachioplasty: 12-18-09 Dr. Wainwright; lbl/bl: 06-28-11 Dr. LoMonaco
"May your choices reflect your hopes and not your fears."
At the moment I am in the process of getting my panni removed. My health insurance will cover that and my copay will be $15.00 if I go for the full tummy tuck that will be $7500 so I will go with the cheaper one. The boobs are sad but know I can shop at Victoria Secrets and make them feel all dressed up.
This was the best year for me. For me it was pretty easy but I also stuck to the rules for the first 6 months and really used that time to lose 80% of my weight I wanted to lose. I am now a regular person with a normal appetite. I notice that I am hungry a lot now but I snack on lots of fruits or if there is steak in the refridge I will take a couple pieces and eat that. It really feels me up. Better than chips where I think I could eat the whole little bags now. Sounds funny now. Before I could put away the whole bag of Maui Onion Chips.
Mahalo guys for all your support. I couldn't have done it without you.
5'4": Surgery 240/Current 135/Goal 140 = 105 lbs lost!!! BMI 22.5 I'm Normal
6 Years Later highest 198 / Current 176 / Goal 140
Hit Goal on 5/14/09 8 months out!
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I eat protein, protein, protein and drink lots of water and diet iced tea...Sometimes I still need the lift me up (caffein) so I might do 1/2 and 1/2....I work long hours so I have to make sure I get in my meals - which is extremely difficult so I use protein shakes when I can't sit down and eat a normal meal.
Great snacks include cheese, turkey (deli meat) with ww crackers -- fresh fruit, peanut butter crackers....
Good luck and keep us posted, okay?
Highest Weight = 206 lbs.
Surgery Weight = 185.6 lbs.
Current Weight = 122 lbs.
Goal Weight = 130 lbs. (5'1")
To everyone out there who had surgery Sept of 08...happy anniversary, and congrats on your success!!!
SW: 258 CW: 167 GW: 138 91lbs down, 29 lbs to go