I Beat Obesity!

Kathy1212
on 12/6/17 12:03 pm

Hi friends,

I have some exciting news. I weighed 174.6 today, and have now, according to the BMI chart, beat Obesity!

I am 5'4" tall, and was 304 when I started this journey with Optifast last January 11th, and my BMI was 52.18, Obese Class 3.

Now my BMI is 29.97. It says I have to lose another 29 Lbs to reach normal, but I'm not sure I want to lose that much more; I've already lost 129.4 Lbs. I have some loose skin now but it's not too bad and I don't want to have a ton of it as I can't afford surgery. I do want to lose another 10-15 Lbs for sure, and my goal is 145 but when I made that goal, I did it based on BMI alone and knew I might want to change it later, depending on how I look and feel.

I do want to go down 1 more pant size and will be there soon, I think.

I've been sick all week, with a fever which triggered my asthma, so am not feeling as excited as I anticipated about finally reaching this goal. I am happy, but just feel bleah from being sick, lol.

I hope you're all having a good week.

Pre-Op Visit: Jan. 10, 2017, weight 304, surgeon: Dr. David Lindsay, St. Joe's, Toronto

1st Day of (3 weeks worth of) Optifast: Jan. 11, 2017

Surgery Date: Feb. 1st, 2017

  Kathy  

Smoka
on 12/6/17 12:39 pm
RNY on 09/12/17

I am the same height. I have 8 more pounds to go until I am no longer obese too! Can't wait. Congratulations to you!!

Barb

Referred May 2016, Orientation July 4, 2016, Pre-Nutrition Class March 31, 2017, Nurse April 10, 2017, Blood work/ECG April 13, 2017, Ultra-sound April 27, 2017, Psychologist May 30, 2017, Colonoscopy and Gastroscopy June 5, 2017, Internist June 13, 2017, Dietician June 14, 2017, 2nd Round of blood work August 2, 2017, Surgeon September 6, 2017, Surgery September 12, 2017 - St. Joe's Hamilton - No Opti

Height 5"4" HW 231 SW222 CW141

PreOp-9 lbs M1-20lbs M2-11lbs M3-13lbs M4-7lbs M5-8lbs M6-7lbs M7-5lbs M8-5lbs M9-2lbs M10-0lbs M11 - 0lbs M12 - 0lbs

Kathy1212
on 12/6/17 1:19 pm

Thank you, Barb :-). You'll be there in no time!

Pre-Op Visit: Jan. 10, 2017, weight 304, surgeon: Dr. David Lindsay, St. Joe's, Toronto

1st Day of (3 weeks worth of) Optifast: Jan. 11, 2017

Surgery Date: Feb. 1st, 2017

  Kathy  

rce884
on 12/6/17 12:46 pm
RNY on 09/05/17

I am SO happy for you this is an amazing milestone!

I may not be there yet, but I'm closer than I was yesterday!

Highest weight 311/ Weight day of surgery 271/One Month 257/ Two Months 247.5 / Three Months 241/ Four months 234/ Five months 228

Kathy1212
on 12/6/17 1:20 pm

Thank you!

Pre-Op Visit: Jan. 10, 2017, weight 304, surgeon: Dr. David Lindsay, St. Joe's, Toronto

1st Day of (3 weeks worth of) Optifast: Jan. 11, 2017

Surgery Date: Feb. 1st, 2017

  Kathy  

anncha
on 12/6/17 1:07 pm

This is a really big deal! well done to you. You've worked your butt off to get here and deserve every bit of happiness this milestone brings.

Referral to Sudbury: April 28th 2017, Orientation: July 19th 2017, 1:1's: Dec 14th 2017, Follow up with NP: Jan 9th OTN: Jan 18th, Pre-Op: Feb 12th, Surgery: Feb 27th - 2 weeks of Opti. Hospital: St. Joseph's TO with Dr Sullivan.

Height: 5'11, age 38. SW: 323lb CW:196lb

Kathy1212
on 12/6/17 1:21 pm

Thank you so much!

You know that saying is so true, about working a butt off. I didn't think it was possible but I miss my big butt; it gets sore now to sit for any length of time, lol.

Pre-Op Visit: Jan. 10, 2017, weight 304, surgeon: Dr. David Lindsay, St. Joe's, Toronto

1st Day of (3 weeks worth of) Optifast: Jan. 11, 2017

Surgery Date: Feb. 1st, 2017

  Kathy  

anncha
on 12/6/17 1:23 pm

I think I might miss that too when it eventually happens. Having some junk in the trunk is handy for sitting :D

Referral to Sudbury: April 28th 2017, Orientation: July 19th 2017, 1:1's: Dec 14th 2017, Follow up with NP: Jan 9th OTN: Jan 18th, Pre-Op: Feb 12th, Surgery: Feb 27th - 2 weeks of Opti. Hospital: St. Joseph's TO with Dr Sullivan.

Height: 5'11, age 38. SW: 323lb CW:196lb

Kiki73
on 12/6/17 1:54 pm

Congrats!

Kathy1212
on 12/6/17 2:22 pm

Thanks!

Pre-Op Visit: Jan. 10, 2017, weight 304, surgeon: Dr. David Lindsay, St. Joe's, Toronto

1st Day of (3 weeks worth of) Optifast: Jan. 11, 2017

Surgery Date: Feb. 1st, 2017

  Kathy  

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