Major Changes!!

Oct 21, 2007

135 lbs.

A lot has happened since the last time I  posted.  About 3 weeks after I had my hysterectomy, I had to have emergency surgery and have my gallbladder and my appendix taken out.  I was having severe gallbladder attacks.  The doctor was pretty sure that it was my gallbladder and thought it best to go ahead and take my appendix as well.  It's a darn good t hing he took my appendix out.  When the pathology report came back, it showed that I had a carcinoid tumor growing in my appendix, which does not exhibit symptoms, so it is possible that I would have never known it was there.  He said that it could have become cancerous.  

I have lost 92 pounds and I am wearing a size 6 in jeans and a size small in shirts.  I was always at a healthy weight until the last 7 years when I didn't take care of my diabetes and let my weight get out of control.  But even at a "healthy" weight, I wasn't a size 6.  I haven't been a size 6 since highschool.  Of course now, I am a lot more jiggly than I was in highschool, but that's okay.  I can't believe how much better I feel.  The main thing I notice is that I am sleeping so much better.  I have a lot more energy and I even took on a second job.  I am a server at a nice steakhouse, which is a very fast paced job that keeps me on my toes.  

I am so grateful to God that I have been blessed with this surgery.  I haven't had any complications, other than having to have my gallbladder removed and a hernia.  There is one thing that I do NOT like and that is the massive hairloss.  I have easily lost at least half of my hair, which is not good considering I didn't have a lot to start with.  I am almost a year out and I am STILL loosing A LOT of hair every day.  A friend of mine, who is a hairdresser, swears it's because of me having 4 surgeries in 7 months and she says the anesthesia will make your hair fall out.  She says that it takes about 6 months after surgery for your hair to stop falling out.  If that's true, my hair should stop falling out at about Christmas time.  I do have new hair coming in, but sadly even the new stuff is falling out.  

I hope to update my pictures sometime this week.  I have been so busy working 2 jobs that I don't have a lot of time. 


Jun 17, 2007

150.0 lbs

I am feeling much better.  Still very tender and the staples look infected, so they are very sore.  I get them taken out tomorrow morning.  I am very ready for that.


Jun 15, 2007


152.4 lbs
I had an abdominal hysterectomy last Thursday and it has knocked me on my bootie.  It has definitely been worse than gastric bypass.  I have about an 8 inch incision just above my pubic bone.  I have been in A LOT of pain. 

Weight loss has slowed waaaaayyyyyy down!

May 30, 2007

155.0 lbs.

I have about 20 more pounds to go until I am at my goal.  At this rate, it is going to take me quite a while.  I don't want to complain though.  I am so happy with the weight loss that I have had and I know that it will get better.  

I am scheduled for an abdominal hysterectomy and bladder suspension next Thursday.  I hope that goes well!  I hope that I don't lose more hair because of the anesthesia and the surgery.  I have been told that anesthesia can cause some hair loss.  I can't afford to lsoe any more hair. 


May 03, 2007

158.6 pounds.  I have lost 69 pounds so far.  I am about 20 pounds from my goal.  Woo Hoo!!!  I never realized how much sleep I was loosing at night due to tossing and turning.  I am sleeping so much better now.  This surgery has been a true blessing!  I have been so blessed to be able to have had it.  Thank you God

30 Pounds from my goal!

Apr 11, 2007

165.2 pounds
I think my goal is 135 pounds.  I haven't weighed 135 in so long.  I don't want to be too thin so if I look healthy at 140 then I will stop there.  I am just so excited to get there.  My hair is still falling out so bad.  I sure hope that it stops very soon.  I am losing a ton of hair.  I can't believe how much better I am sleeping.  I never realized how much sleep I wasn't getting.  I tossed and turned all night because the weight would push on the nerves on my legs so they would go numb and I would have to turn over all night.


Apr 04, 2007


I noticed that on the weeks that I get more fluids in, I tend to lose more weight.  You would think that would be inspiration enough for me to get my fluids in.  I am having a hard time being that disciplined.  

A lady in my bible study class told me yesterday that I was getting scrawny.  I took that as a compliment.  I told her that I had 25 or so to lose.  She told me that I would look like a stick.  I don't want to look like a stick but I feel that 140 would be a good number for me.  

I feel so much better now that I have gotten 60 pounds off.  I haven't walked much this week (aunt flo is here and I don't feel like doing anything when "she's" here).  I walked 5 miles last monday though.  I will try to squeeze in a 2 mile walk today.

up down, up down

Mar 27, 2007


The other day I weighed 168.6.  My weight goes up down, up down, up down.  I lose 1, gain 2.  At least I am still losing though.  I started walking 2 miles a day about 5 days a week.  I have been walking a brisk pace (2 miles in 30 minutes), so hopefully I will see the numbers drop soon!

So Slooooooooowwwwww!!!

Mar 10, 2007

173 lbs.

 I can't believe how slow it's been going lately.  Very Discouraging!  I try to not to complain though because at least I am not gaining weight.  My hair has been falling out so bad for the past month or so.  I guess I can deal with that.  I sure hope that it stops soon.

Almost 4 months out

Feb 27, 2007


175 pounds

My weight loss has slowed waaaaayyyyyy down.  I am so grateful that I am still losing though.  I have now officially lost 52 pounds.  My goal weight is 135-140.  I will have to see how I feel when I get there.  I have had a few drinks of diet dr. pepper a few times.  I better nip that right in the bud.  I know there is contraversy over soda but I don't want to be drinking it.  I better get my "old" habits under control.  They are starting to creep in a bit.

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Major Changes!!
Weight loss has slowed waaaaayyyyyy down!
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up down, up down
So Slooooooooowwwwww!!!
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