30th High School Reunion & First Time Flying!
Mar 27, 2009
Tomorrow I will be attending my 30th High School Reunion too! All this in one weekend. I'm excited but nervous about the reunion. I'm not sure why. I guess I'm worried about how I look even after losing all the weight almost 3 years ago.
My hubby told me that there won't be anyone looking better than me! He's such a good guy!
Where does the time go....
Aug 02, 2008
Super Duper WOW Moment--A Two Piece Swimsuit???
Mar 20, 2008
Now I can check one more thing off my "What I want to do when I hit my goal weight" list! Give it up for WLS!!
Happy New Year 2008!
Jan 11, 2008
Life is so good and I am so blessed!
2 Year Surgiversary!
Dec 13, 2007
Well, Christmas is just around the corner! I'm looking very forward to it this year. The tree is up and all the shopping and wrapping is finished. My greatest food weakness during Christmas is chocolate! I stuff my husband and boys stockings with it. But I have discovered that I can have one Herseys Kiss at a time and I really like the new candy-cane white chocolate ones!
I am still maintaining at about 155-160 pounds and wearing a size 8-10 in pants. I'm feeling great and life couldn't be better!
WOW--22 months out!
Oct 05, 2007
My sister is doing really well too. She is down from about 315 to 180ish and looks like a million bucks!
The only problems I ever experience now are if I over-eat or take in too much fat at one sitting. I stay right away from the sugar--don't even attempt it!
My hair has finally stopped falling out. I started growing new hair within months after surgery, but the old stuff just kept falling out. I thought it would never stop.
My family doctor has sent several patients to Barix, but recommends they meet with me first to get the 'good, the bad and the ugly" about WLS before they go. I really enjoy sharing and talking with people who are just starting their journey.
Well, not much else to say--life is good!
Happy Canada Day 2007!
Jun 30, 2007
I am staying between 150 and 160 pounds depending on the 'timeof the month' etc.
I can eat just about anything, but in smaller portions of course. I still eat too quickly or too much once in a while.
One thing I have noticed since I lost the weight is that my periods are much more painful and I have more 'symptoms' than I had when I was heavy. They have been bad enough that I went to my doctor about it. He told me something I didn't know--estrogen is stored in fat! So, since alot of my body's estrogen used to be stored in my fat and it is now in my body where it should be, my periods changed. This includes alot of pain and tenderness and they are very heavy. I have an appointment to see an OB-GYN in July to discuss my options. The periods are bad enough, I am contemplating a hysterectomy.
We purchased a new home in February--our first brand new one. We are really enjoying it except for all the dust and dirt because of the homes being built in the sub-division around us. Four years ago when we moved to Aylmer, we never thought we would be in a beautiful brand new home. God has been so good to us and blessed us so much! I have a great paying job that I love and now we have this home! He is good all the time!
Our oldest son, Nick is home from his first year at university. He is attending Wilfred Laurier University in Waterloo. He is taking performance music. Nick is a very gifted French horn player--another blessing from God! Our younger son, Greg, just finished his third year of high school and enjoying the summer holidays. He would like to go to college and take something in the computer animation field He is a very talented young artist--well, another blessing!
I am planning my tummy tuck for next spring and looking very forward to it!
I guess that's it for now.
New Update for 2007!
Jan 22, 2007
I am down to 153 pounds. That's a loss of 132 lbs. My BMI is 27.1 and started out at 50.8 before surgery almost 14 months ago. I'm very, very happy with my results and my decision to do this. It has changed my life!
I went to Walmart yesterday and bought two pairs of their name brand jeans in a size 8! OK, maybe you didn't catch that--I said in a size 8! The only part of me that has been a size 8 in the last 25 years is my pinky finger!
I MUST get some updated pics on here. But first I have to buy a camera! We haven't had one in our house in a very long time--hmmmm... wonder why?
One Year Update!
Nov 29, 2006
November 28th was my one year anniversary since surgery. Wow, how time flies! I can't believe it's been a year already.
I went to Barix for my first annual check up on Monday November 27th. Dr. Schram was very pleased with my results. They expect you to lose 60-65% of your excess weight during the first year. I have lost 85% of mine! I started at 285 pounds with a goal of 140 pounds. I currently weigh 160 pounds which gives me a loss of 125 pounds! Amazing! I really don't care if I lose another ounce. I'm very happy where I am and feel like a completely new person. I know I look like a new person! I saw someone on Monday who hasn't seen me for 3 years and didn't know I had lost weight. When I was re-introduced to her she went all freaky and couldn't believe it was me! After she settled down, she admitted that I looked familiar, but she just couldn't place me! So funny!
It was a nice day spent in the US. I went with a friend, Nancy, who I don't get to spend as much time with as I would like. We had a great day! We shopped in Ypsilanti at a few stores--took our time with no pressure to hurry. Thought we would get pulled over at the border though. The guard asked us how much we spent and then asked to see our receipts. Then he asked me if I knew how much we were allowed to spend when you are only over for the day. I told him I thought it was very little or nothing. He said you're right-nothing. Then he hands me everything back and says have a nice day ladies. Off we went. We stopped at Applebees for supper in Windsor and then headed home. I bought 2 pairs of pants, a pair of black boots and some Christmas stuff. I also bought a bunch of groceries we can't get here. All in all--a fun day!
Recontructive Surgeon Dr. DiNick
Nov 19, 2006
Anyway, he was just as wonderful as Carey Poisson said he was. He was relaxed, patient and very knowledgeable. He showed me before/after photos of other TT's which were amazing but not unrealistic 'Barbie dolls'. He spent about half an hour with me and the consultation was $100 US. Dr. DiNick explained everything from where I would be cut to the fact that he sees his patients on a regular basis for check ups for an entire year after surgery. He wasn't sure what the quote would be as they don't deal with very many self-paying patients. He is going to have his staff send me a quote by mail.
So, all in all, I was very pleased with him and learned some things from him that the other two surgeons hadn't talked about (probably because I didn't ask the right questions) but after talking with hubby about it and weighing all the pros and cons, it just seems very inconvenient for me to go to the US for this surgery.
Down a couple more pounds to 160!