6 years

May 16, 2011

This year I will be celebrating the 6th anniversary of my weight loss surgery.  I still consider it one of the best things I have done for myself.  I am 10 pounds up from my lowest weight.  I am working to get this off. 

September 28, 2010

Sep 28, 2010

Another year has flown by.  I am feeling great.  My bloodwork, blood pressure and cholesteral are all within the normal ranges.  My weight has been fluctuating between 150 and 155 lbs.  It has been 5 1/2 years since my surgery and I consider staying within 10 lbs of my lowest weight a success.

I eat normally, just a lot less.  I am able to eat just about anything without any problems.   I try to eat high protein low fat foods but do allow myself treats once in a while. 

October, 2009

Oct 20, 2009

I cannot believe I haven't updated for over a year.  My youngest, Jonathan, was a senior in high school last year and I was kept busy with all that goes with being a senior plus the 3 sports that he does. In September we took him off to college.  He is at Eastern Washington University, which is about a 3 hour drive from our home.  We miss him terribly, but it helps that our son David is home trying to save for grad school. Our daughter has moved twice in the last year and finally settled (last weekend) in a small town west of Yakima. My husband and I have worked hard to get them to the point of being productive adults, so we are thrilled for them and their new lives, but sad for ourselves because we miss the days of having the family all together.

I have done pretty well with my weight.  I had gained 15 pounds, but took off 10 and have been holding at around 150 lbs for the last several months.  It will always be a struggle, but I am determined to maintain this weight and to stay heathy.  I am able to eat anything without any problems, and have energy to spare on most days.



August 7, 2008

Aug 07, 2008

I just got a friendly reminder to update, and since it's been 8 months, I figured I had better.  The last few months have been a struggle for me weightwise.  We have been traveling a lot and I have been grazing way too much.  I had put on 15 lbs, but have now taken off 5 of that.  I am determined to get back to 145 lbs.  This surgery has been a miracle for me, but, if I am not diligent, I will gain the weight back.

Except for gaining the weight, this has been a great year so far.  My youngest son had a great year in school both in his studies and his athletics.  He plays football, basketball and does track and every season went very well.  He actually got 1st in the shot put at the Washington State Track Championships and got 4th in the discus.  We were so proud of him.  I was very proud of my husband too, as he coaches him.  Our oldest son got a great job using his degree (architecture) and moved home so he can pay off his school loans.  He loves his job and it is great to see him being so successful.  Our daughter also recently moved home so she could pay off some medical bills.  She is very sweet and fun to have around.  It is wonderful having the family together, although it's a bit crowded since we got used to the older 2 being gone.

Well, that's all that has been going on in my life.  I will update more often from now on.


Jan 12, 2008

I havent updated in 6 months so decided I better get on the ball.  I am doing very well.  I fluctuate between 147 and 152 depending on the time of month.  I still have lots of energy, my bloodwork, cholesterol and blood pressure are all excellent.

2 year surgery anniversary

May 28, 2007

Yesterday, I celebrated my second anniversary since having surgery.  Time has just flown by since the surgery and my life has improved more than I ever dreamed possible.  It's the simple things that have made life so delightful since the weight has come off.  Being able to sit wherever I want in any chair that I want.  Gone are the days when I stood or sat in the grass while camping or at outdoor sporting events becasue of those dreaded canvas chairs.  I actually look forward to meeting new people instead of dreading it.  Last summer, I flew to Northern California to be with my son David and his good friend Brandon.  I stayed a week with Brandons parents, something I  never would have done at 300 lbs.  Just the worry of fitting in the plane seats would have been enough to make me not take the trip let alone staying with people I didn't know.  I ended up meeting wonderful people and making wonderful memories that I might have missed out on before surgery.  All in all, the last 2 years have been the best in my life because I am finally living.

Happy St. Patricks Day (one day late)

Mar 18, 2007

Yesterday, on St. Patricks Day,  I celebrated my 47th birthday.  Even though I am older, I feel so much younger than I did 2 years ago and can do so many things I couldn't before. I am now 22 months out from surgery.  I have lost a total of 155 lbs.  I weigh 145 lbs and have energy to burn and I wear medium or small tops and a size 10 pant. 

I had the best birthday ever.  My youngest had a track meet and since my husband helps coach, we were gone most of the day.  I love the meets and the socializing with other parents, so I had a good time.  We got home at about 3:30 and when I walked in, My sister Teresa from Seattle and my niece Katrina from Tacoma, along with my children were there to yell surprise!!  I was very surprised that Teresa and Katrina were there.  The boys had cleaned house, had made 2 cakes and bought me a dozen roses while I was gone.  Teresa, Katrina and the boys had decorated the house with shamrocks.  It was such a wonderful suprise.  We went out for a Mexican dinner and then went home to have cake and icecream.  My daughter and her boyfriend got there at that point and we all stayed up late talking.  It felt so good to have all the kids and my sister there.  I am so blessed to have such wonderful family.  My husband is one of the most supportive persons I know. My kids are wonderful, my sons room mate, who I consider one of my own, is a gem.  My sister is my best friend.  My niece is a beauty, inside and out.  I could not have asked for a better day.

I'm still losing

Feb 25, 2007

I got on the scale this morning and am down 4 more pounds for a total of 155 pounds lost. I weigh 145 lbs.   I have a feeling these 4 lbs are a fluke and will be back on soon, but I am going to enjoy the moment.  I have not weighed this little since I was in 8th grade.

The more things change, the more they stay the same

Feb 04, 2007

I have realized that I no longer have that inner dialog.  The one where I constantly tell myself what a horrible, worthless, fat person I am and how much I hated being me.  I used to be more cruel to myself than anyone else could ever be.  What a blessing that dialog is gone.  The really sad thing is, tho, that I am the same person that I was back then.  Just a bit smaller.  I so wish I could have loved myself more back then.  A really sad thing tho is that I still feel fat.  I am in a size ten pant and weigh 149 lbs and still feel like I have a huge butt and legs.  I always thought, if I got to a size 12, that I would be thin and life would be perfect and now look at me....a size 10 and still thinking I am too big.   Logically, I know that I cannot be as big as I think.......but I still have those thoughts.  I wonder if I will ever feel completely "normal" and I wonder if others have these same thoughts.  Now don't get me wrong, I am thrilled and feel so much better physically and so much more attractive that I used to feel, but I still can't see myself as normal. 

Time flies when you are having fun

Jan 23, 2007

It seems I have less time to post these days.   I am hovering between 149 and 152 lbs and think I am well and truly done losing weight.  I am so thrilled with my weight loss and didn't think I would get to my goal.  I was told the average weight loss would be about 65% of my excess weight and I am thrilled to have 100% of mine gone.  I am now wearing.......drum roll please..........a size 10 pant.  I don't think I have ever been in a size 10, at least not in my adult years.  I wear small or medium tops.  I have so much energy.  We are remodeling our basement and I have been able to keep up and get things done without being overly tired.  I love this surgery!!!!!

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Yakima, WA
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Apr 05, 2005
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