UPDATE after 2 years
Nov 22, 2008
Wow, it's been 2 years since I've updated my profile. How bad is that. I'm so sorry I haven't kept this up to date. Alot has happened in my life over the last 2 years. One, I have a life. I did have a bounce back, and maybe that's part of why I didn't post. I gained back some weight but am happy to say that I am back on my way back down. I am currently at 176 and wearing a size 14 but they are starting to get baggy. I will be 3 years out in a week so I would call myself a success.
In my personal life, I have been divorced now for 7 months and couldn't be happier. It was a rough year leading up to it but I have since found a wonderful man who treats me the way I deserve to be treated. He loves me for who I am. I am truly happy.
I am continuing to work towards my goal but I have reset my goal to just be healthy. I would like to get back to 160 and then see about skin removal. I really think that is a reasonable weight for me. I will do my best to keep my profile updated more that bi-annually. I do log onto the website daily so NO EXCUSES. : )
Sep 14, 2006
Jul 31, 2006
I had my birthday last month. I am 40 years old now but I feel better than I have in years. I am still in a size 12 but can see a 10 in my near future. If it weren't for the hanging skin on my belly, I would probably already be in an 8 but can't do anything about that yet.
Jun 04, 2006
I hit 169 which at 5'3" is a BMI of 29.9. I wanted to hit this for my 6 month surgiversary but 5 days late is okay with me. I had my 6 month check with my surgeon on June 1st and everything checked out good. All of my labs came back perfect except for the B12. It was on the sheet to run but the lab missed it. I have to go back in for a blood draw to get it checked. I will do that this week and then just call the doctor to make sure it is okay.
May 29, 2006
May 16, 2006
I am doing well. Temptation and excuses have been showing their ugly heads lately so I need to buckle down and get back on track. I will walk at lunch today and stop with the snacking/grazing. I really want this to work and know I have come too far to start sabotaging myself now. I am very good about taking my vitamins and supplements and I get my water/crystal light in during the week with no problem. Weekends aren't always as good but I am working on that. I know I just need to nip a few things in the bud now before they get out of hand.
Apr 27, 2006
My sister and brother-in-law (Hi Penny, if your reading this) are now looking into having WLS with the same surgeon I used. I am very excited for them since I know what is in store for them. It feels good to be able to inspire others to try to get healthy.
This next part isn't WLS related but I want to write about it just for the sake of writing about it. Ha Ha. In February, my husband hurt his wrist. He went to our PCP and was told to take some pain med and if it wasn't better in a few weeks to go see an ortho doctor. Well, my husband is phobic about doctors and decided his wrist was feeling enough better to not follow up with the ortho. Well, here it is, 2 1/2 months later and I finally made him get an appt with the ortho doctor. He was still having pain in his wrist, not always severe but always there. The doc did an x-ray and found that his wrist is broken in 2 places and still had not healed. jeez. I took him yesterday afternoon to get a splint for it and he will be getting physical therapy on it 2x a week for 4 weeks. He had the nerve to tell me that I need to force him to go to the doctor sooner next time. He's 40 years old for goodness sake. Ha Ha.
Well, everythings going well. I'm still pleased with my continued weightloss. Sometimes I don't think I'm losing fast enough and then I go back and read through my updates and realize I'm doing just fine. I encourage everyone to keep a journal of some kind so you can go back and see where you came from. That's all for this time.
Apr 02, 2006
I now weigh less than my husband for the first time. I am down to 186. I have picked up my excercise and I am feeling pretty good. I do pretty good with eating. As long as I take it slow, I can eat pretty much anything now. Still haven't tried anything with sugar and I'm not planning on doing so any time soon. I figure it's better not knowing. I see so many people saying that they can tolerate sugar and wish they didn't know they could. I am going to just assume that I have problems with it and not test the waters.
Mar 16, 2006
I am one pound away from weighing the same as my hubby. I can't wait. I have never weighed less than him. He is the type that anytime I try to lose weight, he joins in so I have never been able to gain any ground on him. He is only 10-20 lbs. overweight right now so even if he starts losing to stay lower than me, I think I will be able to get there. We are very competitive which in this case is a good thing. ha ha.
I just looked back through my updates and realized I didn't update that I made it to onederland. I am now on the brink of breaking out of the 190's. I weighed in at 190 this morning.
My mom is still in rehab but they are finally talking about letting her go home in about 2 weeks at the end of the month. She is doing very well but realllly wants to go home. Her memory is very bad but we can deal with that. I still go by to see her every day. That's all for now.
Feb 20, 2006
I have been losing slow but steady. I am now down 40.5 since surgery making my total loss 56lbs. I was off yesterday for President's Day so went shopping for some clothes. I was able to get into 16W pants!! I started in a tight 22W. I was really surprised I could get into the 16W's. I guess I was baggier than I thought. I was able to find 2 pairs of pants and 2 shirts at the Goodwill store and then went to Kohl's to get a couple of bras and got 3 shirts.
People are really starting to notice my weight loss. Since last week, I have had half a dozen people make comments about it. It feels good to have people notice.
I have been tolerating most foods. I can't seem to do any type of fish without throwing up but can do chicken and beef. I have been eating out alot because of my mom in rehab. She lives within 5 miles of me so I go by to see her every day. I try to make good choices with eating out. I am cutting back on the carbs to see if I can boost my weight loss.
That's all for now.