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
I need to update more often but I don't have much to report. I am holding at 162 right now. I really need to get my head back in the game to get these last 20-25 lbs off. I am working out but not consistently. At least 3 times a week but I know I can do more. I need to get my eating back under control. If I can conquer those 2 things I know I can get the scale moving again. I would really like to be at goal for my one year anniversary in 2 1/2 months. It's doable if I work really hard.
Jul 31, 2006
I guess it's been a while since I updated. The weightloss has slowed significantly. I was at 163.5 this morning. I have not been eating the best for the last few weeks but I have increased my excercise. I joined the fitness center here at work and have continued to do my walking when it isn't too hot. I know if I can get my eating back in control I will be able to pick up the pace of the loss again. I am working on it.
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 am now just overweight!! yee haw !!
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
Well, here is is, 6 months out. I didn't quite make my goal. I wanted to me at 169 and only got to 170. Hey, what's one pound. I'm still happy. This has been an incredible ride so far. I really can't believe 6 months has already passed. I have lost 84 lbs total, 68.5 since surgery. I just bought some new capris over the weekend that were a size 12. Woozers, I haven't worn that size in 20 years. I am still working on the grazing thing but it's getting better. I need to up the excersise again to help speed up the losing. All in all, I am pleased with my progress and looking forward to seeing it continue. I am 30-35 lbs away from goal, so I am over half way there.
May 16, 2006
I'm coming up on 6 months and I am really pleased with my progress. This morning I weighed in at 172.5. I still have 2 weeks until my 6 month surgiversary so maybe I can make the 160's by then. That's just 2.5 lbs. I will make that my goal for 6 months, to weigh in at 169. How cool is that. I already weigh less than when I got married almost 20 years ago.
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
Well, I'm almost 5 months out and am down to 178. WOW!! I am starting to get brave and get some clothes that are cute. It's a painful process but hopefully it will get easier as time goes on. I am so used to finding a top that fits and getting 3 or 4 in different colors. I think those days are behind me.
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
Time to update again. My mom is home as of last Tuesday and is doing very well. Her memory seems to be better now that she is home.
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
Happy St. Patrick's Day. I raided my daughter's closet this morning to see if I could find anything green to wear. I am wearing a size 14/16 top with a jr XL sweater (both green). My daughter has lost almost 40lbs. and these don't fit her anymore so I hope she doesn't mind. It sure felt good for me. My kids have been gone all week on a church mission trip to Mexico. They will be home tomorrow. My son called last night to tell us that my daughter has been sick. He seem concerned but that's his nature. I keep telling myself that if she was that bad, one of the adults would have made the call and they would take her into El Paso to be seen. One of the adults on the trip is a nurse so I am sure she is in good hands. I will be so glad to have them home tomorrow. It has been nice to get some one on one time with the hubby though. We have reconnected and enjoyed each others company.
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
It's been a while since I have updated. It's been a tough month here. Not as far as WLS goes but just in general. My mom was hospitalized a month ago with pnuemonia and is now in rehab because she got to weak to get herself out of bed. She is getting better each day and I hope within the next few weeks she can go home.
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.