Regret?

Mar 16, 2019

I have seen many times people ask if anyone has regrets of doing this surgery. Each time it got me thinking about it. Regrets? Yeah I have some. I regret getting lazy and gaining so much weight. I regret not living fully for my daughter when there were things I wouldnt be able to do. I regret living for so long unhappy, depressed.

Regret having the surgery? NEVER! it gave me back my life. At 47 I am doing more now than I did in my late 20's. i'm doing things I dreamt of doing for years but always thought i would never get the chance. Running again, hiking, canoeing. How can I regret something that has made my life 110% better?

Thats not to say that its always easy or always will be easy. I still struggle with the "lazy" me. Sometimes she wins and I put off going to the gym but most of the time the new me wins and I go. Once I get there I hate to leave lol. And when i set new goals for myself at the gym and meet those goals its the best feeling in the world.

I regret seeing the old me on my drivers license but i love when people cant believe I lost so much weight and I show them my id. The look on their face is priceless lol. So for anyone who wonders if their are regrets. My answer is Yes, but never will I regret having the surgery. It is well worth the time, struggle, and effort.

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Hubby at work so Wife... Goes to the gym

Mar 09, 2019

lol. Decided to go another day to the gym since hubby was working second shift today. I ended up running the full 5k instead of on and off running and walking. And I cycled an extra 2.5 miles. working towards 15 miles so i can then do a triatholon maybe next year. Since going to this new gym we have been going at least once a week. it feels so good once we get their. Just trying to keep that old lazy fat self from taking over our mind set's.

I was stalled for a long time at 188 I am starting to see a change again. Not only have some measurements gone down but my weight is averageing at 187.3 now. This afternoon the scale said 185.8. I'm not falling for it though. The scale touched that number onc before and than went back to 188. So we will have to see.

Weight: 187.8 lbs, Measurments: Neck 14.5", Chest 38.0", Waist 41.0", Hips 42", Thighs 23.0", Arms 12.5"

Gastric Bypass RNY Dec. 20 2017 

Hw:333
Sw: 271
My Cw:187.3

Dr. Gw: BMI < 28  

  
My Gw: 175
Current Overall Weight loss -145.7 lbs.,

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Heels or Flats?

Feb 26, 2019

My husband and I decided to go to a very nice resturant for our 21st. anniversary this year. We wantted to go somewhere we could dress up since we both have lost so much weight. I decided for the first time in many many years that I was also going to wear heels. 140+ lbs ago I would never have dreamed of wearing heels. 

I also decided to wear a dress that was above the knee's and off the shoulders. The only bad thing about it was since I had to wear a strapless bra and since my chest has deflated with the weight loss I looked like i didnt have any chest lol. 

We had a great time and we both felt so good. It was almost like we were seeing each other for the first time again. I guess in a way we were. We're both half the person we used to be when we first met. 

   

 

Weight: 187.8 lbs, Measurments: Neck 14.5", Chest 38.0", Waist 41.0", Hips 42", Thighs 23.0", Arms 12.5"

Gastric Bypass RNY Dec. 20 2017 

Hw:333
Sw: 271
My Cw:187.8

Dr. Gw: BMI < 28  

  
My Gw: 175
Current Overall Weight loss -145.2 lbs.,

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Winter Slack

Feb 09, 2019

I haven't posted much in the past month as not much has been going on. I am still stuck in the same weight yoyo. It jumps from 187ish to 189ish. I did go to my year appointment finally and much to my surprise found out i did meet my Dr's goal. I thought his goal for me was 185lbs but his goal was to get my BMI to below 28. My goal is still at least 175 though lol.

Went back to the gym yesterday. While my stats weren't that huge it felt good to work out again. Been slacking off over the winter. I ran on the tredmil for near 2 miles, rowed for 2 miles, did 300 steps on stair climber, than cycled for 5 miles. It felt so good to feel the burn of calories coming off as well as toning up the muscles for the summer excursions. Still trying to figure out a good exercise to tone up the excess skin. 

       

Weight: 187.8 lbs, Measurments: Neck 14.5", Chest 38.0", Waist 41.0", Hips 43", Thighs 23.0", Arms 13.0"

Gastric Bypass RNY Dec. 20 2017 

Hw:333
Sw: 271
My Cw:187.8

Dr. Gw: BMI < 28  

  
My Gw: 175
Current Overall Weight loss -145.2 lbs.,

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Ringing in the New Year with a New Me

Jan 01, 2019

 The Holidays were a bit surprising with me. We had all our normal foods (just made healthier in some cases) and even though it was so much rich food and more carbs in some cases than what we have been eatting; I did not gain any weight. On the contrary I continued to lose weight. 

New Years eve came and I steped on the scale. The scale read 185.6. I was so happy. I'm going to ring in the new year at my goal weight. Well my doctors goal weight. I ate breakfast, 1 hard boiled egg... Ok it was a deviled egg lol. And than took a shower. I wantted to get a picture of my goal weight so steped on the scale again. Much to my dismay I put on an extra pound. rofl. All day I kept weighing myself hoping to lose that extra pound once I dried off by it didnt work lol.

Thats Ok. I am still the lowest weight I have been in over 25years. And I know I will reach my goal before I meet with my surgeion for my overdue year appointment. 

I volunteer with our fire department. Every new years our town does a block party so we keep crowd control. This is a picture of me with our new years lion from last year and this year. Last year my coat couldnt even zip up. This year I had to get a whole new outfit and it was still big lol.

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1yr. Surgiversary

Dec 20, 2018

A year ago today I went to the hospital to have my weight loss surgery. While I didn't reach my personal goal, it is still a major improvement. I made the decision to improve my health. I have had many milestones. Some I have never even imagined. Some small and large milestones and victories. It was, and still is one of the BEST decisions I have ever made. My goal was to shoot for 185 lbs by my 1 year Surgery date. I have reached 187 lbs. It is only two pounds away, but I know I can still go this. Some of my additional milestones are..

1. I've gone from a size tight 28 to a 12.
2. I've started running again, doing 5 k runs and won 3rd in one of the races.
3. I've started kayaking with my Husband. My Kayaking adventures have brought me to see Horses on Assategue, Catch and eat the freshest crabs I have ever had, and something I have never imagine happening, a school of dolphins swimming next to my kayak. 
4. My adventures have taken me on many trails, waterways, islands in the Susquehanna river, waterfalls in the mountains, and even camping on the Appalachian trail.

These are things that I could not have done a year ago at my heaviest weight. I have met some amazing friends that have gone through, and supported me in my journey.

I look forward to doing these things again and having many more adventures as my journey continues.

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Hiking and Camping in the Freezing Cold

Dec 09, 2018

My husband and I decided that instead of sitting in our nice warm home this weekend, we were going to hike on the appalachian trail and camp overnight. This is something that before loseing weight we would not have been able to go very far carring food, and gear plus extra weight for both of us. 

We hiked 3.1 miles out, tried to keep a campfire going but it was a bit windy so the fire kept going out. So we decided to curl up in the tent and try and keep warm. One thing the weight was good for was keeping us warm lol but we could never have made it that far with 140+ lbs on each of us.

We struggled all night to keep warm. Even with our dogs with us. We kept waking up every couple of hours because we were cold. When we woke up we realized our water packs were half froze. We had a hot breakfast and quickly packed so we could start hiking again to warm up. 

By the time we were halfway back we started warming up. Going back we didnt stop for more than 5 min because we would start getting cold again. The dogs were even cold with their sweater's and coats. When we finally made it back to the car we were exhausted but it felt so good. We hiked a total of 6 miles in less than one day. 

BTW this coat is realy big but it was the only one I had that was warm enough for this trip. It is a 3X and I am now wearing a 1X to a L. and this is trooper. He is completely blind. So we had to go slow because of him, especially when he decided that he had walked long enough and we still had a mile left to go.


Weight: 189.4 lbs, Measurments: Neck 14.5", Chest 38.0", Waist 41.0", Hips 43", Thighs 23.0", Arms 13.0"

Gastric Bypass RNY Dec. 20 2017 

Hw:333
Sw: 271
My Cw:190.0

Dr. Gw: 185 
My Gw: 175
Current Overall Weight loss -143.6 lbs.,

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Good and Bad News

Nov 27, 2018

Well Thanksgiving has past with some good news and bad. The good news is I have not gained any weight after all that delicious food lol. I managed to still eat sensibly while still enjoying everything. I went to my brother and sister in laws and i think everyone was so shocked at how much weight we have lost. Next Day I went to hubby's mom's and that brought the bad news...

I woke up to pain in my side. I said It must be gas from the food yesturday. So i ignored it and we started the 5hr drive. The whole way I was in pain. Still being stubrin I said it was gas. Even stoped at a walmart to "walk it out" When that didnt work i bought some gas X and we continued on. We got to our destination and started prepareing dinner. After a couple hours and still in pain hubby decided to call our dr. and she said I needed to go to the hospital. After doing a CT scan I found out I need to have my gallbladder removed. I have sludge and small stones. 

After some mild pain med and rest I was feeling much better so we decided to try and hold off until January when my insurance kicks back in or if im lucky enough the summer so I wont have to take any time off work. 

More good news, I did a side by side from this year and last year and am amazed at the transformation. I mean I know I have lost weight, I see it in the numbers. But I still find it difficult to see that much of a difference until I see side by sides. I am now wearing clothes that are to small for my mother in law. I never imagined that would ever happen. 

Weight: 190.0 lbs, Measurments: Neck 14.5", Chest 38.0", Waist 41.0", Hips 43", Thighs 23.0", Arms 13.0"

Gastric Bypass RNY Dec. 20 2017 

Hw:333
Sw: 271
My Cw:190.0

Dr. Gw: 185 
My Gw: 175
Current Overall Weight loss -143.0 lbs.,

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Halloween Treat

Nov 01, 2018

My husband and I had a great time this Halloween. We did wear the same costumes as 2 years ago. I wanted a side by side picture this year so I can compare. Look at the difference of 2 years and a combine weight loss of 272 lbs between us both. My boss took a picture of me and I thought, man I don't look like I lost much in that costume, But after seeing it side by side I now see it. This is the same exact costumes. Same size. Only 2016 and last year it barely fit us. And this year it fit good even with clothes under them. 

Wow what a difference. 


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Sentimental Journey

Oct 27, 2018

I kept this sweater for many many years, even though it hasnt fit me since a year after I got it. I finally put it on after all these years and it fits. 

Flash back to about the year 2000 I went to my grandmothers for Christmas and she gave me a hand made sweater. It fit but was a little tight. But I loved it because my grandmother made it. When It stoped fitting (about a year later) I saved it because she made it and I couldnt bring myself to get rid of it. In 2004 my grandmother passed away and I continued to save the sweater even though I thought I would never fit in it again. Today I tried it on and It fits. It is even a little big. I am so happy I can wear this again and its in great shape after being stored for so long. 

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