Mar 19, 2009
Not only did my best girlfriends come down to help me celebrate but I was looking AND feeling better than ever!
I dance all night for 2 nights (Fri & Sat) and wasn't tired (until the next day)!
It was amazing!
June 19th will be my 2 year surgiversary!! All is well and I am truly blessed & happy
Missed the Summer
Aug 31, 2008
I got a part-time job in June and it's been a hectic summer....
I have not reached my goal for Labor Day (today) of 140lbs down but I haven't gained any weight either. With the part time job and all the visitors this summer, I haven't been able to keep up my excercise routine but I have been watching my eating and getting in my vitamins and protein.
On a good note, I went to the Yankee game with my mother yesterday and what a difference from 2 years ago!
Two years and 130lbs ago I went to the stadium with my mom (a die hard fan) and some friends and had to sit wedged into the seat for 7 innings in pain. The seat was cutting off the circulation to my hips. I was too afraid to move until the seventh-inning strech because I didn't want anyone to see me struggle to get out of the seat.
This time when I went, I plopped right down just like everyone else.
It was great! I was so comfortable, I was able to really enjoy the game and the atmosphere. It was great!
Best yet, the size 3X t-shirt I bought 2 years ago to where to that game fit like a night shirt yesterday so I couldn't wear it as I am now a size large (in tops). I was also able to walk up and down the ver long subway steps at the Yankee stadium stop without being winded, out of breath and sweaty.
The milestones just keep coming!!! I am Sooo happy. Even if I don't lose another ounce, this was the best thing I could've done for myself!
I have 53 more lbs. I want to lose and I think i can make that my next
June which will be my 2 year Post-Op anniversary.
I know I can do it....
I'll keep you posted!
Back on Track
Jul 14, 2008
I've finally gotten back on track with my eating.
We've cut out the sweets and gotten back in the protein habit!
I'm down another 2 lbs. this week for a total of 127lbs.! That's great!
I am SOOO pleased! I hope to be down 140lbs by the end of the summer (Labor Day)! So far I am on track. I've also begun running again along with weight training so that has also helped kick up the weight loss!
More to come!
3 More pounds
Jul 07, 2008
I am down another 3 lbs.! All total, I am down 125lbs.!! It's too amazing! I just feel so great! This is really the best tool for weight loss for me. I struggled for so long before surgery trying to lose weight and now I have a 'normal' life and I can eat and live like a 'normal' person. I have discovered that bread is still a weight loss inhibitor for me but I can live with that since I haven't eaten bread regularly for about 5 years!!!
It's just great to have a slice of pizza and have that one slice be enough or in most cases too much without having to beat myself up for it.
Can't wait to see what happens next!
1 Year Down the Rest of my Life to Go!!
Jun 20, 2008
Life has been SOOOO good that I totally missed the fact that yesterday had been 1 year since I had surgery!!!
Everything has been pretty great!
I am down 122lbs. and I feel better than I have in years.
I just want to testify that this was the best thing I've ever done for myself!
I still have a ways to go but I know that I can make it.
It's been a year and I am still motivated to exercise and walk whenever and whereever I can.
I just want to say 'THANK YOU' to OH and BAF for the inspiration, love and support.
Even though I am mostly a 'lurker' know that your stories inspire and touch those that come to the site.
This site has been an amazing source for me and really helped me through my journey.
For those of you 'lurking' and watching, be encouraged and know that you are NOT the only one and we have all been there and understand.
Reach out when you need to and someone will be there.
Thanks again to all of you!!
Jun 10, 2008
This time has passed so quickly....
It's been a while since i've posted.
I can't believe it's almost been a year and SO much is new.
I am no longer with the 'new guy' but that is no issue. The next one is right around the corner. 'Literally!'
I am so active now, I can't believe it.
I am more active now than in my best youthful years.
I go to church regularly, I have a second job and I excercise 3 days a week.
It is amazing!!!!
More to come later
The Little Engine that Could
May 13, 2008
Well it's been almost 11 months and I am now down 119lbs!
I am wearing a 1X (14-16) top and an 18 pants.
It's Still really inbelievable. I haven't posted in a while because I
met a new guy and I've been so wrapped up in this new relationship .
I am really loving and living life right now!
I love the weight loss but I really just love being able to live my life the way I want. I love being able to eat, excercise, walk and date like a 'normal' person. It really is a new concept for me but one I love!
Next month will be my 1 year surgiversary.....
At that time I hope to be down at least 130lbs and a siz 14 pants.
I also hope to be fully involved and absolutly in love with my new guy .
More to come......
Stall. what stall!
Apr 02, 2008
I am down another 3 lbs. for a total of 113lbs down.
I am Sooo happy!
Actually, I don't really think it was a stall but an adjustment.
Even though I haven't lost any lbs. I was still losing inches.
I went down 2 pant sizes even though only down 3 lbs.
The key is to just keep excercising and eat right.
I will continue to press on.
I have 87 more lbs. to go!
Wish me luck!
It's My Birthday!!!
Mar 14, 2008
Today is my 32nd birthday and I feel better than I did at 22
I just think back to 1 year ago today.
I was anxiously going to all of my appointments to make this surgery a reality. Today, 1year later....I am 110lbs. lighter, healthier, happier and truly blessed that I had this surgery and got through it safely and so far sucessfully.
It is still difficult some days making the right choices about food and exercise but it is definitly better than it was 1 year ago.
I can't advocate that this sugery is for everyone. However, if you research this and pray on it and decide it's for you, I can say that it is the best thing you can do for yourself if you've struggled with weight for a long period of time.
I thank God everyday!
I am truly blessed!
I can't wait to see where I am by this time next year!
Mar 10, 2008
Well I am finally over this stall!
I hadn't lost any weight in the last 6 weeks. It was so frustrating. I know that I can eat more than I could the 1st 3 months out. That's not the problem... I also found out I don't dump and I've been a little careless with my carb and sugar intake. Even though I've been losing inches continuously, I think what I've been eating has really hindered the weight loss. So I began being more strict with my eating and I started going to the gym 5 days instead of 3 and made my workouts a little more intense and ole, I am down 5 more pounds!
Now it's been 38 weeks and almost 9 months since my surgery and I am down 110lbs.
I can't believe it.
According to my new male friend, I've lost a whole skinny bitch!
I just hope I am pass this stall for at least another 3 months. I want to lose 40 lbs. more by the summer. If I do I know I will make my goal by Christmas!