Mar 13, 2008
I haven’t posted in forever!!! I can almost say my life has change quite dramatically the past few months!!!! I schedule my yearly physical every year on my birthday (Oct. 24) because it is considered routine, it took a month to get in an see my doctor. I didn’t get in until the end of Nov. I went they ran several tests to be sure everything was fine. I was down to 180 at this point, but on a major plateau. I had even gained 2-3 lbs and thought it was reallllllllllllllllllly weird. My results came in and my doctor’s nurse seemed pretty aggressive to get ahold of me. Uh, after a week ½ I finally called her back. She went through each one of my labs results and after being on the phone a full 5 minutes she mentioned something to the fact that hormone level detection was something something due to my pregnancy. I said my what? She said you’re pregnant. I said that’s not possible; I’m not able to get pregnant. On top of that I’m 38!!! I’ve never been pregnant in my life; there must be some kind of mistake. She said, sweetie, we detect pregnancy through your blood system, there is no doubt that you are pregnant. I couldn’t even finish the conversation because I was crying way too hard. I waited 5-10 minutes had my ball fest and called her back. Since I hadn’t known of the pregnancy they scheduled me for an ultrasound within the hour. I WAS 4 ½ MONTHS PREGNANT! AND FOUND OUT IT WAS A BOY! It was a lot of information to digest in one day!!!!!! I had been pregnant 2 months out of surgery!!! I hadn’t had a period for 4 months but I’ve never in my life been regular and didn’t think anything of it. I mentioned it to my doctor at my physical and she wanted to wait another month and then evaluate my missed periods. My ex-husband and I had spent over $15,000 on fertility treatments and nothing ever happened. I was 10 years younger at the time as well! I weighed about 200lbs at the time; which I weighed when the baby was conceived. I was scared because in my first trimester I was still losing weight and lost 25 lbs WHILE PREGNANT. My obgyn mentioned that fetuses are like parasites and they will suck every last nutrient from your body before you get it. That made me feel good; my ultrasound showed that he was the perfect size, even a tad bit bigger than normal; which took all the stress off my chest.
I was a little nervous at my follow 6 month follow up visit with my doctor. I wasn’t sure what he was going to say! Not to mention I had already been a month pregnant my last 3 month follow up! I told him because I was so close to turning 40; never been pregnant in my life that I was really naïve about using the two forms of birth control! He mentioned that surgery does something to your hormones and makes women more fertile after bariatric surgery. I’M A TRUE BELIEVER!
I do not have the words to describe how my surgery has changed my life completely. I’ve been blessed with a baby. Something I’ve always wished for. WATCH WHAT YOU WISH FOR LADIES WHEN YOUR BLOWING OUT THOSE CANDLES, OR PRAYING AT NIGHT. He really does listen!!!! I adopted 3 little boys 2 years ago and sure a little girl would have been nice, but I’m just as happy to have a little boy; as long as my baby is healthy I’m happy. She probably would have terrorized my boys completely! I’m 8 months pregnant today; baby Joshua will be here in 8 more weeks. I’m excited to see him. I just wanted to share with everybody.
AFTER WEEKS OF PLATEAU I'M OFFICIALLY 194!
Sep 20, 2007
AUGUST 29TH WEIGHED IN 199
Aug 29, 2007
AUGUST 10, 2007 WEIGHED IN AT 205!!!
Aug 09, 2007
It's coming off! I had to get on the scale 3 times!!!! PMS doesn't seem to help with the weight loss. Since I've lost 50lbs I've noticed that I'm becoming "regular" again. Being irregular wasn't TOO BAD!! LOL. I had been slacking on the walking; I guess because it's boring walking by myself. I uploaded some fast beat songs on my mp3 player and I walked two huge laps around Austin's capitol building. Normally it takes me 45 minutes to do two full laps and with the music pounding in my ears, I did two laps in under 30 minutes! I signed up for a 5K (3.1 mile) marathon for the fight against cancer. It will be Nov. 4. My goal is to build up my resistance to run the whole thing, but we will see. From past experience, I end up hurting myself more trying to run than bettering anything! lol No more dumping episodes, my children are in great health!, I've meet a wonderful friend here on this website, I had all my hair chopped off! LIFE IS GOOD!
JULY 20, 2007 WEIGHED THIS MORNING 212
Jul 20, 2007
JULY 9, 2007 WEIGH IN 215!!
Jul 09, 2007
Tried home made chicken soup with cabbage in it. Not sure if I didn't chew it right. I dumped, got slimmed, had a near death experience all in one! I've eaten some things that made me sick, and it would pass in 30 minutes. I was so sick from the cabbage, I barfed for 4 hours straight, had cold chills. CABBAGE AND I ARE DIVORCED!!! Never again! My stomach was really tender the next day; I drank smoothies all weekend. GOOD NEWS THOUGH! I GOT THROUGH MY 16 DAY PLEATEAU!!! I'm down another 5lbs just like that! What a way to do it, but I'm down! lol.
July 5th still at 219!!!
Jul 05, 2007
Still a pleateau!??! Is that possible? 14 days at the same weight. But I lost 36lbs so fast, I'm still ok with it. I can actually breath in my clothes, so I'm not complaining. I was stalking my scale, I had to stop. Almost hide it!!! One day I got on and gained 4lbs. I just knew it wasn't possible! I don't eat that much! BOYS!!! They were playing with the little dials on the scale!!!! lol. Hopefully next time I post I will be 2-3lbs lighter!!!
June 27th Weigh in 219
Jun 26, 2007
I weigh exactly the same as I did last week. My body feels like it's getting smaller. You know when they say you're losing inches versus pounds? I think that is what's happening. I'm not even upset that this may be a plateau because I lost so much weight the first 3 weeks. I know if I keep up the excercise, water and protein it will eventually fall off. Dr. said I should lose 10lbs a month from here on out. I should be at 200 by the time I go back to visit him again Aug. 30th. We'll see what happens!
June 21, 2007
Jun 21, 2007
Weighed in 219; last day of liquids!!! 36lbs lost in 3 weeks! My dr. was amazed! He said to return in 10 weeks and make him proud Another lady had the surgey the same date I did and lost 25lbs she kept beating herself up. I would have been happy to lose anything! I finally get to start chewing today! I stopped at HEB and bought fat free cheese, cottage cheese etc. I made salmon, halibat, garlic, green beans, & onion all mixed. It made alot! I ate like 6 bites and froze the rest in individual containers. It's weird getting this full on so little food. I had been eating 1/2 an atkins protein bar for breakfast & 1/2 for lunch. My nutritionist said they were bad. That hurt because I really like them. They settle well too. Well, I'll post when more of the weight comes off!
June 18 weighed in 224
Jun 17, 2007
Still on liquids. I get to actually start chewing on Thursday of this week. My 3 week mark is this Tuesday, (tomorrow) but can't start solids until my dr. gives the ok. I'm not hungry, I just miss the different tastes. I actually boiled pinto beans and drank the broth for a different taste. I've lost a little over 30lbs in less than 3 weeks. I guess a liquid diet will do that to you! Ohhhh, finally stopped crying. For two solid weeks, I was a true basket case!