Update (80lbs lost)
Jul 10, 2008
Well it's been a while since I have updated. Alot has happened, I have finally hit my 80lbs lost which I am super happy about. I tried on my first pair of size 18 pants and they fit (and not snug either)!!!! Gotta love those wow moments. I am traveling alot for work and I am seeing that my confidence level when doing my presentation and attending these conferences is alot better. I just feel so much more comfortable in my own skin. I've always traveled some for work but now when making my reservations I am looking at things like... is there a gym at the hotel, any trails in the area, etc... Something that I had NEVER EVER done. It just feels nice. I think this is how skinny people think lol
I hope everyone is doing well and staying hydrated and cool in this summer heat! I look forward to your updates.
Take care... Marisol
3 Month Check Up
Jun 27, 2008
My appointment with Dr. T went well, it always goes well. He said I was doing great, I had my first lab work done and the results will take a couple of days to return to him... so he will call me if anything is NOT good, anything else we will discuss on my next visit... which is in 3 months I am dying to do a side by side comparison of the before surgery results and the after surgery results... oh well, I will wait. Other than that I need to vamp up on my exercise because I haven't lost any weight in a week and that is so aggrevating... but it makes me want to push myself... so that's my plan... SWEAT SWEAT SWEAT! I will update soon... everyone have a great weekend!
Jun 10, 2008
Well I am so amazed by the results, though I have not been as active as I would like the pounds are still coming off. I couldn't be happier. I actually allowed for pictures to be taken of me yesterday and didn't mind sharing them with the family... THAT IS HUGE. I dont think they had seen pictures of me in years! So that was a milestone achieved. I have been somewhat absent from OH due to my huge work load but I hope all of my friends here are doing great! I will make it a point to chat with you real soon... especially those surgery date buddies (Lisa and Dori)! Take care and best wishes to all.
Very first WOW Moment!!!!
May 27, 2008
Well I have to say I am completely EXCITED about my very first wow moment. I went to the mall this weekend, to spend some of that 30th birthday money I received
and happened to walk into the GAP on my way to Lane Bryant, to look for something for my friend whose birthday is today. So as I started looking through the racks I see this adorable little black dress... and cant help notice that they have it in an XL. I was keeping in mind that an XL at the GAP was = to a size 14 which I am NOT (yet). But I decided to get it anyway as a GOAL DRESS. So I go home and slip it on and IT FIT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I couldn't believe it... this will go down as one of the best days EVER! Thought I would share that with you and hope you encounter a wow moment sometime soon! I have to say.. I am well on my way to achieving my second goal of LOVING THE SKIN I'M IN!!! Love... Me
6 week Dr. Visit
May 15, 2008
Well what a great visit! I was able to meet with my surgeon and my nutricionist yesterday. I have lost a total of 59 lbs which is 29% or the total weight I need to loose, they said that was great! I am now cleared to eat anything so long as I am getting all my protein in... so exciting. I will begin to experiment today with a salad. I am trying to keep up the 5 days a week execise routing but lately life has kicked it up a notch and have not been able to. Another great accomplishment was meeting one of my goals on this page.... I just turned 30 years old on Mother's Day, and my goal was to loose 50lbs by then and I am happy to report that I did!!! So far this journey has been well worth the hard work. I cant wait for my next appointment on June 25th... I will have my first blood work done and super excited to see the results! I will continue to work hard and make it a great visit as well. I hope everyone is having as great of an experience as I am!!!
May 02, 2008
It's been a while since I've been on... and though I have lost over 50 lbs I haven't lost anything in the past week so I am wondering if I am doing something wrong. I did miss my Nutritionist appt last week to move to stage 4, because my daughter was sick but I haven't even picked up the phone to reschedule... I feel I am loosing momentum here and kind of in a RUT
Not sure why! I have been eating ok but I dont think I am doing as good of a job as I should be doing, I do exercise regularly... almost everyday. I dont know..this has turned into a whinning session YUCK! Ok on more upbeat news I can run on the treadmill now instead of just walking!!! I will reschedule my appt on Monday and go to the support group on Wed!!! I will feel better then... I will check in on Thursday! Chao for now.
Post Op Appt.
Apr 02, 2008
Ok so I think I am in love with my surgeon!
Of course hubby too! lol First I met with the Nutricionist and she gave me the details on Stage 3!!! yeepee I was so excited to actually be allowed to chew on something I think I hugged her lol. Yeah she looked pretty freaked out but oh well... I'm a hugger.. what can I say. She gave me some pointers on how to start and some sample menus and off I was to see the surgeon for my post op. I was so happy to see him... afterall this is the man that changed my life forever and I was so greatful... Dr. Tavakolizadeh and his staff have been AMAZING! As soon as he walked in I had a smile on from ear to ear! He said I looked great and looked at my total weight loss and said wow.. these were above average results... lost 20lbs since surgery 2 weeks ago and 40 since December 28th. He was equally as happy as I was! Yeah we had a moment! lol He took a look at the incisions and they looked great (because he did an excellent job)! So overall it was a great visit, I got some compliments, some congrats and another appt. in 6 weeks. But best of all eggs, chilli, and cottage cheese.. here I come
I hope everyone is doing well!!!!
Mar 27, 2008
Well I came home Easter sunday from the hospital and boy was I EXCITED to get out of the hospital. Nurses were great everything was nice but didn't sleep AT ALL... from vitals to Dr. visits to Residents visit and noisey roommate... I was quick to get up and walk so that I could run out and head to my very own comfy bed!!! Overall I had a wonderful experience... Got to the hospital at 5:30am on Thursday March 20th and was done and in a room by noon time. I woke up and didn't feel much pain even got up that evening to walk a little bit... WHICH I SUGGEST!!! The worst part was the Leak Test... they make you drink this GOD AWEFUL liquid and take exrays to make sure everything is airtight and no leaks. The rest was cake.. pain was never a problem for me. Once home I am still having a hard time getting in all the liquids and proteins but keep trying. My biggest challenge to date is HEAD HUNGER!!! It is evil.. when my nose gets a hold of any food smell I am instantly hungry and craving whatever it is I think I smell. That has been extremely difficult because I was under the impression that at least in the first month or so you didn't even want to eat and well... I may be a medical phenom because I could really use a slice of pizza right now... though I would never... that still sounds GREAT! So no pain, sleeping like a baby, eating less than a baby, and down 18 lbs since surgery... in 1 week!!!!! I know it sounds like it's sucked up to this point but getting on that scale just made all that go away! I love it.. people are beginning to notice and I have begun to workout slowly... I am on a mission! I know I have begun to bable a bit but overall I wish everyone as wonderful experience as I had! It's been all worth it... I would do it all again in a heartbeat! Well I will check back in after my post op appt on April 2nd. Chao for now!
Update on Preop and Pre-surgery Jitters
Mar 18, 2008
Ok so I had my preop appt last friday and it went great. All it did was leave me even more impatient than I already was! But it went well... The only problem now is CRAMPS and not being able to take any medicine for them... I AM DYING OVER HERE and there is only so much a heating pad can really do. So let me paint you a picture... STARVING, ON LIQUID DIET, HEADACHES (do to starvation), SERIOUS CRAMPING, AND LACKING SLEEP FROM THE ANXIETY! I know what you are thinking.... MY POOR HUSBAND! Yeah me too... so I try to stay away from the people I love the most so they dont have to suffer along with me! But I did get lucky because everyone has been so supportive and great. The next time I post I will be home from surgery and doing GREAT!!!!! Losers hear I come