2021.10.26 - CW 184 (-52#)
Oct 26, 2021
It's been a slow, but steady month. Went to CA last month and CO this month. I stayed on track 95% of the time, but upped my exercise as well. Old demons have come to play a bit, so I have to be very careful about that. Hope everyone is well on their journey
2021.09.27 - CW 188 (-48#)
Sep 27, 2021
So my morning brought me a good surprise/start! I am officially in the 180's club. Yay! I went to the park last night and walked my fastest time yet.. 3.04 miles in 58 mins 26 secs. So proud. I have an 11am meeting with the physical trainer so he can teach me some simple upper body stretches/exercises. Our first meet was last week and he was very nice, in a stern way.. lol.
On the foods front - doing well. My pouch reset was extremely sucessful. She is the boss of me again. I have been mindful of the fact that I do NOT have to finish my plate (even if it was a small/proper serving).. I am relearning to wrap it up or throw it away. Bad eating habits had crept up in the last few years.
On the clothes front - Oo man.. I have missed some of the old hoodies I couldn't fit anymore.. and other clothes that have missed being worn in my closet, haha. Those NSV are awesome.
On the health front - well.. my watch sent me some alarming reports last night. I couldn't completely understand the results but the jist is that as it's been recording my physical activites for months, it has noticed a pattern. When I do exercise, I still have "low cardio fitness", that "may be due to low levels of physical activity or a medical condition". It goes on to say that "low cardio fitness can be a predicator of long-term issues like type-2 diabetes, colon cancer, cardiovascular and coronary artery disease, dementia and Alzheimer's." So I gotta raise that VO2 (the body's ability to take in, circulate and use oxygen). Fuck. I mean.. yay.
Trying to stay positive.
I have also decided to change my goal weight. I am now striving towards 130# as a Goal Weight.. so that means I have lost 48# with 58# to go. I can do this.
Good day to all
2021.09.23 - CW 193 (-43#)
Sep 23, 2021
Half-way down to 150# you guys! I hadn't even noticed until I updated my ticker just now that I am HALF-WAY there!! I would never have imagined going down this journey again. At first, my brother and mother were very much supportive.. but just as life is.. things get complicated and they stopped (because they had also adapted to lower-carb foods) but that is slowing down very much. I can't control them.. don't want to, but I also can't let it break my spirit. I have worked too damned hard for this. My daughter is still very much my #1 cheerleader.. I love her to bits. She was 13 yrs old when I had surgery in 2005.. she's about to turn 29.. very different support.
The mini-vacay in California was awesome. I spent the week with my youngest brother and his kids. I cooked as much as I could and they ate it, haha. I splurged once or thrice, but I got right back up on that horse! It certainly did kick-start some cravings, but I am taking care of those. And despite it all, I do feel blessed.
2021.09.12 - CW 195 (-41#)
Sep 12, 2021
So I made it on my 10-day pouch reset. It really wasn't that bad. I can tell the difference.. pouch has definately been reset.. I feel fuller quicker (not full from the brain, but from the pouch), I enjoyed broths MUCH more this time around (lol) & I managed to lose 4# within the 10 days. I am about to go on a mini-vacay so I am nervous without my staple foods.. but will take snacks and almonds to help until I can shop for shakes & such.
2021.09.01 - CW 197 (-39#)
Sep 01, 2021
So after doing some serious reseach into a new vitamin regimen (thought about getting patches first, but then decided on liquid vitamins), I found a link for doing a pouch reset. Here is the link in case anyone is interested:
Today is day 1 (of 10) but for the last 2 days I decided to fast on protein shakes, water, tea and sugar-free jello.. just to slow the roll, lol. It was okay. I have lost 4# just in 3 days. Mind blowing.
I hope that everyone is doing well on their journey. I'll try to report in a few days. For sure on day 10
2021.08.27 - 15y/8m PO, CW 201 (-35#)
Aug 27, 2021
Hello, hello. I was so happy to have re-found this blog! I wonder how many of the beautiful souls I shared this journey with are still active? I hope to reconnect, that's for sure.
After my last entry, in 2007 and 14-mths post op.. I was very down and quit relying so much on accountabilty. Well, that and battling cancer twice. With meds and steroids I ballooned back up again. Don't get me wrong.. I hovered at 140# for years. I still consider myself a success-story because of all the hard work that I did after my life-changing surgery. I'd do it again in a heartbeat and still an advocate for WLS!
Well, now the world is a much different place. In the beginning of the pandemic, all I did was stress-eat. All the food I bought for "emergency/just in case" ended in my mouth shortly after. I gained about 30# to my already 200# frame. After I got my head straight.. I focused on exercise, low carbs and that protein, protein.. protein, haha. I am SO HAPPY to report that after sooooo many years I finally like protein shakes, haha.
So I am back on my journey to this lifestyle change that I let get away from me. As of June 1, 2021 I weighed 236. As of Tues 8/24, I weighed 201.. so a 35# weightloss has occured! My goal weight, for now.. is 150. I have 51 more pounds to lose. I can do this!
02/2007.. FOURTEEN MONTHS POST-OP, weight 140
Mar 05, 2007
01/2007.. THIRTEEN MONTHS POST-OP, weight 137
Jan 19, 2007
12/2006.. TWELVE MONTHS POST-OP, weight 135
Dec 19, 2006
11/2006.. ELEVEN MONTHS POST-OP, weight 142
Nov 27, 2006