Six Months Out - Life is Good

Mar 28, 2012

So already hit the 6 month mark, had my date with the vampire (lab tech) and all is well.  I'm down nearly 80 pounds now,, and have gone from a size 32 to a size 22/24.  It just seems so crazy! I have not worn that size since high school.  The only thing holding me down is the monthly curse.  Not only am I perimenopausal, loosing weight has sent my hormones into overdrive.  Light or non existent, and then it seems like the 100 year flood (sorry to the gentlemen out there).

Cooking is actually getting easier also, and actually enjoying it.  My biggest triumph has been at the gym.  I have started running on the treadmill, me!  Never saw that coming, not in a million years.  I guess I need to set a goal for myself, anyone have any ideas on training for a 5 K?   

Bad Choices: better understanding!

Jan 29, 2012

January has been the hardest month.  I faced the one year aniversary of my mother passing, hardest thing I've done, including having the surgery!  The worst thing is that I'm using food to get through it.  I finally realized what I was doing, but I have put on about 4.5 pounds.  But that is okay, I can take it off using the wonderful tool that I have.  

I have had to head colds since December, working out has been hit and miss but I still get a little walking in.   I can actually walk the block with my sister and not be out of breath or energy.  That is so huge.

No More Resolutions, Just do it.

Jan 14, 2012

So another year come and gone.  Wow it just flew by.  I have to say I hit a rough spot that last few weeks.  It wasn't until my roomate pointed it out to me that the one year anniversay to my my mothers passing is only a few weeks away.  I was starting do what I always did, use food for comfort.  Only now I cannot do that without feeling like crap, thank the Lord!  I just did what I knew worked at the beginning of my journey and  that was to use my protein shakes.  I've actually started to enjoy the shakes, and have begun get some great flavors and things  Thank the Lord for sugar free syrups.  

I need to get back to the gym though, I had a miserable head cold over the holidays, and just now up to it. So by the end of the month I will be back to my usual work out routine.  

Here is to a wonderful 2012!

New Year, New Journey 2012

Dec 30, 2011

Well, four months down and another year up and coming.  It seems like I just waited forever for the actual surgery, and now that it has been performed, it seems like things are changing so fast.  I still seem to be struggling with body image, which according to the therapist is totally normal, so I figure it will change eventually.  My one regret for the past year is that my mother passed away before she got to see my progress thusfar.  I know she is watching over me, but still that is painful in itself, as she was my biggest supporter.  My father has been awesome throughout this whole thing, it is like he is taking over where she was unable to.   

Now I just need to get back to the gym, between work and this cold, I miss going (never thought I would say that to myself).  

Oh Holidays Oh Holdays!

Dec 11, 2011

So made it through Thanksgiving, not as hard as I thought it would be. Did not have the urge to stuff myself like the turkey itself.  Wow, who would have thought it was possible to make it through the whole day without all the trappings of food coma snacks and goodies.  I had a taste of a few things and was so totally satisfied with it.  Now it is time for Christmas and I know I can do the same.  Have no fear, you can now manage your diet without stressing about everything.

And then Nausea !

Nov 20, 2011

So I'm now nearly three months out.  Everything was going oh so smoothly, and then came solids! OMG, have my tastes changed.  I can eat some ground beef with refried beans, my savoir of late, my smoothie likings have changed tremendously.  Which is okay, just makes finding something good that actually still tastes good a week later.  I have had a few episodes or what I call oh good God it is stuck and here it comes!  I'm lucky I can do some shrimp, tuna, and stuff in.  Veggies is a difficult one, while a little fruit is okay as long as I chew the crap out of it.  But it is all a learning curve, and I'm definitely learning what and what not to eat. 


Two Months Already?

Oct 29, 2011

So in a couple of days I will be two months post-surgery.  It is so hard to believe the time has just flown by.  I am now down to 231.5 pounds.  Two months ago I was  at 250.  Wow, I still cannot believe that I have lost that much already.  I'm now into a 2X top, have not been there for over 20 years.  Feel great, having only one major foamie event, which is enough for me. 

I also joined the gym and currently can do 3 miles on the Lifecycle, amazing! 

A month already gone by!

Sep 28, 2011

So a month has already cruised by, so hard to believe.  I still feel good, although at times I still eat too fast.  Mr. pouch does not like this, and it is then I remember only so much per half hour and no drinking during or just before meals.  My incisions are doing well, although I still have some scabs on my bigger two incisions. 

I am tolerating the pureed foods well, and look forward to getting back to some real food.  I joined Bally's here in town, so I can exercise off what is left of my behind!  Looking forward ot each new part of the journey, and cannot believe I'll be starting on food again in a week. 

Lots of love and support to my fellow bloggers and to the forum. 


Happy Birthday to me.

Sep 02, 2011

I'm feeling great, what a gift to give myself and my family.  I'm down from 295 at the start of my journey, and I now weigh 254.  It is so weird after waiting so long for this, it is going fairly smoothly at the moment.  Almost like it is what is supposed to take place this way. 

Onward and to better life. 

Finally made it to the loosers side of the bench!

Aug 28, 2011

My surgery was on 08/22 and I returned home from the hospital on that Friday.  I have had some trouble getting everything in, but I'm confident because of the great informationI received here that I probably would the first few days.  I'm staying with my father (he actually gave up his bedroom last night, cause he has Craftsman beds in there), I'm both touched and a little embarrased.  He is playing nurse maid to me for the next week or so, then it is back to the cruel, real world.  I actually feel really great.  Not much pain, although they gave me liquid oxycodone, Yikes!  I'm figuring out what my pouch is telling me, like too much at a time and slow down, there is no room in here right now.  I'am sipping like crazy, although living in California I want to gulp water down (108 in my home town yesterday, whew! 

Hope everyone is doing okay out there in the land of Irene!  My thoughts and prayers have been with all of you.

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