New update at 8 months post-op

Oct 04, 2008


I weigh 181 right now and I am exactly 8 months post op today! I wear a size 12 and even a 10 sometimes. I workout everyday or almost everyday. I feel like if I don't, then I haven't accomplished anything for the day. I'm jogging 4 miles a day and also lifting some light weights to tone up a bit. I really want to be in the "normal range" for my height and weight according to the BMI chart. I've never ever weighed less then 190 pounds so all of this is new for me. It's almost unbelievable really.

I still struggle with food choices and I think I have to accept that I will for the rest of my life. I do good most of the time but do slip a bit here and there. I find that going to the gym helps my eating habits because it gets me out of the house and I have less time to think about food and graze. Also, if I workout in the morning then it keeps me motivated to eat good throughout the rest of the day otherwise I'll feel like I threw away a good workout with bad food choices.

That's about it for now! I need to lose 8 more pounds by Nov. 16th to make my goal of losing 30 pounds by my birthday! WOO HOO!

No longer obese, just overweight!

Aug 13, 2008


Woke up today and the scale was being kind, said I weighed 196! I got on and off of it about 3,268 times so I could actually beleive it. That means to meet my short term goal of losing 30 pounds by my 30th birthday I have a little over 3 months to go and only 23 pounds to lose so I'm positive that I can make that! That means that I have to lose 1.7 pounds a week. As long as I don't hit that dreaded plateau, I should be ok. I'de love to be at goal by a year out, goal is 150 and today I weigh 196. I'm kicking my own ass!


Aug 06, 2008

so I weigh 199 pounds and am still technically "obese" for another 3 pounds, then I'll be "overweight". I've gotton several comments about being too thin. Um...WTF I wear a size 14! My ultimate goal is to be about 150 so I would like to lose another 48 pounds. When I say I want to lose another 30 pounds, people look at me like I have 2 heads. Oh well, I'm going all of this for ME, no one else and I want to be happy. I certainly don't want to lose my curves but c'mon I want to be in the normal range for weight! I did not go through all of this to be overweight, that's for damn sure!

That's all...carry on.

Redirecting myself

Jul 30, 2008

I went back to the states for 3 weeks. I got back to Germany about a week ago. During my trip back I let alcohol and the carb monster enter back into my life...and for what?!? I was up all night last night really thinking about my actions and what I was doing. I finally came up with a conclusion. My husband told me about a month ago that I am perfect the way I am right now and if I lost no more weight that it would be ok with him. I know he said it in the most loving way and he meant well however without even thinking, I started to let myself slide a bit!!!! I still weigh 203 and for ME I want to lost another 30-40 pounds. I have come up with a challege this morning while making my coffee. I will turn 30, November 16th. That gives me 3.5 months to leave my 20's how I think I should, by doing what's best for me! I am going to challenge myself to lose 30 pounds by my 30th birthday. I am cutting out the carbs and the alcohol and I have my eye on the ball!! Wish me luck!!

Dear Sheryl

Jun 23, 2008

STOP STRESSING ABOUT YOUR WEIGHT! You have lost 94 pounds since surgery just over 4 months ago. You are down a grand total of 102 pounds since your heaviest. Just because the scale hasn't moved is about a week just means your body is catching up, not that you're done losing weight! You see people on OH all the time who stall for well over a month so stop stressing about just a week's stall!! You knew it would happen, you promised you wouldn't stress about it when it did happen but that's so much easier said then done! 

Love you!
Your brain

C'mon weight loss!!!

Jun 16, 2008

I weigh 213 right now. I want to be 211, that'll mean I lost 100 pounds from my heaviest. Then I NEED to be under 200 pounds and be in ONDERLAND!!! It seems like the weight loss is dragging it's feet however that just means that I need to kick it's ass and refuse to let the weight loss stall or slow down. I am on a mission!!!!  I'm getting my game face on now....

4 surgerversary update...a few days late

Jun 07, 2008


Time is just flying by! Let's see, I'm down a total of 88 pounds since surgery and 96 pounds since my heaviest weight! One of my goals was to lose 100 pounds by my 6 months mark and it looks like that'll happen!! I were a size 14 now, down from a 22W. I exercise almost everyday still. I am careful to get in my protein and all my vitamins. I know I can still have complications down the road no matter what but maybe by doing everything I can, that'll at least lower my chances?? My hair is falling out in chunks still but it's not noticble yet, maybe it will be by next month.

We are currently stationed in Germany and July 1st, we are headed home to NJ for a few weeks!!!! I am SOOOO excited.  I like Germany ok but it's not "home". 

I will do everything I can to keep on track with my good eating habits. I'm VERY worried about eating too much of the good food that surrounds NJ and Philly. The NJ shore boardwalk food is great but really bad for me and I know this. I will allow myself a bit here and there but I'm doing myself NO FAVORS by eating poorly while I'm home and I know that. 

That's all for now!

Hair is falling out

May 13, 2008

I knew it was probably going to happen to me like everyone else but in the last few days, I've noticed hair everywhere and all over. It sucks but it's better then being 315 far. Anyway, I'm not as dizzy anymore, not sure why that came and went but I feel better. 

No more weight loss since my last post but no biggie, I know I won't lose weight for a week then drop 5 pounds overnight- just the way it works!

dizzy all the time

May 10, 2008

I have an appointment with my surgeon on May 26th thank goodness. I have been dizzy almost all the time- when I stand up too quick, get outta bed to quick, and when I exercise too. At one point I started toblack out a bit but didn't pass out. I don't know what is causing it but it's a concern I want to talk to about my surgeon/

My weight loss is going very well, I'm 3 months and one week out and am down 68 pounds from surgery date, 78 total from my highest weight. 

I jog almost everyday and really enojoy it. I can see a vast imporvment in my physical ability to jog. When I started a month ago I could only jog for less then a minute, now I jog almost the entire 3.5 miles. 

That's my update. only 33 pounds till onderland!

Wearing shorts!

May 08, 2008

My legs are not attractive. They are pasty white, veiny, and have cellulite HOWEVER I'm wearing shorts this year for the first time in YEARS! I figure as the summer goes on, they'll get tanner be more fit and look better. 

I'm jogging almost everyday. I am jogging a little more then half of my 4 miles that I do and my goal is to be jogging the entire thing within 2 months. I don't know if that's even reachable but I'm trying as best as I can. 

As of this morning, I am at 234. That's down 66 pounds from surgery just 3 months ago and 76 pounds from my heaviest. I am so close the the century club that I can taste it! I'm also close to onderland!!!

Things couldn't be going better. 

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New update at 8 months post-op
No longer obese, just overweight!
Redirecting myself
Dear Sheryl
C'mon weight loss!!!
4 surgerversary update...a few days late
Hair is falling out
dizzy all the time
Wearing shorts!