April will be 1 yr
Mar 13, 2008
1 Year anniversary!!!
Jan 15, 2008
Within the first 6 months I lost all the weight. Today I stand at 5'2'' and 175 lbs. Started at 250.
Geez, I'd really like to be normal weight. I'll get there for sure.
I can eat anything, but try not to over do it. I'm health conscious. I notice if I eat too fast or don't chew enough then I have problems. Had only 2 dumping episodes over this past year. Whew!! they were bad. Foamies about 5 times. But they are subsiding.
I've got to post some new pictures.....
Plastic surgery? I hope so. My kids are too truthful when they play with my turkey neck and bat wings. Hehe.
Letter I wrote
Sep 25, 2007
I had all the right words to remind me why I did it. It's funny how I found it the other day tucked away in the back of my calendar day planner. But there it was a testiment to the determination I had and have to live a better fuller life.
I haven't been the best at working at what I should be doing nutrition wise or exercise lately. I have to take it more seriously. I am still down 70-75 lbs but I need to be down 115!! I'm still obese for my 5'2'' frame at 170. I'd be really happy to see me and know what it is like to be 130.
It melted off so easily for the first few months. I've changed so many old bad habits to congratulate myself on. Now the hard work starts....Now its time to get tough.
6 months post op
Jul 26, 2007
I'm starting back to college!! I have to get my degree before my children ages 5 & 8 get theirs. Hehe. I'll take mostly online courses since I'm a full time mother and a full time computer programmer.
I've started taking more interest in the way I look the past few months. I've called it being vain but there is nothing wrong in wanting to look good. I don't leave the house without makeup on anymore. It's that drastic.
May 29, 2007
I'm obese but thank the Lord I'm not morbidly obese anymore. I'll have to get down to 165 to be slightly overweight. Then final goal is to be normal weight at 135. Thank you again Lord.
May 22, 2007
Today at the gas station I reached down to pull the lever to open the car's gas door latch which is located on the floor under the drivers seat. I didn't have to open the car door and practically get out because my stomach was no longer in the way!!!!
I can crunch my knee up to my chest to put socks on!!!
I'm getting looks!!! It makes me feel uncomfortable. But I think I'll get used to it. I'm such a feminist.
64 more to go
May 02, 2007
So I started using fitday.com to help me sort out what's going on. Once I get a weeks worth of data I'll make the appt to see my nutritionist again. Something is going on.
I don't want to be a size 16 forever. I want to be a 126 lb non obese person that I deserve to be. And I need to be in order to starve off complications due to obesity.
How did the weight come of so easily for 3 months then stop coming off? Fitday will tell.
Apr 10, 2007
It's kinda like how they say men think of something sexual every 20 seconds or something like that. Well for me it's food every 20 seconds. Or it used to be like that. It's starting to go away.
The behavior modifications are built into the tool I'm living with now. I don't have the urge to eat things just because I think of them. The urge used to be about filling a void. Food=love. I'd pick up a nice treat so to speak, too many nice treats to stop the insanity of wanting. I suppose coming full circle the more the tool helps me to be a healthier me the void will be gone.
I'm getting clearer than ever about this.
Patience my dear, patience.
Mar 15, 2007
3 mo Post Op
Mar 08, 2007
What a nice birthday present I gave myself. I'm under 200!!! Yippee!! Haven't been under 200 in 25 yrs. Thank you Lord.
I am really learning to take care of myself. Eating, drinking the right stuff. The little devil on my shoulder who used to coax me into eating the wrong things is gone. Denial is bad, very bad.
Wound is still there but getting smaller. I can't wait to take my pictures today and put them up in my photos section.
I was looking at my bat wings and wrinkly neck. Geez, it's like I'm concerned about this stuff now. I am actually taking an interest in myself. Geez, I used to let it all hang out 50 lbs ago. Its like I'm getting a healthy ego.