a little over 6 months out

Apr 22, 2011

Hi everyone! 

Last post I made a goal of losing 10 more pounds before my next follow up with my surgeon.  I have already made it and I have 2 more weeks until my appointment!  Now I hope to be at 100 pounds lost for my appointment.

For some reason my follow up is going to be at 7 months out instead of 6.  I say it doesn't bother me but it obviously does.  LOL   I wanted to be at 100 lbs lost by 6 months.  Oh well.

I weighed in today at the gym.  Since the last weigh-in (March 28), I have only lost 3.2 lbs overall.  But, in that time period, I lost 8.6 lbs of fat and gained 5.4 lbs of muscle.  Not too shabby.  I am putting in the work, I just wish it was going faster.

Until next time, thanks for reading. 



5 months

Mar 12, 2011

I'm 5 months out, and I have lost 85 lbs.  That is great.  Might be too great.  I am getting lots of compliments and people are really starting to notice.  I think I am starting to sabotage myself, which is a behavior that I struggle with.  Not sure why (I'm sure a therapist could tell me after a bunch of $$$ sessions).  I am eating small amounts of bad things, thinking I can get away with it. 

I still have trouble getting in the water and protein.

I did go to a support group last Thursday and one of the members did a great presentation about protein and she brought so many samples!  I really appreciated her effort on this.  I was able to find some protein that I like (UNJURY Chicken Soup flavor), so I am hopeful that I can get the recommended level of 80-90 grams per day.  There were a few very successful folks at the meeting and they shared their experiences, which is invaluable.  Top things - water, protein, supplements and exercise.  I need to do better with the exercise.  Last week I got in 3 workouts, but for example, I skipped today.  So, I will not get in my 3x weights this week.  I have no good excuse for not working out more. 

I need to set another interim goal for myself.  It worked last time.  I do not think I can get to -100 lbs by my 6 months, but I would like to lose 10 more before my next appointment, which will be at the beginning of May (closer to 7 months out).

Gym update

Feb 27, 2011

I went this morning for my personal training appointment (I'm doing that once/week for 12 weeks).  I mentioned that I am disappointed with my weight loss in the last few weeks.  So we retested my body fat percentage, etc.  It made a huge difference to know that over that period, I have actually lost 7lbs of body fat, and I have added 3.8lbs of muscle.  So the scale only shows the net, which is minus 3.2lbs.  I'm pretty happy with that. 

can't wait to get to the century club!  and then to onederland!

Pictures posted

Feb 20, 2011

OK, I finally posted pictures of my journey so far.  I am at about 80lbs lost at about 4 1/2 months out.

I would like to be farther along, but I am happy with my results so far.  I just want to keep going for another 80 lbs at least.  If I do that, I will have lost about 1/2 my original weight.

I still have difficulty getting in all the water and the protein. 

Exercise is going well.  I do weights 3x per week and cardio at least 3x per week, and the goal is to do cardio 5-6x per week.

Not eating enough

Feb 14, 2011

I am not eating enough and I am starting to feel the affects.  I have started feeling faint every so often.  Problem is, I can't find anything to eat that I like, so I just eat nothing.  Sure I'm losing weight, but I'm sure I'll regret it soon.  I do take all my vitamins and calcium and iron.  I tried eating something I used to enjoy, Cheetos, but they made me ill. 

Hopefully this is a phase and I will find something nutritious that I also like.

I think I'm also being affected by the massive amounts of cash that are flying out the door lately.  New roof, new AC system, new washer and dryer, new water heater, and today, new refrigerator.  I have a bad feeling that our cars are next.  Less is going out for food, that's for sure. 


Feb 06, 2011

I've been sick for 3 days now.  Why is this notable?  Because I am rarely sick, and when I am, it is generally only for a day.  I have to say I'm not a very good sick person.  I am miserable.  It is my belief that, before, I ate so much that I was able to recover from illness quickly.  Now I don't want to eat at all, and I remain sick.  I never miss work, but I am not sure I can work tomorrow.

The worst part of being sick is that I am not working out, so I feel like I will lose the ground I have gained in that regard over the last few weeks.

I certainly don't like this aspect of the process, if in fact the duration of my illness is related to my new anatomy.

I did try to get to my doctor on Friday, but they evidently took a snow day. 

Interim goal reached! Woo hoo!

Jan 28, 2011

Back on Dec. 27th, I set an interim goal for myself - to lose enough to put me at 75 lbs lost by my follow up appointment.  I just got back and I made it with a 1.4 lb bonus!  I have lost 76.4 lbs since I started the journey.  I am quite proud of myself. 

Also, I passed the bloodwork tests with flying colors!  I am a little surprised at that, since I am pretty sure I don't get enough protein in each day.  I am hoping if I get more protein, I will continue to lose weight.

I am working with a trainer at the gym and I am keeping up with my program - 3 times per week for weight lifting and cardio most of the other days of the week.


Losing in all the wrong places

Dec 29, 2010

Well I figured out the hard way yesterday that I have lost a bunch of weight in my breasts.  I had to go in to work for the first time in a couple weeks (I mostly work from home).  I wanted to show off some new christmas gifts (jewelry) so I needed something pink.  I found a brand new LL Bean pink long sleeve t-shirt that used to be too small.  Woo hoo, right?  Well I was so excited that I didn't notice how much my bra was DENTED in.  I went the whole day like that with a dented in bra and a t-shirt.  Not my finest hour.  My jewelry looked SWEET though (thank you AustinCowbelle for the Hello Kitty pendant!).

So today I measured my band size and it's 6 inches less than the BUNCH of bras I bought last year when I finally realized I was too big for the size that I was in for many years.  I tried to find a smaller bra in my closet tonight and found at least 2 brand new bras in the bigger size.

I guess I need to go bra shopping!  It's not like you can wait on something like that.  Can't go braless until I finish losing weight. 

Setting an interim goal

Dec 27, 2010

I need to stop looking at before and afters!  I am amazed at how small some of these people get.  I was never small.  I really hope someday to do as well as a lot of people have done.

I am already noticing saggy skin, so plastic surgery is definitely in my future. 

But first, I need to get serious and eat right.  I have gotten into the habit of taking all my pills, and I have given myself two B12 shots (I hate it, but I would rather get a shot once/month than take another item daily).  But I am not getting the protein in, and I don't drink enough water.  I would rather eat nothing than try to eat 80grams of protein.  So, I ordered some protein shots that have 42g each.  When they arrive I will do two of those per day to ensure I'm getting enough protein.  I pray that they taste OK.  They are only 3 ounces each.  I appreciate everyone's emphasis on getting in the protein.  I am so glad I visited this website to learn from people that have been there.

My 3 month appointment is on January 28th.  I have 30 days until then.  I am going to set a goal here.  I want to lose 15lbs before my next weigh in.  That will put me about 75lbs down from my highest weight, and 58lbs since surgery.   I have seen many people that lost 100 lbs by their 3 month checkup.  This checkup will actually be almost 4 months, so I am really behind.

Happy Holidays!

Dec 22, 2010

I'm fluctuating between 55-60 lbs lost.  I am admittedly not eating well.  I got some petit fours for Christmas from a friend - I had my husband take them to his work two weeks ago.  Well, contrary to normal behavior, no one ate them.  My husband mentioned that they were still in the fridge at work, so I said the next time you go if they are there, bring them back.  He did.  I have shown some restraint (e.g. there are still some left), but I have eaten at least 3 of them.  Have I mentioned I don't dump? 

I wish I was more worried than I am.  I feel like at anytime I can just decide to do better and I will.  I hope that is the case.

I did go for a walk today (first one since getting back from Disney World). 

I need to join a gym. 


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