a little over 6 months out
Apr 22, 2011
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.
Mar 12, 2011
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).
Feb 27, 2011
can't wait to get to the century club! and then to onederland!
Feb 20, 2011
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
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
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
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 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.
Dec 22, 2010
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.