eating every 3 hours

Nov 16, 2012

Trying to see how this will work out for me.  Read some ones post on OH that they eat every 3 hours.  I used to try to do that and decided to try it again. 

Today is day 2.  i have not even thought about food really and Im eating the right foods so i've been pretty full and haven't had cravings.  YAYYYYY!

Bootcamp tomorrow morning, skating in the afternoon and going to a celebration tomorrow night.  Oh, I better rest weekend is just about gone before it gets started.

have a GREAT weekend.

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Nov 14, 2012

Today I feel absolutely GREAT!  Found out yesterday that I will have a full TT on 12/20 (early xmas present to myself).  As my friend Nikki said, xmas gift and a new start to the new year.

I am excited to say the least.  I've looked into and dreamed of a TT since well before I knew what RNY was.  I have a very overlapped tummy due to weight, c-sections and a hysterectomy.  I feel guilty at times for having to spend this kind of $$ out of pocket, but have had many conversations with myself, validating the fact that I work hard, take care of my family and others and wha'ts wrong with taking care of me sometimes. 

I'm sure I will have questions up until the day they roll me into surgery, but that's natural for me and doesn't take away the excitement.

If you have any 'post op' TT instructions you'd like to share, please feel free.

As far weight, exercise, food, etc:

My weight is pretty stable, although I'd REALLY like to hit my overall goal weight of 135, but with the tummy gone, I think I'll be good at 150 for the rest of my life.

I've been super busy at work and school, so haven't made time for consistent exercise .  I DO take a bootcamp on Saturday's and try to get out to roller skate as well; but I COULD DO MORE.  i think I will begin my Les Mills workout again as I head towards 12/20....we shall see.

I still struggle with food, choices and sweets BUT, my pouch is still in tact after almost 5 years AND I still dump thank God; although it's not as severe as it once was.  I still get full very easy and IF I am eating the right things; i stay full for a while. 

I hope you are encouraged today in knowing that we are human and will not always make the right choices for ourselves; but if we acknowledge the choices we DO make and not beat ourselves up over them; we are bound to be OK. 

So long and Happy day before Friday.



Boot Camp today

Nov 03, 2012

Had an amazing working out in a 4 week Boot Camp.  EVERY muscle I have is awake and aching.  No pain, no gain right?

A beautiful Saturday and Im home working and doing homework; but I can't complain.

Thinking more bout a tummy tuck at the beginning of the year.  My clothes fit good; but still that c-section x3 stomach that hangs and for me, I can see it through my clothes.  have you had a tummy tuck?  if so, can you share information with me i.e. experience/concern/advice/etc.  As well, if you're in Northern California, recommendation to a doctor.  I realize this is OUT OF POCKET and not covered under insurance .

I am not interested in any other plastic surgery, such as a butt lift or breast lift...they are not what I would call perfect; but I don't really have issue with them....just the stomach.

Here's to a GREAT Weekend.



Trying to recommit

Nov 01, 2012

Good morning all.

It's tough trying to get back into the swing of OH and connecting with all those that I was once communicating with often as well as be an encouragement for those new to OH.

I can remember that being on OH helped me to stay committed to myself because i found myself encouraging others, which encouraged me.

Early this year I had a big weight gain; the biggest that I've had all year. I couldn't believe I had not only gotten to, but had surpassed  my OH SH** number.  I got back into a eating, workout and self discipline routine, reached out to my partner in Crime  for encouragement (Nikki) and now find myself back to below my initial goal of 150 (today I'm 145) and just 10 lbs shy of my overall goal of 135.

I must say THIS AINT BEEN EASY by any stretch of the imagination but know I am capable of achieving my overall goal and MAINTAINING that goal.....I just have to commit to  myself first and be consistent.

What I've been doing lately is a small bootcamp, which is tough but worth it, roller skating and still walking.  i want to get back into my Les Mills weight lifting routine, but there are just not enough hours in a day.  I think when boot camp is over in 3 weeks and school is over in 4 weeks, I will be able to breath again and make room for my weight lifting.

I must say, life is grand....I can't complain because I am so far from that 234 lb person I was almost 5 years ago.  that person had difficulty climbing her stairs, had sleep apnea and high blood pressure.  the person today has run in many races, one being a 1/2 marathon, the pouch is still in tact and working (even tho i can eat more today than i could a year or two ago), I still dump thank God.

I hope you all reach back out to me because I NEED YOU.  I need to be reminded that we are all in the same struggle, stumbling over the same obsticles and trying to achieve the same goal.


WHEW!  Feel like I got a load off my chest

You all take care and be blessed.






Oct 30, 2012

Hey y'all.  How is everyone?  if you're out beyond a few years, Im sure you realize this wasn't the 'easy way out" some may think

i am almost 5 years out and can say i am not where I want to be; but thank God I'm far from where I was.

I hope you all are encouraged and doing well. 

Have missed you all.

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4 years ago today! WOW

Jan 31, 2012

I did not update my status last year on my surgiversary so not exactly sure of my weight, but today I am 149.2; which is about 4 lbs heavier than i was on this same day in 2010...not too bad if I must say so myself.

I have succeeded and failed myself on many levels.

My successes are:

I've hit a weight that my NUT told me I'd never see (because of my muscle mass (hmmm. should I have been insulted when she said that lol)
I've hit a weight that was my overall goal at first and now I'm striving to go even further
I've become extremely acitve and outgoing
I've run 5K's, San Francisco's famous Bay to Breakers and am training for my first 1/2 marathon

My failures or disappointments:

I've still not gotten my eating completely under control
I still eat sweets, even when they make me sick
I'm still 15lbs above my 2nd over all weight goal
I'm still struggling mentally
I find that I am not as confident as I once was after surgery....I am starting to see my flaws more clearly and find myself closing up

Overall, I'm a success story (to me).  I no longer take high blood pressure meds, no longer have sleep apnea, and can fit a one-digit clothes size that I never thought i'd see.  I am very active and always pushing myself to the next fitness level.  1/2 marathon is first on the list this year and maybe before end of the year or to celebrate my  5 year, I'll be ready for a full marathon....always pushing myself.

i can say that I'm overall fairly happy with  my success and where I am today.  The person that lied and said we took the easy way out should be tossed off a cliff...this is an everyday jourmey and will be util my last breath.  Would i trade this experence, ABSOLUTELY  NOT.  Would i do things differetly if I knew then what I know now?  ABSOLUTELY.  I started eating sweets not knowing that this triggers all those cravings that lied dorment, waiting for me to allow this into my system...Now i fight against it every day.

i want people to learn from my mistakes and not take the path that I it relates to the negitives I've experienced...but those are few/far between.

Thats it.  That's my update

WOW!  4 years.  I can't believe it.

9ers lost ;-(

Jan 22, 2012

Oh well bay area....good run.

Went to a playoffs party. Thought I'd be out of control...but luckily, I had some home make chilli that stuck to my ribs and the damage was minimal.  Did have a sliver of cheese cake......but i burned that off rooting for the game


up! but not up and away

Jan 22, 2012

up .4 this week.  weighed in at 149.2

I don't give up and continue to  keep my eye on the prize.

didn't measure today.  got busy and then ate, next week.

have a good one

Getting there little by little

Jan 15, 2012

Still in there.  Losing a little is better than not at all.  I must say that although I still have the cravings for something sweet, they are not as often nor as difficult to ignore.  I'm not saying it's easy, but I'm feeling more and more like i can do this.

Getting to my goal one ounce at a time.

I'll see you 135...sooner rather than later. 

weight   148.8  (-1.8)
thighs      23   
hips        38
abs         34 (+ .5)
breast     37 (-1)
arms      12 (- .5)
neck       14


Still in this!

Jan 14, 2012

The latter is definately better!  Having a good late 1/2 of the week.

Eating on point; exercising on point and cravings are not as loud in my mind.

Weigh in and measurements tomorrow.

Have a good rest of the weekend


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