Dec 12, 2010
Dec 03, 2009
Hello OH family! Its has been much to long since I hv updated,, Yet please let me say.. IT has been a challenge..I'll try to make this short. I had gotten dwn to 240-245 lbs.. then around Jan 2009 I had started to gain my weight back.. I was so concerned. I md a appt with my WLS doc.. which my orginal doc . Dr Arnold was no longer @ the loc. A new doc had taken his place A Doc Kennedy.. I explain to her. that I had been under some stress & was now able to eat more. I had already spkn to the dietician and we had went over what I needed to do to restart weightloss.. they did a Bairum test & noted I had no restriction from the emptying of my pouch. thats why I was always hungry & able to eat more. She advise me of a new procedure. (not sure of the clinical name & not covered undr insurance.) its where the doc goes in thru the throat. and inject sm thing to narrow the exit way of the pouch so the food wld stay in the pouch longer so there for you won't get hungry so qkly. I had that done on 1-16-09. only lost 10 lbs. that was b/c I was on liquids for 1 wk...then I was able to eat again I begain to gain. there was a co wkr of mine that also had bypass bk in 04. & she was going to hv surgery for a hernia & she was talking abt how awesome her Dr.. was!! Dr John Alexander..I knew there was something else going on. which after seeg Dr Alexander & explaind that after I eat I wld hv this pain in my upper stomach & then hv to throw up.. the prev doc states it was gaubladder sludge.. but thats not what is was.. Dr Alexander did a EGD which confirmed I had a perforated Lwr intestine, that had strected & was acting as a stomach.( resultg the pain & eating more). I then had a revision on..
November 20, 2009!! Surgery went well.. also doc md my pouch smaller..Now home recov'g
Revison surgery date weight 280 lbs
Dec 1, 2009 .. dr. app.. weighed in @ 270 llbs....Thank You Jesus....I am back on track and looking forward to losing another 100 lbs plus, if Gods Will..!! I will try to put new pics up soon ..I am so thankful for this 2nd chance...There is Hope!!
Dec 26, 2008
I must say it has been a long while since I have updated...To all my OH family Hello.. Happy Holidays!!!!!!!!!!!!!1
I will be truthful, I am so thankful for my tool, and I am to grateful.. but now that it has been a year & 10mons out now.. it's now more up to me & how I use the tool rather just the surgery.. basically the responsibilty is more on me...increased Exercise and calorie counting is so important.. Trust one thing I will get there... Being smaller has made such a difference in my life!!!!!!!!!!!! I just feel better about my self which allows me to do more.. everything that I ever put off I am now doing.. or am going to do...My social life is a experience all to itself.. I am loving it... I am just staying in the moment.....I shall continue to give God the Glory!! Because it's because of his love I was able to have the surgery and do the things I am doing.. thats why I know I shall reach my goal...If there is anyone reading this.. My encouraging word is ... Keep striving.. & praying. continue to put forth an effort.. And you shall achieve it!!!!!! I am now 260.. and I am striving to get under 250.. so then getting under 200 shall be a blessing.. alot of my OH family are starting out losing from the weight I am at now.. but for me I have come a long way starting @ 467 lbs...now tro 260 Yes for me..that something I am proud of!!!!!!!!!!!!
I put up Two new pics.. I am so ready to talk about plastics... stomach, thighs, arms... but again its a process..
Jul 09, 2008
Hi Family !!!!!!!!!
I just want to update a litlle ..My 1st year Anniversary was June 25, 2008!!! weighing in @ 279 lbs....feeling good ... Thats 188 lbs down... THANK YOU JESUS!!!!!!!!!!!!! how sweet it is.... I am so grathful .. for the process.. even though I want it faster... Even though I am still a Big girl!!!!!!!!!!! I am really now considered a Thick Woman ( that just cracks me up) I am now in a different catagory as far as the dating scene is concern ..That is amazing to me also.... the way people act.. or maybe I am more confident....
I posted 3 new pics..
Hope you can see the difference.. I know I can... Love ya Family...
I wil keep striving.
till next post ..
May 15, 2008
Yes it has been a while... I'm so sorry. but all is well...Okay lets see my last entry was in March and I was @ 309lbs.. Well now I am 283 lbs (Thanks You Jesus!!!) as of today 5-5-08......I feel good and I feel so blessed... I am now 11 months out and the weight loss is slowing down just a little but the good thing is I am still losing, I am trying not to complain..
June 25th 2008, will be my anniversary date.. And for my own personal goal I wanted to have lost complete 200lbs.. I am close yet not quite there.. but I am close.. I can now eat more so that concerns me as well but I know I just need to be thoughtful of what I am eating..and increase the exercise a little more... but remembering not to over do it.. The great things is I now am consulting with a physical trainer just to see what I can do without over doing it.. Honestly I am not a exercise lover.. but it does make me feel good once I get started.. So I know the more I put into it ..the better the results... So I will stay focused..Trying so hard not to start harping on the loose skin,, but it's so hard to over look it.. Jesus help me.,, like I said "Its all a process.. I didn't get as large as I did overnight ,, so it will take a while to get where I want to be.. So I shall stay positive and press on!
Well I shall update you all later ... Stay cool people till next time. Keep Losing and Have Fun!
Peace & Hope1...
PS I will try to put new update pics soon...
Mar 05, 2008
Feb 12, 2008
Jan 25, 2008
Dec 10, 2007
Hello My OH family!!!
Once again, it has been what seems like forever since I have got on just to update and just say HI!!! Well lets just jump right into my update! I am now 350 lbs,, total lost 117lbs and I am feeling wonderful.. All praises go to Jesus!! I could not have made it thus far without him, and with his guidance I will meet my goal :) there has been so much that is slow changing in my life , but the most encouraging to me is my self esteem, I am loving me,, Wow! how cool is that to say " I AM LOVING ME!!! The changes are the things that have been mentioned on this website over & over again, yet It is such a joy when it truly happening to you. Sitting comfortable in movie seats, booth @ restaurants, going to a regular restroom stalls not handicap's , no belt extensions, walking in the mall with out being out of breathe, shoping in regualr department store,, enjoying the different changes body , face, mind etc.... I know ya feel where I am coming from, and even though I still have a ways to go, I am feeling so good and Know I can go on, Looking foward to touching that light at the end of the tunnel, I can see it and its shinning bright!!! Well a picture is worth a thousand words ,, i will post current pics soon, sorry once again for the delay.
Love ya Family!
Sep 05, 2007
Well Hello to All!
Once again, I don't do well with frequent updating! I am so sorry!
I am blessed and loving each day I am allowed to see by the grace of God.
I know am very vague in my updates and I am apologize , one day I will come on and be more detail, the cool thing as of August 30, 2007 I am now out of my 4's YES LAWD!!! I am so grathful! I am looking and feeling alot better I have more energy!
Sharing moment: on 8-30-07 it was a thurday @ my job we had a practice fire drill the office is on the 11th floor! RIGHT!! I had to go down all 11 flights iofstairs, yet I was able to keep up with my co workers and my kness didn't hurt, I wasn't even out of breath,, IT was wonderful. Big difference, look foward to many more expericences to share! i will have to put more pics up soon!
Peace My Family!