Mar 07, 2010
I've been maintaining my weight loss for the past 1-1 1/2 yrs now. I get comments all the time from people that think I am still losing. I'm not sure what is happening unless the weight is shifting to different areas, but the scales don't reflect any more loss. I'm sure I could drop some pounds if I really put my mind to the exercise and diet, but I'm happy where I am. I have gone from a size 26 at the beginning of my journey to a size 12-14 currently. My loss to date is 120 lbs and sometimes fluctuates +/- 5 lbs or so. I've never received any fills other than my 1/2 cc in the very beginning....I guess I've been blessed. No problems at all with my band and I am convinced it's the best decision I ever made!!!
Time Flies by!
Dec 06, 2008
The big news is that I am now engaged! My BF of the past several years has stuck by me through thick and thin...LITERALLY! LOL I'm happier and healthier than I've been in years and looking forward to a wonderful 2009!
Down 90 pounds
Sep 24, 2008
My mother died this weekend....so I'm kinda down right now. She's been sick for some time, and it was expected, but it didn't make it any easier. It was hardest on my kids. I am happy though, that my mother was able to witness my journey through my weight loss thus far. My weight worried her for years. I am down now 90 pounds. I'm wearing a size 14 and feel better physically than I ever have. The weight loss is really slow at this point. I don't even weigh very often now. Every so often I'll step on the scale and it will have dropped a pound or two...or there is no change at all. It's not something I think about anymore. If I never lost another pound...I can still say I'm satisfied with where I am at this point in time.
The XXX Rating
Jun 20, 2008
The XXX Rating is simple.... IT SUCKS! And I'm happy to say I've left it forever...talking clothes of course!! LOL It's been quite awhile since I posted here and thought it was time for an update. Life has been busy, and the weight loss fairly slow, but that's ok. I'm down 72 pounds now and couldn't be happier. My scrubs for work have gone from a 3X to 2X to XL....and now finally to a L. I can't even begin to explain how it feels not to have that big fat X in front of every size I wear!!! In traditional sizes I've gone from a 26 to a size 16. I'm now doing better on my exercise and going to the YMCA several times a week. I usually do water aerobics 3 times and have just started a weight training session 2 times a week. There are still things I have to work on...getting in enough calories and protein and my water intake. I believe I have slowed things down by not eating enough from time to time, and it stalls the weight loss. I've still not had another fill....doing well with the 1.5 cc in my 4cc band. My six month lab work came back fine, a little low on my Vit D and am taking a suppliment. Other than that, things are looking good and I'm feeling great!
Officially down 50 POUNDS!
Mar 17, 2008
Until next time......
Feb 24, 2008
Patients at work are really beginning to notice the weight loss, and the compliments sure feel good. I've gone from a size 26 to a size 20 and don't have many clothes that fit anymore. I'm hesitant to buy, as I'm such a tight ass, and I can't bear to spend money on something if I know I won't use it much. However, I swore to myself that when I get to a size 18 (TEEN! WOO HOO!!) that I'd buy myself at least one new outfit. It seems all I do is work, and therefore I'm in scrubs everyday. I do have some new scrubs and have gone from a 2LX top to a Large, and from a 2XL pants to an XL.
I bought myself a new digital camera for my birthday, and I need to take some updated photos. I'm looking forward to a day that I might actually LIKE having my picture taken, but it hasn't happened yet.
Jan 17, 2008
All in all, I'm feeling good. The vacation to Orlando was wonderful! I was long overdue for some sun and relaxation without worrying about work or school. I was thrilled that I fit just fine into the airplane seats, the roller coaster rides, etc. with no problems! I can finally see some difference in my before pictures vs. pics we took in Orlando. I've gone from a BMI of 44 to 38 since surgery, and feel better than I have in years. I admit I'm struggling with the exercise thing now that we're back home. But I must have walked 50 miles in Orlando going through the theme parks!!!
Nov 21, 2007
Home and BANDED!!!
Oct 27, 2007
I have my follow up appt with Dr. Hoehn on Friday Nov. 2. Hopefully everything will check out and I won't have to go back until my fill check.
Oct 02, 2007
Finally!!!! I was beginning to think it would never happen! October 24, 2007 will be the beginning of a new life! I had my appointment with Dr. Hoehn for the first time yesterday. Wow, he seems so young! Anyway, he didn't have any concerns and felt I was an excellent candidate for surgery. He did think I should stay over night in the hospital however, simply because it's such a long drive between KC and Wichita. He didn't want me to have to drive that far just in case there were any complications. I was fine with that! Anyway...not much else going on at the moment. I just wanted to voice my excitement at FINALLY having a surgery date!!!