9 Months Since Surgery and still Losing.....
Jan 08, 2008
Well I'm posting late this month due to the holiday's and not to mention just how busy this time of year can get. I'm still losing, I currently weigh 125 and my size 6 jeans are getting loose on me. I'm very happy the way I look and am not wanting to lose anymore weight, so I am slowing down my exercise routine and starting to introduce more complex carbs into my diet to level me out so I can stop loosing and just maintain. Not a whole lot to report, still drinking my daily protein drink, eating about 80 - 100 grams of protien and still have not gotten sick because of anything I've eaten. I still have not tried anything with sugar in it, I'm afraid I will not dump and enjoy it too much!!! Bye for now.
Dec 04, 2007
Well where do I begin. This month I met my own personal goal and weigh 130. AHhhhhhhhhh what a great feeling. I made it! With a lot of determination, motivation and keep focused I have achieved a goal I thought I would never be able to do in my entire lifetime. What a blessing from the Lord to be able to get the opportunity to have the surgery and then continue following the guidelines to achieve what I have set out to do.
I still have not had any problems with dumping, feeling sick or anything like that. I have been able to eat just about everything and keep it down with no yucky feeling.
Still drink my protein shake for breakfast in the morning and trying to consume all my protein intake for the day. I get about 80 - 100 grams of protien each day. Still can not drink 64 oz. of water daily, but some days I get close.
I am currently wearing size 6 pants and between a small or medium in tops and blouses depending on how they fit me.
We will have to wait and see what December brings me. Have a wonderful and safe holiday season!
7 Months Out
Oct 31, 2007
It's hard to believe it's been 7 months since surgery. This journey has been the easiest way for me to loose weight. No problems, no dumping and my labs look great! I now weigh 137 and wear a size 8 in pants and a medium in tops. It's amazing to me that I wear a size 8. It has been since high school that I was able to wear 8's. I only have 7 more pounds to go to meet my own personal goal. Hopefully before Christmas would be nice. I have been buying a ton of clothes. It seems like every 5-7 pounds I lose I'm down another pant size. Incredible! Happy Halloween!!!!!!
6 month Lab Results
Oct 05, 2007
October 4th I have my 6 month check up and everything looks wonderful. I no longer need to take iron and I can down my calcium intake as well. My doctor said that my body is absorbing all my supplements really well and don't need to take as many vitamins as the usual patient. I fee great and life is good! YEAH !!!!!!!!!! I don't need to check with my doc until next March timeframe. Unless concerns or questions come up before that time.
Oct 01, 2007
Well let's see,during the month of September the weight has really SLOWED down! I guess since I'm almost to my personal goal the weight loss will start slowing down. But at least I'm still losing and not gaining. I went to the mall yesterday and now I'm in a size 10. I can't hardly believe it, to think I started at at 22W - 24W and now a size 10. I'm in medium shirts and tops. Losing lots of inches everywhere. My hunger has subsided a little. I don't seem to be very hungry lately, just eating a little here and there. I consume about 400 - 600 calories a day. Still drink my protein drink in the morning for breakfast. Small lunch and small dinner. I currently weigh 146. WOW! I will post next month. Going to see my surgeon for my 6 month check up next month and see if all my lab work looks good or not.
Down Another Pant Size
Aug 31, 2007
Well it's been another month and I now wear size 12 pants!!!!!!!! As of this morning, I weigh 152. I'm really starting to lose slow but thats better than gaining. I know in time I will reach my personal goal. My Dr.'s goal for me is 155, so now I'm below his target weight for me. Life is good and I am able to do so much more than I ever could of imagined. We will have to see what next month brings................
July 27, 2007
Jul 27, 2007
Well it's been another month and I'm down at 164. It's been an interesting month in July. My sister in law passed away from cancer and a real good friend of the family also passed due to cancer. Both were in their 40's. It was a very sad time for myself and family. But through the grace of God we are getting through it and taking one day at a time.
Still doing great. No dumping or feeling sick from any kind of food so far. I'mable to eat everything I want ( that is high protein foods, no sugars or alcohols). Can't belive I'm almost in the 150's. I wear a large in tops and a size 14 in pants. I'm totally amazed and still can not believe that I have lost over 80 pounds!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 86 to be exact.
June 29th, 2007
Jun 29, 2007
WOW! I decided to get on the scale this morning which I vowed to only weigh once a week and I'm down another 3 pounds. I now weigh 175. Hard to believe I'm approaching the 160's. I'm just amazed. I'm feeling great, still not able to drink all my water (64 oz.) but having no problem getting in all my protein on a daily basis.
I'm in the 170's..... YEAH!!!!!!!!!!
Jun 24, 2007
I can't believe it. I weighed this morning and am 178. It's hard for me to believe it. It has been over 14 years since I have weighed below 180. Went shopping today and fit into a size 14 regular. YEAH!!!!! Life is good....
Jun 06, 2007
I had a WOW moment today at the store. I was out shopping for some clothes to fit me and went to the women's plus sizes. Before surgery I had just started wearing 24W. Started with a 18W to big, tried on a 16W to big, so that meant I went to the regular misses sizes and tried on a 16 regular, WOW it fit. I just sat down in the dressing room and started crying. I could not believe I have finally arrived to regular size pants and tops. It's been 15 years since I've been able to wear normal sizes. This morning I weigh 183.