wow i suck!

Jun 26, 2009

Sorry I haven't been on here in almost 2 years.

So much has happened. My husband and I bought our first home in Bay Point, CA in October 2008 after having found out that I was pregnant! I gave birth to a beautiful baby girl on May 16,2009. Her name is Reina Elizabeth! She weighed 8lbs 12oz., 21 inches long. I ended up with pre-eclampsia and had to be induced (8 days after my due date)! I'm doing pretty well. Now I just need to work on losing the little extra weight that I gained during my pregnancy. I hope it isn't too hard!

I found this on one of my friend's pages for GBS:

Sep 11, 2007

For patients weighing 200 to 250 lbs.
10 lbs. in first 10 days
15 to 25 lbs. in 6 weeks
25 to 35 lbs. in 3 months
35 to 45 lbs. in 6 months
60 lbs. or more in 1 year
70 lbs. or more in 18 months

For patients weighing 250 to 300 lbs.
10 to 12 lbs. in first 10 days
15 to 25 lbs. in 6 weeks
25 to 35 lbs. in 3 months
45 to 60 lbs. in 6 months
80 lbs. or more in 1 year
90 lbs. or more in 18 month

For patients weighing 300 to 400 lbs.
10 to 30 lbs. in first 10 days
25 to 45 lbs. in 6 weeks
35 to 55 lbs. in 3 months
50 to 80 lbs. in 6 months
100 lbs. or more in 1 year
120 lbs. or more in 18 monthsee

 For patients weighing 400 to 500 lbs.
10 to 30 lbs. in first 10 days
25 to 45 lbs. in 6 weeks
35 to 60 lbs. in 3 months
50 to 90 lbs. in 6 months
120 lbs. or more in 1 year
150 lbs. or more in 18 months

Weight Loss

Jul 25, 2007

Jan 19, 2007 - Bariatric Info Class - W. 242 lbs
March 27, 2007 - Orientation - W. 233 lbs
May 15, 2007 - Surgeon Consult - W. 223 lbs
May 30, 2007 - Support Group/Weigh In - W. 213 lbs (under goal weight)
June 4, 2007 - Case Manager Appt - W. 213.1 lbs
June 13, 2007 - Post op nutrition/preparing for surgery class - W. 212.6
June 27, 2007 - Day of Surgery - 212.5 lbs
July 25, 2007 - I weigh everyday and today I weigh - W. 190.5
July 30, 2007 - W. 188 lbs
August 6, 2007 - W. 186.5
August 15, 2007 - W. 184 lbs
8/22/07 - W. 182 lbs :)
8/27/07 - W 179.5 :) Yay I'm under 180! (Total lost 62.5 lbs, Since Surgery - 33lbs)
9/3/07 - W. 176.5! I'm so excited about this number! :)
9/10/07 - W. 175 lbs (i've lost a total of 67 lbs! Since surgery I've lost 36.50). 
9/17/07 - W 173lbs!
9/25/07 - W. 168.5 Woo hoo I lost 4.5 lbs this week!
10/1/07 - Stayed the same as last week!
10/15/07- W 166 Lbs. ugh my weight loss has slowed way down. I'm only down 7 lbs since 9/17... but i'm still working at it!
10/22/07 W 166 stayed the same...
(i know it's not weigh in day... but today (10/26/07) my scale finally moved so now i weigh 164 lbs) YAY! Only 34 pounds to go to my goal!)
11/19/07 - W. 159 Lbs! I rock!


Jul 23, 2007

It's weird. Since surgery I really haven't had any desire to talk to my friends... Anyone feel like this?

Hello Everyone!

Jul 06, 2007


Jun 28, 2007

I had gastric bypass surgery yesterday at Kaiser in Richmond, CA. I'm feeling pretty good. I'm a little sore and my back hurts (i have arthritis so laying on my back didn't do me too good!) 
Anyway, I just wanted to check in and let you all know how I'm doing. 

Thanks everyone for your kindness and support. 


Surgery is tomorrow!

Jun 26, 2007

I can't believe I'm going in tomorrow to finally make the change I've needed for so long in my life. I am so excited that this is finally happening. I've been so lucky to have such a supportive family/husband. They've been wonderful to me throughout this process. I've also had a very supportive employer who I appreciate his understanding of what I'm going through. I thought I would be more nervous about tomorrow, but I'm not. I just feel ready. I also am happy that I found this website so I have a place to do some research and to find support from my peers. Anyway, I better get back to work! I have a lot to do before I check into the hospital in the morning...

~Michelle :)

wow only 9 days to go until surgery...

Jun 18, 2007

i can't believe it. ONLY 9 DAYS TO GO! I am so excited I can't stand it. I wish I could go in tomorrow because the waiting is killing me. I was a little bit bad this weekend, so I'm paying for it this week. I am going to have to be strong and stick to the plan. I gained 1 pound. I know that's not much, but I'm freaking out. Plus it's almost that time of the month, so I'm sure I'll be bloated soon and weighing heavier than normal.

Anyway... that's about it. No one ever responds to my blogs... Well hardly ever anyway....

What's everyone else going through right now???


Jun 15, 2007

I found a better tasting calcium pill. It's the twin lab wafers in a citrus flavor.

I'm so excited... Less than 2 weeks to go...

Bariatric Advantage

Jun 07, 2007

Hi! Has anyone on here tried the Bariatric Advantage vitamins? The mint flavored calcium citrate lozenges are very chalky and make me gag! Any suggestions for something other than those? If they're making me gag now, I think it will be worse after surgery!

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