What a ride

Jan 29, 2009

Well I am 1 year and almost 5 months out.. I stay right at 124 # without doing anything special..some days I can eat just about anything others watch out.. Breads I can tol about 1 slice.. still very little meats..I feel great. This has been a amazing ride..I still wake up and worry the weight came back...I think I will worry about that for the rest of my life....

Yesterday was my birthday

Dec 10, 2008

Yesterday was my birthday. I never dreamed I would feel this healthy at 48 years old. I feel better than I did at 30..  I updated some pictures. Some are of my granddaughter and I outside. I am amazed at how small I am...I feel great.. What a blessing this has been. I am so thankful...It still amazes me that I can only eat a small amount of food..I watch others eat and I am beside myself..I cant believe I use to eat a Big Mac, large fries, large drink and a dessert. I can't eat a 1/2 of a regular burger now. (not to mention no fries or drink)...What a difference 15 months can make in a life.

Thanksgiving 2008

Nov 26, 2008

And I am thankful.. Down to 124 and needing to gain a few pounds. I am so thankful for this surgery. It has changed my life so much. I am so active. I feel so healthy. Wishing everyone a happy thanksgiving and hoping you are all as thankful this year as I am...

11 months out

Aug 08, 2008

Well, it has been 11 months and I am down to 129# wear a size 2 in most clothes. sometimes a size 4. I feel wonderful. What a blessing this has been.

Updated pics

May 23, 2008

Wow, I look at where I was 8 months ago and it is amazing. I feel so much better...

I am 8 mo out

May 16, 2008

Wow has time flown. I am 8 months out. I am 135 lbs. Today I was shopping and I wear a size 6 misses or a 7 jr. I wear jr size med shirt. This is amazing. I am now hoping not to loose any more weight. I feel great.
This has not been a easy journey, but  I would do it again in a heart beat. It saved my life. I feel so much better about myself. Everyone says "you are so tiny or you are going to blow away. That is so crazy to hear.

6 months out

Mar 24, 2008

I am 6 1/2 months out and now weigh 148#. I wear a size 8.... Me a size eight. I feel like I am a fraud when I buy clothing. I still start for the plus size clothing when I go into a store and the crazy thing is I still do not  believe I wear a size 8. I always try on something and it is too big so then I downsize until I hit the 8. It is like my mind has not caught up (or down) to my size yet. 
I feel amazing. My Nurse pract says I will probably loose another 10 to 15 lbs although I would  be happy not loosing another pound. 
 This has been a amazing gift from God and I remember that every day.
I am smaller than I was 20 years ago. 
 I still have problems eating very much. I get that icky feeling in my chest. I have to graze so I don't loose too much. Still can only eat 1/3 to 1/2 cup of food at a time. Cottage cheese is my best friend, can not tol much meat at all. Can eat eggs sometimes. Bread if toasted, 
I would recomend this for anyone who wants to regain control of their lives. I would do it again in a heartbeat.
This has not been easy, it is a lifetime change. Although I feel everything I have given up foodwise,,I have gained in self esteem, health and happiness with myself.

Jan 21,08

Jan 21, 2008

I am 2 weeks and 1 day from 5 months out. 
I wear a size 10 and am 159  pounds. I cannot tell you how this has changed my life. I am excited to go places..I LOVE TO SHOP!!!!!!!!  Yes me..I have hated shopping for the last few years. I always came out feeling like a fat slob and feeling so depressed.. I think the craziest thing is shopping in Jr's department and getting a size 11 or the misses dept and getting a size 10. Sometimes I think someone is going to come up and say "Hay the big girl clothes are over there"...
 I am still loosing and figure If I get to 144 that is way beyond any expectations I ever had. My personal goal was 150..but never believed I would be there.
I was a meat, potato and bread girl before. I don't even miss them. Food has gone from a friend and comforter to something I need to do for energy. It is amazing.
I feel so blessed that God allowed this in my life.
The way people look at me is different. They treat us smaller people much better than when I was obese. I made a promise to myself to always remember how I felt and I go out of my way to talk to heavier people. I don't hesitate to tell people what I have done. I want to change views on this surgery. This is not the easy way out. I have been told "If you would have pushed yourself away from the table you could have lost it on your own" Ya I've tried that and done it just to regain it and more in a very short time.
 I have learned to enjoy life and appreciate this gift I have been given. This is a second chance for me and I will not blow it.

3 1/2 mo post op

Dec 27, 2007

Well I am 3 !/2 months out and lost 72 lbs. I wear some 12's some 10's. Depends on the brand. I never dreamed I would be this weight. I am 164 pounds.  I think some of it was stress. We had a fire on Nov 30 in our home and were out for 3 weeks. We were blessed we did not loose everything, it was contained to one room. It was during that time I lost 18 lbs in 2 weeks. Kind of strange. A year ago I would have probably gained 20. HA HA.
This has been a amazing journey. I feel so blessed that I was able to have the surgery. 
Lets see...Dumping. I still cannot eat much meat or I get sick. I tried a piece of turkey at Christmas and got sick. Breads make me dump...feeling good most of the time though


Nov 04, 2007

Wow....That is all I can say.. 2 months out tomorrow. Down 46 pounds. 40 to get to goal.. It has been the ride of my life.. Still not eating alot of anything. Cottage cheese. Some soups. crackers with cheese.
Walking 2 to 4 miles a day and feeling GREAT!!!
I feel very  blessed to have had this surgery. 
Had some ask me at church today. What are you doing to loose all your weight you look great...Tell them the truth and they are a little taken back. If they ask more questions I answer if not I leave it at that.

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