Hit 100 lb loss this morning (YEAH)

Aug 03, 2008

Well- this morning was the morning that I hit the 100 lb loss. I can not bellieve I am now down 100 lbs from my highest of 436 lbs. I am so glad I decided to have the lap band. I really feel this is the answer to my prayers.

At the end of last year prior to starting the research on the Lap Band I reached my all time highest weight of 436 lbs. I got sick the later part of last year with IBS issues and managed to lose 10 lbs. When I weighed for the first time at Dr Smiths office I was 426 lbs. I managed to lose 28 lbs during the pre op diet and 62 lbs since my surgery on April 29 2008. This morning the scale finally read 336 lbs (100 lbs gone).

I know I still have a very long way to go until I get to goal. However, I feel so much better in such a short time that I can not wait to see and feel the difference when I lose more and even reach my goal of 164 lbs.

Body Measurement Pre Op

May 05, 2008

My body measurements on April 27th (pre op). I never got my measurements at my highest of 436.

Bust fullest part: 61"
Under Bust: 45"
L Arm: 23"
R Arm: 23"
L Wrist: 7 1/2"
R Wrist: 7 1/4"
Waist: 62"
L Leg: 37"
R Leg: 40"
Hips: 64"
R Calf: 21 1/2"
L Calf: 22 1/2"
L Ankle: 9 4/10"
R Ankle: 9 8/10"

Week Out

May 05, 2008

Well- it is hard to believe that a week ago today I had my lap band surgery. As of this morning I am down 18 lbs from surgery and am now down to 380. During my surgery my Dr discovered that my liver looked a little different so he did a liver biopsy. I am still waiting for the results of that. He said the day of the surgery that he feels it is just a fatty liver, but wanted to do a biopsy just to make sure nothing else is going on. I ended up going to see Dr Smith yesterday 5/5 due to pains on my left side of chest. It was so bad it brought me to tears several times. He did x-rays and everything as far as the lap band looks just fine and I am healing well. However, I do have bronchitis and am now on antibiotics for 7 days for this. I normally have several spells of bronchitis each year. This year I had been doing pretty good up until now. I can tell each day that I am getting stronger and I am so happy I had the surgery. From my hightest weight of 436 I have lost a total of 56 lbs. I go back to the Dr today for my week out post op appt. I have to say, I have read a lot of post about folks being really hungry still until they get their first fill, but that is not me. I find that I am staying full with the little that I have been eating (or really drinking). I pray that this doesn't change.

Getting Better Each Day!

May 02, 2008

Well- I am going on my fourth day since surgery. The first few days I was really sore and not able to do much of anything without help from my wonderful husband. Today I was able to get out of bed by myself, get dressed by myself and even go to the bathroom without help. YEAH! I am down to 387 pounds which is 11 pounds since Tues and a total of 49 pounds from my highest weight ever of 436. I even had a very small part of a protein shake this morning before I got so full I couldn't take another sip. Life is going good and I am so proud of myself for taking this step.

The day is here

Apr 28, 2008

Well- the day I have been waiting for is here. I have to be at the Surgery Center at 5:45 AM CST tomorrow 4/29/08. My mom and dad are driving my husband and I over. I am the first surgery of the day. I have never been more ready for something in my life. I feel I finally found the tool I have been looking for all of my life to help me fight the obesity. I appreciate all the thoughts and prayers I have rec'd and will continue to recieve. I am ready for my spot on the loser bench. See you on the other side. :O)

Surgery Date 4/29/08 Pre Op Diet

Apr 16, 2008

I started my pre op diet on Monday April 14th and am on day 3 now. So far so good. I was surprized that I was not placed on a liquid diet. I am allowed to eat three meals a day until surgery. The diet is very high proteins and veggies and all the water I can stand. I am so excited for my surgery date. Today I hit another small milestone. When I weighed this moring the scale was under 400 lbs. I am currently 398 lbs. I know all of it has to be fluids, but I will take it anyway I can get it. I never want to see 400 lbs on the scale again.

Getting Started

Dec 16, 2007

I go to a consultation visit with a nutritionist on Thurs Dec 20th.  I am a little nervous, but I am ready to get started on this journey.

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The day is here
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