Almost to my goal....
Feb 08, 2009
Once again it's been waaayyyyy too long since I wrote. Life just seems to take over and I never seem to have much free time for anything these days. Since my last post I have reached a weight of 165 lbs and am now wearing a size 12 jeans. If it wasn't for my gut I would probably be wearing a size 8!! LOL I can't decide what should be my goal weight...140 or 150. Dr. Olsen has said to not go any lower than 140. She said between 140 and 155 was the target numbers for a healthy BMI. I guess I'll shoot for the 150 and see how I like it and go from there. The past couple of weeks I have noticed that I feel alot like I did right after surgery. I don't have an appetite and it's difficult for me to make myself eat. I am getting my protein via protein shakes with added egg whites. I really don't know what to make of all of this. Is this "normal" for post op patients? If anyone has any insight please fill me in. Well I will sign off for now........until another day.....everyone take care.
Too long since my last post!!!
Dec 08, 2008
Hey y'all....I know it's been forever since I wrote last. To be honest I haven't been on OH in forever. Bad girl.... It's been going really great. I'm down to 180 now and picked up a pair of size 14 jeans at the clothing exchange at our last post op support group meeting. I took them home thinking "I'll never get my fat butt in these jeans." I put them on later that night and pulled them up....saying to myself..."well damn I think they're gonna button!!" They did!!! Man was I surprised. Well I'm in hog heaven now. I'd love to be down to 170 or lower before my birthday on Feb. 2....we'll see what happens. Take care and I will try to be more vigilant about posting....
Finally in "ONEDERLAND"
Sep 17, 2008
I'm a bit late in making this post but as of yesterday morning I am in "onederland!!" I got on the scale and it read 199. Needless to say I'm ecstatic. Lately I've really started to notice the difference in my clothes to.
Something else that happened today....I ate a sugar free cookie and when I left to get my son from school I started to feel really bad. My guess is that it was dumping syndrome because of the symptoms but I thought that came from eating too much sugar??? I ate a sugar FREE cookie so what gives?? Maybe I will never know but I haven't felt that bad EVER since the surgery. Even right after the surgery I didn't feel that bad. Hopefully it will never happen again. Well that's about all until the next entry. Everyone be good....or good at it.
Sep 08, 2008
Well tomorrow will be 6 weeks since the surgery. Weight seemed to just fall off the first month. Now I feel like it's just slowly crawling along.....which I guess can be good but still I'm wanting it to go away faster!! I weighed in this morning at 204. I just want to hit "onederland" so much it's driving me nuts!! I'm not really seeing my weight loss yet. I feel it in my clothes and people that see me tell me they can see a difference but when I look in the mirror all I see is the fat girl staring back at me. I'm sure that will change eventually...problem is I wish eventually was NOW!! Well that's enough of my rambling....until next time.........
One month already!!!
Aug 27, 2008
I went for my one month post op today. I can't believe that it's already been a month since the surgery. I weighed in at 206. Weight loss has been slow the past couple of weeks but I know that can be expected. Dr. Olsen even told me that the average weight loss for their patients the first month is 17 pounds and I'm way ahead of that so all is well. Actually I don't mind a slow weight loss too much. Just 6 more pounds to "onederland" and I can't wait!! The family and I are going to Pittsburgh this weekend so I can show off my 28 lb weight loss to my family. Hope everyone has a safe and happy labor day weekend!! Until next time.........
Aug 19, 2008
Hey y'all....well after another week I've only lost another 2 lbs. but I'm not discouraged. I know that some weeks will move slower than others. Now it's only 9lbs to "Onederland!" Tonite I went to the pre-op support group meeting at Womack. I know that sounds odd considering I'm a post-op patient. They were kind enough to waive the last meeting in order for me to have my surgery on July 29. I promised that I would still attend and I am a woman of my word. Some of the people there told me they could see the difference already. That's good because as of right now I really don't. I'm hoping that I don't develop body image issues down the road. I have heard about the "bariatric blues" and I'm starting to wonder if I've got them. I don't seem to be happy about much these days.....debating on whether or not I should see a doctor. Maybe I'll wait a little while and see how things go. Well, I'm going to finish watching the Olympics for the evening.....see ya!!
11lbs to Onederland!!
Aug 11, 2008
Hey y'all...I've been trying to be a good girl and not get on the scale EVERY DAY! I've been tempted to ask my husband to hide the darn thing!! LOL Actually I've been pretty good this past week. I got on it this morning and when I saw that it said 210 I was just astounded. If I go by what I weighed the day after the surgery (234) then I'm down 24 lbs in just under 2 weeks!! I realize that I gained weight just from the surgery alone but it sounds good right??!! Oh and on a fantastic note....I was able to get my belly button ring back in tonite!! I thought the hole had closed completely but I wiggled it around and got it thru!!! Guess I'll mosey on for now....until next time.
Aug 02, 2008
Well I'm finally home from the hospital. I got discharged yesterday. The surgery went perfect. Dr. Olsen had to biopsy my liver but she doesn't think anything bad will come of it. My pain level is pretty low right now. I am finding it difficult to get motivated to drink anything though. I just don't have any desire for anything. Granted I can tell that my taste buds haven't really changed. The 4 days I was in the hospital all I watched was Food Network!! While the food looked good it did not produce any cravings or desires to eat. My salivary glands were not stimulated in the least!! I guess things will change over time. My biggest fear right now is that I will get dehydrated and end up back in the hospital. So I'm forcing myself to drink. One thing that's interesting though....all the air they pumped in me and the fluids they forced in during surgery made me gain 11 pounds!!! When I left yesterday I had lost 5 lbs of that so at least I'm off to a good start. I'm kind of tired now so I'll go for now. Thanks to everyone for your friendship and support. I'll write more later!!
Night before surgery
Jul 28, 2008
ok...here it is....in about 12 hours I'll be getting ready to leave for the hospital. I broke down and cried in front of my mother in law yesterday when no one else was around. I guess the fears of something going wrong were looming as well as the fear of the nutritional deficiencies, etc. Deep down I'm confident in my surgeon and am sure that everything will be just fine....there's always that small percentage.....
I spent most of the day at Womack it seems but everyone was super nice. I even met a woman who is also having RNY tomorrow....Ms. Charlie....we're hoping to be roomates tomorrow!! Well, I guess I'll get going....try and get some rest tonite although I'm not going to hold my breath!! I'll post more after I'm home and up to being on the computer.....thanks to everyone for their warm wishes and support.