Mar 28, 2008
I know it's been awhile since I posted, but I've been ashamed. I have been slipping. Eating some snacks and food items I should not eat. I went to see Dr. Olsen today and in 6 months time, I have gained 11 pounds back. He told me not to beat myself up and they put me back on the 600 calorie a day food restrictions. I am barely overweight now. I do not look like it, but it is there in my stomach area. I hide it well. I need all the support and encouragement I can get. Please say some prayers for me. I go back again in 1 month. My vitamin D was down last time I went (3 months ago), so Dr. Olsen started me on a prescription strength Vitamin D for 3 months, which I have a month and a half to go yet. Also next time I go in Dr. Olsen is having me get a bone density test done. I hope everyone is doing well. Take care and e-mail me. Thank you so much!!!!
Sep 07, 2007
Well, I had my 9 mos. appointment with Dr. Olsen and I was only 135. That means I gained 1 pound last month. But that I lost 15 lbs. in the last 3 months. He said I was at 94% and that was awesome. He said that most people don't reach where I'm at until at least 12 to 18 months out. He said that my goal of 125 is o.k., but not to get too much lower than that. They put me on a maintenance nutrition schedule as they don't want me to lose too much more.
Depending on which scale I weigh on, I have about 9 or 10 lbs. to go. So keep me in your prayers that I will be able to reach my goal by my December 7th - 1 year surgiversary.
Aug 07, 2007
I'm now 134 lbs. Weight loss is slowing down, but I only have 9 lbs. to go to my final weight loss and it's only been a little over 8 months.
Jul 14, 2007
Guess what? I weigh 139 lbs. now. Woo Hoo!! Can't believe it. I'm considered normal now. I'm in the Century Club now too. Only a few pounds to go and it's only been 7 1/2 months. I can't believe it. My goal for my September 7th appointment is to reach my final goal of 125 lbs. Let''s wait and see if I do it. That is 14 lbs. in a little less than 2 months.
Jun 19, 2007
Today I measured and I lost 12 1/2 inches last month for a total of 84 inches lost.
Body Part Inches Lost
Rt. Arm 5.5"
Lft. Arm 5"
Rt. Thigh 7"
Lft. Thigh 9"
Rt. Calf 3"
Lft. Calf 3"
Jun 08, 2007
Today I went to my 6 month appointment with Dr. Olsen, the Exercise Physiologist, and Nutritionist. I was told that I am considered a success already at this point. I have lost a total of 93 lbs., weighing in at 150 lbs., and am at 81% of my end goal. This is very exciting when you hear it at your doctor's appointment. I didn't think I was going to meet my goal of 150 lbs. by this date, but just skimmed in at that. Now I have to come up with a goal for my 9 month appointment in September. I've heard that your weight loss slows down, so I'll have to think about my next goal.
May 12, 2007
Yipee!!!! I made it into the 150's. I weigh 159 lbs. now.
May 07, 2007
Yesterday I measured (5/7/2007) and I lost 11 1/2 inches last month for a total of 70 1/2 inches.
Body Part Inches Lost
Rt. Arm 4.5"
Lft. Arm 4"
Waist 16 1/2"
Rt. Thigh 5.5"
Lft. Thigh 7.5"
Rt. Calf 2.5"
Lft. Calf 2"
Apr 30, 2007
I've meet my 1st goal. I wanted to be 175 lbs. by today. I'm at 163 lbs., so I surpassed my 1st goal by 12 lbs. I've lost a total of 80 lbs. in 5 months. I can't believe it. My husband said I would be at least 165 by today. He has so much confidence in me. He is wonderful.
My next goal is to be at 150 lbs. by June 8th, which is my next appointment with Dr. Olsen.
5' 3" -- Surgery/Current/Goal -- 243/163/125 -- 4/30/2007
Apr 13, 2007
I went to see Dr. Olsen today and I was at 68% of my body weight lost. I've lost 72 lbs. in 4 1/2 months and I am at 30 BMI. Almost only overweight. Can't wait to get there. He said I was doing Phenomenal.
As for my costochondritis (inflamed ribs and rib cage), to continue to take the Celebrex until all my pills are gone, then take Tylenol after that for the pain. Hopefully this will bring the inflammation down enough where I will only need the Tylenol. Don't want to stay on Celebrex too long.
My next goal is to be at 150 lbs. by June 8th. That is my next appointment with Dr. Olsen. So I have to lose 21 lbs. in 8 weeks.