Me 299.... OMG

Oct 30, 2009

All I can say is that after talking to my coach at school and finding out that he himself had weighed 450lbs at one time, (and now he is muscular as hell) I am much relieved that my scale will never keep me down again.  I had a long talk with the good old coach and he told me to start interval training and guess what?   I took him up on his advice and did exactly like he told me.  I can say that it's not going to be easy but I just have to stay in the damn gym like my dr. told me.  I didn't believe him when he told me that I would have to go almost every day.  Oh well, like I said I'm in it to win it so me and the gym are now best friends so I have been going everyday for over an hour combining circuit and weight training along with the interval training.

With that being said ......    Shall we Partay?

I'm am so fu**ing amped right now that I'm about to go to the gym.

See ya! I didn't post my two month pic but will do that sometime today.

4 more pounds to go before it's party time!

Oct 15, 2009

Well the scale is moving again finally after a 2 week lag.  I'm ready to party, so when ever I get rid of these 4 lbs it's on to celebrate the 2's! I have not been in the 2's since I was about 16 or 17 years old....  OMG


Doomed by the 3's

Oct 14, 2009

Don't mind me because I'm going to vent for a sec.  All I have wanted to do was get out of the damn 3's and I tell you, the 3's don't want to let go of me.  I thought ok how hard would it be to lose 30 something pounds after RNY.  Well those last pounds are determined to hang on.  They are hanging in there tight.  I have water aerobics and I'm going to work my ass off tonight for 1 hour and 45 mins.  I'm not sure if the water aerobics is doing anytning for me.  I will also go to the gym 7 days a week now just so I can get the scale moving because somethings got to give. 

6 pounds will not get me down.  When I reach 299 everyone will know!   I'm going to have a freaking party to celebrate and everyone will be invited!

Talk to you soon!

Yay for Puree!

Sep 17, 2009

Went to the surgeons office today and I learned that I have lost 21lbs in 2 weeks!  Not bad...  Well today I was cleared from the PA to start puree's and I chose to do tuna.  I don't know why I picked tuna but that's what is was. I will think about what it will be tomorrow.  I was also cleared to start on water aerobics and any other exercising that I want to do. 

Here's to progress, it never tasted so sweet!

Until next time.... Now if I could only read my sociology text book without falling asleep I would really be on the ball!


The Scale is moving again!

Sep 10, 2009

Well I'm 9 days out from band removal to RNY.  I have to thank God for a really good, uneventful surgery and no pain.  I went to see my primary care Doc. today just to catch him up on what has happened and when I got on the scale I could not believe my eyes.   I started my preop diet 7 days before surgery and I weighed in at 341 and weighed in on surgery day at 332, came home full of IV fluids and weighed 345 and today when I went to my Doc I weighed 318 on his scales.  Mind you I don't care for his scales because it has always weighed me 5 lbs more than the surgeons scale.  Today I am estatic!  My scales have been weighing me totally wrong so I guess I will stay off of them. 

That's all for now... I found a way to get in lots of protein.   I really like Glucerna, butter pecan supplement.  It has 200 cals per 8 oz but I can sip on it for a long time until l can get it all down.  Yesterday I started adding a scoop of unflavored protein powder to on the bottles and the taste did not change.   By doing that I upped the protein from 6g to 26 so two of those in a day and I have had 52g of protein.   Hey it works    

Until later!

I can smell Twoterville!


The countdown to RNY

Aug 25, 2009

Well this time next week I will be recovering from surygery and walking around the hospital.  Still not nervous but trying to keep my stress level down.  Since it was just confirmed on Monday that I am actually having surgery on Tuesday I wont have in the required 2 week pre-op diet. Instead I will have been on it for 7 days.  I will be sure to mention it to my surgeon in two days to see what he has to say.

I will keep you all posted on my progress.

I still need an angel (if anyone has those anymore)  want to volunteer just let me know.


Gastric Bypass it will be....

Aug 20, 2009

Well Blue Cross has denied the sleeve, stated that they don't cover it.  So the surgeon has submitted for the Gastric Bypass.  I should get a speedy YES for that surgery since there are loads of data available for the procedure.  I have always been terrified of the gastric bypass, but I trust my surgeon so I'm going for it.  I'm no longer afraid and not nervous. I have put it in God's hands and he will see me through it fine and healthy.  I will be back on the losers bench soon enough!

Authorization sent in to Insurance company today for revision

Aug 05, 2009

Ok so the Auth has been sent in for the revision from the band to the sleeve.  If they deny then the surgeons office will submit for the gastric bypass. 

I'm no longer afraid, I have put it in the hands of the Lord and he will guide me through this safely.

I will keep you all posted....

OMG Why ME??????

Jul 31, 2009

I'm having a really hard time right now...  Up until Jan. of this year I was losing really good until I started waking up choking really bad in my sleep.  To date I have been over filled twice and have been unfilled twice too.  I have lost 3lbs this year and then put on 5lbs.  I started noticing that food would sit in my stomach for long periods of time and I wasn't able to eat a whole lot but I wasn't losing. 

3 weeks ago I went to get a fill and my doctor asked me how I was doing.  I told him that I was doing fine and he said ok and got ready to do my fill. Then something told me to tell him that I was still full from the oatmeal that I had eaten 4 hours prior to going into the office.  He looked at me and said oh no, I'm not touching the band it seems tight already and decided to send me in for a fill under fluro.  Well I went in today and to make a long story short THEY FOUND THE PROBLEM and boy I tell you.... I had prepared myself for the worse but now it is hitting me.  My surgeon had another doctor with him and I was already nervous but they told me to swallow the barium and they both said hey it's not going down.... where did it go?  I didn't panic at that point but then they handed me the cup again and told me to drink some more... and to turn this way and that way OMG!   they said ok there is a fold and my doctor said well its not a dialation and the other doctor said no it's definately not.  By this time I guess the baruim started to move so I felt better but then they said oh its a prolapse... a huge one and at this time I'm like WHAT THE HELL IS A PROLAPSE ????  IS IT A SLIP AND THEY SAID YES...................  I looked at the screen and there it was, my band was somewhere way under that big bulging stomach that was sitting right on top of my band.  (My stomach had slipped up through the band)

My doctor told me to step down off the table and that was it... I asked him if he was going to unfill the band and he asked me if i had any pain. I told him no and he said that if I wasn't having any problems that he would leave it like is is but I would have to have another surgery to fix it and that more than likely it would only happen again.... He suggested that I revise to the sleeve or a gastric bypass...

I'm truly devistated, I have come so far and now this I want to finish losing but I didn't bargain for another surgery.  What to do What to do. 
I have lost an extreme amount of weight but still have far to go.  I have a different insurance now and my doctor said that not all insurance co's pay for the sleeve and I fought so hard not to get the gastric bypass but now I may not have a choice.

I am thankful to be 331lbs now and not the 451lbs that I started out at but another surgery is certain in the very near future.  

I'm Back!!!!!!!

May 15, 2009

After my unfill of 2.5 cc I have had a couple of fills and unfills.  But now it seems that my fill level is right now so I will procede with caution.  After my unfill, I have battled with hunger that coupled with losing my job in January made it a recipie for disaster.  I am bored as hell and found myself looking for food but could not get a fill because they had just taken fluid out.. Very bad!  but now I'm back and at 5.75 total cc's in my band. They actually gave me two measurements.. 4.75cc by another method.. The Dr. explained it to me but I wont get into it now.  I'm waiting to get my restriction back and have set a new goal for myself to reach 299 lbs by my surgiversary.  I should be able to do it.  I know I can.  So let the games begin!  I am amazed at how different I look now and will be posting picutres soon..

Oh yeah during my unfill I experienced a 5lb weight gain...  The worst! 

Til next time... See ya!