Feb 20, 2012

I haven't been here in a while, I kind of fell off track for a couple of months. I did gain about 10 pounds but I've since lost those and I'm on my way to my goal of 195.

My sisters and I went out the other day and for the first time in my life I felt "Normal", like I fit in. It wasn't as if I stood out before but I guess I felt invisible at times being so overweight. It's still hard for me to believe that I'm just like everybody else when I go out.... I'm not the smallest person in the room but I'm not the biggest person either. Only those who have been in our shoes knows what this feels like, that's why I love this site because I don't feel foolish saying these things and people not understanding what I'm saying.


1 year since surgery and my birthday.....a little early.

Aug 29, 2011

So here I am almost 1 year out from surgery and as of last Friday I weigh 207 pounds, that makes a total of 137 pounds gone since the day of surgery . My surgery was Sept 2 and my birthday is August 31st, so I have a lot to celebrate :-). I'm making this post a little early because I'm going to be off for 13 days and I won't have access to a computer, hopefully when I come back I'll have pictures since I haven't uploaded any in awhile. This hasn't been easy by a long shot and for people that think it is I wish I could make them understand that it isn't. I've heard or had people comment and say "oh you took the easy way out", when they say that I just yell at them or better still I want them to try to remember to eat, take your vitamins, get your protein in, exercise, work and still live your life. After a couple of days I'm sure they would change their minds.   I never really could picture myself at 200 pounds and now that I'm almost smaller than that it kind of freaks me out,  I don't want to get to small.  In the beginning I wanted to get down to about 160-165 now I think that if I get down to 180-185 I'll be happy.   I know that it really is up to my body but I'm crossing my fingers and toes that I'll stop around then, lol   My next goal is to get under 200 pounds, which I'm so close to.   For those of you out there who are just starting this journey it's not easy but it is so worth it. Take the dive you'll be so happy that you did

I'm in the teens.......

Jul 07, 2011

So I've been in the 220's for about 2 months now and I was 220 exactly for 1 month. I was getting frustrated because the scale wouldn't budge and all I wanted was to get in the teens. Well let me tell you all that yesterday morning when I weighed myself I was 213, I was so excited. Not only did I break into the teens I'm almost of out them already. I know I keep saying this but I love my sleeve with all my heart and without her none of this would have been possible.

15 flights of stairs

Jun 22, 2011

Okay folks this is something that I would have never been able to do 125 pounds ago. I walked up 15 flights of stairs.....omg omg omg. It was good workout but boy am I tired.

Again I'm so loving my sleeve because without her none of this would have been possible.


My Biggest NSV so far

Jun 17, 2011

I went to my PCP on thursday to have my blood pressure checked and for the first time in my adult life I had a normal was 123/81. I'm so use to hearing 140 or higher over something that it actually took me a few minutes to realize that my bp was within the normal range. I was too excited.

Another NSV that I had came a little over a week ago when I went to one of my co-worker's wedding and I was able to wear a 5 inch heel.

I'm so in love with my sleeve


14/16 DRESS, 14 SHIRT AND 16 JEANS.....WHO ME????? LOL

Apr 25, 2011

So yesterday on my lunch break I decided to go try on some clothes to see what size I'm wearing now.....well to my surprise I can fit a size 16 pair of jeans, 14 shirt and 14/16 dress WOW . I can't believe that just 7 months ago I was wearing a size 28 jeans.....I can't say enough how much I LOVE my sleeve.



Mar 16, 2011

Okay so who gets excited about being OBESE? The answer to the question is ME........YAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!! In the past 6 months I've gone from super obese to just obese. Today is a great day lol.


6 months today since my life changed

Mar 01, 2011

I can't believe that it has been 6 months since my surgery, I have lost 95 pounds since the day of surgery (who would have thought that was possible). Sometimes I look at myself or do something that I couldn't do 6 months ago and I'm so amazed. I've never been this happy in my life. I feel like I'm living life for the first time instead of just existing.   I've gone from a size 26/28 all over to a 18 top and 20 bottom, I sometimes look at my clothes and can't believe that I can fit into them. I love to walk and exercise now and that is something i never really liked before, lol.

  To say that this has been an easy 6 months would be a total and complete untruth..........this has been one of the hardest things that I've ever done in my life but i would do it again in a heart beat. It has been an adjustment for me, I still can't drink plain water or eat ice but I'm too cold most of the time to really miss eating ice lol. Oh yes and i do miss my insulation, I'm freezing all the time. I now dress in layers everyday because I'm so cold. There are days when i get discouraged or I feel like I can't make it but then I look at how far I've already come and I can't wait to see where I'll be in another 6 months.   I also need to give a big THANK YOU to my sisters who also had surgery ( 1 is a year out and the other is almost 7 months out) for all of their love and support. I really wouldn't have been able to make it without them. We are in this together and I will always be thankful that we decided to take the journey together.

Sept 2, 2010 344lbs     March 2,2011 249lbs  

6 weeks since surgery tomorrow

Oct 13, 2010

Well tomorrow will be 6 weeks since I had surgery and I'm down 32 pounds. I couldn't be happier with my sleeve. I feel so good and I can't believe the difference in just 6 weeks.  I'm so looking forward to living the rest of my life. 


Jul 08, 2010

I'm so happy to say that I finally got the call that I've been waiting so very long to get........................I got a date for my surgery.  I'm not sure how I feel right now, I felt like I would never get a date and now that I have one I'm numb, lol.  I'm sure in the days and weeks to come I'll feel all kinds of emotions. 


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