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
I'm in the teens.......
Jul 07, 2011
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 reading.......it 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
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
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.