Still Losing---Slowly

May 17, 2008

Well, I am a little over 10 months out and have lost about 117 pounds.  For that, I am thankful.  I think I have lost more in inches by far!  I did not take my measurements in the beginning.  I have even gone down one shoe size.  I can breathe now!  I have gone from a 5X to a 2X in clothes.  I am thrilled with the change. 

I will continue to fight the good fight against obesity! 

Best wishes to you, too!

Stall's Over

Apr 09, 2008

I am so thrilled the stall is finally over.  Basically, I didn't lose any weight for about 3 months.  I actually gained 5 pounds.

Well, I decided to do the 5 day Pouch Test and also to add more protein to my diet.  I truly wasn't getting nearly enough protein!!

It worked.  The test ended a few days ago and I am down 12 pounds as of today.  YEAH

It has given me incentive to keep plugging away at this new lifestyle.  Hope this encourages somebody else to keep trying, too.

March Stall

Mar 16, 2008

I am on another stall!  I go up and down from 286 to 281 and have for the last two months.  I figure I am losing inches though because my clothes fit better.  I don't take my measurements, I just go by how my clothes feel and what new size I can wear.

I, know, this is not a race! 

January 25, 2008

Jan 25, 2008

A new year and new possibilities!

I am finally under 300 pounds.  That means I reached my first goal!  YEAH
I tend to lose a little slowly but, I am losing inches which means even more to me.  I have clothes I couldn't wear so I waited until I got down to what I thought was low enough and now I find with the inches also lost, the clothes are way too big.  Many actually fall off me.  That is such a high!

I went to Goodwill and got a pair of pants that fit.  It's so nice to be able to wear something that fits so people are able to see how much I've lost.  I tend to keep wearing the same 5x tops and that just doesn't do much for my look.  I am down to a 2x now.  I hate to spend much on clothes since I still have a long way to go on losing.  My friend did give me several of her outfits she no longer wanted.  They are almost all sleeveless so I am a bit nervous wearing them.  That's where the good old 5x shirts come in handy as a jacket.  My arms are just too big.

I have been able to get down on the floor and get back up on my own several times lately.  That is another goal reached!  YEAH

I can raise up in bed and pull the covers up and lie back down without losing my breath.  Another goal reached!

The arthritis in my body is doing a number on me though.  I have so much arthritis and bone spurs that really hurt my back and shoulders.  I am probably going to have the shoulder ones cut out next month.  I have a ruptured disc in my back and it caused the next disc to have bony overgrowth and squeeze the nerves.  I am taking epidural injections for that.  I have had one, get another next week and the last one next month.  The doctor thinks with more weight loss, the pain will be much better.  Right not a heating pad and sometimes pain pills are my best friend. 

Over 4 months outs now!

Dec 15, 2007

Well, I am just over 4 months out now.  I started at 386 and am now at 305.  My infections are all well now, too!  I have a bit more energy just wished it was lots more.

I still have hard days with eating.  Sometimes I just eat one bite and feel so stuffed.  Sometimes I want to throw-up and sometimes I can eat just fine.  It's still new to me.

I love seeing how big my clothes are on me.  That's a thrill.  I finally had to get new panties!

I have to have some surgery on both shoulders to remove big bone spurs that are about to cut into the tendons and have some shots put in my back to melt some bone to stop the nerve pain a ruptured disc caused.  I am hoping to avoid back surgery.  I think this junk has been slowing me down a good bit.

I am off sooo many medications.  They took me off blood pressure meds too soon and I had to go back on them.  I know it is only temporary though.

My face is not as fat looking and I can move soooo much better.  YEAH!

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