Dec 02, 2008
My goal is to be 150 by July 4 2009. Never have I been so excited about a new year, It will truly be a new me. When I think about on this year, I can't help but shed a tear, on how blessed I am and How far God has brought me. I truly never would have made it without him, I am truly stronger, wiser and so much better. I wish everyone that will read my blog much success and happiness on this difficult but worthwhile journey and may God bring you and your families safely thru the holiday season and may each of you have a happy, wonderful, safe and prosperous new year.
100 pounds gone forever
Nov 08, 2008
It's official, I have lost 100 pounds since I've started this journey. I knew that wls could make this goal a reality but never could I envision myself this size. To say that I'm overjoyed is the biggest understatement of the century. I can do so many things that I could never do, it's so amazing. I have about 65 more pounds to go. however I will be okay if I can just lose another 50. I'm wearing a size 13 jeans and 14 pants, I thank God every day for the blessing that he has afforded me in having this surgery and with not having any complications, If I had to do this all over again, I would in a heart beat. My one regret is that I did not do this 10years ago. I'm so looking forward to the new year. Never have I ever been so excited to see a new year, I'm so excited about the future. I will never forget where I came from but I'm so excited about what the future holds. To everyone on this site, just know that Dreams do come true.
Until next time.
6 months out
Oct 14, 2008
I can't believe how time flies, I'm now six months out as of last week. All I can say is " what a wild and wonderful ride it has been". I have been through so many adjustments I can't begin to explain. However I must say that all the trials and tests have been so worth my accomplishments. If I had to do surgery all over again I would in heart beat. I'm officially 218 pounds. I'm a mere 4 pounds away from 100 pounds. I feel so fantastic there are not enough words in the dictionary to illustrate what I feel. I get so many compliments on the new me that it's hard to stay grounded. However, I know the real reason for this surgery was to get healthy. I take no hypertension meds, no diabetic meds, I can run, jump, swim, hike these are things that I was never able to do before. I feel that I have a whole new lease on life. Lord I thank you daily for this wonderful opportunity you afforded me. I now look forward to new year and the new opportunities that now available to me. I'm hoping to be 205 pounds by Thanksgiving 2008. I plan on going shopping the day after Thanksgiving to get a new wardrobe. My most recent wow moment came last Friday when I tried on and wore a size 12 pants. Never in my memory have I been able to wear a size 12 anything. I'm hoping by Thanksgiving that I can say goodbye to Lane Bryant and stores like her for good. Tomorrow I will be three months away from my 38Th birthday, I hope to be under 200 by then. Long term goal, To get married and get pregnant by the end of 2009. I now have more confidence in myself than I've ever had before. Men are approaching me and I'm loving the attention, but I'm grounded enough to know that my worth far out weights how I look on the outside. I want the man that I meet to see the beauty within while appreciating the hard work I'm putting in on the outside. To anyone who is reading this blog, I hope to be a source of encouragement. This journey is not an easy fix believe me, I'm putting in my time. I'm steadfast in the gym 3x a week for at least 6-7hrs, and I'm continuing working on my spirit and mind. Indeed this is a journey that you undertake for the rest of your life. And I must say I'm enjoying the ride.
Until next time.
walmart wow moment
Sep 01, 2008
Hello all, I had to share this with the family today. As I documented before, I hit the gym at least 3x weekly sometimes 4. Anyway, I'm now up to 16 machines and with each exercise, i do 3 sets of 12. As you can image, this take quite a bit of time to accomplish. Well today, I was there for 2hrs and 15minutes with all the machines and then 30 minutes of cardio. After the gym, I went to Walmart for some groceries. I see this man pulling off with a carton of eggs on the roof of his suv. Without even realizing what I was doing, I went chasing after the guy at top speed waving my arms like I'm crazy trying to get his attention. He finally saw me and He got his eggs with no problem. I guess your probably saying what is the wow in this story, Well let me tell you. I chased the car, for about 200 yards and was not even winded. Can I tell you that I never would have been able to do that without feeling like I was going to have a masssive heart attack. I'm so proud of myself. I've been in the gym consistently for 5 months today. I joined 8 days before surgery. I' ve been going religiously since I joined, even went back to the gym 4 days post op. I'm so determined to get this right, and fully use this tool and opportunity that I've been given, I will be 5months out on sept 9 and my goal is to get to 222. I'm now 226. and my 6month goal is to get to 210. I'm 16 pounds away. Wish me luck family. Short term goal is to be 199 by thanksgiving. and long term goal is to reach 185 by my 38th birthday on January 15, 2009. To everyone who is contemplating this surgery, I just want to say, that I don't know what the future holds, but I will say that this is the best decision I could have ever made for myself. Hope everyone is having a great day.
until next time.
Aug 30, 2008
Life is going well, I'm looking good and feeling great. Never knew I could feel this good, I'm in the best physical shape of my life right now and I know things are only going to get better, I just can't believe that 4 months ago I was 295 pounds. I'm now at 229, I have no active medical problems, I'm exercising 3-4 times a week and I have engery for days. I'm fastly moving towards misses sizes and I couldn't be more pleased. I've had to make serious adjustments but I know that these changes were for the best. I'm so excited right now. I've lost a total of 85 pounds today and I have another 80 pounds to go. I finally can look in the mirror and see the new me that's emerging. I'm finally loving the skin that I'm in. I wish everyone with surgery dates coming up the best of luck and a speedy recovery.
until next time.
Aug 09, 2008
I'm doing well physically however mentally, I've been feeling blue lately, Anyway, I have officaially lost 60 pounds post op and 78 all together, yeah yeah for me. I went to dinner friday night with a friend who had not seen me in a while and she called me down right skinny, I still can't see where I'm skinny yet but she was like " I don't see how you cannot see the drastic difference". I decided to go shopping for some new clothes because that always help me see the changes and guess what, I am offically in a size 14-16. I could not belive my eyes, to say that I'm estatic is a huge understatement. Next size, I will be offically in misses clothes. I'm at 235 now, I don't know when my mind will catch up with my body changes. I guess I've been overweight so long that it's going to take more than 4 months for my brain to adjust but I'm working on it. I ordered these two dresses in a size 12-14 hoping by christmas, i can fit them. I'm sooo excited now. This is the stuff dreams are made out of. I've started going to the gym 4x a week now and I'm loving it. Now if I can just find my husband and have some children by mid 2010 I will be finally content. Wish me well family, I hope everyone have a blessed Sunday.
Until next time
Jul 19, 2008
I'm now three months post op and i'm down 56 pounds since surgery and 74 pounds today, I'm so happy, I feel better than I've ever felt and look great according to my friends and co workers. I get great compliments daily, However I'm having problems with my perception, Where as everyone can see the the huge difference from where my weight was to where it is now, All I can see in the mirror is how much farther that I have to go. My goal weight is around 150. I'm approximately 90 pounds away. I now do be believe that I will get there, But I just can't image what I will look like. I guess I will know soon enough.
Anyway, I'm exercising 4 days a week and I have included swimming. I've been taking lessons for the past 6 weeks and Can I tell you that yesterday, I NOT ONLY JUMPED IN THE 12 FEET WITH NO LIFE JACKET ON, I JUMPED OFF THE DIVING BOARD AND SWAM TO THE OTHER SIDE, I HAVE NEVER BEEN SO PROUD OF MYSELF. That was one of my goals and now I can cross that off my list. I went to to docotr the other day and he said that I was doing very well and that he would see me in three months. My goal by my 6 month anniversay is to be 199. I'm so excited about all these changes that are taking place, So I'm just trying to sit back and enjoy the ride. This was truly one of the best decisions of my life.
Until next time.
Jun 21, 2008
I'm doing okay, I'm about two weeks away from my three month anniversay. Right now, I'm about 255 pounds, that's a total of 41 pounds since surgery and 60 pounds total. I'm going steady to the gym three times a week, and now I have incorporated swimming into my routine. Hence I'm now going to the gym about six times a week. I feel so proud of my self and I thank God everyday for this wonderful gift and opportunity he has given me to be able to have WLS. I'm doing okay with foods, I don't snack at all, and lately I have been able to get all my water in. I'm so determined to make this tool work and get great results. I'm down several sizes. I use to wear 26-28 and now I can wear 18-20, and even some size 16's. Daily I get compliments from friends and co workers about how good I look and have even started getting stares from men. My confidence is starting to go thru the roof
and I'm just amazed at my transformation. My next goal is to gget to 235 by my 4th month anniversary on august 9, To everyone out everyone out there who is about to embark on
this journey, I want to let you know that it is not easy but the
trip is well worth the ride. Best wishes everyone.
until next time.
slow and steady
May 25, 2008
I hope everyone is having a great Memoral day holiday weekend. I'm doing well, I'm now six weeks out and
I'm down 35 pounds since surgery and 53 pounds all together. I feel great. I'ts amazing how good I feel. I must admit this is much harder than I orginally thought it would be, but well worth it. If I had to have surgery all over again I would. I'm exercising a 3x a week for about an hour and a half. Once I'm there, I'm so addicted, who would have ever thought. I'm tolerating most foods so far, haven't had any complications so far. I've dropped 2 clothes sizes, I can now wear an 18-20. Orginally I wore a 26-28. Everday at work I get so many compliments. People say that I look like a new person. I'm slowly starting to feel like a new person.
My next mini goal is to get to 249, right now i'm 262. The weight is coming off slower than the first month but I think I may be gaining muscle mass. I do a lot of weights. I'm hoping that I can get to 235 by my three month anniversay on July 9th. I went shopping for a few items yesterday and it feel great to have some clothes that fit. I'm so excited I just can't express it. I thank God for this opportunity he has afforded me. I want to use the tool effectively so that I can become extermely fit and healthy. I'm learning about myself so that I can maintain these changes for the long haul. I know in my heart that I will fight for life to maintain these changes. I work out so hard at the gym that I now I will never allow myself to become 314 pounds again. I'm looking forward to the summer for the first time in years. I want to be a size 14-16 at least by the end of the summer. I hope to be at my goal weight of 150 by my one year anniversay, I have about 112 pounds to go.
Have a great holiday everyone.
until next time.
1 month out
May 09, 2008
until next time