Friday, February 23, 2007

3 month post op (well actually 3 days late too)

So I am officially 3 months postop and had my checkup with the doctor yesterday. According to him I'm doing fantastic, in fact more than fantastic. I'm over 50% weight loss from the total I have to lose. It's amazing to me, here I'm putting along and thinking am I doing this right, am I eating enough, too much?? Well it was very black and white to me yesterday. The total weight loss is 53lb so far. I can't believe it still, everyday I look in the mirror and I still see the heavier person, even though the clothes and everyone tell a different story. Hopefully someday my head will catch up with the rest of me. After the doc I saw my NUT, he said I'm doing well, thought maybe my meals should have more food in them, but I don't think I will be able to tolerate it quite well enough, I eat six times a day, small portions so I'm getting in enough nutrients, water and protein. Of course the labs that will be done right before my six month checkup will tell the whole story!! So three months gone, I've gone from a size 20 to a 14 even some 12's the lbs are melting but not my brain. Someday I hope!

Well that's it, it should be a relaxing weekend not too much I have to do, so ciao for now


Monday, February 19, 2007



Most normal people have today off, me no I took our floater of today off last Friday to spend the day with my sister who was visiting from SC. It was a cold, blustery day but we had a ball, shopping and out to eat. She hasn't seen me at all since surgery, so her jaw dropped when I came through the door, what a great feeling that is. Sat we took the kids to see Ghost Rider, not my cup of tea for a movie, but it was ok. The boys loved it! Sunday my Stampin Up stuff came in so I made dad a bday card and my gf a nice border for a picture I promised to print for her. All in all aproductive day!

Today is 13 weeks out, the scale is finally budging albeit only a 1lb but that is one lb I will proudly take!! lol These days it's more about the exercise and inches than the lbs. It was also nice to shop in a regular store, no more Lane Bryant, etc, now it's American Eagle, A&F and all those fun stores!!! yippee


Wednesday, February 14, 2007

The beginning of a plateau???

I could be on my official first plateau. I haven't lost a lb since 2/5 weigh in, however I do feel like I'm losing inches still as my pants and shirts are getting looser again. I guess I will have to switch to weighing in monthly from now on and not weekly or I could get myself into a tizzy with no weight loss! I have found the last week has been very (almost too) easy to eat foods. I do have to watch mindless eating or grazing as I like to call it. When I'm bored or whatever I reach for food and I'm not even hungry! WTH anyhow, I am approaching my third month out on the 20th of this month so that is exciting to me! I am still working out like crazy at lunch in the gym, having switched off the treadmill for a bit and doing elliptical and stairstepper mostly. Also, at night I have incorporated my resistance bands back into my routine!

On a sad note we had to put our dog (Jakey) down on 2/3Photobucket - Video and Image Hosting so that made for some very stressful times, at least I wasn't hungry during this episode or it could have been very dangerous. In his absence from our life for a week was probably more than I could bear. I do become very attached to the pets in our household so last weekend we went and adopted a new guy, Cole

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here is a picture of our new cutie. He will be one this Sat. Other than that life is moving right along, I do get more compliments from people, especially if I haven't seen them in a while!


Wednesday, February 07, 2007

I'm lax again

If it's not one thing it's another. Anyhow I've been so lax on this blog it's pathetic to me why I keep it. Probably for my sanity sake if nothing else. I'm down 4.5 this week putting me in onederland and a 50lb loss. Two of my personal goals have been met at the same time, kinda took the fun out of it getting one then another, but I was very happy and surprised by the scale on Monday morning.

On another note this week has been ungodly cold here, I'm dressed in so many layers I think I've gained 10-15 lb in layering. We are having some cold air dip in from the North Pole region and it is sitting here all week, so the upper portion of the US of A is quite freezing to put it mildly. Having said that I have a house full of sick people, it just stinks and I'm trying my darndest not to get sick myself.

Saturday past was a very sad day also, we had to put down our beloved Jakey, the lovable Rottie, I was so sad and depressed all weekend. I know he's better off but it's just hard.

That's about it for news from me for now.