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7.5 months

I missed my 7-month post -- too much going on in my life, which has been both good and bad.  The bad - my dog was attacked by another dog just over two weeks ago, and it was very scary, plus a very rocky recovery.  The good-and-bad - we are selling our house and moving!  I'm happy about it, but it's been super stressful.  We live in a very hot seller's market, and the pace of things has been daunting.  First, finding the place, making an offer, getting it accepted - that was suspenseful and craz

Kio

Kio

 

Maintenance Month Two: Hold the Line

I weighed in at 134 on my 14 month surgiversary, which puts me right in the “holding steady” window. I lost a couple of pounds and was down at 132 for a couple of weeks or so, but started piling on the calories to stop that. It worked. Or, something I did worked, but I have no idea if it’s that or something else. This is all just experimentation so far. I am now eating (hang onto your hats, people) between 1800 and 2000 calories per day and maintaining. That seems totally incredible to me,

Jen581791

Jen581791

 

N - I - N - E

Not an  Idiot, Not Eating This update is about 10 days late and my heart isn't in it.   I have suffered through three deaths of close family and just got back from the last funeral.  I have discovered that when the extreme stresses of life get to me, my coping mechanism of junk food (pizza, chips, etc), has zero appeal.  This is great in regards to using my tool to continue on my weight loss journey but food now has zero appeal. I am not an idiot and I know that not eating is stupid but the

CurvyMermaid

CurvyMermaid

 

My 5th Month Surgiversary!!!

My Month 5 Surgiversary!!!   Month 5 was a big struggle for me.  I wasn’t losing much weight at all (4# total! Ugh!) I was very discouraged.  I changed my eating a bit (eating more keto than what I was) and I wasn’t dropping the weight or sizes.  I decided to go back to what I was eating…tomorrow afternoon, I am making up a bunch of stuff like I used to when I was losing.  But I also started walking a lot this month.  All week I have walked between 3-6 miles a day.  I went away for a f

CheeringCJ

CheeringCJ

 

Answer and Mixed Feelings

Today, I got the call...surgery is May 2nd! Which is awesome! I'm torn, though. I don't feel as excited as I thought I would be. When I start thinking about all the stuff I have to do, like the one week liquid diet, I feel a little panicked. Actually, most of the panic revolves around that. The other stuff is easy, such as a 90 minute pre-op class and pre-testing at the hospital on the same day. The only drawback about that is I have to be there at 8:30am. I live a hour away from there. That mea

Rakat

Rakat

 

My 4th Month Surgiversary!!! (belated)

Ok, so it is nearly my 5th month surgiversary but I still have my 4th month entry sitting on my computer, waiting for me to take pics of my "ribbons" and I decided to just post it and be done with it! ha!  (I will get around to the ribbons, I promise, I have just been so busy lately it is nuts).  Anyway, here is my entry from weeks ago:   My 4th month surgiversary!!! I can’t believe it has been 4th months….wasn’t it just last month I said I can’t believe it had been 3 months?!?!?!

CheeringCJ

CheeringCJ

 

Four months

March has been a rollercoaster.    For starters, I finally broke the stall around March 6, and quite suddenly dropped a lot of weight.    You can see on this graph, I struggled for all of February to drop from 258 to 253, but then in March? BAM. 6 pounds in a couple days.    Overall, a total of 12 pounds this month, which brings me to a total of 53 pounds since surgery (and 70 since my highest weight!), and my BMI to 41.4. This April 18th is will be one year since I

delilas

delilas

 

Enjoying the Journey

A fun thing happened today...I stopped at the plus-size shop that has pretty much been the only place I've been able to shop until just recently.  Nine months ago I was purchasing 5X clothes and today I bought 0X tops (not sure the point of 0X, but that's okay, closest to size 0 that I'll ever be and that's just fine ).  I had run out of the house without a coat today and ended up putting on a coat that was in my car on the way to be donated (because it's frickin" freezing, Mr. Bigglesworth - br

kayak19

kayak19

 

Last Required Monthly Visit!

Everything went well. My doctor praised me on losing weight and maintaining over the past 6 months. All of the tests info and such are being sent for insurance approval. He said I could get a call from his PA anytime between now and 4 weeks. Each case can vary. I could get a call tomorrow or I could get one in a month. Once I'm approved, I have to take a 90 minute pre-op class, get pre-op testing done and go on a liquid diet a week before the surgery. I have to stay over night and, if things go

Rakat

Rakat

 

Maintenance Month One

After hitting 135.8 a month ago and deciding that this number would be my official GW, I’ve had the very strange experience of… success. I weighed in on my official 13 month date and I was 135.8 still. My weight fluctuated up within about a two pound window and down within a half pound window, but stayed really stable all month. This is after losing 7 pounds the month before, and after a streak of losing mostly double digits every month for a year, so I’m chalking that up as a stunning success.

Jen581791

Jen581791

 

9 Months!

I am actually 3 days early to post this, as my 9 month surgiversary is 3/14/18.  I have to admit it is pretty crazy that it has already been 9 months! Last week gave me an opportunity to obtain two photos that I want to share with you.  I really don't have many pre-surgery photos, as I was always the one yelling to delete any pic I was in, or to dodge all pics as much as I possibly could.  In the fall of 2016, they decided to put together a book for the police agency that I work at.  Sadly

TammyP

TammyP

 

Clothes Funeral

One of the side effects of weight loss surgery is the gradual funeral for potentially some of your favorite clothes and a re-introduction of shopping fun.  As I’ve said before, I am a big thrift store shopper.  This is a great way to add some new clothes into my wardrobe without breaking the bank.  Sure, I could wait until I’m at goal but I strongly believe that what you wear impacts how you feel.  This emerging body can fit into so many new fashions! But with the clothes funeral,

CurvyMermaid

CurvyMermaid

 

Before/during

I realized today I was wearing the same dress I wore in my work photo today. It fits a little differently now. (Excuse my squint - the sun was shining directly in my eyeballs).

Cardamom77

Cardamom77

 

6 months out... again?...still?! (...In which I can't count)

So first let me say, no one ever told me there was going to be a quiz. I've been saying "I'm 6 months out..." all month - not so!  I was IN THE MIDDLE of my 6th month.  So in fact the last few post titles are false, because I'm a loser and I have no math. As of today, I'm officially REALLY 6 months out.  *counts slowly on fingers to double check* Yep. I am ending month 6 and starting month 7 today! This was another low loss month, thanks to the unpredictability of my period. My lowest

Kio

Kio

 

My Surgery- A Year Later

Always told myself that I would not be one of those people who sign up on a forum and then abandoned it, but it’s been a year & a day since I last posted. For those who are now discovering my little blog, let me give you a quick history so you won’t have to read my two old entries: I had always thought about having some type of surgery for years. I always dreamt that I would hit the lottery and have plastic surgery until I was like the ideal image in my head. It did not help that I used t

sonnybuck

sonnybuck

 

Almost Ready...

HI everyone! I had an upper GI endoscopy on Friday. Aside from a small hernia, no problems were found. Next up is the last supervised weight check in. Then, everything gets submitted to insurance! My appointment is March 20. So, who knows? I might be approved by the end of March!  I was very nervous at the scope. I had never been "put under" for any procedure before. I was also nervous about what might be found.   I had nothing to worry about. As soon as the IV was put in my arm and the mou

Rakat

Rakat

 

I have been meaning to do this

I am pre-op and I have been wanting to make a blog about my journey, if nothing else to keep a record of how I feel before and after. My highest weight was 307 pounds. That is a lot for me. I had never thought I would be that heavy. The bad thing is I gained that weight during my supervised diet. Who does that? I feel so ashamed that I gained that weight. The first 6 months of my supervised diet was basically just me getting that note from my doctor that I completed another month. I was serious,

ParaSix66

ParaSix66

 

E - I - G - H - T

E - nvious I -cy G - azes H - otness T - rainer I'm at the eight month point and if I am to be totally honest, I have felt like I've fallen off the wagon of positivity and am grumpily envious of all these folks getting to goal.  I know this is a mind game and it is not helpful to compare myself to others, but there it is.  While I am so excited to see these TT rockstars posting their exciting news it has made me wonder if I shoulda coulda woulda been there already too? 

CurvyMermaid

CurvyMermaid

 

Three months

Woof. February was hard.  I'm down 9 pounds this month, which is a bitter pill because it seems so small. I started the month off pretty sick with a sinus infect and in a 10 day stall, then had 6 pounds slide off in 3 days after I felt better. Then I struggle bussed for the remainder of the month to lose the other three pounds. In total, that makes me 58 pounds down since my highest weight and 41 pounds since surgery. My BMI has dropped to 43.4 I changed jobs mid-month, and went from a

delilas

delilas

 

Three month follow-up

So I had my 3 month follow-up appointment today and everything is pretty great! I'm down 63 lbs total by their scale, 52 lbs since surgery (66 total by mine, which is the one I go by since I weigh more often and have more reliable data here), which they consider to be about a month ahead of schedule. My blood pressure was 124/78, so they took "hypertension risk" off my chart since this is the second appointment where it's been in a good range. My heart rate was 62 bpm. I need to exercise more, b

Cardamom77

Cardamom77

 

6.5 months - having a little whiiiiine with my cheese today

Whine, you know, is super low carb.  Sadly, also low protein.    This isn't really a serious whine - just a touch of frustration.  Part of it is with my weight loss pattern, and part of it is with my crazy brain. So - like many of the other ladies here, my weight loss follows a specific pattern in tune with my monthly visitor.  I tend to lose almost all my weight each month just before and just during my period.  Even on months when my period doesn't show (I'm just starting to get it b

Kio

Kio

 

One Year *cue music: Celebration, by Kool and the Gang*

I cannot believe the changes I’ve gone through in the past year. It’s truly shocking. I am so thankful for the opportunity to have this amazing do-over that is WLS. Long story short, one year post-op and I’m where I want to be: 135 pounds, healthy, and happy. The losing phase is over (well, I want it to be, we’ll see how that pans out). Thank you everyone at TTF for your nonstop and sometimes even relentless support. I have received kind words, insightful advice, interesting facts, heartfel

Jen581791

Jen581791