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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

 

7 Months Later...

Today is a Snow Day so no work today!  I'm cozied up in my CuddlDuds with some coffee, looking at the falling snow and thinking about how different my life is now compared to this time last year.  Tomorrow is my seven month surgery anniversary, so I thought a list of differences to celebrate might be in order... Got up to get more coffee and just used my legs to stand up, did not have to push myself off the couch with my arms Woke up yesterday with some kind of (painful and debilit

kayak19

kayak19

 

6 months... seriously!?

I can't believe it's been six months since my surgery today.  It doesn't seem like reality.  It seems like just yesterday I was drinking protein shakes and eating plain greek yogurt... OH WAIT THAT'S BECAUSE IT WAS!    Yeah, my diet has advanced significantly, but yogurt and protein shakes are still my main staples. I'm happy to report that my trouble keeping things down is in the past.  The past month or so I've been doing really well on that score.  I still sometimes eat the wrong thing (

Kio

Kio

 

My Three Month Surgiversary!!!

Month 3?!?! I can hardly believe it has been 3 months since I had my surgery!  I still have yet to experience one second of regret!  I am down 47# (which is great but I was secretly hoping to be at 50# at 3 months but I am totally happy w/ 47….can’t remember the last time I lost that much…or if I even have!) I have been this weight before…it isn’t that I am tiny or light, but it just feels so different because it happened so fast that I barely can adjust! I forgot to measure myself thi

CheeringCJ

CheeringCJ

 

Tales of Woe: My $281.25 Utilities Bill

For us folks here in the Northern Hemisphere, particularly the farther northern parts, its that time of year when you need to layer up and batten down.  When you wish for luxuries like electric blankets, remote starting cars and heated car seats - the finer things in life which have become even more valuable to myself and my fellow losers!  Winter has been particularly brutal in my neck o' the woods and after shedding over 120 lbs of excess weight (and more to go), my natural heating blanket has

CurvyMermaid

CurvyMermaid

 

10 weeks out

I realized today that I'm 10 weeks from my surgery date. I've lost 55 lbs total, 41 after surgery. That's an average of 4.1 lbs a week since surgery - consistently! I never could get results like that on my own. I'm thrilled with my progress!  I'm doing well with eating, but getting pretty bored. Luckily, I found out about this place that sells mainly paleo prepared meals. Most (but not all) paleo entrees they have fit within my eating plan. They charge about $10 per meal, but because I can o

Cardamom77

Cardamom77

 

Two months!

Woohoo! I've made it through two months. It's both gone by in a flash and seemed to have taken forever, at the same time.   I've lost 49 pounds since the day I walked into the first pre-op class, and 32 pounds since surgery. I have lost over 5 points off my BMI since surgery (over 8 points from my highest weight!).    I feel like I have settled into a decent routine and Im hitting water and protein nearly without exception. I'm still pretty reliant on protein shakes to meet prot

delilas

delilas

 

6 Weeks Post-Op

Well, here I am at six weeks post-op. I was in a no-weight loss rut for about 10 days. I'd lose a few tenths of a pound, then gain it back. Up/down, up/down. Finally, three days ago, I broke through the stall. I've now lost 29 lbs (29 since the liquid diet and 19 since surgery).  I've been keeping a daily diary of everything I'm eating and drinking in MyFitnessPal. That really helps me a lot. I'm sticking with the plan. I'm upping my activity level. I'm really trying hard to get my fluid go

pandygirl

pandygirl

 

S - E - V - E - N

S - cale E - ndgame V - itamins E - xtra Money N - ew Discovery   Scale – I am down 120lbs, 60% of my excess weight or 32% of my original body size.  I’ve lost a 1/3 of myself….weird.  So my scale crapped out a few months ago and I didn’t immediately purchase a new one.  Mostly because I hate shopping and it happened before the holidays so I thought, let me try to do without.  My review?  I did okay I guess (still lost) but I am glad to have a scale back

CurvyMermaid

CurvyMermaid

 

3rd week of month 5 - an ER visit, a stall, and some random stuff

Hi, TTFam.  It's been a crazy month for me so far, so I figured why not go wild and post off my usual monthly schedule?    This goes on for a bit, as usual, covering every thought that has crossed my mind for the past 3 weeks...   This month so far has been all about my back.  Around Saturday last week, my upper back started hurting quite a lot.  I put it down at first to increase in exercise - I'm trying to walk a bit faster as well as a bit farther these days.  But it got worse through th

Kio

Kio

 

Before/After

So here's a before photo (it's a work photo, professionally done) and an after (which is not so professional, as it was taken with my phone in a poorly lit room - ha!). I was lamenting yesterday to my husband about how I couldn't tell the difference. I can now that I've looked at this. Holy crap!     

Cardamom77

Cardamom77

 

Week 7

I keep thinking I'm farther along than I am. The 29th will be my two month, but I keep thinking I'm 8 weeks out... My last update says week 6, but it was actually week 5     Returning to work week 6 posed some fun new challenges. I find I'm not eating as much throughout the day and way overpacked my first couple days back to work. I am still hitting all goals, at least!   My scrubs are loose and I've gotten a lot of comments from coworkers, especially about the loss in my face, w

delilas

delilas