Not from surgery - that would be crazy. But I'm 254 today, which is 101 down from my starting point in April! I lost 57 before surgery, and I've lost 43 since. And now I'm just over 100 away from my goal - which is my personal goal for myself, not my surgeon's goal. Trust me, he is a LOT more conservative. I think he'd be perfectly happy with.... I dunno, whatever 355 - (60% x (355-140)) is... ok it's 226. Once I wrote the formula I had to do the math. So right now, I'm not quite three months out, and 28 lbs away from my surgeon's "goal" weight for me.
But I am hunting bigger game than that. I mean, if I were to hit 226 and just... stop losing... I would survive that. I wouldn't be perfectly happy, but I'd be okay. I already feel so much better, it's hard to believe life was so hard and unpleasant just six months ago. I can walk a couple of miles without much pain or effort, when a couple of meters gave me pain back in April. I can fit into clothes that make me look... I don't know. NORMAL overweight, not crazy scary overweight like I was. I can shop in the higher sizes of normal stores now, I don't have to buy everything at Full Beauty (ugh, I hate that name). Most of my random day to day pain is gone. I don't huff and puff when I go in to the office, even though it's like half a mile from parking lot to elevator.
But I don't think 28 lbs more is going to get me where I want to be. I want to be able to go up stairs without holding on. I want to go to the gym and exercise and have people look at me and think "yeah she can lose some weight" instead of "what's SHE doing here, this gym is for normal people!" I want to go hiking in the Fells and bike to my office and do yoga. I don't think 226 is that weight for me.
Whether I can lose over 75 more pounds than my doc thinks I will.... I don't know. I'd need to lose 215 total to hit the goal in my profile and ticker, and that.... is a lot. Worth trying for, though! I mean, I'm almost halfway there now!
I did take some pictures yesterday when the scale dinged 100 down. But I realized that when I took my first set, they were ugh, without very much clothing. I never planned to share them online. So to make them match up I took yesterday's pictures in the same clothes and the same poses, and realized I'm still not going to post them online! Not yet anyway... maybe when I have some more milestones OUT FROM UNDER my belt. But I'm too shy to do it right now. SORRY, @CJireh!!!