Shellykay

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About Shellykay

  • Rank
    Advanced Member
  • Birthday 06/19/1978

Profile Information

  • Gender
    Female
  • Location
    Florida
  • Interests
    Outdoors, spending time with my kids and husband, my dogs, fishing, gardening, swimming, travelling
  • Age
    37

Information

  • Surgeon
    Seiloff
  • Hospital
    Tallahassee Memorial
  • Height (ft-in)
    5-04
  • Start Weight
    409
  • Current Weight
    227
  • Goal Weight
    160
  • Surgery Date
    05/08/12
  • Surgery Type
    Gastric Bypass
  1. Haven't been on in a while.. 147 pounds gone... still coming off!

    1. Lori88

      Lori88

      Awesome! Congrats.

  2. Crossing the legs! That was one of my big ah-ha moments! The little things seem to make the biggest impact. Glad you are doing so well !!
  3. That is wonderful news! Congrats on the awesome progress!
  4. Good luck tomorrow! Everything will be a-ok! I was super nervous too, and now its been 6 months.. feels like it happened in an instant!
  5. Rough few days, but things are looking up! 2 weeks until my 6 months, despite the speedbumps, I feel nothing but blessed!

  6. Gallbladder gave out.. and now its gone! I hope I dont have anymore issues for a while!

    1. Goddessfit4life

      Goddessfit4life

      Sending you prayers and good wishes.

  7. Congrats! I am doing pretty well too! No complications with my surgery, except a couple of rough days here and there, other than that I healed up very quickly. I have lost 85 lbs since my surgery, which was exactly 5 months ago today! Everyday is better than the last, give or take a couple of moments where I feel like a "big bag of skin" LOL.
  8. 5 Months today, and 85 post-surgery pounds gone! Celebrated with Zumba!

    1. jonniemoto

      jonniemoto

      you go girl!! that's awesome!!

    2. BugdocMom

      BugdocMom

      THAT's the way to celebrate! Congrats!

    3. Kimismurf

      Kimismurf

      That is awesome! We are right about the same, feels wonderful doesn't it.

  9. A year ago I could barely shop for groceries without crying because my back, hips and knees hurt so bad. Today I cleaned my house, did all the laundry, and went shopping.. and I still have energy to spare. It has been amazing tonight, to sit back and appreciate what a blessing this surgery has been for me and most of all my family. I didn't realize how much of a burden it put on everyone by me being so overweight and sick. I really was sick.. I had horrible sleep apnea, diabetes, high blood pressure, and I hurt from head to toe every single day. And it was only getting worse every day. I am no where near my goal weight yet but all of those things are gone, except the hip pain but its almost gone. Everyday is better than the last and its really wonderful to wake up everyday and really look forward to the day. I was kind of down the last week, but I took a step back, and realized that I have to make the decision to be happy and get to not get wrapped up in negativity. Feeling pretty happy today..
  10. Thanks guys! I am feeling better today. I am trying to take an inventory of all the things that I can do now that last year I couldnt.. and there are alot. That means more than what size clothes I wear. Plus every pound off is a step in the right direction... just have to be patient!
  11. Well, I haven't written in here for a while. I guess I haven't felt like I needed to but, right now I am feeling kind of defeated. My hair is falling out by the handfuls, my vitamins and iron are all screwy and half the time I feel like I am not making enough progress. I can't see the weight loss. 4 and half months since my surgery and I am at a place that most people start off at. I am finally under 300 pounds but that still means I am incredibly overweight. I shouldnt complain, I am over 100 pounds lighter than last year.. I feel like I am being greedy. I want people to see the weight loss and not assume that my surgery was a failure. Maybe I am assuming that I am a failure.. I have a lot of negative thoughts about myself.. and all of this. Its hard to feel like I am doing much when I compare myself to people that only needed to lose 100 pounds.. not 200+. I just wish I could look in the mirror and see some big difference.
  12. Just started Zumba.. and it is amazing! Every day seems better than the last.. blessed!!

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    2. Lori88
    3. Kimismurf

      Kimismurf

      that sounds like fun, I've been playing dance central in my living room, does that count lol

    4. Shellykay

      Shellykay

      I've been playing Dance Central too.. thats fun stuff!