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Yep, still here, still plowing through. My weight loss has slowed, and I am three pounds from goal. These last stinking five pounds are a bear, but I will admit to not working out. My energy level plummeted when cheer season started. The 5:00am workouts, then teaching all day, practices or games....I was exhausted. I miss it!! Absolutely need to get back at it.

How are thing going with you?

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Howdy Junebugs!

Still here and doing well. I hit my goal (and even went past it) in mid January. Still can't believe the slim woman I see in the mirror each day and that I can wear such tiny sizes of NICE clothes. I even have a gap between my legs. I have NEVER had that before. It's so cool, I feel like this body belongs to someone else and I just get to "test drive" it. I am sure it will feel more like me one day, but for now I am enjoying this crazy ride.

Now I am at goal, the temptation is to "relax" and not be as vigilant. So I stay on the forum here to remind me every day how far I have come, and that I DO need to remain committed, make the right choices and not get complacent.

My health is paramount and the primary reason for doing this. And I am pleased to say I feel better than ever before. I have even been able to stop my anti-depressant meds (with my Dr's approval) and with the exception of my daily vitamins, I am absolutely medication free for the first time in almost 10 years.

The other good news is my hair loss has stopped and I have thousands of new hairs about an inch long all over my head, so no more big scalp gaps can be seen!!!!

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June 25th here - I'm doing pretty well, about 25lbs from goal but the weight loss has really slowed down, will have to work harder from here on out I think. I'm sooo glad I had the surgery - my life is completely different (in the best way possible) and I wouldn't go back to being that heavy, unhappy woman for anything!

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I'm new here so I hope you don't mind me joining! I had the sleeve surgery done on June 25th. I'm down 85lbs since surgery. I have had some serious stalls. I just upped my cals to see if that helps. What does an average day look like for ya'll?

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Welcome Kelley!! And congrats on your losses!!

 

My average days are pretty boring....still getting my protein (80-100g) in and trying to stop the carbs creeping back in (so far so good, but it is a daily conscious effort). I fluctuate on being REALLY good with my fluids and days when I could do better....thankfully my lips seem to dry out immediately if I am forgetful (like when I am super busy at work) so that reminds me I need to get back on the water wagon!

 

I keep up with my vitamins and feel like rubbish if I miss a day, but have never missed more than one day and that was on vacation. I seem to have no significant problems with my pouch now (I had ulcers at about 4-5 months out and that was horrible) and can pretty much eat or drink anything - within reason, I have not tried fast food or ice-cream/cake etc! - in small quantities. But I know my limits and my danger areas, so just cos I can doesn't mean I do!  

 

The rest is all....pretty damn normal really. Oh, except for my new love of shopping. Gooooood looorddd that is starting to be my new obsession! ;)

 

How about you Kelley? How is life with the sleeve?

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  • 3 months later...

Hey where are all the Surgi-versary updates!? I thought I blew it cos I am 9 days late and yet still the first here ;) 

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Mine will be coming up in a couple of weeks - will post w/pics!

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SWEET!!!  :D  I can't wait! Your ticker is AMAZING...127lbs??? 

 

Pffft, you are half the woman you used to be  ;)  in a GOOD way! xo

 

Looking forward to your update!

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OK....since I have officially passed my Surgi-versary (very uneventfully, last weekend on my own I might add!) and mine was 1st of the month I should probably go first...

 

LIFE IS GOOD!

 

Shockingly, I made it to the 1 year and am still holding strong below goal but at a weight that feels good for me and that I don't have to do too much to maintain...

 

I definitely don't recognise the girl in the mirror that seems to be all collarbones and delicateness....and then I see photos and still think I am too fat....but I guess that makes me normal for about 90% of women  :P  I must admit to being one of those people that really fooled themselves in the mirror thinking they were still looking good for YEARS and avoided photos for horrific reality check, I guess I still have the "skinny mirror/fat photo" syndrome...

 

I think I may be retarded or something cos I can't work out how to post pics, so will have to do it in the proper gallery I guess  :( (not really one for public displays so I would have preferred to keep it here with my June peeps!)

 

The only thing I am struggling with at the moment is alcohol.....I am getting *slightly* worried that it may be my transfer addiction...I always liked a glass of wine or three for as long as I can remember...but I do notice I am drawn to it a wee bit more these days...for now it is OK....but I have to be VERY vigilant, and I am.

 

I still think this surgery was the single best decision I ever made for myself....and worth every penny I paid (self-pay). I would do it again in a nano-second given the same circumstances. I still wish I had not let it get that far...but I did. And I am proud that I did something about it and made the right choice for my health in every area (Not just physically, I was totally crippled with suicidal depression for 7 years before.....but not a single episode in 11 months and counting)

 

Anyway, there is no fairytale ending, but I am overwhelmed with gratitude that I am HERE and HAPPY

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^^I can relate to you in many ways. The alcohol, posting pics, depression. We have a lot in common! Anyway, I just wanted to say congrats. You look fab!!

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  • 1 year later...

How the heck is everyone from our little June 2012 Club? 

 

Hoping you are all well and loving life!

 

I have gained a couple of kilos (ok...3), and have moved back home to Australia (which could be responsible for the 3kg gain!), but otherwise doing fabulous-o

 

Would love to hear from anyone in our group, and especially if there is anyone struggling with transfer addictions 

 

xxx

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