Thursday, December 30, 2010

First Walk

Went for a walk earlier. First walk since my surgery. 1.4 miles YAY!

water water everywhere :-)

It's day 3 after surgery. I'm still pretty sore. Keep doing stuff around house and with kids and overdoing it but I just can't stop. I had 4-5 bags of fluid in hospital so I am waiting to lose all of that water weight to start weighing myself again. As of today I am 2 pounds away from pre surgery weight. I gained 6 pounds in hospital. And have been losing 2 pounds a day so hopefully tomorrow I'll be back to normal.

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

home from the hospital

Hi, We just got home a bit ago. Surgery went really well. I am in quite a bit of pain. They tried several pain meds and none have worked on me. (morphine, vikoden, one other cant remember name)I didn't meet my weight loss goal of 22 pounds by surgery. I did lose 20 though. My next goal is to lose 17 pounds by valentines day. Dont know how realistic that is but i am going to try. I have my follow up appt with the surgeon on Monday Jan 3rd. Ill update soon.

Sunday, December 26, 2010

Tomorrow is the Big day!

So, hope everyone reading had a good Christmas. I think we need a new addition to the house for all the toys we got!! It wasnt to difficult to resist all the good food. Thought it would be harder. Anyways tomorrow I go in for my surgery. I have to be there at 9:30 for a noon surgery. Ill update tomorrow evening or tues morning. I had a weight loss goal of 22 pounds down by tomorrow. But the past 2 days I have not been losing much. Yesterday was only 1 pound and today was only 2 ounces. uhhh as of today I am down 19 pounds. Ill weigh myself in the morning and see. doubt ill lose the 3 pounds tomorrow the way I have been losing the past few days.

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Day 15 of diet

I am getting to the point of being extremely hungry but food is nausiating. I have lost 15 pounds in 15 days. I lost 3 pounds yesterday and 2 more today!! On my counter page you can see how much overall I have lost, how much to my individual goals, a weight loss graph, and how long I have been dieting. I will do pictures again today in a little bit and add them on this post and on the picture page. I am also down a pant size!! YAY!! 5 days to go!!


Monday, December 20, 2010

Uhh What a day!

Today I had to do all my preop testing and my neutrition testing. It is one week until my surgery. I added a new page to the blog to keep my weight loss counters on. Look just about the posts. I will add another one tomorrow with pictures. I weighed myself on the surgeons scale today and their scale matches my new one so I am down 12 pounds! Not 22 but still a loss. On a Great note, My friends Brian and Michelle had their baby today!!!! WELCOME NICHOLAS! He is sooooo cute!!

Saturday, December 18, 2010


I don't know what to believe. My old regular old scale says I have lost 22 pounds. My new scale that I bought last night (digital) says I have only lost 4.... it also keeps jumping around throughtout the day. I understand weight varies through the day but that is normally 1-2 pounds. not 4. I put joshua on both scales and they both say 36 pounds. But they are completely different with me. What do I believe? I will see what the scale at the surgeon's office says monday. That will be 2 weeks down. (start of week 3)

Friday, December 17, 2010

last weeks diet.

Everyone keeps asking me what I did last week for my diet to lost 12 pounds. Well I will try to explain and attach pdfs of my neutrition logs. Dec 5-11 Dec 12-17th
I limited myself to 30g carbs a meal and 15g carbs a snack. That includes fruits and veggies. Only really ate about 5-10g of bad carbs a day.

Day 2

Today is day 2 of my liquid diet. Doing good. Monday I go in for my preop testing. ekg, pulmonary function test, blood work, chest xray and then I have to do my neutrition class. Will be at the hospital all day. Fun! I just weighted myself a few minutes ago and I have lost another 10 pounds since tuesday. Whoo Hoo. Down 22 pounds in 11 days.

Thursday, December 16, 2010


This blog is here for me to follow and help me with my weight loss. Monday, December 6th, I met with the bariatric surgeon to discuss my surgery. He said most insurances take 30 days to bring back the approval to have the surgery but i got the call yesterday (12-15) that they had the all clear from the ins and my surgery was scheduled for Monday, December 27th, 2010. I am having the Realize band. click link for more info. On tuesday after my appt I decided to start a low carb diet. In one week I have lost 12 pounds! Today 12/16/10 I start my liquid protein diet. FUN!!! Until my surgery, I have to drink 3-4 protein drinks. (currently trying slim fast) I can have clear sugar free liquids between if I need them. For breakfast I drank the french vanilla flavor. Not bad. Alot easier to drink with a straw. I guess a little about myself. I have insulin resistance. That is what caused me to gain all my weight and have all the infertility issues I had. In highschool I was a size 8 (about age 15) then by the time I was 18 I had gained almost 100 pounds. If you have any questions just ask. I am posting pics of myself today. I will redo them everyweek. and post side by side pics. Photobucket Photobucket