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5 Month Update

Taken Dec 25, 2013

Taken Dec 25, 2013

  This is “me” today!  I’m weighing 179 lbs as of 12/25/13.  I’ve lost 78 lbs since my surgery! (Who would have ever imagined?!)  My goal is to be 130 healthy lbs.  I have 49 lbs to go!! (And, yes… time to change my hair!! A new me!!)

July 25 2013 Before Surgery

July 25 2013 Before Surgery

This is my “before” picture.  I was actually 242 lbs in this picture (just days before my surgery).  I knew that I was “big” – but now looking at this picture – I never realized just how big and bloated I looked. 

I knew that having this surgery was very important for my health. But, my goodness…  I look at this picture and …  wow! 

 If you’ve been a faithful reader of my blog – you are aware that my health was so very bad.  When you’re really big… you know it’s not good.  However, you never fully understand the extent of how bad it is.  When I had  had pneumonia – I was minutes from losing my life. (And, I was already in the year long process of obtaining weight loss surgery. – Thank God I had the surgery!)

I celebrated my 5 months post-op on December 25, 2013. How coincidental is that?

Not only did I have the very bestest Christmas with my family!! But, I thought to myself how fortunate I was to have been able to have bariatric surgery on July 25, 2013. A healthier life is what I was given!

Difficult Week – Week 16

This was a difficult 2 weeks in respect to my weight loss.  I only lost 1.6 lbs IN TWO WEEKS!  What’s up with that?

I’m glad to say that I went back to basics and cut out some of the BAD food that I was eating.  Yup, no more Hot Pretzels w/ salt during my 15 minute break at my part-time job.  I’m now eating either a 17 gram Protein Continue reading

Celebrating Onderland!

It’s been 3 months since I’ve had my surgery.  There is a lot to celebrate!  October 24th was my 3 month anniversary…  and…  I got on the scale to find that my weight is now 196.8.  I’m in Onederland!!!  (Onederland is when your weight is in the 100’s.)  And hitting Onederland is an amazing feeling!

I can’t begin to tell you how relieved I am that I am in the Onderland’s.  Remember, my highest weight Continue reading