2014 is certainly a New Year. A year which, I promised myself that I would make major positive changes in my life. And, quite honestly changes are happening! I can finally see the changes.
To date I have lost 80.8 lbs.
(That’s me in SKINNY JEANS!!!!)
Can you believe EIGHTY POUNDS LOST FOREVER!? I’m proud that I have 44 lbs. left to reach my goal weight of 128. I’m positive that I will reach my goal by July 25, 2014 as long as I keep up with my high protein, no sugar and low carb way of living. On average this is 2 lbs. per week.
These changes include Continue reading
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
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!
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
Tips For Getting More Protein In Your Diet
Most bariatric surgeons suggest at least 75-90 grams of protein a day to help with successful weight loss. This aids in healthy weight loss losing fat and keeping and developing muscle. Protein also assists with healing after your surgery, to prevent any hair loss.
Protein is an important nutrient vital to cell growth and Continue reading
I’ll start with my weight progress…….
Total Weight Loss as of 11/07/13 is: 60.2 lbs lost…. (from my highest weight). It has been 15 weeks since my surgery. I think I’m doing pretty good, although this week I didn’t lose any weight. (sad face).
I’m excited to share a non-scale victory! Last Christmas my daughter, “N” gave me a present with a pair of pajama bottoms (that I had on my wish list). Not knowing what size I was, she purchased a X-Large. I can’t begin to tell you how tight they were last year. I could Continue reading
I recently read an article about “Slider Foods” that Weight Loss Surgery patients need to stay away from. I have to be honest, I’ve heard different definitions of what a slider food are. However, I will summarize this article, as I found it fascinating! (Let me know what you think.)
For most people eating sliders is a good thing (not healthy but o.k. to eat). For example, Continue reading
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