Wednesday, August 28, 2013

41 Wks Post Op!

What can I say.... I am constantly reminded that I am on a journey here. LOL Every Month, Every Week, even Every Day. I am reminded the minute heck that second I take that one bite that was just to much. I instant I eat to fast, and food get stuck. Or the light headedness I get if I know I am getting low on fluids and need to kick it up a bit on the water front.

Although these reminders sound harsh and not pleasant the one reminder that kills me every time is the Scale!! That dreaded Scale is a B#$^%! haha I totally cant even call her yes its a her, something nice! Its seems like every time I set a goal for myself to meet and have a plan to do something special for myself when that goal is met, she wants to rebel Haha I think its more of my body rebelling. But Its so True. Take for example last Wed weight 179.0 awesome! then Sunday 182.8... WHAT?1? Almost a 4 lbs gain! Same on Monday.... Then today I weigh in for Wed Weigh in and its back in the 179's, 179.8! .8 lb gain is way better than 4lb. But and I know I should not weigh Everyday and I dont. I only do that if I know the scale is showing a gain or odd #'s.

I like being held accountable for my goals and my actions. So I have set up an Event on Facebook for the month of September "30 Day Squat Challenge". I have quite a few friends who are going to be doing it with me "So they say" hehe I am beyond excited to do this and if all goes well I will post monthly ones after this a different 30 Day Challenge each month! I have made Fitness #1 and I want to be able to let others know that it is fun and not as hard as we all think or once thought.

If you are interested in doing the Challenge too here is the one we are going to be following


Since last wk I hit a nice round goal of losing 130lbs I went with one of my great friends and I got, Now this is a horrible picture and had just finished my run in the rain haha, but it shows you that I got my nose re-pierced and I love it, cant wait to change it out to a smaller stud, but I love it.

Every picture I take every new one I see. I still can not believe that is me! I have been sending Isaac some pictures of me and Zoey since he is out of town and he mentioned to me that I look so different in each picture I said different how, good or bad and he said "Skinny" haha gotta love that man! He's such a keeper!
For weight update check out the Pounds tab at top of the page!

Thursday, August 22, 2013

40wks Post Op!

Hello wk 40! It was a nice week I shall say, this weekend Isaac and I went and spent Saturday in Little Italy in Cleveland for the Feast of Assumption and had lil bit of Italian! mmm Meatballs! hehe well Meatball the one I had was so big I could only eat the one!

Here is the "MEATBALL" lol funny thing is when I see this picture I dont see the food in the picture I see my LAP, I actually have a lap now, it had been hiding under my enormous stomach for so many years that I have no idea what it looked like to have a lap. I cry looking at this picture and actually see that 130lbs of me is gone and I look small and feel great.
On the fitness front I am in the middle of WK7 of C25K out of 9wks and I am running at 25 mins straight. Its a killer!! I do need to take a few short stops usually after I get done with the first mile, then I get going again. I am doing better and am loving it. I will be sad when the program is over with. But I plan to go back into the gym after I finish the training. I miss my gym time, but I do however love the training. I will keep up my running as part of my cardio at them gym and get back to weigh training. And start to really tone.
Here is the am I am using.
I am 49lbs away from my personal goal as of today! I am aiming for 130! Dr seems to think its a rather hard goal to reach... not sure I believe him. We shall see. His goal was 150-155 with I am 24-29lbs away from that goal. I am in aw of the numbers when I really sit down and look at them starting at 309 and saying I have a goal of wanting to lose 179lbs! I never thought it would be possible. Getting out of the 300's was nice, getting to the 200's was even nicer, leaving the 200's in the dust and being at 170's is amazing I can only imagine how I will feel in another few months.

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

39 wks Post Op: 9 Month Surgiversary!

Well Well Well, its been 9 months so far and I couldn't be happier. I am in a small state of shock that it has been 9 months already, I could of had a baby in the time it has taken me to lose the first 90 lbs. I am glad that I haven't had a baby yet. I in no way wanted to experience having a baby at 309 lbs or even 272 lbs. I wasn't happy then and my body wasn't prepared to care for a growing new life. I am at a place in my life right now that is so much better than 9 months ago.

I couldn't have imagined what having WLS would have done for me. I am doing the things I would have never thought possible before. WLS saved my life. Its not the easy way out as outsiders like to think, and those who having don't the research it takes to live life with WLS. I do have to watch what I eat every time I put something in my mouth, I cant eat sweet foods of fear of dumping and getting sick. I have to me extremely careful when I drink now, because of side effects of drinking are so much stronger. I need to drink plenty of fluids because dehydration is always around the corner. I also exercise 4-5 times a week to make sure that the weight still comes off. I love exercising my new found love that I was sure I would love if ever able to accomplish it and that is RUNNING!
I love Running I love how freeing it is on your mind and your body. I am using the C25K Program to train to run a 5k but I am also using it to learn how to run and prepare myself for running as a daily activity. I am almost finished with W6. 

This past weekend I had one of the greatest NSVs to date! I crossed off Riding the ride at an amusement park  from my bucket list. Saturday Aug 10th. Isaac had taken me to Cedar Point to finally ride the roller coasters that I hadnt been able to ride on since I was in high school and my weight climbed to 309lbs. I decided to ride the oldest roller coaster in the park first the Blue Streak, we got in line and waited about 15 mins to finally step up to the platform and board the coaster. When I step on to the cart I pulled the seat belt up from the seat sat down with room to spare buckled the belt with no problems and pulled the lab bar down over my lap. I has so much extra room I was getting ton of air under my butt when on the ride hehe

Isaac & I waiting in line to get on the Blue Streak

Me right after riding the Blue Streak as soon as I got off the ride I cried

I did not know thats what my reaction was going to be like after riding for the first time but it was amazing! I am so glad I had Isaac next to me on my first roller coaster after losing 127 lbs. I cant wait to go again!

Ok here are some Stats so far in the 9 months since surgery!!

Weight: 272- 182 90 lbs gone almost at the 100 mark again!
Pants size 26-12
Shirt size Large, XL(juniors)
Ring size 8.25- 6.5
Bra size 48 DDD- 34H
Running 10mins at a time straight thru.

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Post Op Wk 38

Another great week for fitness! I am and always have love seeing the scale move down hehe its just lets me know that what i am doing its working, its a visual thing. I love love love seeing the clothes get looser and going down in size, but for me seeing the numbers on the scale go down its what its really all about for me. For so long I hated the scale and never turned it on. I was afraid of what it would say. I was afraid that at the weight I knew I was at I would cause a big E on the scale and that meaning I weighed to much to be weighed on that scale. I feared that the only scale that I would ever we able to get weighed on was a freight scale. I am beyond excited that, that day never came. I was able and am able to make it possible to never see that day EVER come!!

Yesterday  was the first day since my first few days Post Op that I didnt feel like eating I ate because I knew I had to but It just didnt want too! I ate 1.4 cup of Grape nuts, with lil bit of milk, a Chocolate Banana Protein shake blended with Ice, and tuna salad on a sandwich thin totaling 575 calories. Not much at all. Its important to eat even when our bodies say they dont want to and dont feel lke it. We need the food a fuel. Fuel to keep on going for the day and to fuel our weight loss.

I had a great weight loss weight this week.... I weighted in at....

I still cant believe that when I get on the scale there isnt a 3 in front of that 8 or a 2 in front of it. Its truly mind blowing. Back in Sept I wrote about having my bucket list of things I havent been able to do in years and years... Since the start of my WLS Journey I have been able to cross of a few of these items crossed off are:
  • Join a gym & stick with going! I love going to my gym and I still go, but since training i've slacked off a little with the gym but I am still getting my exercise in with my C25K training.
  • Able to get off my blood pressure meds.
  • Crossing my legs
  • Sitting Indian Style
  • Go Tanning!
  • Trying on clothes I never would have at 282 lbs (weight I was when I started my bucket list) 
  • Running a mile not only am I running a mile, I am running as of today 1.14 miles. I started training with C25K and I'm on wk 5 out of 9!
  • My #1 on my bucket list was to be able to go to an amusement park and ride on the rides again, its been since high school prob 11-12 yrs since I was able to ride. And this weekend Sat. We are going to Cedar Point to spend the day and ride on all the rides. I am so beyond excited I cant wait!
I am going to be 30 in 2 months. I could not ever imagine my year leading up to my 30th birthday to be this wonderful. I am soo looking forward to my 30's!