My GrandpaT always said at nearly every meal to at least one of us grandkids "Why don't you eat and leave the food alone?" Which, to a 5 yr old, is pretty confusing. I think I have it figured out, but don't tell my family. We all believe what we want about Grandpa's words of wisdom on just about everything in the world.
For me, I will simply say - it makes me wonder what in the world I really have eaten myself into...

Monday, January 23, 2017

Peaches & Cream Experimental Failure (TBBS #10)

My 10th post about the surgery...

It's not all Peaches and Cream. It is NOT all successes and skinny jeans. Now is when the real hard work starts. I've finally hit a major stall. Not just the same weight for a week or two.. Nope. I haven't lost a pound in 4 weeks. This is when you wonder if you're stuck. Did you break your new tool? Are you EVER going to get to your goal weight!?

Yes, You will (I will!). However.. it takes a bit more work now than it did those first 4 months.

I am working harder at getting my protein.
I am having to really make sure I get my water in.
Strangely, I think I need to up my calorie count. (I still don't LOVE food... I tend to only eat once a day because I get busy and forget)
I have to walk/workout with consistency.

What are some tips and tricks you found worked for you?
I think I have heard them all.. but maybe not!!

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

The Bariatric Bypass Surgery (TBBS) #9 - The Update Excitation

It's been 4 months now since my surgery. Wednesday the 18th will be 16 wks.

Just so you understand where I've been:

In 2001 I was at my lowest adult weight: 194 lbs

I got pregnant in 2003, and the pregnancy triggered Grave's Disease.

In 2007 I was at my highest weight: 330+ lbs
I had Radiation done to my thyroid during that year because of the Grave's Disease. I have been up and down the scale a lot since then.

January 24, 2016 I weighed in at 316 lbs
Day of surgery - 9/28/16 I weighed in at 307 lbs
I've lost steadily since then, and now weigh in at 232 lbs. Nearly down 100 lbs from my highest.

I'm almost down where I was when Hubs and I met in college.
I've been this weight a large portion of my 20's, so it's comfortable. I don't feel "fat" anymore. Actually it amazes me that I feel so thin since I distinctly remember being "fat" at this weight way back then.
It's been 13 yrs since I was this weight last. I was anyway
I cross my legs all the time now.
I use regular bathroom stalls without having to be a contortionist (This is a HUGE Victory for us chubby chics!!!)
I have gone from a size 26W (Womans) to an 18 Misses/16W. That's pretty amazing.. but I have no clothes. Santa gave me Gift Certificates and Cash tho, so I get to go shopping!
I'm COLD all the time!

In one years time I've changed. I'm finding passion in things I wouldn't have ventured out to try before, and absolutely loving my life. I really can't wait to see what's next!

Here are some pictures to show you my evolution:

The weight on this face though!

2 yrs ago. That's me in blue.

My Wedding Day. 8/13/13
1st Anniversary (8/2014)

Easily 320lbs again. SMH

January 2016

January 2016

November 2016

November 2016

January 2016

December 2016
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