Friday, May 6, 2011

A quick recap--my background story

Since my previous blog is gone, I will do a quick recap.

August 7th, 2010, I attended a Weight Loss Seminar by Dr. Chua. It was my second time attending, but this time I was serious about following through. My heaviest recorded weight was 379 pounds. At the time of the seminar, I was hovering around 368-374.

I had pre-booked my primary physician's appointment for August 9th. My primary doctor was in total agreement about the band, and filled out all the necessary forms.

Fast forward 3 months of supervised diets, a psych eval, pre-op testing, waiting for approval, the surgery date, and that takes me to January 12th. The day my life changed forever!

The first week post-op, I lost 17 pounds. The "before picture" of me in the Green Bay Packer's sweatshirt was taken 4 days after surgery. I don't have very many before pictures. I weighed about 350 in that photo, give or take. On the day of surgery, I weighed in at 359.9 pounds. The picture on the right is me weighing in at 298 pounds!

How I got to 379 pounds is another story in itself for another day.

I have lost a total of 82 pounds so far as of today's date (62 since surgery 4 months ago). My cholesterol, blood pressure, blood sugar, and all other labs are in normal range.  I am currently weighing in at 297 pounds, and I feel great!

Although my blog was deleted, I hope some of you will rejoin me on my journey!


  1. I'm so, so sorry about your blog!! I'm glad you let me know about your new one. :)

  2. Wow! I would have cried too!! So glad that you didn't give up, and started a new one though!! And go you for your amazing weight loss so far!!!

  3. Yay! I am so sorry your account was deleted! Delighted you're back though! How have ya been?