Wednesday, August 24, 2011

weigh-in Wednesday Week 32 post-op

Today's weight is 267.2
I can't remember what I weighed last week...I want to say about 273? Big loss this week, but it has also been a fill week, so I'm sure it will stabalize out.
That brings me down 111 pounds. Loving it! I feel good. No more dizzy spells this far. I'm feeling good. Food is staying down. I'm getting in all of my liquids, etc. Although it is doubtful, I may actually make my goal of 250 by October 5th! Craziness!

I can't believe this summer is coming to an end already. It seems like it only has begun. School starts up on Monday, and I already have been studying to prepare. It will be a challenging semester, but I'm ready for it. I love having a normal routine again. I love studying with my friends. I love learning new things and competing for the best grade in the class. I'm such a nerd that way!

I saw a cute quote that I thought I would share. "But excuses..will lead to a BIGGER BUTT!" Isn't that the truth?

I met up with a friend today for coffee. I haven't seen her since May. Her mouth dropped and she said, "OH MY GOD, YOU LOOK AWESOME!" I feel awesome!

I went shopping after I blogged and tried on some clothes...I resisted the urge to buy anything, but here is an outfit I tried on!
size XL top and 20W bottoms

Happy weight loss week everyone!

Saturday, August 20, 2011

Dizziness again!

Well this week was pretty uneventful until Thursday morning. I hadn't slept very well Wednesday night. I averaged about 4 or 5 hours. I was scheduled for a 9am dentist appointment, and figured I could catch some sleep after, since I was only getting a permanent crown adhered.

I got up around 7:30am and proceeded to the shower. I love my hot showers. I had just finished brushing my teeth in the shower, and grabbed the mouthwash. For some strange reason, I started getting extremely nauseous, warm, heard ringing in my ears, the lights were dimming, and I thought, "Oh, shit, I'm going to pass out." I  turned off the water, grabbed a towel, stepped out of the tub and crashed into the wall. I was able to stumble through the kitchen into the bedroom, where I yelled at my husband to move and I flopped on the bed. After laying flat for about 15 minutes and some deep breathing, I felt ok. It was scary.

This is the THIRD time this has happend to me now. Once was pre-op, and two times post-op. I immediately saw my doctor and he is sending me to see an electrophysiologist. My blood pressure has been low, and we need to figure out why. My electrolytes have been fine. My eating has been fine, but this is scaring me and I want to get to the bottom of this.

I am definitely getting in at least 1200 calories a day, and getting in at a minimum my 60 grams of protein, if not more. I drink water constantly throughout the day. I am anxiously awaiting to see what this Cardiologist has to say. My appointment is scheduled for September 12th.

I have been very present in my eating this past week, and really watching and making healthy choices. I saw 269 on the scale today, which puts me at 110 pounds down. Prior to my weight gain, my lowest was 271. I am in completely uncharted waters. I am frustrated that the clothes I bought recently are all now too baggy. It just stinks because clothes are expensive, and until I can fit into the huge stash of size 18 jeans that I got from a friend, I'm stuck in my 20/22s

I really wish we could all rent clothes for a month at a time! That would be so nice!
Take care everybody!

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

My weight-loss hiatus is OVER! (Weigh-in Wednesday Week 31 Post-op)

That's a five pound loss since last Wednesday! I have been journalling everything, and really went back to bandster basics.

I had a small fill on Monday, and it has been perfect. My hunger is in control, I'm eating without getting stuck. Life is good.

Thank you for all the supportive comments! I have a lot of blogs to catch up on. When I am not doing so great, I tend to avoid blogger all together.

Ohhhh, just wanted to mention a HUGE NSV for me! Yesterday, I went to school to get my books, and retake a student ID (since my other one was stolen when my wallet was snatched) and this is the FIRST plastic ID card I have that does not display a DOUBLE CHIN! WOOOOOOT! :)  That made my day!

Hope everyone has a fantastic weight-loss/maintenance week!

Monday, August 15, 2011

so I updated my ticker...

to account for the five pound weigh gain over the past month.

I'm not a dog, but yet, I'm constantly finding ways to reward myself with food. Once I hit the 100 pound lost mark, I felt okay. I can do so many things that I wasn't able to do a few months ago. At work, I can take the stairs from the ground floor to the 5th floor and  can run up two flights of stairs without getting winded. These may sound trivial, but for me, it's huge.

I can cross my legs. I can wear a seat belt without an extender. My husband bought me my first Brewers baseball t-shirt yesterday, in a woman's cut style. That was huge for me! My 5x scrubs have been replaced by XLs. These are all fantastic, but it's not enough.

My motivation is slowly coming back. School starts back up in 2 weeks, and I will have a busy active life again. Thinking back a year ago, I was just starting the process of weight loss surgery, and so proud that I had lost 10 pounds. I have to find some sort of exercise that I like, because I really don't like to exercise.
I mean I REALLY don't like to exercise!

But in other news...I did get a fill today. I was at 6.5ccs and went up to 7ccs last month. The 7ccs was too much and I was so tight that I couldn't keep water down. I ended up going down to 6.25ccs. Today, I got a .5 fill and now I'm at 6.75. So far, all water and my protein shake I have been sipping on, has been going down fine.

I still really would like to get down to 250 by October 5th. I'm not sure how doable that is, but I'm going to do my best to get there!