Friday, August 12, 2016

Thursday, August 4, 2016

It's a Mental Game.... Everyday!!

I often talk about my food intake, my weight, my exercise, but I rarely talk about the mental part of this journey. My least favorite comment is the one made by someone who has either never considered the choices I have made, or cannot comprehend the fight I endured that led to my choice of surgery: "You are doing great, but it must be so much easier now."

Yes, the weight is coming off much easier than it ever did in the past. I don't have to worry about how much I'm eating because my stomach takes care of the for me (if I listen), and while it's still difficult to stay motivated, I am much more active than before. But, the battle is really in my mind now.

Friday, June 3, 2016

I had so many plans to write... but life!

I just realized that I am almost 4 weeks out of surgery, and I haven't updated. I had every intention to write a new blog every week about what had happened, how I felt, etc... but life happened! So here is a quick update on where I've been, where I am, and where I'm hoping to go!


Saturday, May 21, 2016

Post-op Week 1: Let the adventure begin!

Wow! What a up and down week! So much happened so quickly, I hardly know how to put it all in words. Oh, I'll try.. that's what I do, but it feels like so much!


Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Week 2 Pre-op Diet

I forgot to update on how my second week of Pre-op went... I am down to 279.6, so I've almost reached my personal goal of 279 for a pre-surgery weight.

Sleeved: Scheduled 5/9/16
Highest weight: 358lbs
Surgery weight: to be determined
Pre-op Staring weight: 288.8lbs
Pre-op goal weight: 279
Current weight: 279.6
Goal weight: 175

I made a very conscious choice to eat an off program meal on Saturday. But, I got right back on track the next morning. It didn't affect my losses.