Friday, September 2, 2016

Sometimes life gets hard... but it always gets better!

There has been so much change in my life over the last two years. Most of if changes in me. To be honest with you, I was starting to drown. Finally admitting to that was difficult, because I pride myself in making it through life without letting it affect my mental well being. 
 

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.


4 Days!

Friday, April 29, 2016

What kind of post opper do you want to be? Part 1 The History...

What kind of post opper do you want to be? That's the question I was asked today. It's interesting... My first reaction was that I wanted to be the successful post opper! But, what does that really mean?


Monday, April 25, 2016

Pre-op Diet - Week 1, 4-19-16 to 4-24-16

Summary

 For those don't don't want all the details, this section is for you (mainly Mike):

The Pre-op diet is hard, but not impossible. I really struggled the first 3 days, but I'm doing much better now. I lost a total of  4.6 pounds this first week. I only have a little less than two weeks of this diet left, and then it is surgery time!

13 Days Left!

Read the details below:

Wednesday, March 2, 2016

How have I come to this decision? Wednesday Ramblings....

As I may have stated before, I was approved for weight loss surgery about 13 years ago. The process for that approval was extremely long, and drawn out. There were tests, letters, more letters, MORE letters, waiting time, more letters. Did I say letters? Finally, I received an approval letter after six months of waiting.... my employer changed insurance companies the next week... good bye dream.

Friday, February 26, 2016

Back Alleys, Drug Dealers, and.... Weight Loss Surgery. Oh My!

Scary Surgery Picture!
I don't know what pops into  your head when you think of surgery in Mexico, but the first thing that popped into my head was.... OH HELL NO! There was no way I would go to Tijuana Mexico and let some back alley doctor cut into my body while drugs were being slung out in front. I wanted to wake up and still have BOTH my kidneys. Well, that may have been one of the stupidest, close minded thoughts I have harbored in a LONG time. I'm almost embarrassed to admit to thinking it.

Thursday, February 25, 2016

I'm choosing Surgery...

I'm choosing surgery... yes, you read that right. The girl who thought she could do this all on her own with diet and will power is taking the surgical route. You want another surprise? I'm doing it in Mexico.