Friday, September 3, 2010


So I've been limited to what I can wear lately. I swear I live in yoga/activewear capris. (enough to have already worn some holes in the inner thighs boo!)

Anyhow, I figured it was time for a new pair so I headed to Ross. After looking and bit and debating on if I should try a small size I picked up a Large in . My old ones were getting a little baggy and a XL.(old navy)

On my way back to the dressing room I passed 1x shirts. While looking through them I figured I'd try a size smaller. Not finding anything I liked I walked back to the fitting room.

While I was walking back I found this super cute top. Sadly it was a medium. For giggles and to see how much more I had to lose I brought it in.

Tried the pants on and felt great! They're a little tight in my 'mom pooch' area, but will fit amazingly in another -10 pounds so I grabbed those right up for only $12.00, then tried on a cute sweater but decided not to get it since it was an XL and by the time I get to Iowa I should be smaller.

I put the top on and almost yelped. It fit!!! I little snug but I should fit into it more and more comfortably in no time!!! Best of all, 9.99 :D

Eeek!!!! A large in bottoms (stretch) and a MEDIUM in that style of tops. Needless to say I've been in cloud 9 all afternoon.

To top it off my scale said 214 this afternoon. That's 36 pounds down, 15 more until 51 pounds lost and 199.0 lbs.

Picture or it didn't happen :D.

I can also fit into an old vest I loved so much. XL Cato. (blame the boobies. ) ;)

-- Post From My iPhone

Friday, August 13, 2010

2 weeks post op.

I had my two week post-op appointment on Wednesday. I managed to get there with two minutes to spare. Traffic was ridiculous.

I got in and weighed and waited for my doctor. 25 pounds lost! Hurrah! (27 lbs as of today ;D). So since I started my pre-op diet a month ago I've lost 27 lbs total. I really haven't noticed a difference but I've had two people tell me I look great so I must be losing it somewhere?!

My Football work shirt does feel a bit baggy on me now. Score.

Anyhow, doctor says everything looks great and I can start on soft foods now. I'm even drinking a protein drink right now.  It's decent. Body Fortress Super Advanced Whey Protein- chocolate.

The doctor also cleared me for the gym :D. She told me to use common sense and if it hurt to stop, but other than that I'm good. I am so excited :D. I might try to get a work out session in tonight!

She prescribed me  a muscle relaxer for my back since it seems to be tensing up a little. She also prescribed me my b-12 nasal spray. I need to start taking calcium now and my multi-vitamin make me want to puke it tastes so bad. I'm in the market for a liquid one.

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

8 days post op.

It's been 8 days since I had surgery and honestly, besides the incisions on my stomach I feel great. (They're just a little tender) I went back to doing normal routine on Monday. (Minus the gym of course, blah)

The first few days were a bit rough in the food department. I wasn't hungry, but I did crave foods simply because I couldn't have them. When I would make dinner for the family and have to turn around and pop in some chicken broth it was really disappointing. I want to say that really started to go away when I was able to start drinking cream coups.

I'm not usually hungry but I try to keep hydrated with drinks.

My mina things are

cream soup

Though sometimes I have crystal light, popsicles, jello & broth.

My start weight was 250, went into surgery at 237 and I am currently 228. 29 pounds until Onderland!

I attempted coffee yesterday and it wasn't bad. Quite enjoyable. :)

Here is a link to what my stomach looked like 3 days post-op. (Don't really want to post it, just look it you want to, lol.

The bruises under the belly button are from blood thinner shots. I have 6 incisions total.

In all reality I think I had a text book perfect surgery. I am so very fortunate. I go to see the doctor on the 11th for my 2 week check up.

Thursday, July 29, 2010

Being discharged today

It's a good thing no one reads this since I never got around to updating ;).

I'm leaving the hospital in a few hours. It's a good and bad thing. Nice because I am going crazy in here. I miss my family terribly & the bed is NOT comfortable. But on the other hand, the quiet, sleeping in, and 'relaxing' I'm going to miss.

The pros outweigh the cons, here I come home :D.

My belly is still pretty swollen but the only pain now if from the incision sites ( small amount) and the gas.

I hope to be back to normal in a week or two!!

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

I'm here!

I'm here in my hospital bed waiting to talk to the anesthesiologist, will be on the table at 730 & will update as soon as I get into my resident room.


-- Post From My iPhone


Monday, July 26, 2010

15 1/2 hours until I'm on the table.

Well here I am, 15 1/2 hours before my surgery. I'm relaxing in a nice bubble bath before I get my hospital bag ready.

I'm really sad I didn't post more about my pre-op diet. I think it would have been a huge help, but I've been busy catching up on work.

I basically ate :

Turkey, tuna, chicken, steak, mushrooms, peanut butter, lots of the Atkins Advantage drinks. (vanilla=no good!), isopure, cheese, EGGS, lunch meat, jello, broccoli, nuts, etc.

The Atkins chocolate shakes were good.

Strawberry, decent.

Vanilla, terrible. I can't drink a whole thing, ack.

Isopure has 40g per drink! 0 carb.

Fruit punch one, ew. Grape, not so bad. Can defiantly taste the protein.

Today I've had water, crystal light(sugar-free), sugar-free jell-o, and chicken broth. I'm actually full, but I might drink a bit more water before bed tonight since I'll have to stop at 12.

My husband was able to get a week off for my surgery but will not be able to be there with me. I'm a little nervous in that aspect.

Well, here we go, tomorrow I will be on the losers bench! Ill be sure to update from the hospital :)

-- Post From My iPhone


Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Surgery pushed back

So it looks like my surgery has been pushed back. My doctor will be on call that day so she would not be the one doing my surgery, but would like to be the one.

My new Surgery date is July 27th, 2010 @ 730 in the morning. It looks like I'm back to day one on the pre-op diet. One good thing is that I was supposed to be visited by the annoying Aunt Flo on the day of my surgery. Being pushed back 5 days really helps  in that aspect.

Also a friend from a few years back is coming to town and we've planned a get together/photo session :)

It sucks that it's further away, but kinda nice too.