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Transformation Tuesday Post

6 Jan

Transformation Tuesday. Outwardly I’ve changed a lot. Inside, I’m still the same person, just older, and hopefully wiser, and healthier. Now watch me get hit by a truck before my time ;-P

 

before after

mission accomplished

Plastics day 3: Feel like I was in a knife fight

18 Dec

Everything feels sore and “hurty”. The incisions burn and my sides seem bruised. The binder is cutting into me. I’m exhausted. Drains still in place although now, they’re producing a lot less liquid. My brain is fuzzy but I’m uncomfortable whether in a recliner or in a bed with a wedge behind me. My back hurts from having to bend over when I walk.

And I can’t WAIT to see what it looks like under the binder! Doc said he’d show me today.

So in other words, all is normal and well 🙂

Day two after plastic surgery

17 Dec

Really it’s not as painful as I thought it would be. I had a catheter in which was really uncomfortable but it came out today. I have two drains that need to be emptied. twice a day and I haven’t seen my new tummy yet.

But by and large it only hurts when I move. If I lie still, I can almost forget that I just had surgery.

Getting antsy so I actually made 3-4 work phone calls and wrote several emails–but all while lying down 🙂

Our dog and cat won’t to jump on me as usual and are confused as to why they can’t. Hoping tomorrow is even better than today.

Day two after mini tummy tuck

17 Dec

Really it’s not as painful as I thought it would be. I had a catheter in which was really uncomfortable but it came out today. I have two drains that need to be emptied. twice a day and I haven’t seen my new tummy yet.

But by and large it only hurts when I move. If I lie still, I can almost forget that I just had surgery.

Getting antsy so I actually made 3-4 work phone calls and wrote several emails–but all while lying down 🙂

Our dog and cat won’t to jump on me as usual and are confused as to why they can’t. Hoping tomorrow is even better than today.

8 month progress pic a few days early

30 Mar

Why yes, I do notice a difference, I do. 🙂

Tell you what. After a “certain age”, if you want to feel good about yourself, look at yourself in clothes, not naked. Let someone else have to deal with seeing you naked, that’s my view.

So grateful for the weight loss and the health.

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Celebrating a little today.

26 Mar

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It’s now been 8 months since I started my pre-op diet. I have a few SVs (scale victories) and NSVs (non-scale victories) that are making me smile today.

  • New low weight today, which puts me at 5 lbs away from the first goal I set for myself (I may revise that down by another 5 lbs). That means I’m at 93% of my excess weight lost or 86% if I try to go to 150 lbs.
  • I had to buy smaller bras (36d now) down from 40c
  • I had to buy smaller panties (M now) down from XL.
  • I fit into size 8 pants at Kohls. My size 12 Levi’s are too big. Down from 18w or 20.
  • All my L tops are now baggy. Down from 2x.
  • My L pajamas are falling off. Down from 2x
  • I’m ready to buy a few frisky outfits for bedtime fun. woo hoo!!

 

Seven and a half months later….

19 Mar

…the sleeve still works. Check out my before and after meal yesterday. I ordered a carnitas  burrito with no rice or tortilla, and this is what I got. I think this will be four good meals for me! Love my sleeve.

 

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I feel skinny today!

15 Mar

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Doesn’t happen everyday but the days it does, I like to celebrate them. Need to go get a pedicure and didn’t want to have to roll up my jeans so thought I’d try these. I’m feeling very self conscious in them but maybe I’ll make myself go out in public like this anyway. After all, I can always hunch over, pretend like no one can see me and slink in.

Or I could just freaking hold my head up high, and strut in like I own the place, just like I used to do when I weighed 67 lbs more dang it! 🙂

(And yes I do plan to make the bed you see in the background. Just right after I congratulate myself, not just for losing the weight, but for being able to see success).

Seven months of progress

25 Feb

Here we go. Before surgery and today.

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Goals may appear closer than they actually are

24 Feb

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I was stalled for a month and really starting to fret about it. After much advice from all, I had recently increased calories from 600 to 900, and all of a sudden I stopped losing weight. But I was determined to not go down to 600 again, because this is part of how I have ruined my metabolism in the past, by just starving myself. My persistence paid off. A few days ago, I started losing bit by bit again, and I’ve now lost a total of 64 lbs.

Here’s the really good news. I went to see my PCP today and asked her how much more she thought I should lose. She said I could stay at my current weight (167 lbs at 5’5) and be healthy. But I pointed out I still had rolls of fat on my stomach. I was informed that it was brown fat, and I would probably lose my boobs and hips before that fat came off. I finally pulled down my pants and showed her my stomach and my back, the areas where I have the biggest problems. Apparently, while there’s some fat left, a lot of what I think is fat, is actually skin as well. I hadn’t been quite sure. But after taking a good look at me, guess what she told me?

She said I am 10 lbs away from a healthy, reasonable goal for me 🙂 That would put me at 157 so let’s just say 155 lbs for nice round numbers. So now I have a goal to work toward, one that I think I will be happy at. That would also likely put me somewhere between an 8-10 for dress size, which I will be just fine with.

Part of me can’t believe I’m so close to goal. The other part of me realizes that 10-12 lbs at this weight could take months, so all I can do is keep on keeping on. But I’m smiling today 🙂

 

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