2012 - I had Vertical Sleeve Gastric Surgery in October 2012, and this is my journey to push the fat girl aside and start living life without fear of lawn chairs, the middle seat, clothing shops and high heels. Among other things.

2017 - I'm preop for the Duodenal Switch procedure for my sleeve to help me get to goal weight....and to fix another hiatal hernia.

Friday, November 30, 2012

November Recap

November has been a fantastic month for many things!

Firstly, I hit 2 goal weights. -10% body weight and -35lbs. 

Secondly, it was an exceptional month of learning:

The begining of the month was painfully slow and up/down with my weight.   I had a couple of crisis moments thinking that I had already stopped losing and this was it.   But I kept my focus, didn't get out of control (i.e.: ice cream eating and crying about being fat), and then mid way through the month, I started seeing the numbers heading down.  This can be attributed mostly to the magic elixir water.

Its a process, I have to keep on it.  Which can be hard for someone who was a yo-yo dieter and a habitual start-quit-restart'er.

Here are the November numbers:

Oct 31 - 271.8
Nov 1 - 271.6
Nov 2 - 272
Nov 3 - 271 (down 10% body weight -30lbs!!)
Nov 4 - 270.8
Nov 5 - 270
Nov 6 - 270.6
Nov 7 - 270.8
Nov 8 - 271.4
Nov 9 - 270.8
Nov 10 - 271
Nov 11 - 271
Nov 12 - 271
Nov 13 - 270
Nov 14 - 270.6
Nov 15 - 269.4 (1 month)
Nov 16 - 270.8
Nov 17 - 270.6
Nov 18 - 269.6
Nov 19 - 269.4
Nov 20 - 268.4
Nov 21 - 268.6
Nov 22 - 267.8
Nov 25 - 266.8
Nov 26 - 267.6
Nov 27 - 266.8
Nov 28 - 265.2
Nov 29 - 264.8 (-35lb goal!!)
Nov 30 - 265.2

Total lost in November: 6.6lbs
Total lost: 35.8lbs

Which leads me to my next discovery... I can't do math.   -35lb goal was at 266lbs, not 265lbs.  Okay - its a single pound, so not that big a deal, but... way to go mathlete!  :)

All in all a great month. I'm looking forward to some similar progress in the months to come.

Weight loss Graph for November:


  1. I'm so impressed with your daily log. It really shows the ups and downs and the overall downs. I confess that I don't do this. Once I've reached a low weight, I record it and don't record any gains even though they happen. I don't record again until I go down again. :) I do confess my actual weight on my Friday weigh-ins though even if it is above my low weight.

  2. It can be hard for me - actually - is hard for me to weigh daily. every day I think that this is going to end and I'll start gaining... old thinking patterns are hard to break. So, I think daily weigh ins is a good lesson for me - eventually I hope it will stop being so stressful, and start being more normal.

    I'm thinking that I'll continue to weigh daily until I'm in my maintenance phase... whenever that is... if it is. Too far in the furutre for me to predict! But at least I see the light down there now!! :)

  3. I weigh in almost daily to help keep me on track, but I don't report it or track it any where. The Friday weigh-in that I do now really helps me stay on track and be honest with myself about my weight. I was in denial for so long.

    I think it has helped me not panic so much. I understand that the up and down fluctuation is normal and that the overall trend is that I'm losing.

    1. Ahhh! Yeah, I think that weighing in everyday will be the new normal. I have read that people that do, end up maintaining better. There is no 10lbs slip up, since you see each day.

      Understanding the fluctuations is exactly it!!