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.

Monday, December 31, 2012

December Recap

December has come and gone in a flash! 

I've had some great moments in December.   I hit my goal of 40lbs lost and I lost a total of 5lbs this month.  Not my best effort, there was a lot of snacking on Christmasy type treats and sweets.

December by the Numbers:

Nov 30 - 265.2 Dec 1 - 264.6
Dec 2 - 263.8
Dec 3 - 264.6
Dec 4 - 265.2
Dec 5 - 264.6
Dec 6 - 264
Dec 7 - 264
Dec 8 - 264
Dec 9 - 263.8
Dec 10 - 263.4
Dec 11 - 262.4
Dec 12 - 262
Dec 13 - 260.6 (-40lbs)
Dec 17 - 261.2
Dec 18 - 260.6
Dec 19 - 260.4
Dec 20 - 260.8
Dec 21 - 261.8
Dec 22 - 260.4
Dec 23 - 260.2
Dec 24 - 259.8
Dec 25 - 259.8
Dec 26 - 260.0
Dec 27 - 260.0
Dec 28 - 259.8
Dec 29 - 260.6
Dec 30 - 259.2
Dec 31 - 260.2

Total lost in December: 5lbs
Total lost: 40.8lbs

This month has had a LOT of up and down, and not much in the way of down in the second half of the month.  I'm trying to not worry about it too much, because there is a lot of great stuff that happened as well as the holidays.  

Yesterday I had a tough moment that I've been stewing on.  One of the few people that I've told about my surgery made a pointed comment. I think she is trying to encourage and be supportive, but its really hit me in the guts.

I told her that I had lost 5-6lbs this month, to which she replied,  "that's not enough, I lost that with just exercise this month".


I think it hurts because its mostly true.  This month is not great. I can try harder: I have not been tracking food, I have been sitting around, I have not been getting enough water... I need to change those things.  But I'm also struggling with being HAPPY about 5lbs.  I mean. I would have been lucky to have gained ONLY 5 over Christmas before.  So I don't know, ug. This is not how I wanted to close out the year.

5lbs is 1.25lbs a week - I would like to think that is pretty stellar progress - slow, steady, nothing too crazy.  However, 2013 I do HAVE TO start back biking, my morning exercise is needed, for many reason!  Fitness, mental health and physical condition.


  1. I think you are doing excellent!! It is recommended that a person only lose .5 - 1.5 lbs a week. and you are totally in the zone. 5 lbs is a great loss for one month. I would love to see the weight come off at a faster rate but it just doesn't happen. The way I see it. As long as the overall result is the scale going down, it's a win! You should feel proud of what you have accomplished! We have so much coming in the new year!

    1. Tis true! :) I can't wait for this year to get started!

  2. Although it seems a radical thought, the actual number of pounds you lost in December is not so important. What I saw by reading your blogs was a woman who was honest and aware of each day, each step, each choice. THAT is what will see you strong into 2013, not whether you lost 5 pounds or 10 or 1 or any other number. AND where would I be without your support and cheerleading??? :-)

    1. Thank you!!!! Thats what I'm going for... awareness of where I am - every day. :) YAY for support. I'm so excited for you, this is going to be amazing!