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 10, 2012

Monday update

Some progress was made in the old weight department today!  :)

Weigh-in: 263.4

More downward movement, and I'm starting to feel less stressed at each morning weigh in. Behavior therapy I guess!  The great feeling is that I'm in control, even if there is a slight up in the down, I know that I'm doing the right stuff, the weight is coming off and I don't need to worry.   

I was looking over my weigh progression, and there is a 2 month pattern.  I know that's not totally a pattern...but last month I stalled out during my period, and same with this month.   Day after it stopped, the loses started again, same with this month. 

This is where all that daily tracking starts to be REALLY worth it.

The hip/groin/back strain is feeling better - I did good and didn't push too hard this weekend, so I recovered over the weekend instead of hurting myself again, which is great news so that I can start back getting on my bike and walking more.

Exciting NSV is going to come up this week.  I'm flying up to Vancouver on Thursday to visit for a weekend with friends.  I haven't been on a plane since early June this year, and well, I didn't really fit. It was a serious workout to get the belt on, I was overlapping all over the place and it was pretty much uncomfortable, and embarrassing.  I didn't not like it.

I know that this time its going to be MUCH more comfortable. I'm still big, and it will likely be a little uncomfortable... but nothing like before.  HURRAY! 

We are going to spend the weekend walking around the parks with the kids, a bit of hiking, a bit of biking, the aquarium maybe.  I really can't wait!


  1. Your blog is great! Thanks for sharing and great job on your weight loss. I've always hated those airplane seats too. It is exciting to fit in the seat! My weight loss isn't quite as fast as yours, I have a lapband but we had surgery on the same day! Keep up the great work!

    1. Thank you for stopping in! We have both made some awesome progress! More to come I'm sure.

  2. Glad you took it easy so your strained muscles could do more healing--you will be happy about that once you are in Vancouver walking around so much! Have a great day tomorrow!

    1. Yes! I need to get in some outdoors time in the great northwest! Karen, you are so close, you will be getting surgery while I'm up in vancouver. I'll be thinking of you! I know it will go well.