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.


MEASURE TWICE - EAT ONCE!

Thursday, January 31, 2013

January Recap

The January recap is here!  I can't believe that it has been 3.5months since surgery.  Today is especially nice as I hit a new exciting low and am feeling great.

January by the numbers:

Dec 31 - 260.2
Jan 1 - 260
Jan 2 - 260
Jan 3 - 260
Jan 4 - 259
Jan 5 - 258.2
Jan 6 - 258.6
Jan 7 - 257.8
Jan 8 - 258.6
Jan 9 - 258.6
Jan 10 - 257.8
Jan 11 - 256.6
Jan 12 - 256 (-45lbs)
Jan 13 - 256.8
Jan 14 - 257.8
Jan 15 - 258
Jan 16 257.8
Jan 17 - 256
Jan 18 - 256.6
Jan 19 - 255.8
Jan 20 - 255.6
Jan 21 - 255.8
Jan 22 - 254.8
Jan 23 - 255.4
Jan 24 - 256.4
Jan 25 - 255.6
Jan 26 - 255.6
Jan 27 - 254.8
Jan 28 - 255.2
Jan 29 - 254.4
Jan 30 - 254
Jan 31 - 253.2

Pounds lost in January - 7
Pounds lost overall - 47.8

Fraking WOW!!!! I AM SO HAPPY!  Here is the graph. I had some major up and downs, but as I keep going I'm learning to take them for what they are - reminders to drink more water and eat better foods!
















I hit a big milestone this month - losing 45lbs.  People at work are starting to really take note and a few of them are asking me about it.  Which can get uncomfortable, but I tell them all the same stuff.
  1.  stop drinking with your meals
  2.  measure everything you eat
  3.  count your calories
  4.  get moving
  5.  drink more water
It's all the stuff that I'm doing, without me disclosing that I have had surgical assistance with portion sizes.

I am nearly out of my plus sized cloths for good. Today I bought a dress today at J.Jill in XL and there was room in it.  It was NOT stretched to its maximum structural capacity that bordered on obscene.  This dress actually fits and looks great.  I will get some spanxy-things to help with the lumpies, but I'm really pleased and feeling even... *gasp* inspired.  

I keep saying that I'm going to get on my bike in the mornings and this has NOT happened yet.  February is my month. Its going to happen.
  

4 comments:

  1. LOVE LOVE your graphs! Great weigh in for the EOM! Your graph is starting to show less peaks and valleys too! Thats awesome! Keep up the great work!

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    1. :) The graphs are awesome, I love watching them come down!!!

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  2. I love the idea of a piece of clothing not being "stretched to its maximum structural capacity"!! I totally know what you mean. :-)

    Congrats on the 47+ loss! Will keep positive thoughts about the morning biking...

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    1. Yes, biking has not happened, but I've been doing home stuff and laying a new brick back patio this weekend...so I'm thinking that is enough exercise for me - hauging placing brick, pushing sand and gravel around. I'm beat!!

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