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.

Wednesday, July 31, 2013

July 2013 Recap

Its been in interesting month.. Here are the numbers: 

June 30 - 241.2
July 1 - 241.0
July 2 - 240.8
July 3 - 239.8
July 4 - 240.8
July 5 - 241
July 6 - 241.6
July 7 - 241.6
July 8 - 240.6
July 9 - 240.2
July 10 - 240.4
July 11 - 239.4
July 12 - 239.6
July 13 - 239.4
July 14 - 240.4
July 15 - 240.4
July 16 - 241.2
July 17 - 241.2
July 18 - 240.8
July 20 - 239.8
July 21 - 239.0
July 22 - 239.8
July 23 - 239.8
July 24 - 240.2
July 25 - 239.6
July 26 - 237.2
July 27 - 236.6
July 28 - 238.0
July 29 - 237.6
July 30 - 237.6
July 31 - 239

Total pounds lost in July - 2.2
Total pounds lost overall - 62
This month I stopped "coasting" with food.  I'm on a bounce up at the moment, but I've been struggling with sleep and water the last few days (as the husband was on call this week and was up every morning at 2 - 4 on the phone and laptop, so I was not getting good sleep).
However, I have renewed my efforts with food. I had been eating because, well... because I could. Not because I was hungry or that I hadn't had any food for 5 hours... I was eating because food fit in there.  Which, is not the way to use the sleeve.  It will hold whatever you stick in there.
I was happy to start seeing more numbers in the 230's.  It has given me a renewed sense of purpose. 
I had my nine month check up with my surgeon.  He wasn't "disappointed" but he wasn't pleased either. And judging by the number of excuses that cam involuntarily shooting out of my mouth, neither am I.
I also turned 39 this month, and was at 236.6.  A bare 3lbs away from my college weight!!  A massive realization for me.  That... this is really going to happen.  I am really going to finally be a manageable weight... for real.  Really for real.  
This month I also found out a friend is going to not be beating cancer. His attitude and efforts in his life have given me a chance to reflect on mine, and I find it lacking.  I need to grab hold of the good things and make them sweeter by looking at them in a new light. 
Heres a happy for me... look at all this progress!!!!



  1. Hi Tamzin! I LOVE(!!!) the progress displayed in the chart. Whoa, is that ever wonderful. I cannot even imagine how thrilled you are about that. :D

    :-) Marion

    1. Thank you! Yes, as I look back at this I'm really really glad that I made myself weigh in every day. Its awesome to have this kind of "data"! :)

  2. I'm so sorry about your friend, I am glad you are able to take a lesson from it and embrace life! And down is down! right.

  3. Love the chart! That is really awesome and shows how dedicated you are to keeping track of things!

    1. I really really love my graphs. Even when they are ... going up a little. its the trends that I like to see... and its a pretty awesome trend.

      Onwards and downwards.