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Still here!

Hi there, I know i havent written alot latley but lets just say dec-feb were not good months for me at all (family and friend situations).

I am at 328.2 lbs right now, feeling very good about myslef but It has been kind of a slow prosses in the past few months, its still comming off but been a little slower. Everyone hits a platue and I think that was mine! Stress can also cause a big issue, not only with eating right but exercise as well.

My mom is doing good…I wish I could see her more but work is so outta wack right now, and if it’s not one thing it is another! She misses Gary sooooo much, as do we all but it has been very hard on her.

MK gave me her company on Feb 22nd and its been a non stop thing doing everything to get things merged together, having to up my toll limits and websites and everything that goes with it. I been doing better monry wise but it seems that as soon as I have some money-something goes wrong. I put out over $650 on my car about 2 weeks ago and its not working AGAIN!  Dryer quit on me last sunday and my kitchen sprung a leak & is gonna cost me about 8 foot of pergo flooring and cabnits! :(   Good news is I have all the lattuce up around porches and it is looking better.

I have had lots of vavoom, but have to kick myself in the ass to get out from in from of pc working to do it! I stopped all my meds last week cus i was too dizzy, not sure wich or wich combanation was doing it, but the dizzyness has stopped. I think I will start the mood stabelizers again, but not all the anti-depressents.

My 2nd cortizone shot in my knee did not work and they want to do a knee replacment :( the front of my ankle/top of foot has been hurting too…but still no back pain, I guess over 115 lbs off it helps!

Well I promise to write more, and update pics!


Total of 24 inches lost! Over 60 lbs lost!

Waist Size in
62  down to  59 1/2  =  2   1/2 in loss

Neck Size
18   down to  16 1/2 = 1   1/2 in loss
Bicep Size
22.5  down to  19 = 3  1/2 in loss
Forearm Size
14  down to  12 = 2 in loss
Chest Size
64  down to  60 1/2 = 3   1/2 in loss
Hip Size (this is where most of tummy is)
70  down to   66 = 4 in loss

Thigh Size
36  down to   31.5 =  4 1/2 in loss
Calf Size
21  down to  18 1/2 = 2  1/2 in
Lost total of 24 inches

update, 4th week out!

My scale went nuts on me so i do not know what I weigh, it looks like it WANTS to say 387lbs, but I am not sure but that would be 38-40lbs Lost! That is pretty good for a month out, I was hopeing for 50 but i think that I did good.

I need to start walking but it seems My tummy hurts when I move alot, and its been raining ALOT. Hell our road is even flooded again! I would love to go swimming everyday and may try to go at least 2 times a week and walk 3 or 4 times.

I also need to start eating more protien!

One Inch At a Time!

2 weeks Post Op

I am doing good, and able to eat soft food. I have had Wendy’s Chili, Fish, chicken (no skin) Eggbeaters, lunch meat and a bite of other stuff here & there. I have thrown up a few times but I am 99% sure its from Drinking while I eat with is a No-No. I just kept forgetting or didn’t wait long enough!

I need to drink  more protien shakes, I was doing good with that but I am only drinking one a day now and I know that is NOT enough with only eating 1-2 small meals in a day.  Mom said she can notice a difference in my face and I think my clohes are fitting more comfy. I have lost about 30-35 lbs.  I want to have lost at least 50 lbs by the end of the month.

It has been raining like crazy and the kids just went back to school so I havent started walking a whole lot yet but I am gonna start this week… It’s very important for the weight loss that I exercise and/or walk everyday!

Why Did I choose this route for myself?

~19/20 Years Old~

Well that has got to be the most asked question, and its easy for me to answer… My heath and my Kids, but then comes the “why THIS surgery, why cant you just diet and exercise”. This is a little harder to answer, and The reason if different I think every-time I am asked.

I have always remembered myself  “chunky” although mom says I was a small kid I have been pictures and still thought I was chubby… I guess the hard parts started in Middle School, friends were thinning out unlike my weight which was pretty high, I was say 175-200lbs by high school days. I worked all my life, and despite always being busy with work and school I was a sit at home person when I could get time to myself. I remember a picture taken at a dance with 2 other girls my freshman year, I looked “OKAY” but was of course “the fat one” and it was always that way. Always been over a 14 pants and always shopping at Cato’s or Fashion Bug Plus.

My parents owned a store and i ended up eating out allot from there, mom loved to cook but was busy all the time, my bother and I ate whatever… He is a large guy too!

23/24 years Old

23/24 years Old

Even in Middle school my grandmother put me on Nutri-system diet and was up and down, only gaining the weight back once i was taken off there ridiculously HIGH priced menu (at that time you went and bought There food from there offices).

By the time I was 18  I was about 220- and got pregnant gaining

over 50lbs, I lost SOME of it but not much. I went thru a hard time right after she was born that lead to me loosing about 40lbs, so back to 220ish. Then I got on Fen-Phen and lost a little, then that was pulled off the market..Then Pregnant Again, this time putting on 60 lbs and not loosing it all. at 25 I was about 300 and i remember telling myself “if i hit 320 i will die. I was then working from home and sitting on my ass in front of a computer 16 plus hours a day trying to make money to support me and my 2 girls. Then came 340 and another baby. By 30 i was 360lbs and starting with back problems, and fell down stairs that landed me on a kitty and with torn ACL in my knee.  I started going to Curves which did help a little until I really hurt my back  and This is what Plummeted my weight to its now almost 425lbs at 33 years old.

I don’t accredit my obesity to my eating as much as my Lack of physical activities. I do eat late at night, but am not a junk food eater, and I don’t eat out allot. I would have to say that when i DID eat a snack it was usually healthier then what most eat for snacks. I don’t care for chocolate, ice cream, chips or anything like that. My bad food habits are more carb related loving pastas and breads. Other problem is I Don’t like salads!

So when they ask Why this..I can Honestly say i have tried to explain this to people but have since shortened my anser to ” Because I KNOW its the right thing for ME”

5 Days Before Surgery!

Okay so I had to just break down and do my before pictures and as much as i DO NOT want to post them, I am going too… as in 5 days I will be starting a whole new chapter in my life! Now I did write 424 on the picture and I am actually 415 but it’s not like that makes a huge difference! I cant wait to start seeing the difference!

I did buy some GNC Whey and citracil from Sweet Bay tonight. I also got some Muscle Milk and Atkins shakes, they are High Protien and Low sugar.

I have been craving food a little more, but i guess after 22 days on a liquid diet, thats bound to happen! I had a few bites of pizza today but did not swallow, and it did take the cravings away! I have been doing better with the protein shakes, been venturing into trying different thing, I added a scoop of icecream to a glucerna shake today with some mixed berry frozen fruit. 









WOW, thats a Wakeup call, im as big round as i am tall!

Fucking Pissed!

Okay so I am REALLY pissed off, I really need to weigh myself and I cant find ANYONE or any PLACE with a scale that weighs above 350… Curves, Hospital, Doctors, CVS, Walmart or even Sam’s Club. I am a little pissed cus the Hospital woman was rude saying maybe they can put you on the loading docks out back… this is the first time I have cried over my weight in a very long time!

 It’s usually me that makes the jokes, but this time it really hurt especially since she had a tone to her voice like she was making fun of the whole thing. I guess i will find out next Thursday at my Shands appointment if I lost anything. 

Talk to you latter when I am not very upset!

Shands Apointment!

Okay, me and mom went to Shands today, had to be there by 9AM. We were about 30 min early wich is good because we went to the wrong building which turned out to be the right building… long story but while sitting in the general surgery office where I checked in & has been before, they took forEVER to call us. It was almost 10 and finally I hear my name and Ms Redick says I should have been in the other building for a short seminar …”that WAS where I was and they sent me HERE!” I told her. She said it’s fine… and told me to come back, there I got weighed (holding breath) okay not to bad. I haven’t changed anything really, just started cutting down on tea and this week is “that time of month” so as the scale read off 425 I was relieved, I picked up 1/2 pound, that’s cool cus I know I have been retaining water, and drinking like 2 gallons of it a day! She told me that my liquid diet should help me to loose the 20 lbs they WANT me to loose before surgery.

Anyways, she said “okay your done, see you on the 15th” I was like WTF….I came ALL THE WAY here to get weighed? She said Yup and walked away…OMG well at least mom We came home and I read my packet of papers. I was relieved to see Oatmeal and Grits as “allowed” food on the liquid diet. I don’t know how, as there not really liqiuds but I am NOT complaining, I like em both!

Enough today, very tired and need a good long nap!