Monday, November 22, 2010

A WLS perspective on Thanksgiving

With the biggest holiday of eating just around the corner... I'm left to wonder how I'm going to get through the day without indulging in too many bites of stuffing and pie.

I read this article written by someone on one of the weight loss surgery websites I visit daily.  They describe exactly how I was feeling about Turkey Day.  So... click on the link to read the article and then read my reaction below.

You hit the nail on the head with this one!!

I was tempted to do on Thursday exactly what you just said here.  Take a few bites of everything, drink a cup of hot spiced apple cider rum and eat a sliver (or two) of pie.

But, thankfully, you reminded me of why I don't need to do that.  Why I'm thankful for my new Skinny Betsy body and that I don't need to eat my way through the day to be happy.

I bought a new outfit for the day, in a smaller size.  I'm going "treat myself" to that instead of treating myself to a piece of pie, extra bite of stuffing or over indulge on all the high fat, high sugar, high everything foods on Thanksgiving.  I am going to look smokin hot in my cute new dress and I'm going to feel great!! Happy Thanksgiving to me... I'm thankful for my new body!

I needed this reminder!!

Oh, and PS... Here's me in the fitting room trying on my new outfit for Thanksgiving.  THIS is my pie... my stuffing.... and extra helping of mashed potatoes!

Weight Loss Recap
Today's weight: 219lbs
Total weight loss: 106bs
Weight loss since surgery: 95lbs

Saturday, November 20, 2010

JavaCupcake Before & After

I've been blogging at since January 2009... and since then I've attended a few events.

Back in February of this year, I attended Cupcake Camp Seattle where I had a display of my cupcakes and took a picture standing behind it.

Today, I participated in Will Bake for Food where I had my cupcakes and other goodies on display and took another pictures behind it.

105lbs later.... I look so different!!!! I thought this was a cool side-by-side photo though... what a huge difference this surgery has made! I look like a completely different person!


Weight Loss Recap
Today's weight: 220lbs
Total weight loss: 105bs
Weight loss since surgery: 94lbs

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

100 POUNDS!!!!

I finally made it to 100lbs lost!  Actually, when I stepped on the scale this morning, it was 101lbs!  Even better! :) These last 4 lbs have come off so slow.  I'd been hovering around 97-99lbs lost for about 2 1/2 weeks and then BAM I'm at 101.  Thank goodness!! Finally across that 100lbs mark!

I made two before & after pictures for this big milestone.  The first with the "before" pic I've used for all the others and then another pic I found from the summer of 2008.

I was looking in the mirror tonight and my husband comes in.  I was standing up straight and noticing how flat my tummy was getting and how much thinner my midsection is.  He said, "GOD DAMN!" in that loud, surprised, I wanna do my wife right now kinda voice!! hehe It was the best compliment ever!

Still figuring out how to get in enough calories, enough protein and keep the sugar and fat intake to a minimum. It's SO HARD to do!  But, I'm only 4 1/2 months out and I'm still learning how to do this!

Another 25 lbs and I'll be under 200lbs!  I can't wait for that milestone!  It's my next goal!  And then.... after that, who knows!! I'll cross that bridge when I get to it!

Oh ps... I can't wait until I get to a weight where I can have plastic surgery to get rid of all the extra skin.  I have this massive spare tire around my middle that's comprised of extra skin!  ACK!  I need to get rid of it ASAP!  I hate it!!

Went shopping this week too.  Into a size 16/18 jean.  Seriously.  I haven't been that size since 10th grade.  I went to Target and could actually shop in the normal size section!  AWESOME feeling!!! I love shopping!!

Yay for Weight Loss Surgery!!!

Weight Loss Recap
Today's weight: 224lbs
Total weight loss: 101lbs
Weight loss since surgery: 90lbs

Monday, November 1, 2010

In a rut

These last few weeks have been really slow when it comes to the weight loss.  I've been hoping to get to the 100lbs lost mark, but it's just not happening.

This morning, I stepped on the scale to find that I had gained 2lbs.  TWO LBS!!!!  HOLY SHIT.  That has NEVER happened before.  Maybe 1lbs but then I lost it the next day.  I almost cried when I saw that 2lbs back on the scale.  I just don't know what I'm doing wrong.  I mean, it really couldn't have been that piece of Halloween candy I ate last night that put on 2lbs, could it?

So............... SIGH.  I'm so upset, frustrated, disappointed.  I think I need to spend today really thinking about my diet, how to improve it, and how to really get back into the weight loss that will help me get off these last 60lbs I want to get rid of.

What that's going to entail... I don't know.  I think maybe I need to go back to drinking protein shakes everyday.  (Cause I also noticed my hair is thinning and that's a sign of low protein)

And, if I'm going to be 100% honest here... I think I need to stop being so passive about this experience and I really need to play a more active role in the weight loss.  I can't just keep thinking the lbs are going to fall off and I can just get by with what I've been doing.

This is a journey... a long one... and I really want to be successful at it.  I don't want to weigh 325lbs ever again.