Welcome to my weight loss journey! I was sleeved on 6/6/11
Went in for tummy tuck and breast reduction 12/11/12

Monday, August 29, 2011

Doctor's Visit...

Went to the doctor today and I'm completely normal....like everything...I'm healed, healthy, my weight loss is above what is "expected" and he's pleased. There were a few things that he noticed....my bruises, hair loss and bleeding gums. I'm going to have to increase my vitamin intake...more vitamin K and get a B complex vitamin going. He wants me to increase my protein intake (I've been slacking) and drink as much water as I can possibly stand....oy. My back is all messed up and he said that's completely normal as well....gotta get my body used to walking around carrying a LOT less weight. He wants to see me back in 6 months. He said I should reach my goal weight in about 3-4 months. That's crazy when you sit back and think about it. I asked him if I was doing ok, on track and all....and he said that truest thing I've ever heard...."Billie, when was the last time you lost 45+lbs without depriving yourself and working out constantly?"

my answer? NEVER

Once again, I will NEVER ever regret this decision....best one I've made for myself in a long time :)

Off to the doc I go....

I have another checkup today! I sure do hope my doc is pleased with my progress so far, cause I know I am! And even if he wasn't, just knowing that I'm feeling good and happy is good enough for me...

Now for the weigh in...

SW: 281.8
CW: 233.2

I lost 2.4lbs this week! WAHOOOO!!!

This month has been so much slower than the other months...but I'm still losing and my stalls haven't last longer than 2 weeks. I know a few people who have had their weight stalled for the last 6 weeks :( I pray that scale moves for them soon.... I know it's not just about the number, but it sure does feel good to see that number go down...down...down.....

Til next week.....

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

totally not weight related....

Every once in a while, I'll see a pic that I took of my kiddos and I wonder why I was given these little gifts....I know that's an odd thing to ask yourself...but I really do wonder why I was chosen for such a blessing. Am I a good person? Yes. Am I controlling? Yep. Am I a good Mom? For the most part ;) lol But why was I chosen for twins? Who knows...but all I do know for sure is that I am super thankful and grateful and all of those other emotions that I can't put into words right now, to have happy, healthy, (mostly)well behaved kiddos. I'm very proud of the Momma I am and the person I have become. I don't have too many skeletons in my closet and I don't try to hide anything from anyone. All you have to do is ask me, and I'll tell you all you what you want to know. I know that I have changed over the past year or so and I know things around me have changed as well....but I am who I am. Do I party much anymore? nope.... Do I miss it? sometimes...but for the most part, nope. I'm happy, healthy, losing weight and more in love with Chance than I ever thought I could be....so in all my ramblings...my feelings I'm jotting down, I have one thing I can say for sure without a doubt....

I'm Blessed...

Monday, August 22, 2011

11 weeks

SW: 281.8
CW: 235.6

I haven't lost a ton of weight this month, but I'll take it!! :D From 8 to 11 weeks out I've lost 4 lbs. :)

Sunday, August 21, 2011

a little behind....

Wow...its been two weeks since I posted...and I don't have much to report. We went on a family vacation, our first ever and it was a BLAST! We went to San Diego! While there we enjoyed the SD zoo, SD safari, Seaworld and on the way home we stopped at the LA Museum of Natural History....everything was super awesome.
I'm not gonna lie....the eating aspect of it SUCKED! We ate out a lot...I mostly nibbled off of everyone else's plates. I ended up ordering a shrimp cocktail from a mexican restaurant and I ate on that for two days...lol...it just seems like we waste so much money on food for me....oy. I put on two pounds as well....so right before I left for the trip I weighed 236.8 got home and weighed 238.8 and as of this morning, I'm back at 236.8.
So in two weeks...I've lost 2 lbs. I'm not gonna complain about it...I dug my own little hole with the carbs I consumed and I will still say that I'm proud of myself for not really over doing it more than I could have. Temptation is a bitch....just sayin ;)
Me and my babies on the Skyfari at the San Diego Zoo :)

Me and my love, by the pool

Saturday, August 6, 2011

Oh Happy Day!!

Well....today is EXACTLY 2 months since my surgery...Had it on June 6th and since then, I've lost 42 lbs. That's INSANE! I weighed in this morning and I had hit the 230's range. I had a flashback to two years ago....We were driving to Canyon and someone had asked how much weight I had lost and I told them I had just found out I had hit 239lbs. That took me over 8 months. 8 months of starving, working out at least 3 hours a day and being absolutely miserable. I will NEVER regret this surgery. Even on days I crave chips and a dr pepper, I will not regret my decision. :)

We did measurements this morning since my bloating is gone. And holy smokes!!! I'm so happy right now :)

Since my last measurements I've lost:
1/2" in my upper arms
1" in my chest
1 3/4" in my waist
4 3/4" in my hips!!!!
1 1/4" in my thighs :)
3/4" in my calves
1/4" in my neck

Since my surgery, I've gone from a size 24 to 18!!
I've gone from a 22/24 size shirt to a 14/16!!

This had kind of made my day! :)

If this surgery is something you've been thinking about, I say go for it! Call your insurance and see what steps you need to take to change your life. I regret that I waited til I was 28 to do this.

Monday, August 1, 2011

8 weeks....

I can't believe it has already almost been two months since my surgery. So much has changed with my body. I'm feeling so much better, more energetic everyday and so thankful that I was given this option and able to take it. I'm eating healthier than I ever have and I do have my slip ups. Not even gonna lie about that. Yesterday I dove head first into a bag of cool ranch doritos....lol...not my proudest moment, but hey, it was the first chip I'd had in 8 weeks...

My tummy is healed! I can lay on my stomach with no pain. Mother nature isn't being very good to me today, so I'm going to wait another week to do my measurements (thanks to all the bloating), but I did get on the scale! Against my better judgement, but it read great! lol

SW: 281.8 lbs.
CW: 242.0 lbs.

Total lost: 39.8 lbs

^^^^^^^ that's awesome! I lost 4 lbs this week!

As most of you probably saw, I had a great weekend! I got to hang out with one of my closest friends on Saturday! We went and saw "Friends with Benefits". It was HILARIOUS! We had a very nice lunch and we even went shopping. When I started this adventure I was wearing a size 24. Two weeks after my surgery, I was back in my 22's and now I'm in my 18's and 20's!!!!! HOLY SMOKES! And I bought a super cute top and it's a 14-16! I can't believe how quickly the weight is coming off....it's crazy! And I'm so thankful for it. And I'm pretty sure my feet and knees are thankful too....lol