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, October 31, 2011

Week 21

SW: 281.8
CW: 212.6

I lost 2.2 lbs this week! YAY! Even with a little indulging in the good ol' Halloween candy, I still lost 2.2 lbs. It's nice to know that I can still enjoy a little bit of the good stuff....within reason of course, and still lose some weight. :)

Have a good week everyone!! and Happy Halloween!!!

Sunday, October 30, 2011

Happy Halloween!!!

We got to dress up at school on Friday!! Fun day....It was super exciting because I bought a men's XL costume 3 weeks ago and it fit.....then I put it on on Friday and it was saggy and too big....lol....But I rocked it as the King and hopefully made my Grandma Billie proud.....I hope I made her laugh a few times with my inability to dance like Elvis and I really wish she was around to see this.....but she isn't....but I know she was with me all day long :)

Me and my Megs.....I love this kid...

oh...and you can see Richard Simmons in the background there....lol

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Week 20...

There is nothing to report....I weigh exactly the same this week as I did last week. I'll take it though, I've been losing 2-4 lbs a week for a few weeks now....so I was waiting for a week like this. Hopefully I'll have a loss to report next week....but if not, no worries! :D

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Week 19

I made up time at school yesterday, so I didn't have a chance to post this....sorry bout that! So here it goes....

SW: 281.8
CW: 214.8

Pounds lost this week: 3.2


The meds are working :) I'm doing great! Even getting motivated to make up my 84 hours I'm missing at school! I will be done in January! HALLELUJAH!

Have a good week everyone!

Stay blessed :)

Wednesday, October 12, 2011


Finally got around to doing them....so here are the results :

Neck: -1/4"
Left Wrist: -1/4"
Right Wrist: -1/4"
Left arm: -1/2"
Right arm: -1/2"
Chest: -0-
Waist: -1"
Hips: 2"
Left thigh: -1 1/2"
right thigh: -1 3/4"
left calf: +1/4"
right calf: +1/4"
Pant size: 16 (down from 18 last month)

So I've lost a total of 7 1/2 inches this last month! AWESOME!

My weight as of today is 216.6 :)

HEREhttp://missbillieswhirlwind.blogspot.com/2011/09/13-week-updateplus-pics.html are my previous months measurements :)

Monday, October 10, 2011

Week 18!

SW: 281.8
CW: 218.0

2 lbs lost this week! WOOHOO!

I still need to do measurements and take pics...hopefully I'll get that done soon, otherwise I'll just be skipping this months :( I'm already 4 days past....oh well...life happens..lol...

10/6/11 made it 4 months!! 4 months of some crazy ups and downs, and I still wouldn't change my decision for the world!!!

Have a great week everyone!!!! :)

Sunday, October 9, 2011

Results :)

Well, the good news is that I'm healthy as a horse....seriously...I'm a picture of perfect health! I don't have any vitamin deficiencies or anything! That's super awesome! The bad news is that my hair loss and everything else is related to stress......who'd a thunk it!? So, I'm working on me some more...by the time this is all done I should be perfect right!? LMAO I kid...I kid....

But really, I'm feeling great! Tuesday will be a week of taking the antidepressants, and I know it sounds weird, but I can already tell a difference...I don't have quite an urge to go lock myself in my room and never come out....I'm actually spending quality time with my kiddos and not hiding from them....judge me if you want, but that's the truth ;)

I'll post pics and updates soon on my measurements! Its been 4 months! whaaaat!? lol

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Went to the doc this morning....as per my psych's request, I am now on antidepressants. Celexa to be exact. I'm going to take it for a month and see where I stand. They took 8 HUGE vials of blood. Testing all kinds of things. Mainly my iron levels and just all my levels in general. All the pain I'm in and hair loss and even the depression could be caused by iron deficiency....that would be super...lol. I'll update when I hear back from the doc :)

Tuesday, October 4, 2011


Chance took me shopping yesterday! He was sick of seeing my baggy ass jeans...lol...and my saggy boobs and just saggy clothes in general...lol

So....the big deal of the day, I bought size 16 jeans. Holy. Crap. 16. I haven't been in a size 16 since I was a sophomore in high school. That feels good to say! I bought large t-shirts....and I even went to Macy's and checked out their clearance sales. I picked up 2 super cute dressy shirts and one of them was a size 12...wth. lol but whatever, I'll take it! LOL Shopping is very overwhelming for me. I'm use to having 2 stores I can shop at, and you walk in and everything is right there. There's no digging for the right size or have to run all over the store, because the entire store is things for you. So needless to say, I was on the brink of a breakdown and Chance just grabbed my hand and laughed at me...lol...told me we would keep looking and to calm down. It worked, as usual. He has a way with me that most people don't. I'm so damn thankful to have him as my main support system.

He also took me to SOMA. That place is awesome! bras bras everywhere! And super cute matching panties too! And the prices weren't terribly bad either. He bought me 3 new bras and 5 new panties! YAY! I really needed those. So all in all, we spent too much money that we really didn't have and it was totally worth it. lol

I go to the doctor at 8:50 this morning. Get all this stuff sorted out. I am having some depression issues and per my psych's request, I will be talking to my doctor about some antidepressants. Not my proudest moment, but hey, shit happens. I'm just gonna keep going and working on me. This isn't something that I'm too surprised about, and I'm not like suicidal or anything, so don't worry...lol...just in a weird spot right now. :)

Have a good week everyone! I'll update when I hear what the doc has to say :)

Monday, October 3, 2011

heading to the doc....

I broke down today and called the doctor. I'm losing hair like crazy, to the point that I'm forming bald spots. May come as a shocker to a lot of you, but there are down sides to a surgery of this kind. I knew this going into it. Most people have kinda given me an "I told you so" attitude about it. Thanks for that. <---sarcasm Others have blamed a protein deficiency...which I'm totally buying into, but at the same time, I get more protein now than I EVER did before my surgery, so needless to say, I'm curious to find out the culprit.

I'm also having an unbelievable amount of back pain. To the point that I'm cramping from just above my butt all the way down to my knees. I have problems driving to school in the mornings...maybe it's just a pinched nerve, maybe it's just my back trying to get used to the lower amount of strain....who knows...but I do know that I've broken down. I've been relying heavily on vicodine the past month or so. Do I take it during the day? nope. Do I dope myself up at night so I'm not in pain? yep. So I need to discuss that with the good ol' doc too. I'm a food addict and now that that addiction has been "taken away" there's a good chance that I'll try and redirect my addiction somewhere else. And as most people know, addiction runs heavily in my family....I really don't want that to happen....so it's totally time to admit I need some more help and follow through. I'm not too proud to admit it. All I ask for are some thoughts and prayers and some guidance......thanks friends :)

rant over.

17 weeks...

SW: 281.8
CW: 220.0

3 lbs lost this week!

I noticed this morning that my titles kinda sound like pregnancy updates....lol....it kinda made me laugh. oh well....hope everyone is doing good! I'm doing pretty darn good! My weight loss has really picked up and that always makes ya feel better. In 3 days it will be exactly 4 months since I got my sleeve. That's awesome! Doesn't feel like its already been that long, but it has. No complaints here! My weight loss is at a nice steady pace, not too much all at once, but enough that I can tell I'm losing. Life is good :)

Saturday, October 1, 2011

Today marks the day that I'm 60 pounds down!!!! :)