I started my pre-op diet at 265.8, I went into surgery at 255.3, and today, I'm at 253.8, so I have lost exactly 12 pounds since I started the pre-op diet.
2 week check-up and was please to hear that according to their scales, I have lost 23 pounds.
10/31/13: Yesterday I was one month out from having Vertical Sleeve Gastrectomy surgery. I went for my follow-up with my surgeon and he was very impressed with my progress. According to his scale, I weighed 239.5, having started at 268.8 before I started the pre-op diet on September 16, meaning I have lost 29.3 pounds in 6 weeks.
11/18/13: and I have lost 35.0 pounds exactly since starting the pre-op diet. I have 88.8 more to go to my goal of 145.
12/30/13: In that 3 months, I have lost 47 pounds, and quite a few inches. I've gone from a size 22 to almost a 16
1/29/2014: Today, I weighed in at 210.6 pounds.
3/7/14: I'm down now to 202 pounds, just barely outside of "one-derland".
4/3/14: I started this journey knowing that my highest weight ever was 270 pounds....and today, I weighed 194
5/1/14: I am down to 189.2 pounds, a total loss of almost exactly 81 pounds from my heaviest weight of 270 pounds. I have gone from wearing a size 22 to wearing a size 14 and my bra size has gone from a 44DD to a 38DDD.
8/3/14: I have reached a the dreaded weight loss plateau. I have been staying right between 182 & 185 pounds.
10/12/14: On September 16, I started a pre-op diet at 265.8 (my highest weight I ever saw on a scale was 270). After 2 weeks on the pre-op liver-shrinking diet, I was wheeled into the OR weighing 255.8. last Friday at my 1 year post-op visit, I weighed 171. I am VERY close to losing 100#.
Here I sit 4 years later, and I've started to regain my weight. There are a lot of reasons fro my having regained this weight. After running 2 half marathons in 4 months, I found out I had zero cartilage in my left knee, thus making it extremely painful to run, and causing uncontrolled swelling with any amount of exercise. I had about a 6 week period where my father-in-law, my father, and then my Nana were all in the hospital. My Nana ended up passing away and then subsequently travelling for her funeral, etc. That's when my weight started to go up. The last words my grandmother spoke to me were, "You're gaining your weight back, I'm worried about you."
Here's the reality of things. The battle against obesity isn't something that is ever Won, or Lost, in reality. It is an ongoing battle that will truly never end. I got on the scale this morning and I weighed 208.6 pounds, back up to where I was at 4 months post-op 4 years ago. I NEED to stop the weight gain and start getting it moving in the other direction. My weight has crept back up over the last 2 years to the point hat I would again be eligible for weight loss surgery, which I have no desire to repeat, so I am going to be trying non-surgical options. My friend, Faith told me about Body by Obona, which affords me the opportunity to work with a personal trainer and get a workout and personalized Diet/meal plan to help me start losing weight again. Today, I will go shopping for my new meal plan and do my meal prep for the next 6 days. I haven't posted very regularly in a while and life has just gotten in the way. The thing is, when I let life get in the way, I end up disappointed in myself. I need to reign this in BEFORE I lose control of it, again.
I start again tomorrow, just like I did 4 years ago. I start again as dedicated to success as I was 4 years ago. I'm going to win this battle over obesity, even if I have to fight the battle EVERY DAY of my life, until I take my last breath. It's worth it to continue to fight.