265-166 (99 lbs lost)
166 lbs March 15, 2013--99 lbs lost!
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I REALLY WISH THAT I HAD BEEN TAUGHT HOW TO EAT REAL FOOD EARLY ON--THEN I WOULD HAVE NEVER GOTTEN TO THE POINT WHERE I NEEDED WEIGHT LOSS SURGERY. BUT, WHEN YOU KNOW BETTER, YOU DO BETTER.
I WAS A POOR CHILD AND A PRODUCT OF CHEAP GOVERNMENT FOOD LIKE PROCESSED CHEESE, WHITE RICE, POWDERED MILK AND EATING THAT JUNK PLUS ALL THE WEIGHTLOSS LIES NEARLY KILLED ME, LITERALLY!
HERE'S MY STORY...
BAND TO SLEEVE REVISION SURGERY NOV. 10, 2016
I was so heavy at 5'2" and 265 lbs that I was beginning to have trouble walking because my knee joints were compressing due to all the weight placed on them. I hobbled and hurt everytime I took a step. My Dr. told me I would soon be in a wheel chair if the weight didn't come off.
So you ask, why didn't you just stop eating and lose weight? Well the problem was WHAT I was eating. I have learned that my body does not process grains, dairy and sugar properly, so every time I ate what the most popular diets recommend such as whole grains, skim milk, and legumes, I was just setting myself up for failure.
For over 35 years I would lose weight and then gain it right back and then some. I tried every diet out there and it wasn't until I got my lapband in 2010 that I felt I even had a chance at being at a healthy weight. The band allowed me time to research and protected me from myself until I could find a healthy lifestyle that would work for me for the rest of my life. I have consistantly lost weight without gaining for the last 2 years--for once the yo-yo dieting is over. I also follow the Paleo Solution Diet and eat natural, clean, unprocessed foods, do moderate exercise and participate regularly in my SP Support Team.
I lost over 100 lbs with the lapband, but looking back now, it wasn't the band that did it, although it helped me come back from the point of no return into obesity oblivion, it was me. I had changed my lifestyle for 3 years.
Then reality set in and I had to go back to work in a high pressure, high stress job located 45 miles from my home and the weight loss became a slow weigh gain until I had gained 50 lbs back.
I was no longer able to eat slow and have time to prepare my meals. I had to cook everything on the weekend, freeze it and throw it into a bag each day. I got more and more away from my good clean eating and BECAUSE of my band, was constantly grabbing foods that would go down quickly without me sliming and throwing up. Those foods included raisins, and lots of fruit which led to carb overloads which then led to cookies, ice cream,chips, etc and BOOM! I was down that same road again. The one I said I would never go down. You see I am a food addict and just like any other addiction, it only takes one time.
I had my lapband removed; it caused me to make unhealthy choices when I didn't have time to fight with it-- when I was tired and hungry. It was great when I was taking it easy, but it became a deterrent to healthy eating for me. I need a tool that allows me to eat clean, raw foods.
Now with the sleeve, I never slime or throw up. I can eat cold chicken breast on the run which is keeping me away from those addicting carbs. I'm so glad I had the revision surgery!
This is my journey:
Lapband Surgery 6/29/10
Lapband Fills: Aug 1, 2010; Sept 1, 2010; Oct 13, 2010; Apr 4, 2011; May 14, 2011; Aug 17, 2011
5/14/11 218 7.7cc in 11cc band
6/15/11 217 Bandiversary
8/17/11 210 8.2cc in 11cc band
6/8/14 185 (went back to work and forgot to put myself first)
Lapband to Sleeve Revision Surgery Nov 10, 2016
11/10/16 Surgery Weight 218
â™¥ My goals include a final weight of 110-125 and normal BMI and being more active with my husband. I want to have a healthy body and live each day to the fullest.
â™¥ I try to eat 3 meals a day with NO snacks!
Food Intake is from the Paleo Solution plan by Robb Wolf--No Dairy, Grains, Beans, Legumes (or wheat belly!)
I try to focus on eating REAL foods that are natural and not processed such as:
70-90 grams Protein:
Meats, Fish, Poultry
Healthy Fats like Olive Oil, Coconut Oil and Alvocados.
I also follow the 5 Mastering Leptin Rules by Byron Richards
My Exercise Program consists of
Cardio: Long Slow Walks
Country living in Texas with my husband of 23 years, 2 dogs, 6 chickens, rabbits, birds and critters. Love gardening and landscaping. Will join my husband in retirement in 4 years and plan on taking our RV to see the U.S.
Paleo Lifestyle information
Primal Lifestyle information
Leptin Hormone info
The Leptin Reset Rx
"How Fit is Your Fat? by Byron Richards
"Mastering Leptin" by Byron Richards
"Paleo Solution" by Robb Wolf
"The Primal Blueprint 21 Day Total Body Transformation"
by Mark Sisson
"Shrink Yourself: Break Free from Emotional Eating Forever!"
by Roger Gould, M.D.
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Thanks for adding me as a Spark Friend. I took the liberty of adding you as well. It is another tool in SP to help each other.
251 days ago
and to the RV Enthusiasts team. We are a very chatty bunch so I hope you don't let that scare you off. Please pop in any thread and we will follow you. We love our new members and look forward to getting to know you.
251 days ago
You can do this! When I'm in a hurry I drink Premier protein shakes. They are ready made. I also keep protein bars in my purse and car. With the sleeve, it's all about protein and water.
251 days ago
Hello, Paula, I am back and hope you are doing well! â™¥
480 days ago
Thank you Paula for reading my blog, I appreciate you taking the time my dear friend.
1139 days ago