Monday, September 19, 2011
Just a few minutes ago, I tried an some old jeans I had in my closet. I actually was able to get into the size 18s but I couldn't button or zip them up. I found a pair of size 20 jeans, so I decided to try those on. Lo and behold, they fit!! I am so excited. When I started SparkPeople in March, I was wearing size 26 pants and I weighed 257 pounds.
Today, I am wearing a pair of size 20 pants and I weigh 225 pounds. I can't thank the people of SparkPeople enough. From the website itself, to the people I've met on here and who have been so encouraging, I say THANK YOU!
I saw the doctor the other day. She was impressed with the weight loss as well as the BMI going down. My BMI when I started was 42.8. It's now 37.6. She showed me the picture they took my first appointment. I couldn't believe the difference 30 pounds made. I'm going to try to get that picture so I can post it on here.
My other doctor is impressed, as well. When I see him next month, we'll be going over my meds and see if I can either get rid of a few or at least drop the dosage.
SparkPeople has been the catalyst for all this great news. I had been seeing my bariatric doctor since November and nothing much had been happening. She suggested tracking my food and told me a little about this website that I could track my food on. I didn't pay much attention to that until March. That's when I checked out this website and joined and I've never looked back. I don't believe I could have done this without the people and resources here. I'm doing this alone with no support other than what I get from my friends here. Thank you so much for caring.
I hope everyone has a great week.