Wednesday, March 28, 2012
Today marks 6 months since I had my lapband surgery. I decided earlier in the week that I would alter my normal Friday weigh-in and jump on the scale this morning (Wednesday). But I had a not so good night sleeping. Tightness in my legs from a great run yesterday and very good night at bowling (658 series!) made it tough to get to sleep, and then to add insult to injury, I've been dealing with a minor medical issue that, shall we say, is a pain in the butt, then to top it off I was testing a sleep manager gadget where I had the device strapped to my forehead! At 3:45AM, I woke up and could not get back to sleep, as in addition to all of the above items, I started thinking about how my weight-in was going to go!! After about 45 minutes, I went and took a Tylenol, removed the gadget from my forehead, and FINALLY went back to sleep.
6:00AM, the alarm went off and I very quickly turned it off! At 6:30AM, my male greyhound Tomas decided I needed to get up and get my weigh-in done, along with my AM yoga practice, so he proceeded to come over and repeatedly "nose" me until I got up! SIGH!! I really didn't want to, but I knew he was right. Up the stairs, onto the scale...
206.2 pounds -- down 3.6 pounds since last Friday's weigh-in, and in an amazing amount of symmetry, EXACTLY 60 pounds down since surgery 6 months ago!!!!!!
So I guess Tomas knew it was going to be a good weigh-in!
I found a SP blog from KEZRARAYNE where she describes things that weight 60 pounds -- some more interesting than others:
"SOME THINGS THAT WEIGH 60 POUNDS
5 adult 10 pin bowling balls (the BIG ones)
Elephant's penis (seriously? Who took the time to weigh that?)
46 large thin crust pizzas (that I don't even lust for anymore)
About the average fats and oils that go through an american dishwasher per year
60 pints of beer
Beth Chapman's breasticles (I've been big on Dog the Bounty Hunter lately)
778 pairs of D&G sunglasses (which I am looking FLY in)
One bushel of canola"
Here is the link to her blog: http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_j
Anyway, today is turning out to be a GREAT day! Yes, I am tired, but I know that I have accomplished a lot in the 6 months since surgery, and look forward to continuing the downward trend!
Tuesday, March 13, 2012
So, like the soccer announcer who shouts out "GOALLLLLLLLLLLLLLL", I scored one today -- I hit my first target weight of 210 (actually 209.8) at my weigh-in this morning (at 5am no less!). This is even sweeter given that I went up a full pound at last Friday's weigh-in!
But I am not done...nope, not even close. Next intermediate goal: 199. Final goal: 179. I'm on my way.....
Saturday, March 10, 2012
Friday is my weigh-in day, and I nearly sprinted up the stairs for my weigh-in yesterday morning (Friday, 03/09)! Why? Because this was the day the scale was going to register 210 pounds (or less), which is my first weight loss goal, and I was going to be finally out of BMI's "obese" category and into "overweight". And I was going to blog about it and tell everyone how happy I was!
Well, someone forgot to tell my body and the scale this game plan!
So, instead of of losing weight this week, I actually gained a pound!! OH NO!! First time in 23 weeks that I have not lost weight! I was devastated!! How could this be??
Well, after I went to the Y and took my anger out on the various exercise equipment, I came home much more calm and saner!
And since I was more calm, I was able to focus on of the positives: I am down 53.6 pounds since I had my lapband surgery in September, 2011, 58.4 since I first say my surgeon in May of last year, and 74.4 pounds since I got stuck in the center seat of a 5 hour flight WAY back in January of 2007! All wonderful statistics! I also noticed that the two days leading up to my weight-in, I had exceeded my target calorie count -- not by a lot, but still it could have swung the scale in the wrong direction! And then there is the possibility that this was one of those weeks where my body just needed to take a break!
But the day ended on a very good note! We went out shopping last night, as I needed some new clothes for an upcoming trip. The shirts I bought -- all size "L"! The shirts I used to wear: size "XXL"! And the shorts I bought: 36 waist!! A year ago I was POURING into 44 waist pants (and probably should have been in 46's!). And the jeans I bought just a few weeks ago, 38 waist, are getting VERY loose, so I'm going to have to do some more shopping when I get back!
Oh, and the best part of it all -- I am already "overweight" on the BMI scale!! I'm now at 29.6, so while I did not yet hit my 210 goal this week, I am finally, for the first time in AGES (probably close to 30 years) "overweight"! That is something to cheer about!!
Next stop: "Normal"!!
Monday, February 27, 2012
My calendar just reminded me that it has been 150 days since my lapband surgery. On average, I have lost approx. 1/3 of a pound each day since then. Pretty amazing. And I am 3.6 pounds away from achieving my first goal weight of 210, which officially (according to BMI) makes me "overweight".
Not much more to say, just that I am happy with my progress, and looking forward to breaking some weight barriers and continuing to improve my overall health!
Tuesday, February 21, 2012
Up bright and early this morning (6AM) with much to accomplish, but the first was to step on the scale. Normally I do this each Friday, but I had an appointment with my bariatric PA this morning, so I always want to know what my weight is before going in. Plus...I was at the 49 pound lost mark last Friday, so I was hoping that I had gotten to 50 pounds this morning. Hope became reality -- I BLEW past 50! Well, OK, .6 pounds past, but that was a 1.6 pound drop in just 4 days, so I was (and am) VERY proud of my accomplishment! Similar results at my PA's office as well, and she is such a joy to be around - high fives, hugs, etc!
Plenty of more interim goals to reach. Next one is 210 pounds, which moves me out of BMI's "obese" classification and into "overweight". After that is 199 pounds, and I had promised myself several years ago that if I ever got under 200 I'd get a tattoo! Pretty sure it'll be something related to our greyhounds, but that is as far as I've gotten on that. The biggie: 179, which moves me into BMI's "normal" weight range for my height. I remember talking to my PA about that last May, and as I sat there at 271, I thought to myself that will NEVER happen. That line of thinking has changed. I KNOW I can do it now!
A very happy day for me!
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