Wednesday, December 03, 2014
In December 2010, I decided that I had to change and lost 40 pounds. The loss was slow so explored gastric bypass surgery. December 2013, I had the surgery at VCU. Since the surgery I have lost another 85 pounds for a total of 125 pounds. I am still losing but at a slower rate. While I love getting clothes that fit and are petit vs. plus sizes, the biggest gift has been my improved health. No longer need one of my blood pressure meds, more flexible, greater strength and endurance, increased energy, not needed any pain meds for a long time as joints do not ache. In other words, I feel like a new person. I am so glad I explored my options, chose the one I felt would be best for me, and acted on this. I can eat anything but rarely try anything fried. Also limit sweets and salty snacks. I definitely do not stuff myself. When I fill full, I stop eating.
On this journey, I have been blessed with some excellent information and tools here on Spark People. I have meet some awesome friends here who have encouraged and supported me on my journey.
The past year has been beyond my dreams. I can not wait to see what the new year holds in store for me.
Sunday, May 25, 2014
Christmas, 2011, I reached my highest weight of 264. I wore size 2-3 X. Something clicked for me and I seriously began to work on losing weight. Spark People played such a crucial roll. The tracking is such a valuable tool. Several teams have great challenges. Access to recipes and articles helped as well. My spark friends and fellow team members has been one of my most valuable tools. Over two years, I lost 40 pounds. In December 2013, I had gastric bypass surgery. Since the surgery, I have lost an additional 60 pounds.
While I am not at my goal, I wanted to capture the changes at 100 pounds. I like being able to shop in the petite section again. Even more I like the way I feel. I have so much more energy and strength and flexibility.
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