Tuesday, May 11, 2010
Way back in 2007 I had a goal of weighing 165 pounds. I had never been that weight my entire adult life. So at 282 pounds I really thought it was an unobtainable goal. In Feb. 2007 I began counting calories. I have been on low carb diets, low fat diets, pills, hypnosis, and anything else that came along so this time I decided to just do 1000 calories and eat anything I wanted and count my calories daily. I did manage to lose 30 pounds in nine months. In September I decided to have the lapband surgery. My insurance didn't cover it so I went to Mexico. On the day of surgery I weighed 250 pounds. I have never regretted that decision for a day. Two weeks after my surgery I joined an aerobics class and have been exercising ever since. I never had stayed with an exercise program more than six months before.
Last January I was down to 172 and decided that since I was 10 pounds from goal I would have plastic surgery and that would get me to goal. Boy was I wrong. I never did see that 172 again. The surgeon told me he took off about 10 pounds of fat but the scale said 180 when I got home. It was because of all of the swelling and water retention and was to be expected. My mind told me that since that was the reason I could eat a little more of the wrong stuff and as soon as the swelling went down so would my weight. It didn't.
In Jan of this year I weighed in at 184. That was 10 pounds heavier than the day I went into surgery. I really got back on the stick and lost about 10 pounds and then got stuck again. My weight was fluctuating 175 -178 so April 10 I decided to try the HCG drops that are advertised to make you lose 30 - 40 pounds in 40 days. Today after taking them 31 days I am down to my goal weight of 165. It is also my last day to take the HCG drops. Tomorrow I will begin my maintenance period for six weeks. I hope it does as it says and the weight stays off.
Sorry for the long blog but I just had to get it all out. I can't believe I have reached that goal I set for myself way back in 2007. Look at my pictures to see the difference from June of 2007 to December of 2009.