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APPROACHING ONEderland!!!

Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Sitting RIGHT on the edge of ONEderland and I am so excited. Even though I am dealing with "that time of the month," I am READY to see numbers below 200 on the scale. I am motivated by reading others' Sparkpages and seeing their progress. We are in this battle together! We can DO it and we are! YAY!

  
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FOODFROMAFAR 1/16/2008 12:17AM

    Hooray, Cindy! Congrats on your progress so far!!

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LEELEE0405 1/15/2008 11:30PM

    go cindy go!!!!!!!

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Definitely out of the 220's!!!

Sunday, November 04, 2007

Well, I haven't been the best about blogging so I am trying to redeem myself in case I don't get to blog over the holidays that are RAPIDLY approaching!

So, as of today, I have lost 83 lbs! I am very excited because every pound is a struggle to me. I panic at every 10 lb marker and think I can't possibly lose anymore. I continue to watch my sugar and try to get my protein and calories in for the day.

I went to a Southern Living at Home party yesterday and the consultant had her own RNY in January 2006. She has lost over 120lbs. I saw her and said, "OMG-you are ME someday!" She was very supportive and her surgeon was in my surgeon's practice so I know she had someone great. I was able to give her a Starbucks coffee tip since we can't do high sugar or caffeine anymore. I recommended the Sugar Free, FatFree Decaf Cinnamon Dolce Latte and the Decaf, Sugar Free Caramel Latte. She was so excited and I was glad to share my "Starbucks wisdom" with her! :)

Thus, I plow on to my goal which is closer than I realized. This is definitely a way of life for me and not just another "let's try this for a while" diet. It is my new life and each day is another step to a healthier me for myself but mostly for my family and friends-whose support I continue to lean on for the less positive days!

  
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RADGALUT 11/6/2007 3:10PM

    You are doing great! what a wonderful accomplishment. Keep up the good work


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LEELEE0405 11/5/2007 9:46PM

    that's awesome Cindy! you go girl!!!!!

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CURVYLIBRARYGAL 11/5/2007 3:11PM

    83 pounds is amazing! Good for you!

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FOODFROMAFAR 11/5/2007 10:06AM

    Great job, VitaminCindy! You've got such a positive attitude. It is a life change and you will continue to move toward goal and then stay there when you get there as you continue to make the healthier choices we're learning on this journey!

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JENLEE020 11/4/2007 7:21PM

    I can understand you when you say every 10 pounds. And to think that someday i will look like your friend also.. Great job the you. And thank you on your starbucks tip. I have been staying away from there...
JennieLee

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Sayanara 70 lbs!

Wednesday, September 19, 2007

I finally have hit the 70lb mark for weightloss. Of course this means it's time to start panicking again to think that this could be the last weight I will lose. I do this at every 10lbs. Not sure what my deal is! I guess I'm just a freak like that!
Now I have until 12/25/07 to hit my 100lb mark. If I average about 10lbs a month then I will be able to do it! After the 100lb mark, I will set a new goal if I think the goal weight of 180 looks too high.
Cross your fingers, toes, eyes, arms and legs ( now THAT'S a knot! LOL) that I can make my goal of 100 lbs off by Christmas Day!

  
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FOODFROMAFAR 9/20/2007 6:28PM

    Just wanted to say CONGRATS, VitaminCindy. You are doing great! I know what you mean about this being the last weight you will ever lose. I'm determined to maintain my loss for the rest of my life.

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Mostly out of my fog

Sunday, May 27, 2007

Greetings from the land of Down7pounds! Yep-already! Anna just left and Caroline has been spoiled so I hope Curious George keeps her happy til Wesley gets home from work!

Foggy remembrances: The anesthiologist who did my epidural with Caroline over 2 1/2 years ago (the one I filed an official complaint on) was my anethi AGAIN! HELLO? What part of "please crossreference this letter to any future surgeries or dealings I may have with this hospital to assure I never have to deal with this person again" did they not read? I reminded him who I was and he said, "I think I vaguely remember that name." Whatever-give me my drugs.

I have 5 stapled areas around my 3 stomachs. I guess Office Depot got a little staple happy? Not a lot of breakdancing or hulahooping going on currently.

No puking thus far, unless I did it before I woke up from surgery. I had surgery at 7:30AM and was up walking around the hospital around 6:30PM. I work with one of the social workers on the floor and she declined my offer to read medical charts. I told her I was bored and she still wouldn't let me.

Morphine is your friend. Even though I know 1 beep means "You aren't gettin' any this go 'round," I knew 2 beeps was 2 thumbs up for me! LOL If I had a second child I would name her Morphine IVy. I am sure other kids have been named worse. I was soooo sad to say goodbye to my friend Morphine the next day. Sure made walking less of an adventure...

I did call a coworker's office at 3AM (during one of the MANY vitals checks I got every 3-4 hours). I knew she would like to hear my voice as soon as she got in that morning.

So weird to think that Caroline cannot be on my hip when she wants and I am not going to be at work for at least a few weeks. At least she enjoys giving me color commentary on Curious George. "mommy-monkey is funny!" Also, having to kindly suggest she not raise my shirt to flash anyone when she wants to see my war wounds. I told her Mommy has lots of boo boos on her tummy and she has kissed it a few times. Almost got me weepy.

Vegetarian broth is da bomb! YUM. LOVE IT! (ok-so I'm trying to psych myself up-just play along)

I have shots of protein shake (made it double strength to get my protein in for the day) every 2-3 hours. Tomorrow I am going to be a wild woman and break out the Fruit Punch Crystal Light! Someone stop me!

Not sleeping a full night and it's not that Wesley's in the bed with me. I just get in a position, try to stay that way all night, then forget that I can't turn at the waist. Y'ouch!

I have anti-nausea meds and liquid Lortab. We rendeveous soon so I knew I better get this written before I get sloppy drunk again. Can't take the meds til Wesley gets home.

Thanks for all the well wishes. I hope to be back up to par soon. I have taken BEFORE pics but won't put them up yet. Too chicken so far.

  


Motivation

Friday, April 27, 2007

I'm really trying to lose more weight before my surgery. Some days are easier than others. I know I obsess about my surgery and I hope people aren't already saying SHUT UP about it. I really didn't know that I would be approved and it's not that I don't believe in myself but I just don't believe I have the greatest luck in circumstances like this.
I still worry that my liver will be too big for the surgery and I won't be able to have it. I MUST do the low-carb diet til my surgery and I need to get off my butt and exercise, too! I want a quick, though realistic, recovery!

  
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JOBOBSGYM 5/2/2007 2:04PM

    Yay for losing more weight!

I don't think any of us are sick of hearing about your surgery. In fact, I think we're all pretty much rooting for you and holding our breathes along w/you, as the date approaches.

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COLORADOMOM3 4/28/2007 7:59PM

    Cindy you have a right to talk about your surgery! It is a big exciting thing you are doing. So just blab away! I am so thrilled for you. Just take one day at a time with the low carbs and I am sure your liver is fine! So shut up already!! lol JUST KIDDING! Love ya.

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SUPERMODELANNA 4/27/2007 5:41PM

    Cindy - I want to hear anything you want to tell me about the surgery! I am excited for you and if talking about it helps you "deal" with it, well, then, talk away, girl!

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