15 May 2015 - 7 week post surgery visit with surgeon
weigh in at Holy Cross KP, MD was 182.2
Reviewed progress. 19 lb weight loss was considered excellent. My next visit is in 8 more weeks and they hope to see 40 more pounds down.
The scab over a wound on my left side is flatter. They w... Read more
17 April 2015 Post - OP visit with Bariatric team
weigh in at Holy Cross KP, MD was 201.5.
Reviewed progress. expect 10-20 lb weight loss. I didn't quite make it, but I told them that I would be happy with a 1-2 pound a week loss. I have a scab over the drain hole, but also have a thi... Read more
3 April 2015 Post - OP visit with surgeon
weigh in at Holy Cross KP, MD was 207.
Drain removed. Felt like a really bad menstrual cramp, but when it subsided a minute or two later, the overwhelming nausea I had since the surgery was gone. Yay.
I conf... Read more
25 March 2015 Surgery Day to 26, discharge day.
weigh in with the same clothes at Holy Cross Hospital, MD was 211.
scheduled for check in at noon and surgery at 2. Well the previous patient was more complicated than expected, so the show started at 3:30.
I vaguely remember being... Read more
18 March 2015 8 Days into pre-op liquid diet to "The Sleeve"
weigh in with the same clothes at Kaiser Tysons pre-op clinic. 18.8 lbs down!
I don't really have much of a problem losing weight with a strictly managed very low calorie diet. the problem is keeping it off when I start to eat regular foo... Read more
17 March 2015 7 Days into pre-op liquid diet to "The Sleeve"
St Pat's. Managed to avoid food places.
David and I went to the movies to see Penguins of Madagascar. He was going to stay and see The Hobbit. He loves his tub of popcorn. At least he held off until I left after Penguins.
Tried Iso... Read more
16 March 2015 6 Days into pre-op liquid diet to "The Sleeve"
My family is eating really well these days. We all made a resolution to clear out the deep freeze, the refrigerator, pantry and upstairs freezer by eating what was in there. Grocery shopping has to start with what we already have and only buy ... Read more
15 March 2015 4 Days into pre-op liquid diet to "The Sleeve"
Today, my Communitas IEC had a St Patrick's Day brunch. Fresh sauerkraut with caraway seeds from the German Grocer along with corned beef, swiss cheese, fresh rye bread, fried chicken, Irish soda bread, pound cake, poppy seed muffins, blueberry... Read more
14 March 2015 3 Days into pre-op liquid diet to "The Sleeve"
This morning, 225.4! What is happening here?
I know a lot must be water weight because I am peeing more. I am also only taking in 400 calories but it is all protein.
Am I more physically active? not really. Not yet.
Unjury... Read more
11 March 2015 Lead in to "The Sleeve"
After 30+ years of struggling with my weight, I have lost and gained several thousand pounds. I began an exploratory journey with myself, a nutritionist, a psychologist, and my doctors in April of 2014. Many classes, support groups, consults, ... Read more
day eight of Chanamas
194.6 no doubt abnormally low. had to take a diuretic because I had two very salty meals and my BP shot up. but we are going for the overall loss of 8 pounds by christmas, right? right? right?
E - Every trip to the bathroom counts
I - If ... Read more
30 November 2012 On the second week of Chanamas
I apparently don't know how to count. Anyway, I am trying to stick to the program.
Okay, week two
E - Ever so slowly making my mom accept that I will go to exercise somehow EVERYDAY
I - I hurt all over after working with my p... Read more
23 November 2012 On the first week of Chanamas
I don't know if today is my weigh in. My daughter thinks it might be. Here goes
E- enthusiastic at first, then a bit afraid, panicked on Wednesday, had a whipped cream and meringue meltdown.
I- In fact, I lost it on Thursday and had a ... Read more
20 November 2012 Water, water everywhere
Diet Friend posted this on her blog this morning:
Drinking Water at the Correct Time Maximizes Its Effectiveness on the Human Body
-2 glasses after waking up helps activate internal organs
-1 glass 30 minutes before a meal helps digesti... Read more
18 November 2012 The Chanamas Challenge
After hovering around the same weight for over a month...I am ready to kick into a higher gear.
Yesterday, I went to a Zumbathon with my daughter to support Toys for Tots. I had a turtle neck long sleeve shirt and a pair of corduroys. I... Read more