Tuesday, December 27, 2011

A Very Bariatric Christmas

Christmas this year was pretty damned awesome. Also it was the first time my Christmas stocking wasn't FULL of chocolate and candy. And you know what? That was fine by me!

Aside from lots of lovely gifts from my friends and parents, I also got the best gift I could have ever imagined. I was getting out of the shower and looked at my nude body in the full length mirror. I then realized that, while I'm not happy with my body, I am no longer disgusted by it. I couldn't believe that I was looking at myself (and trust me, I'm still all lumpy and saggy and not at all good looking naked) and I wasn't cringing or thinking of how much I hated what I saw. I realized just how amazing our bodies really are. I weighed early this morning and found that I have lost 111 lbs!

And for tonight, I made a nice little Bariatric friendly dinner. It's a half of a chicken breast, rubbed with ranch dressing mix. Then wrapped with bacon and cheese and baked. Also made myself a small side of mushrooms sauteed in butter. Yep, I sure do suffer with my new diet. :)

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

One Oh Eight

Yup, I'm down 108 lbs now. Seems like I'm losing a steady 2 to 3 lbs a week. I admit, I was expecting the 5 to 10lb weeks to last longer. I'm slightly bummed that the weight loss has slowed a bit, but I still feel better every day and hopefully I'm looking better as well.

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

What is 100 lbs?

  • 100 16oz bottles of soda
  • 400 sticks of butter
  • 3 large bags of dog food
  • a 2 month old horse
  • a Newfoundland
  • a high fashion runway model (*cough* anorexic *cough*)
  • 5 car tires
  • the amount of weight I no longer carry around on my body!
Yup, I hit my first milestone. I am now part of the Century Club. So what does it feel like?

I can stand for a much longer period of time.
I can do an entire sink full of dishes and not have any back pain.
I can go up and down a flight of stairs (omfg!!!)
I can take my dogs for a 30 min walk.
The jeans I wore in my 98lb picture are already getting loose.