Tuesday, August 31, 2010

My first followup since surgery

I was going to wait until tomorrow to post because it would be my 2 weeks...but I had my first post-op appointment today.  I weighed in at 275 pounds.  My starting weight was 297 pounds.  OMG!!! I am 22 pounds down and I have my TOM right now....so I could be retaining a little too!!!  I am wearing pants that I have not been able to put on in 3 or 4 years.

I look in the mirror and I guess it is way too soon for me to see anything...but the proof is in the smaller clothing.  I have this really cute pair of capris that I bought a few years ago on clearance and I figured one day I would be able to wear them.  Less than 4 weeks ago I could not even bring both halves of the zipper together to zip them up.  This past Saturday, I tried them on and they zipped right up.  I really need to stay up on my measurements.  I think that is where it is really going to be real for me until I get more weight off because like I said, I am just not seeing it in the mirror.

I have been cleared for my "forever" diet aka solids.  YAY!

From here on I am going to make weekly posts only because I think I am so darn boring.  But, if anything exciting or notable happens, then I will be sure to make posts in between.  Thanks for being a part of my journey.


  1. Just remember that your blog is for you. I forget that sometimes too and get so wrapped up in trying to make my posts interesting that I miss writing about things that I'll want to remember down the road. Great job on the weight loss!

  2. Bonnie...that is such a great point. Thanks for reminding me of that.

  3. ditto what bonnie said. congrats on the HUGE loss and the 'new' pants. I sometimes think closet shopping is better than store shopping because we KNOW how something didn't fit before :)

  4. Great job on the WL!! I will have to remember what Bonnie said as well.

  5. Congrats to you! You're doing GREAT!!!

    I love those clothing NSVs. Definitely do the measurements thing, I was just commenting to my mom that I wished I had been measuring all along so far. :)

  6. Congrats Lena! That's wonderful!! You're on your way!! :-)

  7. Wow!! Congrats!! So happy for you!!

  8. Congratulations! You are doing so well. Getting into "reach" clothes is such a great feeling. I am nominating you for an award. Check it out at my page.