My Progress!

Thursday, May 27, 2010



I thought I'd post a picture that I took the other day with my phone. I've discovered that if you hold the phone right over your head and look straight up into the camera, you can take off about 200 lbs in your face lol. Before the surgery I'll have some real pictures of me looking head on, triple chins and all. This picture was a nice kind of motivational picture for me though. It made me remember what I used to look like when I wasn't so portly. Wonder how long it is going to take me to look like that head on?
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I slept like crap last night! Was up at around 3am, tossed and turned and finally just got out of bed at 4am to play a little bejeweled in hopes that I might get tired again. I finally got to sleep around 5am, but boy..I don’t feel rested!

Maybe I’ll be extra tired for my sleep study this Friday night. I have to have another one done for the surgery and I’m anticipating that they will probably get me back on a cpap which I’m kind of looking forward to. I know I’ll have to get used to it again, but I really did sleep so much better when I was wearing it.

I went and worked out at the pool yesterday. Darin, one of the trainers there worked with Shannon and I and gave us a sort of cardio/strength training routine to do while we are there and it seemed to work fairly well yesterday. I’ll continue to do that plus try to increase my time on the treadmill. I really would like to be walking at least 15 minutes at a time by the time I go in for surgery because I know I will heal faster if I can walk afterwards.

I got on the scale this morning and I was down another lb or two to 429 and some change. Haven’t been below 430 in quite some time. Certainly not since starting this blog that’s for sure so I’m pretty excited about it :)

I’m having some weird kind of stuff going on though. I feel light headed periodically and am having trouble with jumpy vision (mostly when working on the computer.) At first I thought it was vertigo, but now not so much. Not sure what it is, but Saturday I go to see the eye doctor and get new glasses. I may make an appointment with my regular doctor just to make sure none of my meds is causing the problem. I’ve recently increased my metformin because I know it helps me lose weight easier and I suppose if it is playing with my blood sugar, that could be the problem. Who knows? Always something with me isn’t it?

Diet-wise, still going great. Last night I had a protein shake before going to work out and thought I’d get by with just the shake, but later that night I just got incredibly hungry and knew I had to take another handful of pills before bedtime so I just nuked a lean cuisine pizza, had a few olives and a dill pickle and that seemed to take care of things. I ate rather late, but I didn’t go over my calories/fat, etc so I’m not going to beat myself up about it.

Wow, I started this blog this morning and finishing it up just now so that I can post it. Just got back from a workout at the pool, took a shower and weighed myself and I’m down to 427!!! I was 429 this morning. I’ll have to see what I weigh in the morning though…could get a few lbs back due to water fluctuation. I’m in the 420’s though and headed to the teens with a bullet woot!

9 Comments:

Drazil said...

Way to go on the loss. You are doing great and inspiring so many!

Laurie (GastricGirl.com) said...

You are beautiful!!!
Hope you get some quality rest soon! :)

KrysTros said...

Are you taking more Metaformin on your own or did your doc prescribe it? Metaformin can destroy your kidneys so use only what the doctor tells you to use. Also, before your surgery you will want to talk to your doctor about putting you on Riomet which is the liquid Metaformin. Trust me, you will need to take the liquid metaformin in the beginning. It's been 9 months and I am just starting to take pills again. Are you on the restricted diet yet? I had stomach cramps and light headedness when I was on the liquid diet before surgery, but just to be sure, have your doctor check your blood pressure. Trust me, after surgery you will want to be able to walk as much as possible from the gas buildup in your chest. Make sure to get Gas X chewables so you can start taking them when they let you go home, it will help TREMENDOUSLY! Don't get the strips, they don't work! Good luck honey, I know this surgery will help you so much and trust me it isn't an easy fix, it's a very brave choice to make, don't let anyone tell you that it's an easy fix. I told people that the first one to say it would get throat chopped!

Dominique said...

Wow! I certainly admire your determination! I will be praying for you and cheering you along.

Anonymous said...

Fantastic, Michelle! You can do it!!!

Molly

mandatorybloghere said...

I am very impressed keep it up

Anonymous said...

Wow congrats on hitting the 20s!!!

Could you just be getting a cold? I came down with something this week--the bubonic plague or a bad head cold or something, and whenever I blew my nose my ears got a bit plugged which made me dizzy and off-balanced. The symptom was worst for the first few minutes after but I've been a bit off for a few days.

Anonymous said...

You look just great! I have so much fat on my face including my three chins!

ASTRA REED said...

WOW.. good job you can do this you can reduce your weight soon with the daily work out and u have suggested us a different ways to become fit and fine great good job..