My Progress!

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Weigh in and New Pics!

I haven't been feeling great the last 4-5 days. I am betting it is just the ongoing dance I do with staying hydrated, I don't know. Lately, drinking seems to make me sick to my stomach. The one thing I've changed is I've been drinking more crystal light so maybe that is what is doing it. Before, I was doing pretty good on weak tea with lemon and a bit of splenda, so I'm going to go back to that and see how I feel.

The problem this has created is that I just don't feel good. Yesterday and today I got up, did my hair and makeup, got dressed with the intention of doing all kinds of errands, etc. Yesterday I ended up going to get my blood drawn (which may also shed some light on why I'm not feeling so great)and was going to get something to eat with Erik and head to goodwill to see about getting some new clothes (I can't see spending lots of money on NEW clothes I'm going to grow out of in a few months). After fasting for my bloodwork, I was pretty hungry when we got home around 10:30am with some breakfast. I had a few bites of scrambled egg, a few bites of refried beans, a few sips of coffee and I was done. About 10 minutes later I was really lethargic and kind of sick to my stomach so I went and laid down thinking I'd read for a bit and then try to head to goodwill when I felt better. I ended up taking a 2 hr nap and never really felt great for the rest of the day. Forget about the time Tanner got home, I was exhausted again and just not up to much of anything.

Today was pretty much the same although I didn't get out of the house at all today. Oh well, I did get ready and had Erik snap a few pics and take my measurements for posterity. Funny thing is...I think I look fatter in today's pics than I did in the last set. Maybe it is the new shorter haircut (which I'm still trying to perfect styling) or maybe it is the crazy smile I'm sporting (the dogs were cracking us up....every time Erik got ready to take a picture, they'd run over by me and he'd take the pic and then they'd run back to Erik as if they wanted to see how it turned out. As soon as he raised the camera up, they'd run back to get in the pic lol.) Anyway, here are my stats:

Weight loss since top weight:
Weight loss since Surgery: 68
Inches lost in the last month: 16.75
Total Inches Lost since 3/16/09: 37.50

Today's Pictures! you can click through to see a picture photo.



OMG I can't get the full body shots to show properly...they are either too big or too small. You should be able to click through and see them at photobucket though.

So there you have it! I'm still not seeing a HUGE change in my body. I know it is happening because I'm in smaller clothes and the measurements don't lie, but I'm just not seeing it. I'm feeling it though so I guess that is what counts. If I could just get rid of the nausea, I'd be a happy camper. I'll keep you guys updated on the blood work situation.

Also, I've been adding some recipes to my recipe blog lately so stop on by and tell me what you think. I'm only adding stuff that we really loved!


cmoursler said...

oh michelle, you can't see the difference really!
I can...especially in your belly.
I know this is going to sound really really strange...but If I saw you I would just think your were your average overweight person.
before you looked morbidly obese. Now you look like a lot of other people. Your face is thinner, your cheeks are thinner. I bet you don't get stared at anymore. You blend! I remember feeling like I blended and it was the coolest thing in the world.
You are doing SO well.
I can see a total difference.
You have such pretty eyes.

Ice Queen said...

I can definitely see the difference. It is hard to see changes in our own pictures. I think it is because we see ourselves all the time and we have the whole "fat eyes" thing going on.

I am impressed with your progress and so happy for you. Just seeing your smile in those pics says so much. :D

Allan said...

The difference is mind boggling and fantastic. Just the pictures, I can only imagine how great you must feel.. Awesome

LosingAmy said...

You are doing so well! I'm sorry you feel bad. That's no good, then you have 0 motivation to do anything (well at least I don't when I'm sick).
I hope you get to feeling better and keep on trucking. You're doing great, even if you don't see it.

Honib1 said...

hmm we need to buy you some glasses :-) big big difference.. you look great.. and I am just hoping your body snaps out of whatever it is going through do keep us posted and feel better.. try and sit outside a little today and get some fresh air in your system that might make you feel better too..

John said...

You are looking fantastic! I've been away from Blogspot for a while, but just returned again, and was stunned by so much progress. Hope everything else is going well for you as well, and keep up the amazing work.

Enyonam said...

Are u kidding me? After losing this much you should feel good about your self. Definitely seeing changes.

Keep up the good work.

Anonymous said...

Blogger just ate my comment. Argh! Anyway, I was saying that you probably won't notice the difference for awhile. It was like that for me, too. But just know that other people are -really- noticing it! You look great and you should be very proud of your loss! It took me forEVER to notice my own loss and even now, I still "see" myself closer to my starting weight.

Jennifer said...

Hi there...Just discovered your blog. And may I say - AWESOME blog title! Made me LOL.

Looked through our posts and photos - what a difference. Totally noticeable. And I like your sassy short hairdo!

Keep on rockin' the weight loss!

Very much looking forward to following the rest of your journey.

weight watcher girl said...

i love reading your blog and have left you a blog award on my blog...

Anonymous said...

hi you need to blog again i love your blog and wondering how your doing now . your looking good keep up good job

Jennifer said...

Ditto to what Anonymous wrote yesterday. Missing your posts.

Hope you are OK.