Let's Shrink!

LilySlim Weight loss tickers

Friday, May 20, 2011

80 pounds lost! :)

Yesterday I reached 30 pounds lost since surgery and 80 lost since my hospitalization in October. I feel GREAT. SO GLAD I DID THIS. I now find that eating is a chore. I have NO desire for food. I still can't wrap my mind around this on most days. I am so glad I didn't listen to those who said I was not ready or that I would be a failure. I am moving more and more each day. I take walks with my baby during the day to look at flowers. I am wearing clothes I almost threw away because it they were too small. Finally, today I got got on the scale and found that I am now out of the 280's! :) I have been enjoying life so much more now so I can't imagine how life will be the more weight I lose. We just had a failed adoption situation and I am taking it much better than I thought I would. For now, I am going to use the summer for my physical therapy and worry about adoption later. This is my time. :) (selfish huh?) My family is much happier now that I can participate in basically everything! I am really looking forward to our summer vacation this year. Thank you God for this surgery.278.9


I do have to add: this surgery is not the end all be all answer. You still have to control what you eat, have to exercise, take your meds, it is a tool and you have to make sure you are using it that way and not thinking it is the answer for everything. The fact that I am not obsessing about food makes it MUCH easier for me to make good choices.

27 comments:

Cat said...

Well done you. I'm so glad everything is working out for you and your whole family.

And I don't think taking some time to adjust and recover is selfish at all.

Pam Griffis said...

Great job. It's not easy, don't let anyone tell you it is.

Keep up the good work!

mamajuliana said...

Woo Hoo!!!!! You go!!!!

...and not selfish at all!

Mommyof3Texans said...

Words I am happy to hear and you are right, it is a tool but you still have to make the good choices. Good for you!

Dawn said...

Awesome! I'm proud of you! Don't know how I missed your last post - so sorry. But I do check.
Dawn

Amanda said...

Not a thing in the world selfish about it -- it's important to focus on yourself at times, and I'd say right now is one of them.

Way to go on 80 pounds total lost! I'm so glad this is working well for you :)

Heather's House said...

Way to go. Keep it up and no you are not being selfish. We all need some "me" time. You deserve it!

faithfulgyrl said...

Wow! This is the first time I have visited your blog. Please keep us up to date. You are doing great and looking great too! It feels great to lose the weight. Keep it up! Proud of you :)

spunkysuzi said...

I am so glad that your doing great!!
Take the time to properly look after you because this year is Lisa's year!!

Christine said...

oh, Lisa! Glad to see you! Glad you have lost so much weight....I am just glad. God bless you and best wishes!

Karla said...

Hi Lisa!!! So glad you are back and doing well, I have thought of you often these last months and wondered how you were :) Congrats on your success, keep up the fight

Elle Bee said...

Woo hoo!!! That's so awesome! So happy for you. I'm sorry about the adoption that fell through. I'm sure God will open another door for your family to grow.

Lawgirl said...

I am so very happy for you!!

Angela/Pretty in Orange

i_amEatingRight said...

Thank you so much for the update! Go you! It is time to be 'selfish' - as you said, your family is happier because of it!

greatgastrectomy said...

Way to go!

Dancing with the Scales said...

Just wanted to say hello. I just found your lovely blog. Congrats on your awesome weight loss. That's incredible. You will def be an inspiration as I start my new journey. I'm looking forwarding to following your blog.

Marcy said...

I'm SO proud of you, Lisa!

sue said...

That is so awesome Lisa. I am so happy for you.

Lisa S. Luckey said...

Way to go!!!! This is so wonderful!

jenfromtheburgh said...

Keep up the great work!! You should be so proud of yourself and your hard work.
Jennifer

Still Trying said...

Good for you!

Afton

Amelia said...

I am glad that you are doing so well. It is great to see your updates. Keep up the good work, it will pay off.

Taryl said...

Yay Lisa! Bravo! 80 pounds and an absence of major hunger issues? That is HUGE!

Skinny Mini said...

I am excited & happy 4 u.

Tammy said...

I'm glad to see you doing so well and to hear that you're more mobile and active with your family. Very excited for you. :)

Dea said...

Awesome! This is wonderful. I almost cried when I read all the things you can do now - no office chair, walking, smelling flowers, playing with kids, going to the pool and just a couple of months out and not craving/binging. I am so happy for you - this has been a long, tough journey but you are doing it! Keep on keepin' on!

Dawn said...

Not only is 80lb a huge improvement to your health and clearly your happiness too but the way you are talking about changes to the way your lifestyle works moving more and eating less - this change is going to keep on going for you. It isn't a race, you keep on doing your best and I can't wait to see where you get to. Good for you!
Dawn