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Sunday, June 12, 2011

(pic) 12 pounds away from 100 pounds lost!

50 pounds lost before surgery plus the 38 pounds I have lost in the 10 weeks since surgery = a happy me.

My life has changed so much in so many ways. My family is so happy. I am much happier. I am a part of life. My oldest son graduated from 5th grade last week and I was able to attend, stand for pics, walk around. It was awesome and I could tell he was happy. (At my highest weight I had to skip school events because I could not walk from the parking lot to the school door.) My husband's family is coming for a visit next month and I am busy planning away for all the things we can do once their here. My nieces are the same age as our older kids so we are planning a lot of kid friendly things like water parks etc. and I plan to be there! :) I am still going to physical therapy 3 times per week because I have to learn how to sleep in a bed again. (I was sleeping in a chair because I could not breathe and now my leg muscles are very stiff and I can't sleep in a laying down position.) I have been taking SHOWERS instead of baths. (I had to only take baths before because I could not stand long enough to take a shower.) I am still going to therapy because I need to deal with the issues that lead me to a binge eating disorder. I am so glad I used the tool of weight loss surgery to help control the health part of my life. Since I had the sleeve, I have only about 10% of my stomach left which is shaped in the form of a banana. The stretchy part of my stomach was removed so if I take even one bite more than I should it hurts. (I have only done that once. I didn't eat more than my measured portion, but I didn't yet know the signs of being full.) Also, the stomach is the part that produces the chemical that tells your brain you are hungry so without it I NEVER feel like eating. I still eat because I am all about doing what my Dr says and I follow the guidelines 100%. Once my physical therapist clears me, I will get a personal trainer. I can't believe I am actually looking forward to working out. :) When I first did this my recovery was so hard I was regretting it every minute. I was in so much pain, I was starving (the chemical had not left my body yet) and I was expecting to wake up from surgery and feel "fixed." I now know that all of that is part of the process and I am glad I am passed that stage. I feel ready for all the fun things coming up in our lives. I don't know if anyone will get this post, but in case someone does, I just want to give you an update and send out a thank you for caring.

31 comments:

Rachel said...

You look cute and healthy and younger!!! Keep up the good work.

Christine said...

lisa, I am so happy for you...your eyes say it all and your face is just vibrant and beautiful! I can't wait till you start working out either. Congratulations on changing your life.

~Diet Goddess~ said...

GO LISA! So happy to hear an update from you. Your "after" picture just glows with happiness and I am delighted for you. So glad things are going well. Keep it up, girl!

Linda Pressman said...

You look beautiful, happy and healthy! Congratulations on a good decision and one that is saving your life!

Over here via Chris at A Deliberate Life.

Miss E said...

Oh WOW!!!!! Wow wow wow! Lisa, you're looking SO great. I'm really happy for you, and your family, for all the positive changes...

Heather's House said...

I'm so happy for you. You are looking absolutely wonderful. It's great to see that smile on your face. You're beautiful. Keep it up!

❀❀❀ Dawn said...

Wow, wonderful progress! I'm proud of you!
Dawn

MrsFatass said...

I love hearing all of the positivity and excitement in your post. Good for you!

Lawgirl said...

So happy for you!! The joy you are feeling is written all over your face. Good for you for doing what worked for you.

Angela/Pretty in Orange

Sarah said...

Oh my goodness!!!! I am so proud of you! Sometimes your posts show up in my feed and sometimes they don't. I'm so glad that this one showed up! You look FANTASTIC! You look so happy. You have come such a long way. I'm glad you are taking all the steps to continue fixing other problems with eating and food. Seriously, you rock!

Sarah
notaneffingdiet.blogspot.com

Fab Kate said...

congrats... and it only gets better :)

Crystal said...

You look great and HAPPY. Congratulations on all of your hard work paying off. Keep it up!

Jacqui said...

you look so much happier.. and the weight loss is amazing!

Sariah said...

What an amazing difference both in weight and spirit! I'm so happy for you and gives me motivation to make improvements in my life! Congrats!!

Sunny said...

You look wonderful! I am so glad to get the update, and so proud of all you have done. You go girl!

Lori said...

I am so happy for you. You look amazing!
Lori

jenfromtheburgh said...

So glad to hear about your progress. You look awesome!!! Full of life, energy, and happiness. Please keep us posted...I always look forward to seeing how you are doing.

gracies tough journey said...

Your smile tells it all!

Judith said...

You look absolutely wonderful!

Your happiness is totally shining through!

How exciting to be able to be more active with your children.

Congratulations to you and thank you for posting an update.

JourneyBeyondSurvival said...

Congratulations Lisa! I am so proud of you. You look relieved, and happy.
xo

spunkysuzi said...

I am so very happy for you! The true you is shining through! "hugs"

Amanda said...

You're looking so much happier! Congrats on your progress and please keep us posted :D

sarah said...

You look great! And so happy!! I am so happy for you!! Keep up the great work!!

TK84 said...

You look freaking AMAZING!! Congratulations Beautiful! I am so happy for you and your family XOXO

chelle1113 said...

So awesome to hear Lisa !! Enjoy your summer of fun with your kiddos :)

Dea said...

You look great! And you sound so positive and healthy in your thoughts and perspectives and I LOVE your committment to your current plan and love the plans you are making. Congratulations Lisa - I'm so glad this is working out for you. I'm glad you "go public" once in a while so I can cheer you on!

i_amEatingRight said...

So glad to hear you're well and looking well. Also happy to hear how seriously you're taking the tool and going for PT and therapy. So happy for you!!

The Lovely One said...

Great job, Lisa! You're looking great! I hope you continue to post updates!

kristi said...

Nice job girl!

Melissa said...

You are amazing!!

Lisa S. Luckey said...

You look amazing!