Tuesday, September 10, 2013

All is good around here

Not much new to report in the E. household. I am still just moving along doing the stay at home mom thing while I finish up school and hope that my knee starts to get better. I seriously CANNOT wait to go back to work someday! Arg - I gotta say that being a stay-at-home-mom is way harder than I ever thought it would be! Kudos to all you SATM's for being way better at looking after EVERYTHING than I ever could be. My house is never clean, meals rarely made and I am just a mess after being at home for a few hours by myself. Ok work - please happen so I can have some adult human contact!!

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Now that's a CHANGE for the better!!

All I can say is Wow! Yeah that is me 2 weeks before I made my decision to have weight loss surgery and then 5 months Post-op. Amazing and I feel fantastic too! I love my sleeve and WLF!! :)

What a neglectful blogger I am ...

Yeah - I have been bad and have not been here in FOREVER!!

I'm sorry :(

Life has been all kinds of crazy lately and I have no time and no energy at the end of each day for anything else. I also feel a bit (ok a lot) forgetful and I just seem to forget to do things - there just does not seem to be enough hours in the day!!

I am now working with a new company, not in nursing and this has been a big change for me. I still have my position at the hospital but because of my knee injury from last year, I have not been able to return to work yet. So what's the new digs you ask ... well it's with the company that I had my surgery though. Weight Loss Forever.

I am in love.

I love the direction it is moving me in. I am right now just testing out the waters and I find them to be my liking ... lots!!

I think this is what I meant to do with my life. I get to change people's lives. That is the just of it. I tell people about my experience, and then I answer questions and talk with them, and help them though the same life changing as I had 7 months ago ...

Oh yeah that - you are probably wondering how that has been:

Highest weight: 205
Starting weight: 198
Operation date weight: 185
Current weight: 143

Yeah you read correctly - I am only 3 lbs away from a healthy 'normal' body weight after only 7 months. I am no longer hypertensive and I don't have high cholesterol anymore. It has completely changed my life!!

Like I said earlier though - I have no time. And my time is up for tonight but I did want to pop in and say hi and I will be back sooner rather than later!!

Sunday, September 30, 2012

Almost 12 weeks ....

.... and still going strong!

Not to say this was the best thing I ever did - but this is the best thing I ever did (other then babies and husband that is). I am very happy with the results. It has been a long and hard road but the results are well worth it all. I am going to New York in a few weeks and am sooooooo looking forward to it. I am no longer self conscious about myself and my weight. I look fantastic and look better every day. There is a long way to go but everyday that I lose weight it just makes me realize that this is all possible and I will get there someday (soon).

For the numbers now
I am currently sitting at 156 lbs. YES 156!!!! Woohoo - I am down 42lbs since I started this crazy ride.

Saturday, September 1, 2012

7 weeks post-op

Alright so I've been neglecting my blog here ... I know. Sorry. I have had a lot going on though, so that is my excuse ... and I'm sticking to it!! In my defense, I did have knee surgery 2 days ago and while that doesn't really excuse anything - it is the big story in my life at the moment.

Weight loss wise I am progressively loosing weight - which is a good thing, just not really at the pace that I would like to be loosing. However; I am mostly at fault in this aspect as I am not a very good "dieter". That is why I failed at every single diet I ever tried. But I am still loosing and that is what makes this so much better for me. So here are the numbers ... (In the next few days I will post some pictures to back up my claims to weight loss).

As of today I am at 164 lbs!!! That is a total weight loss of 34 lbs since I started my pre-op diet and 21 lbs since July 10th (surgery date). Not too shabby - only 34 lbs to go until my goal weight. WOOOHOOO!!!!