I'm about to turn 28, I'm 400+ pounds and I have several chronic health problems. It is time for a change and this is where I will blog about my journey for those who are on the same path that I am.
I haven’t posted an update in awhile, mostly because my losses have slowed considerably. I am down 185 pounds from my starting weight. I struggle still with my own mental body image more than anything. I still feel like I’m the same size, even though of course I’m not. The very overweight guy mentality still lives in me. I am working on it though. I allowed myself to get rid of all my really big clothing (part of me was hanging on in case I got big again). I forced myself to fly again (something I had been terrified to do after a woman sitting next to me on my honeymoon made me apologize to her for my fatness). I still get embarrassed when people draw attention to it or when something I’m wearing (pants usually) don’t fit me correctly because my body is weird now, but I’m working towards (well tailored) solutions for that too. 

So that’s the honest update… My mind is working on catching up with this rapid physical transformation. But when I was recently asked if I regretted doing the surgery, the answer was, and likely always will be, no.

I haven’t posted an update in awhile, mostly because my losses have slowed considerably. I am down 185 pounds from my starting weight. I struggle still with my own mental body image more than anything. I still feel like I’m the same size, even though of course I’m not. The very overweight guy mentality still lives in me. I am working on it though. I allowed myself to get rid of all my really big clothing (part of me was hanging on in case I got big again). I forced myself to fly again (something I had been terrified to do after a woman sitting next to me on my honeymoon made me apologize to her for my fatness). I still get embarrassed when people draw attention to it or when something I’m wearing (pants usually) don’t fit me correctly because my body is weird now, but I’m working towards (well tailored) solutions for that too.

So that’s the honest update… My mind is working on catching up with this rapid physical transformation. But when I was recently asked if I regretted doing the surgery, the answer was, and likely always will be, no.

— 2 weeks ago with 7 notes
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Weigh In Day: Well it’s my monthly photo weigh in and I’m happy to say I can actually see a big difference in these photos. I usually see it but it normally seems like a small change to me. Illness paired with the gym resulted in a 13 pound loss this week. Which brings my estimated loss to 138 pounds and my confirmed loss to 113 pounds. It also puts me at 32% of my next goal of 40 by April. Thanks to all of you who have supported me on this journey, it’s made the world of difference. 

3 months since surgery

Weigh In Day: Well it’s my monthly photo weigh in and I’m happy to say I can actually see a big difference in these photos. I usually see it but it normally seems like a small change to me. Illness paired with the gym resulted in a 13 pound loss this week. Which brings my estimated loss to 138 pounds and my confirmed loss to 113 pounds. It also puts me at 32% of my next goal of 40 by April. Thanks to all of you who have supported me on this journey, it’s made the world of difference.

3 months since surgery

— 3 months ago with 41 notes
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Hit My Very First Goal

Well today I hit it…

100 confirmed pounds lost

Though I actually probably hit it awhile ago (My estimated preop weight was 475 but because scales dont go above 450 pounds, I was never quite sure) today I am at 350.

While I still have 150 left to go before I hit where I would like to be, being on the other side of 100 is huge for me, and that im here just a little under 3 months after my surgery is huge.

My losses had slowed considerably over the holidays (what with all the delicious junk laying around). So I made it a point to get back on track this week by going to the gym 4 times, cutting out all carbs (mostly anyway with the exception of salad and a few pop chips)  and eliminating flat diet soda entirely in favor of water and Minute Maid Just 15 juices.

The result was that I lost 11 pounds this week, which has me falling right at the aforementioned goals.

I’m not sure yet what my next goal is. I know my long term is 199 pounds (ideal weight for my height). I am dabbling with 40 pounds by April. But my biggest Non-Scale goal, is that I would like to feel comfortable wearing a tank top this summer in public. Not just at the beach (which I have done before) but just out and about. I also want to wear a pair of cute board shorts. Generally fat guy board shorts leave something to be desired.

Next week is photo day, so I will post my progress photo then for anyone interested.

Estimated Weight Loss: 125 pounds

Confirmed Weight Loss: 100 pounds

Time elapsed since Surgery: 2 months and 3 weeks

— 3 months ago with 13 notes
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iam1withthewindandsky:

Last weigh in of 2013. Estimated loss 114 pounds, confirmed loss is 89 pounds.

iam1withthewindandsky:

Last weigh in of 2013. Estimated loss 114 pounds, confirmed loss is 89 pounds.

— 3 months ago with 3 notes
I missed my goal but im still happy…

I only lost 4 pounds this week but that’s okay given the amount of Christmas junk I’ve had. Estimated loss is 111 pounds, Confirmed loss is 86 pounds. That puts me 14 pounds short of my Christmas goal. However, I am still happy and proud. When I set the 125 Est/100 Confirm goal I knew it was ambitious. In fact I assumed it was impossible, I am pleased with how close I got in 2.5 months! 2014 is going to be a good year.

— 3 months ago with 3 notes
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My favorite weird unit of measurement. I somehow lost 10 pounds this week, in spite of being lured towards a holiday sweet or two. Estimated loss is 107 pounds, confirmed loss is 82 pounds. I lost what only goes up to a hundred pounds so I couldn’t figure out what 107 pounds would #vsg

This weeks update (from my personal non VSG blog)

My favorite weird unit of measurement. I somehow lost 10 pounds this week, in spite of being lured towards a holiday sweet or two. Estimated loss is 107 pounds, confirmed loss is 82 pounds. I lost what only goes up to a hundred pounds so I couldn’t figure out what 107 pounds would #vsg

This weeks update (from my personal non VSG blog)

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— 4 months ago with 6 notes
2 months in 97 pounds estimated loss (because scales don’t go above 450), 72 pounds confirmed loss! 

Have to go buy pants again this week!

2 months in 97 pounds estimated loss (because scales don’t go above 450), 72 pounds confirmed loss!

Have to go buy pants again this week!

— 4 months ago with 14 notes
#vsg  #gastric sleeve  #wls  #weight loss surgery