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Sunday, January 29, 2012


I've been soooo busy these last two weeks.  My cousin came in from Boston for a few days and it was NON-STOP!!! I worked 8 days straight after going back to work from surgery and continued partying with my cousin all week long.  It is very safe to say that I pushed my body far beyond my limit and I am officially exhausted.  However, I feel great!!!  I sound like I'm contradicting myself but the truth is that I feel no pain and I am moving at my normal speed. 

I have gotten the hang of small meals and waiting 30 mins between liquids and food (hardest challenge so far).  I am now weighing 216.1.  I am losing the weight very surprise considering I didn't eat all that healthy while my cousin was here AND I've had a few alcoholic drinks this week.  Don't forget I'm a social butterfly...drinks are inevitable. 

I went to my follow up appointment on Wednesday.  They said everything is fine and I will be getting my first fill in a month!! I'm hoping I'll get the green light at that point to start working out.  I made the mistake of buying a lot of new clothes online while I was home recovering from surgery.  Now I'm stuck with a lot of BIG clothes!!! I fit very comfortably into a Large but have already bought a few Medium sizes.  Before surgery I was a size 16 and struggled with a 14 but I recently bought my first pair of size 12 jeans.  They're a bit snug but I refuse to buy a size 14 again.  Now I think I'm going to start taking my clothes in to give them a fitted look.  Luckily I like to sew and have my own sewing machine, otherwise I'd be spending a pretty penny having everything tailored. 

Here are a few progress shots.  I have a long way to go but I can already see some slimming down.  I can't describe this feeling to a T but I will say that I feel AMAZING!!  You can see the biggest difference from the first picture to the second but very little change from the second to the third one. 

January 3rd

January 20th

January 29th

The following are full body shots from my cousin's trip to LA.  Slowly but surely I'm getting there =)

So there you have it.  I am down 20+ lbs since I started this journey (pre op) and to think that I'm just getting started! 

"The person who gets the farthest is generally the one who is willing to do and dare. The sure-thing boat never gets far from shore."-Dale Carnegie


  1. You can see the transformation happening already!

  2. I too seem to be losing weight slowly these past few months, but it's happening. You can see a difference so hang in there.

  3. I am glad you are back! You are looking fabulous. :)