Weight Loss Journey Month 11

HI Everybody,

Well this marks month 11.

WOW. Where does the time go?

So I started a Pre-OP diet May 10th of 2015. I had weight loss surgery June 10th 2015.

My starting weight was 275. Surgery weight was 255.

my current weight is 170. that’s a loss of 105 pounds. 🙂

I started out in a size 20 or 22 ( I can’t remember ….I have posted it before. LOL) jeans. NOw I wear a size 10-12 depending on the cut and type of jean.  So last time I reported being in a 12. I have tried on a few 10’s and I can wear them. But I think I am just not in a “solid” 10 yet. I say in a few more pounds I will get there.

Shirts…I wear a large…some mediums. Just depends on the shirts…and what I am willing to wear. I tend to wear my shirts a bit bigger for some reason.

so I really wanted to report back to you that I was in the 160’s this month. but things just didn’t work out that way. I can’t really go into all of the details at this time…but my life was turned upside down for a few months which took me out of my routine. It has subsided for now and I am back in a routine. But that has only been a week. 🙂

Again….I am mostly thankful that I didn’t gain weight…..because honestly I wasn’t sticking to the diet…or lifestyle plan. I also didn’t work out for 2 weeks. During part of that time I wasn’t sleeping regular hours or on a comfortable bed….so needless to say I was really struggling.

I will say again that I believe in the low carb -high protein diet 100% ( for me) . I feel good when I stick to that diet..I have tons of energy and I lose weight. I also don’t feel hunger or many cravings (except when Aunt Flo comes to town). It became clear when I wasn’t home and sometimes the only meals I could get were in a vending machine.  The item that had the most protein was a payday bar…..honest to God. I ate it in desperation…..but it was eye opening to have the struggle. It’s so much easier to be successful when I am home.

I have learned how to order when I eat out ect. I have no issues with that.

I also have to say that there are plenty of things that I eat now that I didn’t eat before…for whatever reason. I absolutely love spaghetti squash, butternut squash, sweet potatoes in all forms…..and my cravings for bread are getting less & less. So that’s good.

The weather has been so nice that I have been getting back into jogging, walking and Kali ( my dog) and I went up Beezley Hill just this morning and knocked out 6 miles. It feels good to accomplish that…this time last year to think about how difficult it was for me to walk 1 mile and now I can easily go on a 10 mile hike if I wanted to….it’s just amazing. I am going to get back in the pool this next week as well. I have really missed the swimming. So this is the time to start again.

So my thoughts on this journey …..I really wished I would have had an unblemished year of not messing up and giving 100%. But life happens and unpredictable things happen that you have no control over. So I had a few bad months …I could beat myself up…but I have done that for several years and that got me fat and sabotaged me. So part of my plan it to just hit the “re-start” button…eat clean and get back to moving. if there is no re-gain than it’s a success. I am not in a race for my life…this is a life long battle-journey and I can take all of the time I need. If that means I don’t hit my ultimate goal until I reach 14 months ? What does it matter in the grand scheme of things? It doesn’t. I was fat way longer than that and I lived with myself. So there is not a timeline in which I need to reach this goal. I just need to get there.

I am not trying to reach a certain size either. wherever I land is what size I will be. I already feel like it’s a success that I can walk into a mall and shop in any store. It’s amazing to be able to do that. It opens up all kind of possibilities.I feel like if I don’t lose any more weight or go down any more sizes I will be OK with myself. I feel good and healthy. However, I set a goal and I am going to do my best to get there…in a healthy way.

So I don’t have any huge accomplishments to share this month …but I still wanted to get an update posted. I hope you all have a beautiful spring day! Do something fun and be blessed!







10 thoughts on “Weight Loss Journey Month 11

  1. I’m so happen to see you doing well. I’ve always been a big fans of your quilting. Keep up the good work.

  2. You need to know you have accomplished the impossible. It has not been easy for you but inspiring for the rest of us! I my book, you have already arrived!

  3. Congratulations Charisma, Sticking with this for a year and now a lifetime is so much more than most do.. You are an incradible success and your life will only get better. Can wait to see the new you again. Jill T.

  4. I am sorry you hit a bad time but am so proud that you were able to get back on track! You are an inspiration to many, my friend!

  5. The old adage “Life Happens” easy to get off track but you feel great when you get back on. Both my daughter and hubby have had bariatric surgery and it has changed their live so much for the better. Keep up the great work its sooo hard and easy to be tempted but you end up feeling low and awful. Keep on quilting 🙂

  6. Thank you for sharing your heart. You have your goal in mind so I don’t doubt you! You will achieve it! Good job! Love looking at the quilting that you do.

  7. I think you DID have a huge accomplishment this month. Life apparently threw you a huge curve, but you stayed the course as best you could under difficult circumstances. That is HUGE!

    Congrats for a year of success and good health!

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