Wednesday, October 27, 2010


I've been on vacation this week, and man have I been spending money like it's my job! I have shopped so much since Saturday I'm about shopped out. I needed some new work clothes, though, so I at least accomplished something. Still need a few more pairs of work pants and would like to find a cute pair of boots or two, but I'm just tired of shopping! Never thought I'd say that. With that said, I'll probably go again tomorrow... the allure of size 8's and small shirts is hard to resist!

I met with a personal trainer today, and I'm trying to decide if I want to pursue sessions long term. My gym offers three free sessions, so I took advantage. Today's session wasn't long, but dang did I feel it afterward. We worked mostly arms today, and 10 hours later they still feel like jello. I'm going to go back Friday and repeat the exercises we did, and I have another session on Monday. I can purchase 15 sessions now for $350, and I wonder if I just go ahead and do it if it will keep me in a routine. I haven't been exercising like I should, and I know that if I don't get into a routine I'll be in big trouble with my Dr., not to mention when the plateau hits and I have to actually work to maintain my weight.

Speaking of weight, as of this morning I'm at 158. That's 97 pounds gone since January, and 78 pounds since surgery. I'm not sure how much lower my body is going to go. I'm actually afraid of losing too much more. I don't want to look sickly. I was around 126 when I graduated high school, but a number that low scares me. Plus, I've lost most of it in a very short period of time- not quite 5 months. I don't go back to the Dr. until mid December, so I'm not sure how my body is going to react. It does seem I'm slowing down some, which makes me feel a bit better. I just hope I'm going to be able to add some foods back soon. My trainer of course doesn't want to change my diet, but said that I would probably need to get more carbs in while weight training. I guess I'll just email my nutritionist and ask her. I really want to do the weight training to tone up some areas that are, as I call them, jiggly. Luckily for me, I think I can tone up and avoid having to have plastic surgery. I was pretty proportionate when I was heavier, so I don't have the skin issues most have when they lose the weight.

I'm hoping to take some pictures soon. Lesa (my ultimate mentor in all of this) asked for some in my new clothes. If I get them taken, I'll post some. I really need a photographer, I hate trying to take self portraits...

Well, that's all the news for now. I'll update again after the training session Monday. I really think I should do the 15 visits to get me in a routine. It could be good for me. What do y'all think?

Monday, October 11, 2010

Transformation in Pictures

So, in my last post I said I'd try to post pictures of my journey so far. Here are some to get started.

My sister's graduation, December 2009.

Dad, Erika, Trish, Me December 2009

Me & my dad, March 2010

Surgical consultation, April 1, 2010

June 25, 2009- 18 days post op

June 25, 2010

July 17, 2010

August 10, 2010

August 23, 2010

September 18, 2010

September 24, 2010

October 9, 2010

October 9, 2010

October 9, 2010

October 9, 2010

As of today, I am down to 163 pounds, a loss of 73 pounds since June 7, and 92 pounds since the beginning of this year. I wore a pair of size 8 jeans today... the smallest size I've worn since high school. Yeah, I'm pretty happy!!