Monday, January 21, 2013


 So as of one month since my surgery I am down 20 lbs! Woo hoo! I know my before pictures aren't that great and I'm super sorry about my progress photos.  I had to print them in order to scan them back into my computer to collage them together and I'm low on ink.  I promise I was not wearing a bright yellow shirt with pink was jeans! lol I'm actually wearing the same shirt as in the first before photo. :D

Anyways it's been quite an interesting month full of new experiences and realizations.  Here are a few off the top of my head. :D

1. I've discovered that I really can cook!  Not sure yet if I love to cook, but I CAN do it!
2. Along with that, I've also discovered that I won't die if I don't eat fast food every day. (Not that I thought I would before but you couldn't tell that by the way I shoveled Wendy's, McDonald's, and Jack in the Box into my mouth on a daily basis.)
3. I've realized that 8 oz of food is way more food than I thought it was.  Don't get me wrong, it's not an all you can eat buffet but I was imagining tiny plates that barely had any food on them.  Goes to show how well I can "eye ball" my portions. :D
4. I now have only one bra and one pair of pants that really "fit" and I use that term loosely.  Haha, get it, loosely?! I love unintentional puns! :D
5. While living in the yellow zone, it is important for me to eat between meals (a.k.a when my tummy starts to tell me it's hungry only 3 hours after eating) other wise I will pass out and that's just no fun.
6. I love to swim and dance and have fun with my cardio!
7. I hate treadmills, ellipticals, and especially stair steppers!
8. You can lose weight in your feet! How, prey tell, do I know this?  Even my shoes are getting too big!
9. I've shed quite a few insecurities and personality flaws along with the pounds. i.e. I automatically make my bed in the morning now and do more work around the house without being asked.  I will also go out to a party dressed to the nines confident in myself and my appearance and free myself to have a good time.
10. This is by far the best decision I have ever made thus far in my life and I'm so proud of myself!

Stay safe, stay happy, stay hopeful
20 lbs down signing off!

Before; Sometime in the 6 month observation period.;
259 lbs
Morning of surgery; 251.2
1 month after surgery; 231.2 lbs.
 20 lbs down!


  1. Yay!!! I know how you feel I can give you some amazing recipes that you would love. Or you can go see my health blog. I'll be posting lots of recipes here soon.

  2. GOOD work! Pink pants are awesome! I'm excited to follow your journey!

  3. oh- and you should totally add the "follow" button! Just sayin'!

    And I got my Lap-band on my 24th birthday! yahooo!

  4. I tried to follow you but you dont have a "follow" button :)