Wednesday, December 31, 2008

I Made It!

Today marks 18 weeks since I was banded. I went to the Rec this morning and Thomas weighed me. I weigh less than 200 pounds (well .5 pounds less). I was so pleased that I accomplished my first major goal. It still seems hard to believe that if I eat right and exercise, the pounds just keep coming off. That has never happened before.
On August 13th when I went for my bariatric surgery class, I weighed 243.6 pounds. That was 20 weeks ago and during that time, I have lost 44.1 pounds or about 2 pounds a week on average. That is just about perfect as far as what the doctor wants.
I have so much for which to be thankful. I feel so much better. Thomas laughed today and noted that I was jumping up and down with excitement. I couldn't have jumped six months ago. I am especially thankful for the loss due to having the holidays in the middle of this time period and also that last surgery which was a setback.
Now I need to set my second goal. I believe I have an appointment with Dr. Glatt in February. I would flat blow him away if I had lost 50 pounds on his scale by then. I think that it would have to be 60 pounds on any other scale to be safe. I think they have those hospital scales rigged. Any thing less than 195 pounds should cause a smile on his face. So for the time being, I think I will shoot for 188 by Valentine's Day. I also want to plan to exercise 6 days a week.
Happy New Year to all and may 2009 be a time for losing for all of my friendly bandits.

7 comments:

MindyNTexas said...

THAT My dear is ONEderland and WELCOME TO IT !!! You earned it . CONGRATS !!! What a great way to start the new year !

DocSly said...

Mindy, I love it. ONEderland. Thanks so much. Have a wonderful new year.

MindyNTexas said...

Thank you so much for your kind comments on my blog ! I really do appreciate it ! Congrats on ONEderland you are off to an awesome start to the new yr . If You have any questions feel free to email me anytime !

Tracey said...

Hello there, what a sensational achievement! Stories such as yours really inspire me to keep going.

Under 200 pounds! Fantastic!!!

I enjoy following your journey,
Tracey

Nola said...

Wow...what a fantastic job!! I look forward to following you through the new year as well...this is our year!!!

Mom said...

Whoo Hoo Sylvia! First major goal achieved! Look at you in that last pic posted..to quote Billy Crystal "You look fabulous!" Happy, Healthy New Year to you and yours...will be keeping in touch in 2009!! XO, Pat

DocSly said...

Pat, you are a real family support. I have to do something about the southern boobs (the fat between the waist and the real boobs). I guess it means more sit-ups. Love ya.