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5 Months Post Op

Started by CraftyChristie, Oct 22, 2010 4:36 AM
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13 replies to this topic

Posted October 22, 2010 - 4:36 AM

I'm splitting my 5 Month Update into two parts because right now I don't have my progress photos or video ready, those will come tomorrow :)

This Months Stats:
Current Weight: 221 lbs
(Starting Weight was 310 lbs)
Weight 1 Month Ago: 230 lbs
Weight Lost This Month: 9 lbs
Total Weight Lost: 89 lbs
Inches Lost This Month: 5 1/2"
Total Inches Lost: 62" (wow)
Current clothing sizes: (thought I'd add this category!)
Tops: XL Bottoms: 18 Bra: 42B
Beginning clothing sizes were:
Tops: 3X Bottoms: 26/28 Bra: 48B

My detailed measurements will soon be on myStats Page.

I will expand more on my thoughts from this month when I do my video... but definitely my loss was slower this month. Challenges? I was sick with strep and ear infection. Lost 2 lbs during that time but they stayed gone so I think they were real. Had the never-ending period (8 weeks!), it finally ended... for only a week and a half, and now it's back :( Yesterday I was cranky, felt down, felt hungry, craved sweet things more. Should have known. Welcome back dear monthly visitor. Don't you know you are 2 weeks early? So... at least I understand the scale. Things were going down again and I got to 220.5 but then yesterday and the day before were 221-222. Whyyyyyy??? Now I know why :-P I have continued with my workouts and eating well so I knew the gain wasn't "real", but I thought maybe it was from building muscle with personal training. That may be part of it but I sure know that it is probably Water retention due to getting my period again. Sigh.

At any rate, 9 lbs for the months is still awesome. It's the least I've had so far and I am definitely battling that fear that it is slowing way down now... but I am keeping my head in the game and hoping it will pick up slightly again. I am 11 pounds from losing 100 lbs, and I wanted to hit that mark by the time I hit 6 months. So my goal for this month is to meet or exceed 11 pounds lost. :) I'm going to do everything I can to make that happen!! Has 3 workouts already this week (Sun,Mon,Thurs) and have two more planned (Fri, Sun)soon :) Missed yesterday because I was so tired/cranky/down... at least now I know there was a reason.

So! Hopefully tomorrow I'll be back with my progress photos and video!

Now just a little more about clothes :)

I recently started fitting into XL tops in some regular clothing departments... and actually even a few larges!! Below are some pics of a new vest I got in size XL... the shirt and two sweaters I'm wearing with it are size L!!! Can't believe it.

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Be back soon with this month's progress photos and video :)


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Posted October 22, 2010 - 8:20 AM

WOW!!! Your looking so great!!! Keep it up i know you can make your goal by next month.


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Posted October 22, 2010 - 11:40 AM

OH MY! You look beautiful! Way to go girl. I love shopping and cannot wait to join you on the losers bench in January! Love the videos too. It is so obvious that this has be a success for you. You simply are glowing in your videos! Congrats and keep up the great work!



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Posted October 22, 2010 - 2:07 PM

Hi Christie, wow you really give massive inspiration to those of us who are waiting to sit on the losers bench with you.

You look amazing and your weight loss is outstanding, you should be so proud of yourself.

I've been following your progress on this site and on your blog and the difference in you in such a short space of time is incredible. I love all the attention to detail and hope to follow your example after I am sleeved on Dec 7th.

Keep up the good work
Best wishes
Angela ( UK member )

Posted October 22, 2010 - 5:59 PM

Thank you so much ladies!! :-D You know, most of the time I do kind of FEEL like I'm glowing. I'm just a healthier and happier person with more energy these days!! It's nice to hear I am perceived that way as well :) Hugs.

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Posted October 22, 2010 - 6:46 PM

:youcandothis:Christie, you are such an inspiring lady around here!! I always look forward to seeing your progress posts... so totally amazing!

You look so great, and I'm super happy for you! Keep up the good fight sister and you will make all of your goals, never ever doubt that. I'm pulling for you and the 11 Lbs to the Century Club!! Go Girl!!!



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Posted October 22, 2010 - 9:09 PM

Christie! You are amazing -- I look at you in those size L shirts and think, "gosh, maybe I could be there in 3 or 4 months!" Wow, you are amazing, really amazing -- and on top of it all, you're looking fabulous!! Keep up the hard work and thank you thank you thank you for your great updates :D


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Posted October 23, 2010 - 6:17 AM

You look great! And your weight loss is phenomenal. Way to go!


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Posted October 23, 2010 - 7:02 PM

Keep up the great work!!! :)


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Posted October 23, 2010 - 8:58 PM

Ohhh I have been waiting for your update! It makes my day to see the possibilities of the sleeve and how you are coping with it. I am excited to see the comparison pictures in Part 2.

Keep up the great work!


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