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My Final Blog Till Im At Goal Or Till I Finish My First Round Of P90X

Today marks my 6 month anniversary.. I am 11 lbs from goal, but not trying to lose anymore weight. I officially posted my before, during and after pics in the success section of VST if you are interested in looking at them.. but i will post 2 pics here.. my before and after. I again would like to say thank you to everyon that followed my blog and my journey.. I hope I was able to inspire some of you and be a helping hand to anyone that needed it... And i appreicate all of your support. so without further ado....   me at my heaviest.. me yesterday 06-11-12

blackanese25

blackanese25

 

Week 24--13 Lbs From Goal.. Feeling Good

So yesterday marks 24 weeks out or 5 months post op.. I am 13.6 lbs from goal and feeling good.. so here are my stats   5'7" HW:265 DoS:238.1 CW: 163.6 Goal:150   These past few months have been the best that i could have ever imagined.. My weight is under control, my boyfriend and I are engaged, and I feel like a brand new me. The funny part is im not even worried about these last few lbs because to be honest im not sure where they are gonna come from, but hey.. hopefully not my boobs or my ass..lol. I have been lucky so far to not really lose my boobs.. my butt got a little deflated, but hey a little squats will perk it right back up..   I do have to admit i have been slackin hard core on the working out, but thats because im sooo tired from driving every week to see my fiancee. Unfortunately he doesn't live close so we have to drive back n forth to see each other.. not fun but hey its a sacrafice im willing to make to be with him and vice versa for him.   I am hoping to be at goal by the end of next month, but if not no biggie.. just wanted to set a little goal for myself and see if i can achieve it, but in order to do that i need to get back to hitting the gym and running like i used to.. So here is my pledge.. i will run at least 3 days a week. and i will hit the gym at least 2 days a week.. i need to build muscle!   I leave you with pictures and my thanks for all your support in my journey to a new and improved me. I hope that I have been a slight insperation to some of you as you have been one to me. here are some recent pictures of my journey..  

blackanese25

blackanese25

 

Week 21 --- Been Slacking Hard Core, But Im Gonna Get Back On Track

Ok so i wrote this huge long blog and then my computer decided it wanted to do an update and restart its self so i lost everything.. im not gonna rewrite it all again so ill just paraphrase...   HW:265 CW:170 GW:150 5'7''   The past 3 weeks ive been slacking big time.. my mind and body just needed a break. But im back in the game now..Im only 20 lbs from goal and in 2 days ill be at my 5 month mark. To be honest i think my goal should be around 160 cuz i feel like im too skinny already, but whatever. Guess ill just see what happens in the next month. I haven't had health insurance since 2 months post op so i never even got to go in and see my NUT or get updates in progress to my doctor. Ive done all this on my own and I think ive done well so far.   Anyways, im gonna post pictures from day one until last night... Im actually kind of wondering where 20 more lbs are gonna come from..lol. but i want to seriously start doing weight lifting so i can tone up and get more muscle.   BRINGING THE HEAT.. GONNA HAVE A BETTER, HEALTHIER LIFE!   me just before surgery one month post op 2 months post op 3 months post op/ little black dress day 4 months post op taken yesterday 05-09-12 taken yesterday

blackanese25

blackanese25

 

Week 18- Exhaustion Is Finally Kicking In

5'7'' HW:265 DoS: 238.1 CW:176.3 GW: 150   Well, here I am 4 months out of surgery I am down 61 lbs...and my sex drive is thru the roof..lol. Im loving life!!!!!!   Im gonna keep this blog pretty short since i just wrote my last blog a few days ago.. but here's where im at.. Im actually kind of tired lately.. And i dont know if its because im not eating enough food, or because my libido is keeping me pretty busy..lmao! But either way, this week i just seem to be dragging!   I am still trying to keep up my workouts and my cardio, but even my cardio is seems to be gettin more difficult to do. Now I run 6 miles once a week and run a 5k at least 3 times a week. When i went to the gym the other day...I barely finished my 5k. So i think this coming week i REALLY need to pay attention to my nutritional needs better.   Well im not gonna post pics this time since i just did it and well i have no changes that i can tell.. seeing as how my weight also hasn't changed. Gotta love mini stalls. oh well.. ill get over this hump soon.

blackanese25

blackanese25

 

Week 17- Down 61 Lbs, And Only 26 Lbs To Goal!

So I have been so outrageously busy lately.. I completely forgot to blog this past monday.. So here goes.   5'7'' HW: 265 DoS: 238.1 CW: 176.5 GW: 150   I FEEL AMAZING!!!!! I am still sick unfortunately, but Im still hitting the gym and running as much as possible. I have slowed my gym time down, mainly because im trying to get better, but I don't wanna completely stop hitting the gym. Anyways, I was stuck for a week bouncing between 179-182 but finally broke that a few days ago and have now been stuck at 176-177 for a few days..lol.. oh well.. Im not really trying to complain about it because its not really a stall, just need to get on a set work out schedule. However, the lbs are still comin off and its only been 4 months to the day since surgery! So i think im doin really well.   Right now I have a lot going on in my life, My band, my 2 jobs, hitting the gym, and actually looking for another job so i can quit the other two..lol. but im still finding time to take care of myself as much as possible. I do sometimes feel like there is not enough time in the day to do everything, but its a balancing act right? And with this new found body of mine, trying to have a normal life and deal with guys....lol well thats just a riot!   Mainly, I just wanted to let everyone know that life can be good, work the sleeve.. have the confidence that we all deserve. But mostly, LOVE YOURSELF... I am realizing that the more confidence I have in myself.. the more confidence other people have in me! And it feels damn good! And can i just say its really showing cuz I just got asked to be in a fashion show as a runway model..he he he.. WHO WOULDA EVER THOUGHT THAT WOULD HAPPEN?!?!?!?!   anyways... leaving you with updated pics.. and much love!  

blackanese25

blackanese25

 

Week 16-- Wish This Darn Cold Would Go Away! But Im Still Feeling Good!

So im a little late with this weeks blog... I was in L.A this past weekend trying out for THE VOICE.. he he he..   Well ill keep this blog short n sweet.. Im still feeling really good, but ive had a head cold now for about a week.. and it doesn't seem to wanna leave any time soon unfortunately so i haven't really been able to work out cuz every time i bend over i feel like my heads going to explode from the pressure..lol.. sux but what can ya do.   LOTS OF TEA FOR ME!!!!!   So anyways, this past sunday I auditioned for the Voice in L.A and when my group got called in we all sang out of the 10 of us.. I WAS THE ONLY ONE THEY CALLED TO SING AGAIN! lol.. so everyone left the room and i was told to sing another song.. well they judge said "Im not gonna tell you no.. im gonna tell you maybe and when we do call backs you will get an answer."   well i still haven't heard anything.. ( and from what i am beginning to think is that if they dont call then its a no.. im a little bummed, but hey there is always next year!!! Im keepin my head up.. well anyways.. thats all for now..   I hope everyone is doing well and of course i leave u with stats and pictures!!!!!!   HW: 265 CW:179 GW: 150  

blackanese25

blackanese25

 

Week 15- Lmao! My Life Is Good And I Feel Fan-Freakin-Tastic!

5'7" HW: 265 CW: 182.6 GW: 150   So I know im a few days late on this one... but it just seems like im always on the go.. Between training for tough mudder, getting in band practice and singing competitions.. Just not enough time in the day!   Whats new?!?!?!?!!?! Well let me start by saying Im auditioning for the Voice on April 1st in L.A .... im soooooooo excited and I hope that i make it on, Also last night I was in a competition for Ozkat Radio... I TOOK 1ST PLACE!!!! I am overflowing with joy right now because... this is a national competition where the finals are held in Las Vegas, and there is a Prize pool for $369,000!!!!!!!! So wish me luck guys cuz im gonna need it!   Hmmm... whatelse.. oh yea, can i just say.. I HAVE LOST A LITTLE WEIGHT ...lol, no but seriously.. now I think im bout to get myself in trouble, cuz im beatin these guys off with sticks.. Ive never been asked out so many times.. and is it bad that im lovin every minute of it?!?!?!? I mean seriously, even when i was chunky i never really had problems getting a date, but this is takin it to a whole new level..   My life can be summed up in one song.. its called DOMINO by Jesse J... if you haven't heard it.. go youtube it... its amazing "Im feeling sexy and free.... like glitters raining on me!" My new theme song!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!   Ok now that i got to just glow for a min, lemme get back to buisness... So working out is gettin a little tougher each day.. my body aches since im pushing it even more than usual.. I recently attained a personal trainer just to give me more of a boost when it comes to my workouts.. but dang he is kickin my butt! lol... I guess im a little nuts, cuz who PAYS to have someone torture them!!!!   Well anyways, as u can see not much to complain about here, enjoying ever minute of my sleeve.. and u know no blog is complete without pictures.....   taken 3 days ago taken 3 days ago before surgery around 240 lbs

blackanese25

blackanese25

 

Week 14- Day 1 Of 90... Let The Training Begin!

5'7'' surgery date 12-12-11 HW: 265 GWfS: 250 DoS: 238.1 CW: 186.8 GW:150   Today is 3-19-2012, I am starting a new work out regimen so that I can prepare myself for TOUGH MUDDER! I am really excited about this journey and because I want to do everything in my power to succeed I went and got myself a personal trainer! Now this is only for 3 months, so Im making a short term goal!   MY GOAL IS TO HIT MY GOAL WEIGHT BY THE END OF JUNE!   I think its very doable. Now in all reality I don't care if I really hit goal because I will be doing a lot of strength training which undoubtedly will build muscle which mean possible weight gain or just lack of loss.. as you can see by the fact that I have only lost half a lb since my last weigh-in.. But im not discouraged because even tho im not losing weight i am toning up and losin inches... thats all that really matters..   Hopefully I will have great news come next week about my training.. but until then i leave you with pictures...lol  

blackanese25

blackanese25

 

Week 13-- Let's Be Honest... Im Probably Not The Best Role Model For Vsg.

5'7'' surgery date 12-12-11 HW: 265 GWfS: 250 DoS: 238.1 CW: 187.5 GW:150   Ok.. so I normally write how well im doing in my blogs, and honestly this week isn't really different.. Im doing well. I think I am actually doing really well with my weightloss, but here is the thing, when people ask me what im eating and how im losing the weight.. i kind of feel bad cuz the truth of the matter is.. Yes, im am exercising my butt off.. LITERALLY, but im also eating what ever I want, and that is a bad thing.   Let me explain... Its not like im just eating junk food, cuz im not. However, if i feel like eating chips, or a cookie, or whatever happens to pop in my mind, well then i eat it! Not like a huge portion of it, but just a bite or two to satisfy my craving. And this early in the the game its just a really bad habit that I am forming. I still eat healthy food for the most part, but im 13 weeks out and i eat fast food, carbs, and sweets!   Its funny cuz as i am writing this i have to stop and pause, and i think, wow.. im insane.. i went and had this surgery and im actually sabotoging myself..WHO DOES THAT?!?!?!?!?!?!   In my mind i think im justifying myself by saying well im goin to the gym enough to counter what im putting in my body, but the reality is... a year down the road when im at goal and i DONT have to go to the gym every day, what will i have just done to myself.   Im not writing this to condone my actions or to even make and excuse for them.. I just think that i need to be honest with myself and those of you that take the time to read my blog each week. Yea im gettin results.. and to be honest even while writing this im still really happy with my weightloss, and my body, because yea even tho i eat bad things sometimes, i still work my butt off in order to keep losing the weight.   Im having the worst inner turmoil right now.. and i just want be as good a role model as you all have expected out of me.   Anyways, now that ive written an essay ill get to at least some of the good stuff...   I went shopping the other day, and here is the awesome part... I bought 3 pairs of pants.. IN THE JUNIORS SECTION..size 13. I was soo excited!!! And to top off the great deals, i bought a medium shirt.. GO ME!!!   and you know me.. no blog is complete without a picture.. this one i took just last night.

blackanese25

blackanese25

 

Week 12--- Feeling Better From Last Week.. But Still On The Road To Recovery

5'7'' HW: 265 GfS: 250 DoS: 238.1 CW: 192.1 GW: 150   So I just want to start out by saying thank you everyone for your support and caring words when im just in a rutt!   I am doing sooooooo much better this week, I went to my masseus and she basically beat the hell out of me..lol but by the next day i was feeling expoentially better..I still hurt but not nearly as bad as i did a week ago. Im finally able to get back to running and some light weight lifting.   Also, the weight started droping again so that made me happy!!!! I figure i need to look on the bright side of things.. Im down 46 lbs since surgery.. and its only been 2 and a half months.. i think im doin pretty damn good. And i am really excited about tough mudder coming up in sept.. if i can drop the last 40 lbs by then.. I am going to compete. (but im really hopin to lose the last 42 lbs way before then cuz i wanna be bikini ready by summer..lol....*cross my fingers*) probably not gonna happen, but a girl can dream can't she?!!   well you know me blogs are not complete without some pics so here ya go!!!!   this is me on 3-3-12 performing with my band!! had a great night! goofy face..i dunno...lol

blackanese25

blackanese25

 

Week 11-- Sooo Bummed Right Now. But Tryin To Keep My Head Up

5'7'' Hw: 265 GfS: 250 DoS: 238.1 Cw: 194.1 Gw:150   Ok I normally try and be really positive on my blogs cuz everyone has there ups and downs but the key is to keep pushin on, but this week has literally got me down.   And let me start off by sayin im not upset that I only lost 1 lb this week, im upset because i am now on a slight bed rest. I have been working out a lot because I am training for the tough mudder, and i have been pushing myself. But I know how to work out so its not like im hurting myself because of my work out. Ok i have to give a little back ground.   In my 28 years of existence i have probably been in about 12 car accidents. the last one was pretty bad, and now i have 3 herniated discs in my low back. and one of them is pressing against my ciatic nerve. normally it doesn't hurt bad, but at times like this when it gets inflammed it almost paralyzes me from the waist down. I can't bend or move much without this really excruciating pain. Well im at that point right now, and unfortunately my health insurance ran out from my last job at the end of last month, so im kinda screwed.   anyways, all i wanna do is be able to go running or workout, and i feel like im stuck in this damn if i do damn if i don't state!   well hopefully this pain subsides soon so that i can get back to losing weight.. I didn't do any pictures this week, because i didnt lose anything, lets hope next week is better!   Hope all of you are having a better week than I am.

blackanese25

blackanese25

 

10 Weeks --- This Is Tooo Easy... Drill Sergeant!

SOMEONE PINCH ME CUZ I MUST BE DREAMIN!!!!!   I just don't know how i lived as a fat kid for so long... I have energy like you wouldn't believe!!!!! I am at the gym every other day and the days that im not at the gym im running outside! My only day off is Sunday and i dont mind it one bit! I honestly thought that me being in ONEderland was a fluke, but nope its hear to stay.. as of this morning I am officially 195.6.... HECK TO THE FREAKING YEAH!!!!!!!   Ok so that was my happy dance..lol.   These past few weeks I have been on one hell of a ride. gaining, losing, pretend stalling, lol.. but i know no matter what is goin on that week that the weight will countinue to fall off because im workin hard to make that happen! Im not perfect. I eat things i probably shouldn't, i drink alcohol, and in all reality, i need to stop that. But the best part of all this is i know i screw up sometimes, but that i do my best to get back on track. Before I had the mind set oh i screwed up well i guess i will wallow in my guilt and keep messing up.. now i just go well hell it happens now let me fix it!   I know i normally start with stats but i just wanted to get my piece in. so here are the stats   5'7" HW: 265 CW: 195.6 GW: 150   and of course this blog wouldn't be complete without pics..lol the first pic..i wore that dress back in 2008 when my best friend got married.. it fits again! the second pic-- i know you have seen the dress before but that was me on valentines day!  

blackanese25

blackanese25

 

Week 9- Finally In Onederland! And The Start Of A Really Kick Ass Journey!

Ok everyone status update:   5'7" HW:265 GWS:250 DoS:238.1 CW:199.6 GW:150   WOW!!!! where do I start... Since December 12, 2011 this has been one amazing journey! I am down approx 39 lbs in 9 weeks, I don't think i could have accomplished that in 6 months prior to the surgery. This is my tool for a better life and a better me, living pain free. I never thought i would make it here but yesterday I finally made it to ONEderland!!!!! And even tho its that TOM, and i throughly expect that number to go back to the 200's i know that it will drop below again once aunt flow goes away! But for right now I will take this little victory!!! AND SHOUT IT AT THE TOP OF MY LUNGS!!!!!!!!   lol... on another note... Today is also the start of my TOUGH MUDDER training.. i will be kicking my own ass all up and down the block.. and i am hoping that this will help keep the lbs away during aunties visit.. lol But more importantly im doing this to prove to all my haters, doubters, and **** talkers, THAT I DON'T GIVE A RATS BEHIND if they think i CAN'T do it.. I AM NO LONGER LOSING WEIGHT FOR ANYONE ELSE BUT ME!!!!!! he he he... go me!   so im trying to decide if i want to start a whole new blog for my training or not.. i guess let me know if you guys are interested in the journey..and if you don't know what TOUGH MUDDER IS.... youtube it for 2012... ITS INTENSE AND NOT FOR THE FAINT OR WEAK! and no you wont see any blood or gore..lol

blackanese25

blackanese25

 

Week 8--- Damn! A Little Disappointed In Myself, But Ill Get Back On Track.

ok so after last week i was really excited, but this week just hasn't been good for me.. so here are my stats 5'7" hw: 265 gw:250 dos: 238.1 cw: 203.6     so here goes, today is week 8 for me and i only lost 3 lbs from last week.. and i know thats not really terrible except for the fact that before i left for vegas on 2-2-12 i was down to 202.1 which means i gained weight! OK OK i know.. it is definitely my own damn fault cuz i partied like a rock star in vegas.. not really eatting things that i shouldn't, but because of the alcohol.. total empty calories.. it is officially the price that i pay!   I guess tho it has been buggin me because even before i left i realized that i hit a miniature stall.. and normally i don't worry if the number on the scale doesn't change a bit, because i work out so much that im sure that i gain muscle which is much more dense than fat meaning at some point yes im going to stall on the weight loss i guess i just didnt figure it would come soooo soon.   Now i really need to get back on the band wagon with my workouts and cardio, so that i can break this stall that i seem to be in.   On a good note tho!!!! I HAD AN AMAZING TIME IN VEGAS bought clothes, went to go see a show (beatles love w. cirque du soleil) it was freaking amazing!!!!!!! and we got vip treatment the entire trip! so thats good.. i've included some pics..  

blackanese25

blackanese25

 

7 Weeks Post Op--- Ups And Downs (Progress Pics)

alright so here is the skinny..lol no pun intended.. my stats as of today 5'7'' hw: 265lbs gfs:250 dos:238.1 cw:202.9 gw:150   As of today I am 53 lbs from goal. I had my first post op meeting with my surgeon a few days ago everything went well.. doc said im on track and infact that i have lost something equivalent to those on bypass surgery, which i took as a good thing. She said that im healing nicely and that i can return to full workouts...YAY!!!!! THAT MADE ME HAPPY. Im gonna really start working my abs now cuz i want to have a 6 pack.. or at least something that resembles a 6 pack.   So i have to admit.. lately i have been slackin on hitting the gym, but its cuz ive been really tired lately, i think a lot of it is due to the fact that i am NOT getting in my required amount of food and i keep forgetting to take my vitamins.. I know i know.. not good.. so im trying to get back on the horse and remember to take my vitamins and eat right.   I am gonna keep this blog short as i decided to slice my hand open and its kind of hard to type.. but ive added progress photos for you to see!   ITS A NEW YEAR!!! TIME FOR A NEW ME!

blackanese25

blackanese25

 

Week 6-- Only 6 More Pounds To Onederland

So yesterday was my 6 week post op... here are my stats   5'7'' HW: 265 GW: 250 DoS: 238.1 CW: 206.8 total loss: 31.3 lbs   I am sooooo excited right now. I am so pleased with my results so far I could just scream! I have to be thankful that I havent really hit any kind of real stall, and I think a lot of it has to do with the fact that im at the gym every day. I am down 2 more pant sizes and I am really happy that I saved all of my old clothes cuz i seriously wouldnt have had anything to wear. lol.   I have to admit even tho im seriously happy, I need to get back on track with taking my vitamins, and eatting on a more regular schedule. Issues is the vitamins are kinda gross even tho ive tried a few different ones, and the im just not hungry most of the time. But I will do better, because i don't want to fall in any type of deficiency.   So a lot of people have been asking me what kind of regemin i do for work out so here is my schedule.   monday- zumba tuesday- kick boxing and circuit training wednesday- free day thursday- arms and shoulders, 5k run friday- kick boxing and circuit training saturday- legs,back and glutes, 5k run   I know it looks like a lot and it is for only being 6 weeks out, but i make sure to listen to my body.. and i cant wait to go see my doc in 3 days... I want to get released to do full workouts so i can start doing ABS!!! i want my tummy flat, and ROCK HARD.   Its funny cuz before the surgery I always like to do some type of activity, but a lot of the time the motivation wouldn't really be there.. and now i have the motivation for like 5 people, mainly because i really don't want the lose skin, but also because i didn't just get this surgery to lose weight while i sat on my ass. I wanted to be able to get back into sports and not be in so much pain all the time. THIS SURGERY IS THE BEST THING THAT HAS EVER HAPPEND TO ME AND IM GOING TO TAKE FULL ADVANTAGE OF IT WHILE I CAN!

blackanese25

blackanese25

 

Week 5- Lmao!

OK so since last weeks blog got deleted, ill do a quick update.   STATS: surgery 12-12-11 5'7" Hw: 265 GW:250 DoS:238.1 CW:212.1   DOWN 26 LBS...OH YEA!   So here it is week 5. And honestly i think im doing pretty well.. Ive had ups Ive had downs, but overall im doing good...   CAUTION-- this might be TMI.. lol   So on the 14th, mother nature decided she was gonna rear her ugly head, gotta love that time of the month. And so far i havent really dealt with any stalls.. i had a minor gain the 3rd week, but that came off with some so i wasn't to unhappy and it only lasted a day or two so wasn't to bad. Anyways, so i have been steadily loosing approx 2 lbs per day before my TOM, and then once it started i gained 2 lbs.. damn water retention..lol. anyways So even tho im back to 212, im just sitting at this number until my cycle ends. its a little frustrating, but its just something im going to have to deal with.   I guess the reason that i brought it up is because now im just going to laugh... this means every month im gonna deal with this. LMAO! ugh the joys of being a woman. Ill tell you why its funny to me.. before surgery i had been on DEPO for 9 years. I haven't had a freaking period in 9 years... ugh now im gonna have one every month. lolololol... FABULOUS!   Anyways thats my rant and rave for the week.. other than that.. YUP im still hitting the gym 5 days a week, and it feels great!... JUST STARTED KICK BOXING... and lemme tell you.. that is a work out and a half!..   lastly, i have my follow up with my surgeon on the 27th! Im hoping she releases me to start doin full workouts.. i want to start working my abs!

blackanese25

blackanese25

 

Week 4- Down A Total Of 21Lbs.. Im Lovin Life Right Now!

so unfortunately this blog was erased due to the unfortunate server issue vst had a few days ago.. i don't even remember all the content that i had written but the jist of it was     IM HAPPY AS HELL... SLEEVE IS WORKING FOR ME .. DOWN 21 LBS.. AND AT THE GYM 5 DAYS A WEEK!!! GO ME!   LOL that is all!

blackanese25

blackanese25

 

Whew! Its Been A Rough Week But Gettin Back To Being A Badass!

So i just wanna throw out there a huge thank you to everyone for their support and I say sometimes if it weren't for this site im not sure what i would do.. lol..   Ok so here are my stats 5'7 HW: 270lbs GW: 250 DoS:238.1 CW:218.5   *So yay finally got my numer back down to the losing side. That makes me happy. Well my week in a nutshell   I wound up going to the E.R for 11 hours because i had severe pain on my left side. They did a contrast with iodine and found no leak... thankfully, but we did find that im allergic to iodine ..lol.. smh. So after 11 hours in the er.. they still had no clue what was wrong with me and sent me home cuz they figured it wasn't anything major so back home and im doin ok. Im gonna go with a self diagnosis of I was just pushing myself too hard.   I am an athlete at heart so i know what im doing when i work out, problem is I also push myself to extremes sometimes especially when i want something, and right now my biggest battle is with myself.. I DO NOT WANT LOOSE SKIN.. I need to get it thru my head that it just might be a reality that i need to face. So I have toned it down like I said that i would in my last post and getting back on the right path.   Im getting in my fluids and im starting to be able to handle food better. Instead of running I am doin a fast walk on an incline. Im still lifting weights, but instead of lifting more lbs, i lowered the lbs and just did more reps to work on toning rather than building muscle which is alleviating some of the pain that i was feeling earlier.   ALL IN ALL... doin pretty darn good.   Best wishes to you all hope your sleeves are making you proud...NOW MAKE YOUR SLEEVE PROUD!

blackanese25

blackanese25

 

This Week Is Just Not Starting Off Right-- Week 3

Ok so lets start with stats Heighest 270 Surgery: 238.1 Current 223.2 * I actually gained 4 lbs in 3 days* Height 5'7"   So let me start off my saying... BLAH!!!!!!!! OK so here goes.. I thought I was doing really well.. I was going to the gym 5 days a week, staying motivated, drinking all my fluids, and trying my best to stay on the program..   Don't get me wrong im not perfect and I did cheat.. normally I don't regret it because I really work my butt off at the gym, but recently I think because I've been justifying my cheat with a "well ill just work extra hard at the gym" im actually seriously sabatoging my progress. Let me say though funny part is im not cheating my eating foods im not supposed to eat.. but because i work in a bar im having a drink instead.. SO NOT A GOOD THING as im only 3 weeks out of surgery. Why am I telling you this... BECAUSE I AM GOING TO HOLD MYSELF ACCOUNTABLE!   Now here is the kicker... TODAY I WENT TO THE HOSPITAL FOR SEVERE ABDOMINAL PAIN ON THE LEFT SIDE... I was in the ER for 11 hours, and they still have absolutely no idea why i have this pain .. i don't honestly think its because of the alcohol, but it scared me enough to realize that even a small cheat can be DETRIMENTAL to my health.   As of now i am still in a considerable amount of pain, docs did an iodine test to see if i have any leaks and a CT Scan, all which came back normal.. SO why the pain? If anyone has the answer to that... PLEASE LET ME KNOW.   From now on though.. im stickin to the plan cuz one thing i do know.. even though the alcohol may not be causing my ab pain... It sure as hell is contributing to my WEIGHT GAIN! And it is wayyyyyyyyyyyyy to early to be gaining weight! I mean ive heard of the the 3 weeks stall... but the 3 week weight gain.. GET REAL!   So here is my pledge.... I will abide by the rules, i will still hit the gym, and i will hold myself accountable!

blackanese25

blackanese25

 

I Work Out!

So im 16 days post op.. and here are my stats   HW:270 Goal:250 lbs day of surgery:238.1 Current: 222.4 height:5'7''     So im doin my best to get my exercise on. I am trying to be very concious about gettin either to the gym or going for walk in the morning and in some cases like today I do both. I guess that is where my problem is starting. I am such an over achiever which sounds like an oxy moron coming from a new sleever right? lol but seriously when i put my mind to something especially now that i have been sleeved i go for the gusto. Well im afraid that im pushing myself to hard. Im only 2 weeks out and i went running today.. not just a fast walk i mean full on running. I made sure to wear a compression garment so i wouldn't be doing to much giggling in the mid section, and then tonight i went to the gym to do some weights. And normally i feel good after working out but tonight my incision where they removed the stomach is just aching. I don't want loose skin so badly that i think im actually making my recovery worse. I have literally traded my food addiction for working out... which in any normal case might be a good thing, but when i know im pushing myself too hard and i can't stop myself there has to be a problem right?   UGH!!!!!! whats wrong with me.   what makes it worse is that i know what to do and im just not using my brain.. go me..blah. lol..   OK ANGE.. time to use your brain. work out.. drink fluids.. but don't over do it. .. now get your butt back on track!

blackanese25

blackanese25

 

Join Facebook! I Started A Web Page For Anyone Interested

hey everyone,     I thought maybe having a facebook would give us all a chance to be able to have real time responses since so many of us use facebook.. i also added myself to it so that i can chat just like everyone else as myself. so that its not to be used to write on each others walls but just to post in our own little community of VSG'ers...   Anyways if you are interested here is the info   name: losers bench email: losersbench@yahoo.com   everyone is welcome to join if they want.. i think it would be a great way to keep up with each other without having to go into individual posts and also to help motivate each other to keep working out and eating right.

blackanese25

blackanese25

 

2 Weeks Today!

So today is my two week mark. I am officially down 15 lbs. And sooooooo happy..   i will keep this blog short and sweet.   I have been going to the gym at least 3 x per week.. and im gonna kick it up to 4 starting this week, because i am afraid of the dreaded.. 3 week stall.. dun dun dun .. lol   Anyways i've been doing zumba and free weights and paying close attention to my legs and arms since its about the only things i can do right now that dont hurt. I recently fell so im a little worried about the damage that i may have done so i am being really careful right now, and i will probably be going to the doctors soon to see if i screwed up anything. keep your fingers crossed for me.   to date: starting weight 238.1 day of surgery current weight 224.0 starting pant size 18 current pant size 14-16 depending on brand goal 160

blackanese25

blackanese25

 

11 Days Post Op And Feeling Good

So I am 11 days post op and I feel really good. I can finally drink water without having that painful bubble feeling every time I take a sip. And I can finally get in about 50 oz. of fluid. I think the only complaint that I have is my incisions itch like crazy! Lol but if that is my only complaint.. I’ll take it. Moving on…. So I have been working out every day, doing free weights and cardio. Today I did ZUMBA… it was fun and kept me moving, but I think I pushed myself a little hard, cuz when I was done my tummy was a bit swollen…… I know I really need to take it easy.. It’s just really hard for me to do that because I’m such an athlete at heart that I just wanna get back into working out as hard as I used to.   I NEED TO REMEMBER I JUST HAD MAJOR SURGERY AND I NEED TO TAKE IT ONE DAY AT A TIME!   Well that’s all for now VST fam… hope everyone is doing well.   Oh yea stats. Surgery day 12-12-11 Highest weight 270 Goal 250 Lbs. day of surgery 238.1 Current weight 227.2 I have dropped 2 pant sizes already

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Finally Feeling Better... Today Was A Good Day

So here I am 6 days out of surgery.. it has been one hell of a journey already. Up until today I was getting dangerously close to being hospitalized for dehydration. And to make matters worse the gas pains were unbearable. And the icing on the cake.. aunt flow decided to start two days after surgery.. lol.. lucky me. So night before last I had asked my mom to get me some gas x, which really really really helped. And thankfully my periods only last about 3 days and are very light, so today it ended.. whew! When I woke up this morning I felt like a new person.. no gas pain, no cramps, just a little tenderness near my incisions was all the discomfort I felt. I was so excited that I decided to go for a walk outside.. which is nice because I literally hadn’t been outside since I had the surgery. I barely got out of bed for most of the 6 days. But, today I went for a walk around the block which was about a mile and a half and it felt GOOD!!!!!! Furthermore, I decided to weigh myself…. He he he.. this is where I just got a huge grin… on the day of surgery 12-12-11 I weighed in 238.1….. as of today 12-18-11 I weigh 230! I haven’t seen that number in over a year! And what really made me laugh is I have an appetite, so I go eat my jello or my cream of wheat and take a few bites and im stuffed! The only thing that goes thru my head is… HELL YEAH BABY!!!! I LOVE MY NEW TUMMY.. I AM GONNA LOVE TO EAT AND FEEL FULL EARLY IN THE MEAL AND NOT FEEL LIKE I HAVE TO DEVOUR MY ENTIRE LASAGNA THAT I COULD HAVE GOTTEN FROM BUCA DI BEPPO (FAMILY STYLE RESTAURANT) BASICALLY YOU ARE REALLY NOT SUPPOSED TO EAT AND ENTIRE PLATE TO YOUR SELF!. In fact I wake up and I WANT let me repeat that I WANT TO START EXERCISING…. I almost can’t wait. In 6 days I dropped 8 lbs, my face I already thinner, I am freakin happy, and I have energy.   VSG---- I LOVE YOU!

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