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100 Days Out

100 days out. I stepped on the scale this morning and was 258. 38 pounds from my goal. I have lost a total of 92 pounds since my surgery (112 since pre nutrition plan) . I am done to a size 40 inch waist 16 1/2 inch neck. XL shirt. Its crazy to look at pictures of me at 300 pounds and see how fat I was. I like the attention that I am getting and I really am glad I decided to go thru with this.   I hope people who are newbies don't think this is just a quick fix. It takes discipline to exercise and to know when to stop. I am turning 28 in a month and a half. I am gonna be super hot. Love y'all

Downtown Pony

Downtown Pony

 

52 Days Post Op

I officially under 280. i stepped on the scale this morning and i was 278. Wow 72 pounds lost. if you count pre op weight 92 pounds. I have been doing a hundred pushups a day and i feel like that is very beneficial. love you guys

Downtown Pony

Downtown Pony

 

Crazy Weekend

I went to a lake house this weekend. I grazed, drank beer and had about 7 beers and 7-10 shots over he whole weekend. I ate whatever everyone else ate (just small portions). I wasn't worried about weight gain. I had figured that when I got home I would have gained ten pounds. I came home stepped on the scale and I had lost two pounds. I don't know but I am definitely motivated to get back on track. Going to the gym tomorrow and gonna be a beast!!!

Downtown Pony

Downtown Pony

 

One Month Out

Its official I'm one month out. I stepped on the scale. I am under 300 pounds for the first time in 8 years!!! i was 299. I lost 51 pounds in one month. Of course I live in the gym. Feels good! I have been having a hard time keeping down solids. I still have to revert to my liquid diet a lot. Much love to all my fellow sleevers. Also the Place where I got my sleeve done has asked me to be in some commercials for them. They have just recently started doing the sleeve a year ago they had in the past really pushed the lap band. So I don't know I haven't told but a couple of people about the my sleeve so I don't know. Anyways I can't believe I am under 300 pounds!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! F@%# Yeah

Downtown Pony

Downtown Pony

 

Wow Feeling Create

Well today when i woke up I went to take a shower and when I looked in the mirror I thought damn you need to weigh yourself. I had went to the doctor for my three week check up last Thursday, so i went to step on the scale and I had lost 8 pounds in the last three days. I am now 25 days out of surgery and have lost 53 pounds. i have been taking my protein and vitamins and eating everything on the post opp diet. I had told my self I wasn't going to weigh myself because i know the stalls can be a real b***h. It was only the third time I have weighed my self since surgery. I feel really good because my heaviest during the approval process was 370 and to step on the scale and be 303 really made my day. I have been going to the gym 3 times a week for the last 12 days and swimming laps on my off days from the gym. my body isn't perfect but I feel comfortable with my shirt off. I have always struggled with my weight but been really tall and a ex athlete. I think that this surgery has giving me my life back. I had 23 years of a pretty much useless existence, until I had kids I pretty much sucked. I am going to make sure that the next 40 years will be different. When I got married I was 450 pounds, I lost 130 thru exercise and eating right but then fluctuated from 325 to 380 for two years. Never again!!! My beautiful wife This is a pic of me 10 pound heavier then I am now

Downtown Pony

Downtown Pony

 

Two Week Check In

I am officially two weeks post pop and I had told myself that I wasn't going to weigh myself. Today I went to my first session with my new Personal trainer. We had to do the whole start up thing. He asked me what do you weigh about 270? I said no way. I stepped on the scale and was 317. Thirty three pounds since surgery. I was happy. We did the first workout and I told him I had lied because I didn't tell him about my surgery at first.   He then threw out the nutrition plan and was said we"re gonna build muscle. Three times a week I will be under Stevens guidance. He is gonna hurt me. I will post some I month pics In two weeks. Thanks

Downtown Pony

Downtown Pony

 

The Old Dusty Road(Battles Of Yoyo Lifestyle For As Long As I Can Remember)

Well, I was always a fat kid growing up. It helped because I was always super tall. When I was seventeen and in high school I weighed 400 pounds. I saw a girl in a red tank top wearing corduroys, playing hacky sack and smoking a Red. I said to my friend, you see that girl? I am gonna marry her one day. I went home, got a hair cut and bought some new clothes. I purposely got kicked out of my high school homeroom so I had to be moved. By luck I was placed in her class. I sat next to her and said "hey, do you wanna play tick tac toe?" the rest is history. Over the next six months I had lost 145 pounds and finally convinced her to go out with me. ( making a best fiend in the process).   Over the next six years we dated. In 2007 we decided to get married. I WAS 450 POUNDS!!! Thats right she married me when I was 450. Bare in mind she was the best looking girl in my high school. I felt horrible. I was working as a head chef in a private club in dallas. Bam! She was Pregnant!!! So I quit my job and started working for a linen company on a truck in 100 degree weather. Everyone thought I would die on the truck. Over the next 4 years I lost 142 pounds fluctuating by 40 pounds or so depending on the time of year.   This year my Yia Yia got cancer and died. Hit my family hard. I started gaining a lot of weight. i went to lunch with a coworker who had had a lap band. He said you know the company will pay for a lap band. I decided to look into it. I decided to go with the sleeve. So i had a four month approval process and no fear. I ate everything and I had a blast. I even went to 3 Diners, Drive In's and Dives restaurant in 2 days. I did the pre op diet but not too very strictly. I still lost 20 pounds. I went into surgery I had no fear, no nervousness.   I went back to work after three Days off. I hated the gas pains and I had to start taking ambien. I lost 27 pounds the first 5 days. 6th and 7th day I didn't lose anything. I decide to stop weighing my self. it is about to my two weeks since surgery. I joined a gym and am having my first session with a personal trainer tomorrow at 9am. I am really thankful for this website. It really makes me excited for the future. I find myself cheering all you guys on as I read your posts. I just felt like I needed to tell a cliff notes version of my story. I want to succeed in my journey anybody I can on the way. I notice there aren't many guys on this site. I think its because women are more courageous about talking openly. Enough Macho bullshit. i am proud of all of y'all. It is not a easy decision to have a stranger cut you up.   Thanks

Downtown Pony

Downtown Pony

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