Monday, January 17, 2011

Four Weeks Post Op Today

Hello!  Today I am 4 weeks out from my surgery.  I hated my first week so bad.  I hated this "stupid" band, I wanted to eat "normal" food (i.e. pizza, cheeseburgers, cookies), and I hated the way I felt.  But now, I love this thing!  I did my weekly weigh-in today (my official days are Mondays since that was my surgery day) and I am down 20.6 pounds!  This is all post op weight loss!  I started this journey on December 20, 2010 at a whopping 298.4 (my highest weight EVER) and today, four little weeks later, I weigh 277.8  Y'all, I don't think I've weighed in the 270's in like 2 years.  Gah, it might even be longer than that.  Nonetheless, I have lost this with the help of my band and I don't regret my decision for a minute.  I'm still wearing the same size clothes (boo-hoo, whaa whaa, throwing a temper tantrum in the floor!) but they are getting a little saggy in the lower part of my butt, my gut doesn't look as plump lol, and my shirts fit very loose at my shoulders and arms.  So, no need to complain I suppose. 

This weekend I ordered all kinds of wedding stuff!  I got my save the dates ordered (I will post a picture when I get them), my bubbles ordered, my bridesmaid gifts ordered, and cake topper ordered.  I will show pictures of all of these when they come in.  I don't know if I have mentioned that we are getting married at the beach or not?  But, we are.  I'll show you a picture of where we are getting married, my dress, the bridesmaid dresses, and my flowers.  Oh, I ordered flowers today as well!  Justin and I went to our favorite mexican restaurant this weekend.  Since I'm on real food now, I can eat ground meat so I ordered the kids taco salad with no lettuce.  I just didn't know how lettuce would do me right now.  It was fantastic!  It tasted great to finally have real food!  We grocery shopped after that and came home and watched a movie.  I don't know if I mentioned this either or not, but I live in Alabama.  As you can guess, Alabama doesn't get snow.  Well, last week we got a ton of snow and since no one in this state knows how to clean it up nor do they have the equipment to do so, we have been snowed/iced in.  It's ridiculous!  I HATE it!  I am a teacher, and we missed EVERY day of school last week.  One was a weather day so we will have to make up the other 4.  I was hoping we would go back today event though today is MLK Jr. day and I respect the day, but we really need to make these days up.  I don't want to take away Spring Break, and I definitely don't want to go into June because my wedding is that weekend!!  So, it looks like we might do Saturday school.  Those days will just be half days anyway.  So hopefully we will do a Saturday a month until May then we will be all made up!

That was completely non WLS related lol  Sometimes I just go off onto other things.  Anyway, so I'm down 20. pounds so far.  I'm participating in the Spring Break Challenge on LBT and set my goal for 250.  I'm at 277.8 right now.  That gives me 7 weeks to lose 27.8 pounds.  I think I can do that.  That is double the expected 1-2 pounds a week loss, but I think I can manage.  I have upped my exercising and I think I will up it even more.  I was walking a mile a day in my neighborhood and I think I will up that to 2 miles this week.  I've also been playing Dance Central on the Kinect for the XBox 360 and it's pure comedy let me tell ya.  But y'all, it really does work you out.  I got the Zumba for it today and I can't wait to do it tonight.  I LOVE Zumba!  So maybe with more working out, keep limiting my food, I can manage to lose those 27.8 pounds!  Anyway, I will leave you with pictures and a big fat happy Monday!!

This is where we are staying!  We will be getting married
right there on the beach!

These are what my flowers will look like.  This is from
a picture found on google images.  It is not mine!

Here is the link to my dress!

Bridesmaid dresses  You have to click on the right color.  It's the fourth color from the right on the top row.  It's called golden.  They are carrying a pink bouquet as well.  Just not roses.


  1. Congrats on the weight loss and congrats on the wedding! Everything looks so beautiful!

  2. Congrats on your first successful month with your band!

    Also, I can't wait to follow your wedding progress!! I'm getting married August 2012 so I'm obsessed with anything wedding related these days :P Where are you getting married??? We are getting married in Maui (not on the actual beach, but at a resort thats on the beach). We should trade tips on planning our destination weddings haha!