Category: Weight Loss Journey

Seventy five pounds!!!

I reached seventy five pounds down this morning!! I AM SO EXCITED. I couldn’t break 304 and 303. I kept going back and forth! I DID IT. Wuahahah!!!

I also started halving my Actigall because I began having some hair loss (I think I mentioned previously). My doctor told me I could cut it completely, but I’m scared to. So I’m going to cut back and see how it goes. I only need to take it for a couple more months. It’s supposed to help prevent gall stones. Gall stones happen very easily with people who had weight loss surgery because of losing weight so quickly.

I was also allowed to stop taking three more medications! I am, however, going to be eventually starting a different form of Vitamin D. I’m not sure what yet. My iron is still pretty bad (I’m borderline anemic) and my Vitamin D is insufficient (I was deficient so that’s improvement I guess?) This will be my third try with a supplement.

I bought some new clothes yesterday to get me through. I went to my gyno yesterday who enlightened me on some weird stuff happening with my girl-bits. I’m considering making a whole post about all of the things I’ve discovered that changes with your body that no one warned me about. I guess it should be common sense but.. who knew you lose weight in your perineum? I mean… anyone? 🦗🦗🦗

Today is a very good day and I feel freaking great nevertheless 🙂

Weekly Weigh In #14

This week was not a great week. I went to a candy store with my daughter and that was like torture for me. I wanted everything. I wanted chocolate. I wanted pretzels. I wanted cotton candy. I did buy fudge, my fave Jelly Bellies, and sugar free chocolate. The fudge was so high in calories that I went over my caloric intake a couple days because I needed to meet my protein goal. Now that it is gone, I can reset and refocus. I’m a little ashamed of myself, but also proud that I didn’t woof it all down the second I got home. The old me would’ve ate it all in the car on the way home, hid it from everyone (including my weight loss tracker), and felt guilty about it forever. Now, I feel like it’s over with, I ate it, I still feel guilty, but there wasn’t much damage done. Just do better next time. Being easier on myself is probably one of the hardest things to ask of me, but it is a necessity. Everyone has a weakness. I know mine and I’m trying really hard to be better. Anyway, onto the good stuff…

  Starting Oct. 3, 2020 Current Feb. 28, 2021 Gain/Loss
Waist 56.5  41  15.5
Hips 64  48  16
Chest 61  45  16
Neck 18  14.5  3.5
Thighs* 30  22.5  7.5 (15)
Upper arms* 15  11.5  3.5 (7)
Lower arms* 11  9  2 (4)
Calves* 22  15.5  6.5 (13)
Ankles* 11  10  1 (2)
Weight (lbs.) 377  303  74
    Total: 74 lbs. 92 inches

Measurements in inches/pounds Items marked with (*) are doubled since I have two!

Can you BELIEVE how many INCHES I have lost?!?! That’s insane. Today I am going to buy myself new REAL shoes because my feet lost a half an inch (not included above). I have been wearing Crocs for about the last seven years. I haven’t really had shoes that I could lace up because I couldn’t get my foot up high enough to tie it. I can bend now! My movement is so much easier. Y’all. I’m telling you.. I could cry at this progress both physically and mentally. I am so proud of me.

Weekly Weigh In #13

This one was a little late because when I did my measurements a couple days ago, they were crazy and all over the place. I had been working out all week and I think my muscles were “swole” lol. So I took a couple rest days and did my measurements today. They’re somewhat back to normal lol 🤦🏻‍♀️🤦🏻‍♀️🤦🏻‍♀️

  Starting Oct. 3, 2020 Current Feb 23, 2021 Gain/Loss
Waist 56.5  41  15.5
Hips 64  49  15
Chest 61  45.5  15.5
Neck 18  14.5  3.5
Thighs* 30  23  7 (14)
Upper arms* 15  12.5  2.5 (5)
Lower arms* 11  9  2 (4)
Calves* 22  16  6 (12)
Ankles* 11  10  1 (2)
Weight (lbs.) 377  304  73
    Total: 73 lbs. 86.5 inches

Measurements in inches/pounds Items marked with (*) are doubled since I have two!

Weekly Weigh In #12

Nothing different going on this week, just trying to keep moving forward. My daughter’s birthday was the 9th, so we did make cupcakes (380 calories for each — I had two on two different days) and my mom bought my daughter a birthday cake which I had a piece of (about 262 calories it was smaller than the cupcake and I scraped off the buttercream frosting). At any rate, I felt guilty about the cupcakes, but, you know what… I deserve to have some cake on my daughter’s birthday! I counted it and I’m not going to beat myself up for it. I haven’t really had any indulgence like that.

I was fully prepared to have dumping syndrome, but I did not have that with either the cupcakes OR the cake. I cannot wait to be done with my Ursodiol (Actigall) for my gall bladder. I think it’s making my hair fall out :'(

Starting
Oct. 3, 2020
Current
Feb. 14, 2021
Gain/Loss
Waist 56.5  41  15.5
Hips 64  48.5  15.5
Chest 61  45.5  15.5
Neck 18  14.5  3.5
Thighs* 30  23.5  6.5 (13)
Upper arms* 15  13.5  1.5 (3)
Lower arms* 11  9  2 (4)
Calves* 22  17  5 (10)
Ankles* 11  10  1 (2)
Weight (lbs.) 377  304  73
Total: 73 lbs.
82 inches

Measurements in inches/pounds
Items marked with (*) are doubled since I have two!

Weekly Weigh In #11

Nothing new to report this week except for some struggles with my mental health. I’m still excited about my new clothes, but I don’t see the weight loss — I still see the heifer blob staring back at me. I need to work on that.

Starting
Oct. 3, 2020
Current
Feb. 7, 2021
Gain/Loss
Waist 56.5  41.5  15
Hips 64  51  13
Chest 61  46.5  14.5
Neck 18  14.5  3.5
Thighs* 30  23.5  6.5 (13)
Upper arms* 15  12  3 (6)
Lower arms* 11  9  2 (4)
Calves* 22  17  5 (10)
Ankles* 11  10  1 (2)
Weight (lbs.) 377  308  69
Total: 69 lbs.
81 inches

Measurements in inches/pounds
Items marked with (*) are doubled since I have two!

Weekly Weigh In #10

Nothing significant to report this week except I bought some new clothes from my favorite online retailer expecting them to be a little too small. THEY FIT ME PERFECTLY. I cried. It was ugly. I still can’t believe this progress.

Starting
Oct. 3, 2020
Current
Jan. 31, 2021
Gain/Loss
Waist 56.5  44  12.5
Hips 64  50.5  13.5
Chest 61  46.5  14.5
Neck 18  14.5  3.5
Thighs* 30  24  6 (12)
Upper arms* 15  13  2 (4)
Lower arms* 11  9  2 (4)
Calves* 22  17.5  4.5 (9)
Ankles* 11  10  1 (2)
Weight (lbs.) 377  309  68
Total: 68 lbs.
75 inches

Measurements in inches/pounds
Items marked with (*) are doubled since I have two!

 

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