Continuing Weight Loss

First, I’d like to begin by dedicating this post to my friend Joanna who when I told her I had lost 58 pounds earlier this week, said to me, “Oh come on give me 60 at least!”  She was joking of course, but now I get to poke some fun right back at her.

I weighed myself this am.  I am down to 238 pounds.  That is a total of 60 pounds lost since October 24, 2012.  So, there you go, Joanna, 60 pounds!  🙂

I have to tell you.  I am amazed.  It is hard sometimes for me to believe that I have lost this much weight.  I do see the difference when I look in the mirror and when I look at pictures of myself from before the surgery.  So, I do actually believe it, but I am still sometimes surprised when I catch a glimpse of myself in the mirror or put on clothes that just a few months ago were far too small or me.

Today I went to see a movie with my friend Sushmita and then we went to lunch.  The restaurant we went to had booths.  Normally, I prefer tables because I do not fit well in booths.  I could have asked for a table, but I decided to be brave and test out the booths now that I’ve lost so much weight.

Good news too!  I fit very comfortably in the booth with room to spare!  I was so happy.  Eating there was pretty easy too.  I had a lamb burger, with no bun and instead of a side of fries, I had a side of grilled asparagus.  Gotta love mediterranean restaurants.  So, I had half the burger and three spears of asparagus.  I did bring the rest o the burger home to have for either dinner tonight or lunch tomorrow.  I have not decided which.

I have had some problems this week.  I have been suffering constipation off and on.  I’ve been trying to follow my doctor’s advise when this happens.  Drink a lot of water.  Do not skimp.  Make sure I get 64 oz in no matter how difficult.  I can take some chewable fiber pills, but if I do that, I absolutely have to make sure I meet my water requirements.  Also, when I suffer constipation, I am not allowed to push at all.  I know it’s kind of gross to think about, but I just cannot put that kind of pressure on my stomach.  So, I have been in a bit of pain this week.  Good news is, I was finally able to go.  Now I am feeling really good.

I am including a photo of me sitting in the booth at the restaurant.  Excuse my hair.  I did not have time to do anything with it this am, so I just pulled it back in a pony-tail.

 

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13 responses to “Continuing Weight Loss

  1. Keep up your excellent progress 🙂 You will get there soon!

  2. Congratulations! Good work!

  3. good job Colleen. i’m proud of you.

  4. So very proud of you! You look great!

  5. WOW! Thats fantastic! Proud of you and your success! This is the first picture I have seen of you in years that isnt more than just from your nose up….You are brave and I love you!!

  6. Colleen Moore-Matlick

    Love It!! So happy for you. Keep it going! : )

  7. Great job! Keep up the good work

  8. Congratulations! You’re amazing. Now give me 62, at least!

  9. looking good…. can you put MIO in your water. I hate water and I have to drink 80 ounces a day and now I never have a problem doing that…. And yes, it helps with constipation…. You go girl – very, very proud of you.

  10. LOVE! An inspiration… and ending with poop… I mean, I’m so proud. Brings tears to my eyes. I believe you and I need to meet somewhere in the middle, I promise not to shit water every day, and you promise to loosen up a bit. ;D

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