May 16, 2010

3 Month Report

Here is an excerpt from the report I sent to my doctor for my three-month post op check in...

I lost a total of 9 pounds this month, despite a 16 day stall. Today my weight is 227, from a high of 282 (weight on day of surgery = 269), for a total of 55 pounds lost!

Measurements - Since surgery I have lost a total of:
6 inches from my bust (0 this month),
9 inches from my waist (1 this month)
9.5 inches from my hips (2.5 this month)
11 inches from my ribcage (2 this month)
9 inches from my thighs (0 this month)
Plus forearms, calves etc have all lost as well...

BMI has dropped from 42.9 to 34.5.

Average nutrition for this month
Average daily calories: 722.8
Fat: 32.1g / 38.9% of daily calories
Fiber: 7.2g
Carbohydrate: 30.5g / 16% of daily calories
Protein: 85.4g / 45.4% of daily calories

Flew to Southern California to see my dad last week and 1) fit easily into airplane seat, with extra room in the seatbelt;   2) spent 10 hours walking all over Disneyland with no fatigue and minimally sore feet - NO arthritis pain!; and 3) lost weight on vacation (three pounds in a week). Pretty cool!

Still walking and swimming. Have decided to buy 5 sessions with a personal trainer as my reward for 50 pounds lost. My arms and thighs are looking REALLY flabby!

I will have my bloodwork scheduled this week and will send a scanned copy of results when I receive them. I'll be in touch if there are any concerns!


  1. I am soooo proud of you! What an inspiration you are, even too me as I NEED to work out again but I am not motivated. The personal trainer idea is a great gift for yourself too. WAY TO GO!!! YAHOO!

  2. Hi

    What kind of exercise are you doing? How soon after surgery did you start exercising?

  3. I'm pre-op and waiting for BCBS to say yes or no. Your success is so inspiring I just want to cry. Thanks!

  4. Thank you to everyone for the lovely comments!

    Pamela - my exercise has actually been pretty rubbish - just walking and hiking, and not that much of it. I have arranged for a personal trainer, but it won't start until this week or next because the scheduling person has been out sick. My plan is for a mix of swimming, walking, cardio and weights - but I'll report back once I actually have a routine in place!

    Therese - thank you so much for your compliment - when I am feeling like this process is so SLOW - it's nice to hear a more realistic view!

    Good luck with BC/BS!