Sunday, March 28, 2010


Sorry for not updating last week, but last week was pretty crazy!
As of today, I'm down 4 more pounds making my total weight loss since Nov 24th 78lbs!
To put it into BMI at 290 lbs was 49.8...NOW my BMI is 36.4

Last week I made an effort to exercise...I jogged on the treadmill for half a mile...I know...whoopie...but it was better than nothing. I'm trying to figure out what days to actually workout...cardio and strength training. I have some 'saggy areas' I would like to work on. I do much better if I have an actual schedule.
At work I run around like a mad woman and stand for 8 1/2 hours Mon-Fri, so I don't feel too terrible at the moment for not working out. I bought a pair of those sketcher shapeups and I love them! I can actually tell that my legs are firming up. Also love the squishiness of the shoes.

Today I have decided to be a lazy bum and do nothing. lol

Wow...only 13 more pounds to go until I'm back in the 100's again! I cannot tell you the last time my weight was in the 100's...seriously!

Anyhow, I hope everyone has a great week and I will try to post some new pics soon.

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Labs are good!

So I got my labs drawn a few days ago and found out that almost all of my blood levels are perfect!
My triglycerides were 309 back in 2008 NOW they are 106.
My protein/albumin is excellent. B-12 level is in the 800 range. Calcium is normal as is my iron level.  I think the only labs that were not good were my elevated liver enzymes (probably from when I had my gallbladder taken out) and my TSH is low...which means that my Synthroid dosage will need to be decreased.

Knowing that my labs are good makes me feel so much better about my vitamin and eating regimen. Praise God!

Also lost another 3 lbs this week! (woo hoo!) I'm now down a grand total of 74lbs! It is hard to believe that only 17lbs to go until I am back in the 100's!!

Saturday, March 13, 2010

Wow...this is informative

One of the things I'm working on is NOT drinking with a meal. It is very hard not to do. My surgeon's plan says not to drink ANYTHING 30 minutes before and 30 minutes after you eat. For the life of me I never understood why...but on OH RNY forum, one of the members posted the following video. This video demonstrates why we as RNY patient's should NOT drink with meals.


Thursday, March 11, 2010


Wooo hoo! As of today, I am 5 lbs lighter! In exactly 2 more pounds...I will have lost exactly half of  my excess body weight since November! (Praise God!) Wow...71 lbs!!  *happy booty dance*

I've been SOOO much better with my vitamin intake. I'm finally on a better vitamin schedule...something doable for my daily routine. Next week I think I get my blood taken to check my vitamin/iron/protein levels. So we shall see how my body has reacted thus far to both surgery and vitamin supplementation.

Work has kept me busy Mon-Fri, but I absolutely LOVE my job! I'm still trying to learn the ropes...because there are 4 different sections I must train in:
-General Surgery   
-GYN surgery
-Orthopedic surgery (hips/knees/backs)
-Cysto surgery (urinary stuff)

So far I have trained in general surgery and now I'm in GYN surgery. Things are getting a lot easier and I'm finally starting to form a routine.

Anyhow, that's all I've got for this week's post. If anything else exciting happens, I will be sure to update.

Until next time, my awesome and faithful readers....take care!

Saturday, March 6, 2010


Just wanted to write a post about how thankful I am to have been able to have this surgery. So many things in my life have changed as a result of having RNY (for the better).  One of the girls on OH website posted a poll asking us what makes us a 'Weight loss surgery success'?  Here are my answers:

I'm a weight loss surgery success because:
-My feet hardly hurt after a long day at work

-Knees and joints feel better

-Gone from a size 26 jeans to a size 18

-Have more energy daily

-Finally taking better care of myself

-Moderation with food has become a habit for me (YAY!)

-For the most part, emotional eating has gone away

-Starting to love and appreciate myself
In a little over 3 months, I've lost 66lbs! Praise God!
I was at work yesterday and one of the OB/GYN docs I use to work for had to do a double take because she didn't recognize me at first! lol She said to me, "Amy! I hardly recognized you! You look great!"
Yeah...that was cool to hear.
Even though I still have 79 more pounds to lose, I AM a weight loss surgery success!

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

3 month vs before pics

Okay, so here are my before pics and pics of me now (3 months out) 63 lb down:

BEFORE                                                      3 MONTHS

BEFORE                                                               3 MONTHS

Monday, March 1, 2010


So yesterday I was digging around in my closet and found a pair of size 20 jeans (shoved in the back of my closet b/c they were too small)

And guess what?


Since November, I've gone from a size 26 to a size 18!!

Praise God!!!

I'm losing around 1-2 lbs per week now (which is good considering that I have not started an exercise program yet)

Just got finished (for the most part) moving into my new apartment. Thankfully, the apartment complex has a nice little gym within the next few weeks I will start exercising. I think the treadmill and elliptical will be my cardio, followed by some weight training.

Love the new job in surgery! It is challenging...but awesome. Have a great group of people to work with and I keep learning new things each day!

Anyhow, that is my update for now. I promise once I dig out my camera I will post some pics of my progress thus far.