6 Month Checkup!

6 MONTH STATS:

Starting Weight: 201.5            Current Weight: 130          TOTAL LOSS:  71.5

Measurements (In Inches):

                        PREOP                  TODAY                   LOSS

Neck:                14                                 12                             -2

Waist:               43                                30                            -13

Hips:                 47                                 35                           -12

Thigh:               25                                 19.5                        -5.5

22 Weeks!

It’s been 22 Weeks, or just over 5 months from surgery date. Life is fantastic. I have went from a size 16 to a 6!! Shirts went from 1x or 2x to Juniors Medium. My bust has went from a 40DD to a 38C. I actually enjoy shopping now because I can pick out such cute clothes that I never could think about buying before. I feel more confident, feel like I have my “spark” back for lack of a better word. I just feel like ME again. Not the ME that was trapped in a body that wasn’t mine. I do have some issues with how the skin on my stomach looks now that I’ve lost all the weight, still have the stretch mark scarred saggy skin left… but honestly, I’m dressed for 99% of each day, and that covers it. I’m not even going to entertain the idea of a tummy tuck until I’m certain that we are done having children. No sense in getting something fixed that may end up just getting stretched out again! I’m still drinking protein shakes 1-2 times a day, but one is always my breakfast, and the second is always my daily snack for the day. I’m so used to this way of eating and drinking now that it’s life as I know it. I’m fine with it, and I don’t feel cheated or struggle. (well except for those rare occasion’s when I really want a blizzard or something… but I can usually fight that off by justifying that its ridiculous to even pay for a small blizzard when I’ll feel like crap after 4 or 5 bites.) I honestly feel best when I’ve eaten fresh quality meat and vegetables as opposed to any kind of junk or carbs. They just make me feel so heavy and nauseaus now which I’m kind of grateful for. I did start having some hair loss, so I went yesterday and got my bob haircut changed into a more flattering pixie cut. At least with my hair this short, I won’t have to keep brushing it or moving it out of my face all day. Hopefully it will help, even if not, it feels great to have my hair off my neck in this Florida summer! I weighed in this morning at 135.6. I started at 201.5. That brings my total weight loss so far to 65.9 pounds!! I’m ecstatic with that number, and am very very close to being back to my high school weight! I’ve slacked off with the gym, and can now see what areas I need to target to tone up. My arms have some flab, my stomach needs some crunches, my legs could use some definition, but overall, I’m pretty damn happy with the way my body has changed. I could never have achieved this without my sleeve, and I am grateful every day that I was blessed with the means to be able to do it, and I wish I could hug my surgeon and his staff every single day! In some ways, I’m the same Courtney as I was pre-op, but in so many other ways, I’m such a different Courtney now. The one that gets her nails done, and looks put together in clothes as opposed to sloppy and ashamed. I am no longer afraid of running into old friends from school anymore, I look forward to going out with friends, and I am LOVING the beach! That was all just stuff I wanted to be able to enjoy again, and now I’m here! I don’t know what else to say except I am very very happy right now with the way things have turned out for me, and how this surgery has changed my life. I feel incredibly blessed and fortunate and grateful. Life is feeling great!!!

Down 62.3 lbs!

I don’t even know how many weeks it’s been now! It’s such a part of life now, that I lose count. But, it’s been a long time since I’ve updated, so here’s my current stats:

Beginning Weight : 201.5

Current Weight: 139.2

Total Weight Loss: 62.3 lbs!!

150lbs

This morning I weighed 150 even! I started at 201.5, so I’ve now lost 51.5! Fifty was a huge milestone for me! I don’t have any new pics to post of this week, but I figure I’ll have some from Easter on Sunday to post. Anyway, just wanted to share the great news! Here’s my new stats:

1. I’m over halfway to my goal weight

2. I bought three pairs of pants that are size 10′s. Still a little tight, but they fit!

3. I’ve now lost over 50 pounds

4. My shirt size has gone from 1X to Large.

5. I can wear heels comfortably now because there isn’t 200 pounds of weight bearing down on my toes!

6. I am wearing a bikini to the beach now instead of a one piece.

7. And I’ve learned that 50 pounds gone forever can make your body feel phenomenal!! I’d say it’s time to celebrate this victory!!

WHOO HOO! HALFWAY THERE!

Halfway to Goal Now! This morning I weighed 155 lbs. That means I’ve lost 46.5 lbs so far, and I have 45 more to go to reach my goal weight. I’m three months out from surgery and already halfway to goal. How freakin fantastic is that?!?! I am ecstatic by this news! It’s hard for me to believe that 3 months ago, I was 2o1 lbs. I honestly can’t wrap my mind around the loss. It’s amazing, and I am thankful every day that I have my sleeve!!