Thursday, May 5, 2011

Woo Hoo!!

Howdy, all!  I'm almost too excited to write this post.  Yesterday my appointment with the bariatric clinic went so well, I almost cried right there on the scale.  I now weigh....drum roll, please....UNDER THREE HUNDRED POUNDS!  (296.5 lb with a BMI of 47 to be exact.)  I can now wear a 3x shirt (I'm wearing the shirt in my new profile picture I put up above under "about me"), and even wore one to my appointment with a new pair of shorts.  I cannot tell you the last time I weighed in the 200's.  I know it sounds atrocious still, but to me, it's a dream come true.  Because it will just be coming down and down to hopefully my goal weight of 160 lbs.  My dear family member (I don't know if she wants me to tell all or not!) is helping me by getting me a gym membership so I can work out on the treadmills and various other equipment.  Exercising in the summer outside in Arizona is NOT fun, let me tell you.  So I am so excited to be able to go to a gym.  :0)  So thank you, family member!  :0)  They gave me a card at the bariatric clinic that I can use at places to eat so I can honorably order the kid's size meals or 1/2 adult portions.  I haven't even thought of going out to eat yet, my stomach is so small I eat a few bites of things and I'm so full it feels like I had a full steak dinner!  I am now on to pureed food for two more weeks, then I can eat soft foods.  I will have to take liquid vitamins and protein drinks for the rest of my life.  No prob....don't want my body to eat off of my muscles instead of my fat!  Ha!  I still am recovering from surgery.  I feel kind of weak still and could use a shot of energy.  Hopefully that will come in time!!  I hope so!!  But so far, so good.

Today I have a doctor's appointment for the rheumatologist.  I can't take anti-inflammatories anymore due to the risk of stomach ulcers and I've got so little stomach left, I don 't need an ulcer on top of it.  So I'll just be on prednisone and deal with the stiffness as best as I can.  After that, we are going to WalMart and I'm going to use that as my daily walk.  I haven't been able to walk around there in years, so I'll take my walker in and do the best that I can.  At least it's air conditioned!  I hate having the arthritis.  I could do so much more without it!

Gina....I tried to get onto your blog but it's been removed from Blogger.  Did you change it?  Let me know.  I miss it!!

Thank you all for your thoughts and prayers for me during my surgery and recovery.  I really appreciate it.  I will post another pic of Jack with his new hair cut.  He's in a better mood this time.....sleeping!!!  Cats!  Where can I sign up for their life?

Hope you all have a great day.
Love ya all!!


  1.  Hi I am now following you, you will know who we are as we talk on the phone 3 way :)  Hope you will follow me here.

    Hugs n Love
    Rainbow & Tiger

  2. Missy
    Your dad and I have big smiles on our faces we are so happy for you!!!! CONGRATS as for my blog I had to disable it due to some people trying to cause more problems for other people . I will email you more as I never know who is lurking around

    Hugs n Blessings
    Gina n Dad

  3. That's too bad about your blog. I hate it when people make it difficult for others to have fun. So start another blog...just under an pseudoname. Call me soon, I missed it this week!

  4. Thank you, Lorie! I love you, too!

  5. Congrats on the Under 300 mark, people that have never been in our situation won't understand that, but believe me I know exactly how your feel and it is exhilarating. Keep up the great work. Believe me, I just hit being able to wear 1x shirts after 9 years of stomach stapling, the weight loss is different not as fast but it sure is awesome when it comes off. Good luck!

  6. the pic of jack is just so adorable. congrads on the weight loss. keep up the good work.

  7. I think it's super wonderful that you've lost that much. Congrats to you! I wish you all the best.

  8. Woo Hoo, Yippee, By Gosh ( see me smiling ear-to-ear) Missy, I am so happy for you, I want to jump up and down screaming "Way to Go Girl".
    I am sending you the biggest ((((((((((HUG))))))))).
    Love you, my friend!

  9. I have tears in my eyes I am so very happy for you!!! I prya that you continue to gain strength and lose the weight. I also pray that as the weight leaves, the Fibro and the arthritis will fad to a DISTANT memory. I love you and wish I could be there to hug you. (((super soft hugs of love)))


  10. that is such great news!!!! congratulations!!! Way to go!!!!!! Yeah Missy!!!!!!! Sending gentle hugs your way!

  11. Congratulations Miglad you had such a good checkup-keep up the good work-You waited a long times for this-prayers for your continued good recovery and hope that Frankie is doing better now too
    love ya,
    Sharon Ballentine

  12. Very good that you
    feel better and you can do your normal life, this way you can achieve your
    goals without thinking about the pain.

    At least you can do your job without problems
    and at least forget buy prescription medications - vicodin, lortab, or
    oxycodone - for a time to control your pain.

    Good luck in your purposes and I hope your
    achievements online.

    Damien Woody


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