Monday, September 19, 2011

10 months.......

Dan is right at the 10 month mark and I am a few days from it.  I know I have been neglecting this site and I feel bad about it....but we are so busy.  Now that summer is over and the kids are back in school I may feel like I have alittle extra time on a day off from work.  Except we are moving to a new house on Oct22nd :0
Well, lets get to the numbers.  Dan is now at 179.....yes I is alot......He has now lost over 140 lbs.  He is looking very SKINNY.  He is in a 34 pant size and a L mens shirt.  He is feeling just fine.  His pulse is still a little low but he is doing just fine.  I am at 202....I just cannot get to 199.  I go up and down, up and down between 4 and 5 lbs but the scale will not go below 200  :(     But I am doing fine.  I am in a 14/16 misses pants and a XL shirt. Loving my new body and the clothing choices I get to make.  I do have a few issues that are in the are a few that some of you might be experiencing too.  My iron is low.  A 7.4 .....not good.  I am now on 2 iron supplements and may have to get an infusion if things don't improve.  I also have had my 3rd UTI/Kidney Infection since March.  Seems excessive huh?   Well my doctor thinks it may all have to do with low iron, immune system and heavy periods (TMI).  So we are working on all that too.  My hair is still thinning and growing back at the same time....It is driving me crazy.  But at least it is growing back.  But even with my list of small complaints I am so happy we did this.  We are different people because of it.  Things are just easier when you are thinner.  Being heavy just isn't the way to live a life.  Here is a new picture of us:
I hope everyone is doing well.....I have been catching up with blogs, facebook posts and of course watching videos. Maybe I will do a video soon :)

Thursday, June 30, 2011

7 months already....Wow!!!!

Dan and I are doing great.   We both are feeling very well.  Nothing really exciting to report.  We had our 6 month check ups with our surgeon and he was very happy with our progress.  At this point in time I have lost 75 pounds and Dan has lost 128 pounds.  Dan pulse still stays low but no one seems real concerned about it.  Food is getting easier and easier as time goes by.  Still not eating alot but the variety is so much better now.  My bloodwork came back low on Iron so I started a new supplement to add to my very long list of pills :(    but truly the tradeoff is worth it.  Dan and I have so much more energy and are able to do things without much thought at all.  Dan is playing alot of golf and mountain biking.  I am riding my bike when i have time and just basically enjoying my new body.  Summer is going to be alot of fun.  We got season passes to Kings Dominion ( a large amusement park) and I was so excited to just sit in any seat on any ride and have the seat belts be super long on me  and just riding whatever I wanted without a care or a thought.  We have already spent alot of time at the beach this year and have another trip planned in 2 weeks.  I will see my sister for the first time since surgery....I cannot wait to see her reaction to us both.   It is so fun seeing people and watching their reactions.  The compliments are so nice and encouraging.  Dan's weight loss is so much more dramatic than mine....he really looks completely different.  I just look smaller  :)     Here are the pictures......Happy Summer to you all.

See more pictures  HERE