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

Monday, May 9, 2011

Our 5 month Gastric Bypass Video Update

Our 5 Month updates

Hi, well this month has flown by.  We are both feeling great.   Dan has lost over 100 lbs and I have lost about 65lbs.  I have done our "before and after" pics and will included them in this post.  I also have uploaded our new video and will provide the link for that.

NSV's this month for me:  Crossing my legs without thinking about it
      Rode my bike for miles and miles during our spring break vacation
     Tried on a pair of 16 misses (not womens) capris and they fit!!!!!
     Soccer for one of my kids started again and I pulled out the chair (folding camp kind) I have been         using for years and opened it up and when I sat down I felt so small in it....

 Click here to see more pictures

Saturday, April 9, 2011

Just look at the difference

As of today, I have lost 58 lbs and Dan has lost 102 lbs!!!
    NSV:   I climbed a huge cliff of rocks to get to the point where we took this picture...I could never have done that a year ago.....never.

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Video #25 - Our 4 month Updates

Our 4 month updates

I know it has been awhile since I did an is too busy.  But I have made a new video and done our 4 month "before and after" pics.   We have both been doing pretty good.  Dan is experiencing some low pulse rates.  We have already seen our PCP about it...but we may head over to a cardiologist just to make sure it is ok.  I had my follow-up EGD yesterday at the hospital.  My ulcer is still there but is healing and my doctor thinks it is better than before.  Now I am on one Prilosec a day to help speed the healing up.   Here our the pics:

Here we are at a recent Nationals game:

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Before and After pictures 1 month

I can see the deference in Dan in a few places and I see a little change in me.  We are both down in clothes sizes and feeling great.......