2-month post-op weigh-in: 266.2 lbs (-38.8 post-op, -63.8 total)

1-month: 280.6 (-24.4 lbs, post-op)
2-month: 266.2 (-38.8 lbs, post-op)
1-month to 2-month loss: -14.4 lbs

From highest (330): -63.8 lbs
To half-ass goal (165): 101.2 lbs

Two months post-op today! Didn’t make my -40.0 lbs goal but it’s so close I can’t really feel too bad about it.

Onward.

December 15, 2014 weigh-in: 266.8 lbs (-63.2 lbs)

Weight: 266.8 lbs
Change: -7.4 lbs
Post-op loss (10/21/14, 305): -38.2 lbs
From highest (330): -63.2 lbs
To half-assed goal (165): 101.8 lbs

Whooooa! BIG week! Down another 7.4 lbs, which puts me within shouting distance of my 2 month post-op goal of 265 lbs. I hope I’m able to knock off the remaining 1.8 lbs this week.

I didn’t exercise at all last week because I’m under the weather. Gonna try to ease back into it this week, but I’m telling myself it’s not the end of the world if I can’t. I still feel pretty rundown.

Good progress!

Onward.

December 8, 2014 weigh-in: 274.2 (-55.8 lbs)

Weight: 274.2 lbs
Weekly change: -2.2 lbs
Post-op (10/21/14, 305): -30.8 lbs
From 330: -55.8 lbs
To 165: 109.2 lbs

Body pulled it out in the clutch! Down 2.2 lbs this week, despite hormone hell and beginning a new strength training program. Totally unexpected but I’ll totally take it!

This week’s loss also puts me past the -55 lb milestone (yay!) and about 2 lbs from the 35% mark. I’m down nearly 31 lbs from surgery. I’d like to hit -40 lbs by the two month post-op (December 21st). May happen, may not–but it’s a goal.

Onward.

December 1, 2014 weigh-in: 276.4 (-53.6 lbs)

Weight: 276.4 lbs
Change: -1.8 lbs
Post-op (10/21/14, 305): -28.6 lbs
From 330: -53.6 lbs
To 165: 111.4 lbs

Body pulled out a loss in the end!

Finally out of my picture-taking slump. Identified a good spot in the house–hard to find a well-lit, bare wall–and put fresh batteries in the camera. First pix last night, to document the start of my 12-week exercise challenge. May god have mercy on my soul, I took them in a sports bra. I’ll be updating them monthly, along with other progress notes, over in the See Spot Tone section. Lots of physical changes can happen in three months!

I’ll also be (gulp) going public with the blog at that time, so that’s extra motivation. I’ve chickened out at least three times before, but I’m going to go through with it this time. I need all the support I can get!

Onward.

November 2014 summary: -15.0 lbs

October 31st: 292.8 lbs
November 30th: 277.8 lbs

November 2014: -15.0 lbs
Post-op (10/21/14, 305): -27.2 lbs
From 330: -52.2 lbs
To 165: 112.8 lbs

Plugging along, down 15 lbs this month. Which is great! I did want to get to 275.0, to be a full 30 lbs down post-op, but I’ll take that -27.2 lbs with a big smile. Progress is a beautiful thing.

Weekly-wise, I’ll be lucky if I post a full pound loss. I’m a bloated unit and that’s showing up on the scale. Not going to let it get to me, first because there’s nothing I can do about it, and then because any loss is a move in the right direction, and finally because that may mean that I’ll have a nice little drop next week once the hormonal storms pass.

I read the sleeve support boards re: the way most women’s cycles respond to bariatric surgery and I wish I could be one of the lucky ones who get a several months long reprieve. But I don’t think my body works that way. Never has before, even after major surgery. When there’s trauma and stress, it’ll come late; but it always comes. That two week delay I got in my October installment is likely to be all she wrote. Here we are two weeks from there and ovulation bloat and gnawing hunger show up right on cue. Only time I wake up starving. Killing me, Smalls.

Actually, I may not get a loss next week either. Trying to prepare myself for that. I could hit a stall, lots do. So there’s that. But even if my body isn’t yet rounding that corner, I’m returning to strength training this week and that’s usually good for a few lbs of water weight.

It’s six weeks post-op Tuesday and that’s the magic milestone my surgeon gave me. I’m raring to go! I need to hang onto as much muscle as I can through the losing process. And I need to boost my protein intake; adding a couple of shakes daily and that will help increase my caloric intake. I also transition into the full bariatric diet on Tuesday; so, I can eat more vegetables too.

I’m doing a 12-week Turbo Fire and Chalean Extreme hybrid. I am already the modification queen on TF, so I’ll make it work. Plan to ease into the weights as well, lifting less than I know I can at first. I’m pretty strong, even when I haven’t been working out regularly; so it’ll be interesting to see where I am. Sundays are fundays, when I can do any workout I want to–most likely something dance (hip hop or salsa)–to ease boredom. I will upload my workout calendar and logs in the See Spot Tone section.

Next level, here I come!

Onward.