An Non-Scale Victory

While in Sears this weekend, I wanted to check what size in pants I wore…my 4′s were getting loose…so I finally managed to scare up some 2′s and THEY FIT!!! Never in my wildest dreams did I ever believe I would get so far down in sizes.

And something I noticed as well, looking in the mirror, I discovered my Mother looking back at me not my paternal grandmother. Eerie feeling to see that I look so much like her at this point.


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News story about WLS

I just listened to a really interesting story on weight loss surgery on NPR. The DS is mentioned which in itself is unusual. Here is a link so you can listen on line: Surgery Not A Magic Pill for Obese Patients



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Been almost a month

Since I last checked in but we’ve been moving from Oak Ridge to S. Knoxville and all that a move entails. It doesn’t help matters that we can’t get TV/Internet/or a phone at the moment…still trying to work all that out. Thankfully we have a mifi.

Anyway, last time I posted asking if I was done and stuck at the 140/141 spot…well, it seems I wasn’t cause today I REACHED MY GOAL WEIGHT of 135. I want to go lower so that I weigh that fully dressed standing on a doctor’s scale but it seems I wasn’t stuck after all.

Lesson here…as long as you are still in your 2 year honeymoon phase, you probably are NOT done losing. You are just stalling. Stalls are a royal pain but they happen…all too often. We just keep doing what we are suppose to be doing.


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Am I done???

I hope not as I wanted to get down to 135 at least but seem to be stuck around 140/141. Been here for a few weeks now. I did lose two more inches last month.

I’m wearing a 4/6 in pants and a med to an x-large in tops depending on the cut/style/etc. That is down from a 16W/18W pants and a 2XL/3XL top.

And I am just past 7 months out from my surgery. I’ve lost almost 85% of my excess weight. It’s the last 15% that bothers me. And we typically have a small bounce back of about 5 lbs.

Either that or I am seriously stuck. Maybe the move we are doing into a new house, will kick start it again.


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What things weight, repeat post

1 pound = a Guinea Pig
1.5 pounds = a dozen Krispy Kreme glazed donuts
2 pounds = a rack of baby back ribs
3 pounds = an average human brain
4 pounds = an ostrich egg
5 pounds = a Chihuahua
6 pounds = a human skin
7.5 pounds = an average newborn
8 pounds = a human head
10 pounds= chemical additives an American consumes each year
11 pounds = an average housecat
12 pounds = a Bald Eagle
15 pounds = 10 dozen large eggs
20 pounds = an automobile tire
23 pounds = amount of pizza an average American eats in a year
24 pounds = a 3-gallon tub of super premium ice cream
25 pounds = an average 2 year old
30 pounds = amount of cheese an average American eats in a year
33 pounds = a cinder block
36 pounds = a mid-size microwave
40 pounds = a 5-gallon bottle of water or an average human leg
44 pounds = an elephants heart
50 pounds = a small bale of hay
55 pounds = a 5000 BTU air conditioner
60 pounds = an elephants penis
66 pounds = fats and oils an average American eats in a year (since surgery)
70 pounds = an Irish Setter
77 pounds = a gold brick
80 pounds = the Worlds Largest Ball of Tape
90 pounds = a newborn calf
100 pounds = a 2 month old horse (my highest weight)
111 pounds = red meat an average American eats in a year
117 pounds = an average fashion model (and shes 5’11″)
118 pounds = the complete Encyclopedia Britannica
120 pounds = amount of trash you throw away in a month
130 pounds = a newborn giraffe
138 pounds = potatoes an average American eats in a year
140 pounds = refined sugar an average American eats in a year
144 pounds = an average adult woman (and shes 5’4½”)
150 pounds = the complete Oxford English Dictionary
187 pounds = an average adult man
200 pounds = 2 Bloodhounds
235 pounds = Arnold Schwarzenegger
300 pounds = an average football lineman
400 pounds = a Welsh pony

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