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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I mentioned getting new bikes

Well, Friday was NOT a good day for me…I ended up making contact with the street when I braked too hard and went ass over bike and slid down the street! My husband looked back to see me and the bike laying in the middle of the street…I was staring up at the sky, deciding how bad I hurt.

Ended up in the ER that morning…scrapping it has NOTHING on getting road rash cleaned up and healed. Thank goodness for helmets.


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Bariatric Surgery can cause bone loss

Well, DUH…any time you have a malabsorptive procedure like the DS or RNY, you can deplete your vitamins and minerals…So this study is not surprising.

Bariatric Surgery Can Lead to Bone Loss

Bariatric surgery can be beneficial for obese people, but it also can lead to significant bone loss.

The limited data so far suggest that decreased bone mineral density after bariatric surgery is a real problem that increases the risk for fracture, Dr. Anne Schafer said at a meeting on osteoporosis sponsored by the University of California, San Francisco.

The extent of bone loss within a year after the most common bariatric surgery, Roux-en-Y gastric bypass, can be equivalent to “what you would expect in the first 5 years of menopause” in some women, said Dr. Schafer of the division of endocrinology at the University of California, San Francisco.


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We got some bikes yesterday

And took our first ride this morning while it was still cool enough.  Last bike I was on was almost 40 years ago and had standard handlebars (no gears) and one speed. Plus you braked with your feet.

These are DBX bikes, mine is a Comfort bike, dh has a Mountain bike. Great feeling riding this morning, nice and cool.


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A Scale Victory!!

This morning, I weighed 142 lbs. The least I have EVER weighed as an adult.

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