Monday, August 20, 2012

13 Week Update (50 lbs and ONEDERLAND!)

Big, big week folks. You may recall that my 12-week update I was 201.3 and down 49.1 lbs. I could taste the 50 lb and onederland milestones they were so close. I'm very pleased to say that I achieved both this week!! Here's the details:

Surgery day: 250.4
One month 226.1
Two month: 211.8
Three month: 201.3
Week 13: 198

1 week weight loss: 3.3 lbs
Total weight loss: 52.4 lbs

WOO-HOO!! The last time I weighed under 200? For about a day in 2005. Before that? Geez, maybe college. You can imagine that I'm very, very excited by all of this. So much so that I finally decide to clean out the closet and dump the clothes that were too big, or that frankly I always hated but wore because they fit. From here on out I'm wearing things I enjoy. Period. With these milestones I've found that I'm comfortably in a size 16, which is phenomenal. I have a few 16s and 14s in the closet that I'm not quite fitting in to, but that's okay since it means I still probably have another month or two before I really need to go out and buy new clothes. I've been thanking my inner-organizer for boxing up all these clothes for years and years since they're really coming in handy these days.

This doesn't include a third large pile I'd already taken downstairs. Goodbye 18s and 20s. I won't miss you.
Been home from the Africa trip for a week, and quite pleased with how I've been eating. Exercise has been completely nil, so I need to work on that. But, back to getting my calories and protein in. Took me a couple days to get back into tracking everything, but I went back retroactively and I've been on track. And yesterday I even resurrected Sunday cooking day (e.g., the day I cook a bunch of stuff to have things all week), so I was pleased with myself. You can check out the recipe for pizza bites I made, as well as my crockpot turkey chili. Yum, yum, yum. This week's video is a little long to make up for the fact that it'd been a few weeks since I made one. Watch till the end for body shot, stomach scars, and loose arm skin...yay! Later, Jo


4 comments:

  1. Woohoo! Good job buddy! Feels good to hit that milestone.
    Six months ago, I was 5'6" and 373, this past Saturday, I ran a 5k with my teenage son.
    Thanks for the recipes, you've been very helpful to my family.

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    1. That's amazing!! Keep up the good work - glad the fam is enjoying the recipes. I definitely enjoy making things that even "normal" people find yummy!

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  2. You're doing awesome! Congrats on onederland.
    And I'm looking for the crockpot chili recipe now. Sounds yummy

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    1. Thanks, Paige! Just posted the chili recipe. Let me know if you try it and what you think. http://gastricsleeve4me.blogspot.com/2012/08/turkey-chili.html

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