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For over 4 weeks I have been in a stall, going up and down between the same 2 pounds. Today, I finally broke that stall and hit a HUGE milestone at the same time! I am finally under 400 pounds! I’ve lost almost 10 BMI points. I am ecstatic!

I also got a measuring tape today and measured myself. I’m down a total of 28 inches! I’ve also lost 7 inches in my chest, which is really showing, both in the mirror, and in my bras.

So while I may not have been losing the last almost 5 weeks, I have been losing inches and I’m excited about that.

Monday is 6 weeks out. I have my 6 week post-op class Monday morning. I’ll be opened up for more foods, such as steak, pork, nuts, and fresh fruits and vegetables. I’m excited. I also get to work out more starting Monday, walk more often, and further. Start using weights and my bike. Plus I can lift things again and go swimming!

I’m starting to feel like a normal person again. Except today, today every time I stood up, I got dizzy. I’m not sure what was up with that. I’ve also been getting headaches every day in the afternoon. My fibromyalgia has seemed to have gotten worse since surgery. But overall, I am starting to feel better than right after surgery. More energy and more like myself.

Even with the frustration that was a nearly 5 week stall when I’m only about 6 weeks out, I have never regretted my decision. I am so thankful for this tool. And as of today, I’m 22 pounds down from the day of surgery. I never could have done that in less than 6 weeks before. I am so grateful. I can’t wait to see where this journey takes me.


Sunday Weigh-In: 1/15/2017

Sorry for being so quiet this week. I’ve been super busy this week between cleaning out my storage room and babysitting my niece and nephew. The extra room in my house had been converted to a storage room last year when we took all the stuff out of a couple storage units, things from my late grandmother, late sister, and just stuff we’ve accumulated over the years.

This last week, we’ve been going through it, separating things that needed to be trashed, from stuff that could be donated, from stuff we wanted to keep. It was a huge success and now the storage room can be used as an office, as was originally intended.

I also babysat my niece and nephew on Wednesday for 7 hours. That was a lot of fun. We read the same few books over and over and over again. The joys of being almost 3 and easily entertained.

This week of hard labor (moving all those boxes was hard work, especially with how many of them were full of books) left my fibromyalgia flaring up pretty badly this weekend. Yesterday morning I was so weak and sore that I literally couldn’t stand up from my bed. So, I went back to sleep for a couple hours and felt a little better after that, but spent most of yesterday just resting.

Last night my insomnia was terrible and I didn’t sleep at all. I normally wouldn’t be up yet, but after over 6 hours of trying to sleep, I gave up and got out of bed.

Today I weigh in at 431.2. That’s down almost 29 pounds! I have 48.2 pounds left to lose to qualify for the surgery. It feels forever away. It feels impossible. But I know that if I quit now, I’ll never get anywhere, and that all I can do is keep doing what I’m doing. Losing 77 pounds on my own seems like such an impossible task. But I’m determined to qualify for that surgery sooner or later. Even if it takes me to the end of the year, I’m going to do it.

On the agenda this week: babysit tomorrow, chores/errands Tuesday, appointment with my psychiatrist on Wednesday, appointment with my counselor on Thursday, hopefully go to the butterfly pavilion with a friend on Friday. Then one last weekend to relax before school starts next Monday.

Beginning weight: 460
Last weight: 435.8
Current weight: 431.2