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I found my limit….

March 17, 2020

As I celebrated going below 286, I suffered a severe Acid Reflux spell, early Sunday morning. What seemed like forever, the episode finally went away and I was able to finally go back to sleep. Well, today thanks to my cousin Becky, it was determined I had eaten to much, and that’s what caused it. Even though I had eaten slow, it was too much, I now know what my limit is and what that feels like.

This week I get to add chicken and Turkey to my rotation, along with Fish/Shrimp that I got last week. Next week my menu expends, I’ll talk more about it next time.

Slowly but Surely…..

March 4, 2020

I’m still holding below the 300 pound mark, and I’m slowly dropping a few ounces at every day. My soft foods diet is going good. I have several choices that I’m switching through, thankfully i’m only a week away from adding fish to my diet.

Goodbye 300 Pound Rd….

February 24, 2020

Mini Breaking News…….

 

This morning, I weighed less than 300 for the first time in 3 years. I’m so excited, while at the same I know i could spike back up as hopefully this week,  i get to transition to pureed foods.

1 Week Post-Op

February 19, 2020

Here I am 1 week out from the surgery that will forever change me. I goto today at 4 for my appt to see the surgeon, i hope that he is happy with how things are going, I am. On my home scale, I’ve lost 22 pounds since last Friday, granted a lot of that is fluids, as I was getting almost 2 1/2 bags a day.

So far, I haven’t taken any diabetic meds since last Friday, a major win for me, i will keep checking it on a daily basis.

 

Update….

 

Dr visit went well, i do have 1 incision that is wanting to be a tad stubborn, so we’ll keep and eye on it and go from there. Next week I talk to the Nutritionist and hopefully i can start  pureed foods.

3 Days after…..

February 17, 2020

So I I forgot to come and let y’all know more Pre-Surgery feelings. Here are why Post Surgery thoughts.

My procedure was only suppose to talk 2-3 hours, but it ended up taking over 4. I never got to the phase of recovery where my wife could come see me, when we could finally talk and all, i was in my room. Getting up that first time hurt like a MF’er. I literally had to be helped out of bed, help in the bathroom, helped with every aspect of my life.

On one of my many walks around the floor i was on, one of the nurses stations, some lovely person brought a box of Krispy Kreme for them to eat, not sure why, but that was some many ways wrong for someone that can only take in fluids till 2-26.

Since i got to come home Friday afternoon, figuring out how to get my 60 grams of Protein, 60 oz of fluids has been hard. Today I made a little discovery, using my Hamilton Beach personal blender, I started adding ice to my shakes and waters/Gatorades, in turn making them slushes.

Do i regret anything yet, no….

1 1/4 day to go…

February 10, 2020

Here I am, 1 1/4  day to go, a full day of prep for the one of the biggest events of my life. I’m 20  or so hours away from meeting my Dr at the hospital for Single Duenal Switch. The success of this procedure against Diabetes, Sleep Apnea among other things to phenomenal.

My starting weight for this was 361, slightly lower then my heaviest of 380 just 2 years ago. I started watching my calories and walking at least 20 minutes a day 5 out of 7 days a week. Now as i head into surgery, I’m at 319.4, almost 42 pounds down, that total is factored into the overall goal of me getting down to 169/170 pounds.

Not sure I can imagine of how i’ll look at that weight, I know i’ll be happy knowing i can go into a store and not have to pray that they have a 3XL for me to wear. I know that i’ll be happy that being able to move around and not feel like its a struggle to breath.

I’ll be back tomorrow with more of my thoughts before surgery…..

My World is about to Change

January 27, 2020

I’m back. This coming Thursday, A major announcement will come out on the “What I Live For… Podcast

https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/what-i-live-for/id1438368212

 

 

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