WELL DONE YOU!! :woohoo: I hope that you can continue to reap the benefits of the surgery and can keep on the right track. You are obviously very determined to have already lost so much (before and after surgery) and I think that a lot of determination is what's needed.
Well Done! I'm very happy for you. I have a friend who is 2 months out from surgery right now and she's doing well too, already had to buy new clothes at the thrift store as the old ones wouldn't stay up anymore. Definitely a very exciting time for you
Thanks everyone!! I'm pretty happy with the progress so far. My goal is to lose another 134 pounds. That will put me at 150 pounds (I can't remember when I ever saw that number on a scale).
Maia - Luckily, I'm a clothes hound and I have kept my clothes from years (and sizes) past so I have a few wardrobes that I can go through before I need to start buying. But I have already lost 3 or 4 sizes, so I will be shopping at the goodwill as the weather gets warmer. AND I'm getting rid of all the big clothes - I'm never going to be that big again! But it does feel strange to give away clothes. LOL.
LazyLegs, I don't have Lupus, my mom had it. I just lost her in January (6 days prior to my surgery) and have been posting and reading on the site for quite a while. I guess it helps me feel close to her to still be here...or something... I would imagine the effect of it would depend on what medications a person is on. With the bypass, I don't absorb everything I take in, and that includes my medication. Luckily I'm pretty healthy (other then my weight) and I seem to get enough of my Effexor XR to keep me on an even keel. I do know other people that have had problems - especially with treating bipolar and manic symptoms. They just don't absorb enough of their medications to keep them stable.
Mary - Thank you! I can't wait to shopping in a "normal" store and be able to find things that fit!!
Well done melissar you look fantastic sorry that you have lost your mum.But she will be so proud of you as she watches over you.As the others have said keep us posted on your way forward good luck Elisabeth:rose: