Hey Everyone! OMG!!! I can’t believe I haven’t checked in with you guys for 3 months! A lot has been going on. Those of you who keep up with me on facebook probably aren’t in the dark about some things, but I’m sorry I haven’t been around.
First, let me update you on the surgery. It’s been 2 months and 1 week. It went very well, but it certainly has been an adjustment. Some of the foods that I always loved to eat (re: sweets!) I can no longer tolerate. My second week I tried even just to eat some mashed bananas and I got so sick from the natural occurring sugar in those! So I stay far away from sugar. My stomach has gotten stronger and I am eating mostly normal foods, but nothing to harsh: no popcorn, beef jerky, etc.. Mostly a lot of fish cuz it’s flaky and breaks down easily. Breakfast is always cottage cheese. I have to keep everything high protein because that’s the most important element for building muscle and keeping hair! :)
Anyway, in the past 2.25 months, I am down a total of 54 pounds. It’s pretty dramatic to see the results so quickly. I’ll have to post some before and afters for you guys. I’m very satisfied with the weight loss, but I’m mostly just very happy that my body doesn’t hurt the way it used to. I was pushing 300lbs at one point (285 was my heaviest, although at my surgery time I was 273) and my poor frame just couldn’t take it! I don’t know how anyone can live even heavier than that and not be in chronic suffering. So, basically, at this point I have no regrets about what I did. I’m so grateful fto have had a surgical option and I feel in control of my life for the first time in a long time.
Another reason I’ve been MIA is because I am totally IN LOVE!!! :D We met about a month before my surgery and we took to each other right away. :) I think what was most exciting was that he met me before surgery and loved me before he knew I was having surgery. He is such an amazing person and he makes me so happy. He’s been here for me every step of the way and super supportive. I think the best word to describe him is “integrity.” I’ve never met anyone who I can trust with everything and know it will be safe. The one catch is that he is a Marine and he is leaving January 4th for a tour in Asia for anywhere between 6-14 months. It will definitely be a test of our relationship, but I know we can make it! But, that’s probably another reason why I haven’t posted in a while. We’ve been spending a lot of time together, while we can.
So, as for all of you guys…sounds like things are going well!
Tammy, congrats on the consistent weight loss!!!! And 30lbs is huge! I am so happy for you! That is awesome!!!!! And as for this past season of BL, I stopped watching after the first episode. It got to be annoying for me, mostly. Although, I did keep the timer on my DVR because I was at the make over episode and when that one aired, I had a brief cameo in one of the crowd shots! hahahah. It was pretty funny. Season 9 was the one that they were really pumping me and my cousin for, until they weren’t. I don’t think I really care to watch the show anymore at all. I’m so over it. I’ve had a bunch of emails to audition for some new weight loss shows, and 2 casting directors call me to come in for an interview. 1) Jax called to ask me to audition for a new Ryan Seacrest show that he’s doing to make your dreams a reality. They wanted me to come on and ask for a trainer and dietitian. This was just before my surgery and I told her no. Too much of a distraction. 2) Some girl at NBC wanted me to come in for some other reality, documentary type, weight loss show. I told her, “I just had weight loss surgery, do I still qualify?” She told me she’d have to check with her producers. hahhahaha. Of course I never heard back. Bunk reality TV. :)
Anyway, JD, those before and afters of that woman were impressive! If she has any ideas for us, I’d be open.
Todd, way to come back to it! We have to stay strong and focused in order to kick this addiction. And that’s what it is, addiction. I struggle, even though I’m seeing results. Of course I still want all the sweets. And I could get lazy again and not work out! But, we have to put our health above everything else! Anyway, sounds like the workouts are strong for you so keep it up and let us know if you do the 5K. If you can run for 30 minutes straight already, I bet you could do it now! You’ll run faster in the race than you even do on the treadmill. I did a 5K in ‘04 at 230lbs and minimal training and was able to complete it in just under 45 minutes. DO IT!!!! :D
Well, I guess that’s all for now. Thanks for always being so supportive, you guys. You really are all awesome people and I’m glad that we’ve been able to connect as a unit. It’s really pretty amazing if you think about it. :)
Merry Christmas! Love you guys!!!!
—Larissa 4 years ago