Saturday, April 16, 2011

These Are Not My Pants (or are they?)

I really didn't have a grasp of how much weight I've lost until I held these jeans up for a picture.  I used to wear these all the time.  They are a size 28 from Lane Bryant.  The pants I currently wear are a 20, though I think I might be able to wear an 18.  I've now lost 65 lbs.  Physically, I feel better though I don't feel like I've lost that much weight.  I notice that I fit better in tight places (like the area by my washer/dryer or the driver's seat of my car when my husband has the seat pushed all the way up.)

I haven't been to Curves in a few weeks.  I injured my shoulder and am now going to physical therapy.  My diagnosis is internal rotation tendonitis.  I'll be going 3 days a week for a month and hopefully that'll relive the swelling, get rid of the pain and strengthen my shoulder.  Since I can't take NSAIDS, they are going to try a couple topical medications.

I had to give a persuasive speech for class last week.  I chose the topic, "Bariatric Surgery - It's Not The Easy Way Out."  I think I did very well with it, used very convincing statistics and people were impressed with before/after pictures.  Especially the ones where I and a friend lost a lot of weight and then regained it all back.  I got an A on the speech! 

In my last blog entry, I promised a couple product reviews.  I've been using Celebrate Vitamins Grape Flavor.  I've found that I can tolerate them a lot better than the Bariatric Advantage.  I absolutely love the Celebrate Hot Cocoa Calcium.  It's a little gritty but it's delicious. 

I recently switched from a Blackberry to a Droid 2.  I'm using a couple of applications that have made life as a bariatric surgery patient so much easier.  One is Drinking Water.  It reminds me throughout the day to drink my water.  The other is Med Minder.  I put my meds and vitamins in and it'll remind me at points throughout the day (of my choosing) when I'm supposed to take them.  I haven't missed any since I started using it, I highly recommend it!


  1. I tried Drinking water after I seen you post about it. It scares me. LOL. It randomly goes off like running water to tell me to drink more! haha!

    I'm glad you got such a great grade on your thing.

    Feel better soon from your injury!

  2. I'm kinda jealous that you've lost 65 lbs in the same time it took me to loose maybe 10. We're about the same size now, I'm fitting in size 18 for the most part. size 20 is getting to be too big. I've started blogging about my weight loss. Of course the difference between you and me is that I haven't changed my diet much, as I eat pretty decently, I think. I don't really eat much other than meals. Keep up your good work.

  3. Hey - it's nice to see an update from you! Sounds like things are going FANTASTIC - great job!

  4. WOW Lisa! Great picture, tells a lot doesn't it. You are doing a great job!

  5. Hi Lisa!! I just found your blog through another one I Follow, and I am now Following you too!!

    I had Lap Band Surgery on 11/19/09 and I have lost 59 lbs. I wish that the Sleeve had been available to me when I had my Surgery, as I would have chose it instead....

    Congratulations on your A for your Speech! I always hated Speech in College....I only managed a B (Barely)!! LOL