Broke the plateau

June 7, 2008 at 9:24 pm 4 comments

I finally broke my plateau.  I am so relieved.  I have lost 2 lbs in the last 3 days.  I am now at a total of 64 lbs lost.  My mini goal is to get to 75 lbs lost by June 30.  That gives me 23 more days to lose 11 lbs.  I am REALLY hoping I can hit -100 lbs by my 6 month bandiversary, which will be 8/28.  That would be so amazing.  It would be even better to hit it before August 6th (or 7th, I can’t remember) when I see Dr. M. again.  I’m not going to push myself.  I’m really trying to hold out on another fill until August.  Well, I probably won’t have a choice because I can’t imagine he’d give me one early as long as I’m losing.  I saw him a month ago today and I’ve lost 16 lbs since then and that includes a week plus plateau.

I saw Dr. S. for my yearly well woman visit.  He hadn’t seen me since December, so needless to say, he was thrilled with my progress.  He is taking credit though.  LOL  He did suggest I pursue this back in October.  I can only imagine what he’ll think next year when I see him!

I have to get out of this mindset of thinking about how much I have left.  I need to start thinking about how far I’ve come.  I’m over 1/3 of the way to my FINAL goal and almost halfway to my “not ideal but I’ll take it” goal.  LOL  Right now my ticker says, “64 lbs lost, 126 lbs to go” and that 126 lbs is all I can focus on.  This has been HARD so far.  Can I really keep going?  What if this ends up like every other diet and I just stop losing and then gain the weight back??  Everybody keeps telling me that the loss will slow down drastically and I am so scared of that.  I have too far to go still.  Plus, I feel so much better now–I can’t wait to get down even lower and feel that much better.  This isn’t about how I look, though looking better is a great bonus.  I need to regain my health.  I want off the stupid cpap.  I want to have normal blood pressure and normal periods and have energy and be able to keep up with my kids.  It is all getting better, for sure, but I want to live my life NOW.

*sigh*  Patience is a virtue, right?


Entry filed under: goals, medical, weight loss.

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4 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Jessica  |  June 8, 2008 at 6:53 am

    Definitely keep looking at how far you’ve come! And congratulations on getting over your plateau!

    It does get hard, but you are strong and BULLHEADED!!! So you WILL get to your goal weight… Your ULTIMATE goal weight!

    You’re awesome! Keep it up!

  • 2. Diz  |  June 8, 2008 at 2:31 pm

    You are living your life NOW! You’re 64 lbs lighter, and it has given you energy and freedom. I’m right there with I have sleep apnea, high bloodpressure, and all the crap that goes with it. But I am feeling better and each day it’s getting better and better. I’m living my life now, because I might not have a tomorrow. I’ll take each day as it comes. You will be of the cpap machine, you will get lighter and lighter every day…if not physically, then spiritually. You are on your way!

  • 3. Emily  |  June 9, 2008 at 11:20 am

    WOW!!!! 64lbs in 3 months! I can only hope that I can be half as successful as you! I know that day to day can have a lot of pressure to see results, but it has to be looked at over a wk or mo. to really see whats going on (remind me of that when I hit my plateua!)They keep telling me about 2lbs/wk can be expected so anything more than that would be ecstatic! You’re doing amazing and you are seriously gonna be one of those people with their ‘before/after’ pics up with the testimonial on one of those WLS websites! I have to read your blogs and think hopefully that’ll be me!

  • 4. Martha  |  June 11, 2008 at 11:16 am


    Jaime, YOU ARE AWESOME!!!!!



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