Regarding comments…

July 30, 2008 at 11:49 pm 4 comments

I had a couple of recent comments that I wanted to respond to and give my thoughts on where I am coming from.

I fully admit that I’m really hard on myself.  I feel like the weight should be falling off, as hard as I am working.  Plus, I worry about failing, that this is all I will lose.  While I’m very grateful for every pound I have lost, I need to lose so much more and I want to do it SOON.  It is overwhelming sometimes.  My only regret about having surgery is that I didn’t do it sooner.  It also doesn’t help that everytime I look in the mirror, I still see me plus 83 pounds.  The pictures help (I’ve asked Eric to make sure he takes more of me, which is a first for me), but I still feel like that 350 lb person I started as, at least mentally. 

RE exercise…I’m ok with building muscle.  I don’t want to just lose weight, I want to be healthy too.  It isn’t FAIR, though!  It isn’t encouraging to workout and not lose weight.  *pouts*  I’m being good though, sticking to my Spark People plan.  Check out my Spark People if you’d like to see my workouts.  I track my food on a different site.  I am used to it and didn’t feel like changing over.

*Edited to note:  My calorie tracker is now charging to give totals of calories, fat, etc.  I’m going to switch over to Spark People for food tracking too.  What a pain.  I have at least 100 custom items saved in the other tracker.  I’ll transfer them as needed.


Entry filed under: medical, weight loss.

New face shot Not the usual progress

4 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Shelley  |  July 31, 2008 at 12:13 am

    Jaime I just wanted to say WOW! Great progress and can you ever see it in your face. You’ve got a lot of great info on your blog. I would love it if you considered adding your blog to our community so other readers can find what you have to say.

    Here’s the link. I hope to see you there.

    Many Blessings,

  • 2. Jessica  |  July 31, 2008 at 6:09 am


    Tell me about the not being fair to gain muscle and have it mess up your scale! It’s very frustrating… and even a little bit evil!

    You’re doing a great job – and once you gain a certain amount of muscle, the weight will most certainly start falling off – to a certain extent – again. 🙂 I’m sure of it!

  • 3. Barbara  |  July 31, 2008 at 7:06 am

    Jaimie, boy can you see the difference in your face from your before pictures. You are probably adding muscle and muscle weighs more then fat. Give it time and I’m sure things will balance out. An 83 pd. weight loss in five months is amazing. I’m still in the process of getting my approval for my band and by the time I get mine you will probably be at your goal or near it. Hold your head up high and be proud of your accomplishment. I wish it were me with a 83 pd. loss, I would be nearing my goal. Take care of yourself and remember you’ve lost a whole person already.

  • 4. Diz  |  August 4, 2008 at 10:51 pm

    Your face pictures are awesome! You’ve come so far so fast. I know that exasperated feeling, but you are winning. It must be so cool to see the pictures and realize. You are so inspiring.


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Surgery date: 2.28.08
Highest weight: 350 lbs
Surgery weight: 339 lbs
Current weight: 262 lbs
Goal weight: 175 lbs
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