Tuesday, August 21, 2012

MIA?? 6 months

Hey everyone I have been MIA for months now and Im sorry, life has changed so much for me that I have tons to share. Today is officially my 6 month post op and wow what a change! I am down 77 lbs and smaller then I've ever been.

Starting weight: 250lbs ( YIKES!!!)
Goal Weight: 140- 150 ( A goal I set for myself)
Starting Pant size: 22/24
Starting Tops: 3X in womens
Starting bra size: 48DD

Weight: 173lbs (OMG)
Pant Size:  between a 14 & 12
Tops:  1x in Juniors && about a Large/Med in women
Bra size: 40DD
Goal: The same

This was taken when I was 5 months post op, huge difference. I think I was down about 65lbs here, not 100% sure

I was in my WLS support group and someone posted them in a pair of jeans in 1 leg, and I thought I would see where I'm at && well I fit in 1 side as well!!! These jeans are a size 20, I've had them for years and they had always fit me perfectly, until close to my surgery they started to get extra tight!

The funny thing about this photo is the shirt I'm wearing is the same shirt from my 5 month phot and look how baggy it is on my. Mind you Im not wearing a bra but a bikini top, YES a BIKINI top!! 

So where have I been? Well I have been working on starting my own business. I've always wanted something that was my own and that I love, but with my back it was never really possible, since surgery my back has gotten some what better, I get sore quicker and more often, but at the same time i cant be mad since I've had it for 4 YEARS! So this is 4 years of pressure releasing, so I feel it is to be expected. So  it has kept me busy, and also keeping on track with my food and trying to stay cool in this bipolar summer weather.

Food, I think the 4th stage for me has been the hardest, and at that stage is you can eat pretty much everything BUT.. bread, pasta, rice, tortillas ect. && that I feel was my biggest struggle, I love pizza and not being able to even have a better version KILLED me... but I stuck with it, Marie Calendars was my life saver,  as well as PF Chang's. From Marie Calendars, I would get the Salisbury steak, which has the steak, potatoes, && broccoli and cheese &&& let me tell you OMG amazing! From PF Chang's I would get beef & broccoli, amazing!! I know that they are prolly high is fat and salt but I wasnt worried about it, I was more worried about my portions and getting my protein in. As most of you know I dont currently drink my protein shakes,  its hard for me to get that in on top of food, but I am working on it and I hope to get them in soon!
So with not doing protein shakes I would/will eat mainly protein.

I recently had to get a set of shots, the B1 shot and OMG they are painful! I had to get 4 of them 1 the day I went in && the rest 1 a week. The pain doesn't get easier.  Now what can happen if your B1 is low, is very scary, it can throw you in to CHF ( Congestive Heart Failure) && it could also determinate the muscles in the front of your legs and arms and you wouldn't be able to pick up your feet or hands ( from thee docs mouth)!! We normally get our B1 in our breads & grains, the B1 is the outer crust on  the grain, so with not being able to eat grains I never got it. I am currently taking a B1 vitamin until I'm more normally.

I will stop there and save the rest for another post!


Friday, May 11, 2012

Where oh where is Breanna?? Hello you still with us?

Hey everyone, I know its been a while since I posted last and have been promising pictures. I did post one on twitter but haven't posted anything more and I apologize. So it's 10 days before my 3 month surgiversary and so far I have lost  55lbs but tons of inches. I am in onderland, 195.0 and down  2 bra sizes, down a pant size or 2 & with tops well those are tricky.

Starting stats:

Weight (highest): 250lbs
Surgery day: 243.6 ( i lost it the week before of my surgery)
Tops: 3x
Pants: 22/24

Current Stats:
 Weight: 195.0
Top: 1x/2x ( Im still very busty so  tops are hard, but I can wear a Juniors dress, i own one , & a 1x semi stretchy top)
Pants: 18 ( they fit better if they are semi stretchy due to my pooch other wise i look like a sardine)

Right now in my eating I can only have :

All Sea food, Chicken, & Turkey, Eggs, Potatoes, All Cheese, All fruit except grapes & raisins  & All veggies!
Come 5/21/12 I will be able to have red meat, which Im excited about, turkey burgers aren't all that good lol

So where the hell have I been, well I've been super busy working on my own business, making sure I'm on track with my health and recently we had a  death in the family so we took a trip to New Mexico. If any of you ladies what to  keep it contact with me add me on facebook: https://www.facebook.com/bree.youngins  It is my personal account but I feel close to those who are sharing this experience with me and even those ahead of me. :)

So here are my picture you have been waiting for, the ones in the water are from New Mexico so VERY recent.

Day of surgery:

Easter 2012
May 1st 2012

 May 6th, New Mexico

May 4th 2012

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

New picture

So here is the before and after. Im about 6 weeks out and 40lbs down in this photo. Never again will i get to that size.
I am almost to ONEDERLAND!!  Im so excited. I dont have much to update on, waiting to eat normally. I get red meat
next month, and bread, rice & pasta in July. So once July rolls around I will have some fun exciting recipes to share!