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    Friday, February 02, 2007

    Poof! 80 Pounds Gone!

    As of this morning, I have officially lost exactly 80 pounds! I lost 18 pounds in the two weeks before surgery. That makes 62 pound since surgery on October 25, 2006, just over 3 months ago. Can you tell I'm a little excited?

    I'm feeling great these days. I feel almost human. I've noticed that people hold doors for me again instead of slamming them in my face when I'm only a few feet behind them. I'm saddened to think that people somehow think that because I'm fat, I don't deserve to be treated well. I try to treat everyone as I would like to be treated.

    I'm reminded of the things I have gained along this journey. One of them is more freedom of movement. I find I'm less winded when walking and sometimes look back to where I have been in awe. I walk all over and don't even realize it. My knees feel slightly better when traversing the stairs but they are still not 100% yet.

    I've had to move the seat forward in my van and also drop the steering wheel.

    I can easily get in and out of bed and wake up feeling refreshed instead of exhausted.

    I can stand all day long at my job and not feel like I can't move at the end of the day.

    I realize I have a long way to go but the benefits I already see are amazing!

    25 comments:

    G-Man said...

    AWESOME!

    The ever shrinking SignGurl..
    We are all soooo proud!!
    Losing pounds..Gaining confidence!

    G-Man said...

    Oh yeah, 2 for 2. The Blog Whore is BACK!!!

    Susan said...

    That is a great accomplishment, Sign-gurl. I had another frustrating run in with "This week in poundage". No loss. Nada. But here's the deal - I'm not eating enough protein. Last night I bought a nice salmon, got it home and it was bad. Stinking bad. So we ended up eating nutted couscous and yoghurt. Not such a great protein choice. I so don't like eating.

    *S*

    Craig D said...

    INSPIRING! Lemme tell ya, I just saw some of the photos from Christmas and I wondered who gave my daughter that life-sized Jabba The Hut doll. Yep, it was me.

    I really DO miss my Nordic Track and that great feeling of eating properly and having a spring in my step.

    You & the Hubby - Keep up the good work!

    Tumbleweed said...

    I got chills reading this post! I am just so damn excited for you and so glad you are getting healthier. I know you have gone through so much to get where you are and to hear it is worth it...just warms my heart! Luv you!

    jillie said...

    High 5 to you!!!!!

    Keep up the GREAT work...both you and your hubby!
    xo

    Sicilian said...

    Hip hip HOOORRRRAAAYYY!
    I really do mean the hip hip part. .. you are doing so well. I love it that you can gain knowledge and lose weight.
    I love reading your thoughts.
    Ciao

    jillie said...

    Wooohooo Jenn...did you know that Brett Farve is coming back??

    Yeah, I know the rest of you probably don't even care...lol

    NOW...I have to try to find a way to get tickets to the game when San Diego plays them in GB! OHHHH MY!

    ;o)

    barman said...

    As far as you have come just think where you will be in another 3 months or in a year. Some things people take for granted will be easy for you. You have made so much progress and I am so proud of how you have done.

    Just think if you were able to pick up 10 gallons of milk at one time ... that is about how much weight you have lost. Just simply amazing. No wonder there is so much of an improvement.

    Yea SingGurl!!!

    kimmyk said...

    Congrats!

    How is your husband doing as well?

    buddha_girl said...

    Excellent news! I recall the new feeling of being able to do so much more and not getting winded, exhausted, and troubled. Good times!

    TooFatToFly said...

    Wow - I am loving reading your blog, though I have a lot to catch up on.

    From what I have read so far, you are truly an inspiration :-)

    Hugs,

    Lins x

    PS: I wish you wouldn't put yourself down. You are soooooo gorgeous!

    The Savage said...

    Yay!

    MILKYMAIDEN said...

    80 pounds. Wow. It makes sense that you'd be feeling more energetic. Currently I have my own poundage to dump. Holiday eating. Gets me every time cuz I have NO willpower on the sweet stuff. And I can feel a definite difference in my energy levels when I pack on more butt.

    You're doing so well, Sign. I can't even tell you how proud I am of you.

    Like you, I treat everybody the same. I couldn't even imagine being rude to anybody because of what they weigh or the color of their skin. It's unthinkable to me.

    G-Man said...

    You were off today?

    ...Off of the computer!

    Manny said...

    Yay! When are we going shopping?

    Danyele said...

    So very proud of you Ms. Sign! Congratulations! 100 lbs is not too far away, I'll bet!

    CuteBeachGirl said...

    I told you, you were gonna fall in love with yourself again, didn't I?

    Cazzie!!! said...

    Way way awesome, you inspire me :)

    wmy said...

    That is mind boggling huh?? You are doing great...congrats on feeling wonderful too!! In 3 months!!! WOW!! I am so happy for you...you are gonna be at goal before you know it!

    Craig D said...

    Thanks for the birthday wishe, signgurl! Shall I eat a piece of cake in honor of your hubby as well? Oh, the carbs! Oh, the calories!

    Top cat said...

    It's so good to read your progress jenn and all the side benefits you are noticing since losing the weight.
    Keep it up, we're all proud of you.
    tc

    cadbury_vw said...

    i love to hear the hope and the light in your words

    i am so happy for you

    Big Pissy said...

    Jenn! 80 pounds is awesome!

    I'm so happy for you! :)

    tsduff said...

    Woo hoo, you are really an inspiration to those of us who are just beginning the journey...(my grand total so far: oh boy, a whole 3.5 lbs in a month. Wow, that is incredible! Thanks for sharing about your experience.