Update – 9/03/10

So, been awhile again, I am getting so bad at this. sigh. But, I think it was because i was on a plateau(notice the word was?? hehe)

Seems like I may be back on track.  One week I gained 7.4 pounds, I think that was what i needed, motivated me to get back on track.  The week after the big gain, I lost 6.6 pounds, the following week I lost 1.5 pounds, the week after that(last week) I didn’t lose anything, but I also didn’t gain 😀  Then this week, I lost 1.6.  YAY!

This is for a total of 75.1 pounds.  24.9 more pounds and I can say I lost 100! woot!  I just want to say I am so glad I did it the old fashioned way and not had the weightloss surgery.  I have a friend who did it, she has been helping me with errands and such, so I said I would buy her subway 🙂  So she has a 6 inch sub…no drink, no cookies.. JUST the 6 inch sub, she was barely done half of it and she was full!  Eating the whole sub(which is not very much) she felt physically ill because “she ate too much”, and she has just had a lot of complications from having the surgery and she wishes she never had it. 🙁

The surgery may be right for some people, but it definately wouldn’t have been right for me as I have lost 75.1 pounds on my own and in 18 months!

Saw my best friend today, she had a baby a week ago, he is sooooo cute! I want one!! Wanted one way before she was pregnant lol the whole motivation to start my weightloss journey, definately can’t have a baby at this size.  Especially after the show I watched today.

It was on TLC called “Obese and pregnant” saw it advertised sayin coming up next. I said to my friend, ohhhh i want to see this.. wow, made me definately want to lose more weight.  They could barely hear the baby’s heart beat under “10 layers of fat” 🙁 she was about 362 close to giving birth.  I definately don’t want to be 3 anything when i am giving birth!  So I still have a ways to go before even considering it, and i am turning 36 next month 🙁 sigh.  Hopefully I will have a baby before I turn 40!  Plus I have to have a girl so my best friend’s son and my daughter can get married…lol

Hope everyone is well, thanks for reading!  Thank you everyone for all your support, it has meant soooo much.

Megan xo

Recent Comments

  • September 4, 2010 at 9:40 pm

    75.1 pounds is awesome!!! You are doing wonderful :0)

  • September 5, 2010 at 4:17 am

    I WATCHED THAT SHOW!!!! What was bad was, I was already pregnant! At the beginning of my pregnancy I was 359. Definitely not planned, as I was already losing weight and was hoping to lose another 100 pounds before even considering it. I had the gestational diabetes, the hypertension, the insulin injections, but ….. I only gained 20 pounds! I was determined not to put my baby at any more risk than he already was. Everything was fine and I was all set for a natural birth like I have always wanted. Five hours after my induction and my water breaking, my son was still not making any progress and I had to have an emergency C-Section. I cried and felt defeated. The one thing I never wanted. I wasn’t afraid of going under the knife. In cases like mine; more times than not, the Spinal can wear off in the middle of the operation and they immediately have to put you under completely. This is also rare but it can happen. The reason why it happened is because for someone my size it’s harder to properly inject the Spinal. Let’s not get the Spinal confused with an Epidural. They are not the same thing. My biggest fear was a C-section for the simple fact that I knew I wouldn’t get to hold my son immediately after so that he could breastfeed within the first hour. The most crucial bonding experience…. gone. I was also terrified that I wouldn’t be able to hear him cry for the first time if they had to put me under. Sure enough that darn Spinal wore off. Immediately after they got him out safely, I started to feel the worst pain of my entire life. I would do the 5 hours of labor repeatedly compared tot he pain I felt when the Spinal wore off. I started screaming in agony. My husband had to grab my face and strongly tell me to breath; while the doctors loaded my IV with whatever they had to in order for me not to feel a single thing and eventually fall asleep. On a bright note; my son was out safe and sound, no diabetes, no health complications whatsoever! I also got to hear him cry and I got to kiss him. I remember telling him ” Hi honey, Happy Birthday.” Then I was in and out of consciousness. I had a nasty side effect to the Spinal. My whole body started to involuntarily shake. There was nothing I could do. I couldn’t even feel it, I just saw my body shaking. So along with not getting that crucial bonding experience in the first hour, I couldn’t hold him for another 2 hours while my body was adjusting back to normal. For several months after, I felt as if I was less of a woman for not being able to have the birthing experience I desperately sought after due to the health risks of being obese. If I had to do it all over again, I wouldn’t have changed a single thing. Everything that happen was unavoidable. I kept my pregnancy weight down in the healthy range for my size. I took my insulin injections every single day. I didn’t pig out on junk food. I didn’t give into the whole “You’re eating for two” BS!!!! I got that a lot actually. Many people kept telling me that old line. This was my exact reply. “You don’t’ need to eat for two when you are the size of two!” I refused to live in denial. I wasn’t too harsh on myself but I also didn’t want others giving me excuses to eat more than I should. Now, my son is 8 and a half months old, healthy and adorable. But he isn’t going to be getting any siblings anytime soon.

  • http://Megan

    September 6, 2010 at 12:56 pm

    Thank you for sharing your story! At least i know there is still hope for me getting pregnant someday.. thought it was impossible to even get pregnant at my size lol

    Good for you for not giving in to the whole “you are eating for 2” thing.!!

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