One goal down, many more to go!

Yesterday was my final weigh in day with measurements at Profile. Well, actual weigh in was this morning, naked, at home. I lost my 25 pounds that I had set out to lose before surgery. Can I shout that out loud? I LOST 25 POUNDS IN 5 WEEKS!

The whole measurement thing is still sinking in. I lost 20.25 inches. I lost 7 in my waist alone! That’s huge. Massive results! I have a coworker who tells me he can see it. I can feel it. Not sure if I believe anyone else can tell though.

I can’t say enough about the Profile system. It really worked for me. Once you commit to it, and get in, it’s easy. I have another coworker doing it with great results too. And they have a Black Friday deal that is amazing! I keep telling everyone about it.

I work for a radio station and today I blogged about my use of Profile, and my upcoming surgery on Monday. I knew at some point I would have to let people know how I achieved the changes I did. I am not ashamed I am having surgery. My only hope is that if people can’t be supportive, that they can refrain from being negative. But you know how that goes.

As I’ve said from the beginning, this is not about wearing a certain size, or a certain number on a scale. It is about me being able to be healthy and active. But I not gonna sit here and lie…I love watching the numbers on the scale go down. One day at a time, and one step at a time.

I’ve had several people ask me if I am still going thru with the surgery, since I’ve lost 25 pounds in 5 weeks on Profile. Yes. I am. My doctor and I have discussed it extensively. The surgery is NOT an easy way out. But it is a lifestyle change that not only do I need, but I want. What Profile did for me, was nothing short of amazing. It helped train me to eat differently, and really got me drinking the correct amount of water. It helped me stop soda and booze completely to get ready for surgery. It helped me make changes that are going to need to be in place post surgery.

I am not saying I couldn’t get where I want to be with Profile alone. But I need to do what is right for me and I’ve done the research on Sleeve surgery. I need to do this. It’s my health that is on the line and I don’t want to gamble with that. So yes, I’m moving forward with surgery. And once I am off my liquid and pureed food, I very well may find my way back to Profile to continue where I left off.

It’s a marathon. Not a sprint. Which is good because my butt is in no shape to run. Yet. But I will get there.

I had my pre opp physical last week and my doctor looked at my calves and said ‘wouldn’t it be great to get this down to a normal size’? Hell yes it would! For years I retained fluid in my legs with no answers as to why. About 8 years ago I went to the John Stoddard Cancer Center here in Des Moines and worked with someone who believes I just have a crappy lymphatic system. It doesn’t drain fluid like it should. For about a month we wrapped my legs with compression bandages to get the fluid out. And that helped some. But the fact remains that my lymphatic system is crap. Losing weight can only help it. But it has been a catch 22. You have issues working out because of the pain in your legs, but you can’t get rid of the fluid and pain unless you work out. CATCH 22.

So this has been the battle for several years. I did great working out at a place called Kosama a few years ago. I saw great changes. Until I pulled a hip flexor and derailed my workouts. So change is needed. It is good. And I am ready.

Now for a little song that had me giggling last night. I forgot about this gem, but love it.

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