I hit my 100 pounds gone mark!!!

I just knew when I woke up this morning that I made it. I hit it. -100 pounds since my decision to have surgery. I lost 25 leading up to my surgery, and now 75 pounds since my surgery, just over 6 months ago.

And I’ve said over and over that it isn’t about a number. I feel great and have the energy to work out. But for some reason the 100 mark felt like a landmark number. I am wearing pants that another surgery patient handed down to me that are Rue 21 brand, size large. I never would have attempted these before. I actually feel ok in shorts. And never in my life have I worn capris!! Until now. I had an insecure moment this morning so I threw on an oversized shirt to cover my butt. And everyone is telling me it is too big and not flattering.

But see for yourself.

I see big changes in my neckline. That is where I feel skinny. At an event last night I had a ton of listeners come up and tell me I looked great. Which made me feel great!

I have my workout gear with me ready to walk this afternoon. And a 5K on Saturday that has me freaking out as I’m not ready. But I’m doing it. ml2 ml1


New hair

I am six months post op from Sleeve surgery, and had a lot of hair loss. It is coming to an end, and I’m not seeing much come out anymore, but it was significant. Many of my friends commented they would freak out over it. Nah. I’d gladly lose my hair again for the healthy way I feel now. It’s only hair. I was attached to it by the roots, but not emotionally attached.

I went to my hairdresser yesterday to get rid of my gray roots. And I told her how unhealthy my hair was. I was losing underneath at the nape of my neck, so I couldn’t get it to look ok in the back no matter what. It looked too thin. We decided to cut it. She suggested she needed to cut it off to a healthy length and asked if I would be ok going short. I said do what you need to do. We added lots of color for dimension. And we cut it shorter than I have ever worn it before. Or at least since 4th grade.

rhi and me new hair

I’m getting used to it. It’s a big change. Here is a picture to give you an idea of where it was.

new work

I feel like a different person. This could be perfect for me and give me another kick in the butt to keep going. So I ordered some funky headbands today to give me extra motivation.

Anyone else gone thru the hair loss? Again, a small price to pay for being healthy, so I will take it.

Also, I had my 6 month follow up on Friday of last week. I explained that my workouts have been derailed by migraines for the past three weeks. I have been suffering like mad. They wanted me to go to my general dr and have her look at giving me a preventative medicine that I would take every night instead of just treating the migraines. They explained that there is a very small percentage of weight loss patients who experience more migraines after surgery. I don’t think this is really the case, I really do think it is due to the massive fluctuations we have had with weather.

So on Tuesday I did see my regular doctor and we found a new med for me. I will take it daily and see if it works. It does knock me out, so I take it at night, which means I may not need my sleeping pill anymore. LOL

But I feel good. And to me, it’s all I want!