It's been 1 year since I started with my trainer -- and next month will be my 1 year anniversary of my surgery. Admittedly I am a little embarassed to post this progress update because I, well, just havent lost as much as others! That being said, I haven't gone one month without losing inches somewhere; I've gone from a size 26 to a 16 -- and can even wear 18's in the Misses Department! I no longer take Diabetes Meds and no longer need to use a C-Pap machine!
My high weight was 347 lbs. My Pre-op weight was 307. This brings my total weight loss to 123 lbs., 84 of it from surgery.
I work extremely hard and do the right thing. Inevitably someone will think, "she's slackin'", which is the farthest from the truth. The thought of that makes me sick, probably because I've spent my entire life proving that I'm a hard worker, in spite of others' perceptions, that sometimes I feel like I just continue that behavior. It needs to change. I know. This is just on area I know I need some help in, and plan to seek out some help.
That being said, I am proud I have lost what I have. The fact that I've been able to maintain so much muscle mass in the last year is an achievement in itself, even with a 3% margin for human error on measurements.
It should also be noted that I was too large for calipers to begin with, so fat mass was calculated from measurements. The most recent fat mass numbers are measured with calipers.
Oh, and as far the battle of me vs. the Candy Corn? I'm totally winning this battle. :)