"I'm a Jesus Girl who can step on the scale and simply see an indication of how much my body weighs - not the worth of who I am!" Lysa Terkheurst

On July 9th I had Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass surgery and this is my journey! I want to be clear that I DO NOT think this surgery is a quick-fix for weightloss and every possible means should be taken before even considering this path. It is VERY difficult and if I knew then what I know now, I would have done more to lose the weight on my own! Having said that, I'm thankful for my new healthier life and am accepting and taking charge of MY weightloss journey! And... ALL the glory and honour goes to GOD!

Sunday, March 17, 2013


Well I don't have much to talk about this week.  But I do want to thank all of you who sent me words of encouragement and support through Email and Facebook after my blog last week.  It meant so much to me.  It's nice to know my journey is helping so many others in their journey to better health.  If I can help anyone in any way, please let me know.  I want to my success to be the success of others!

I was actually going to skip doing a blog this week because I didn't want to sit down at the desk and type one out (I know - lazy!)  So I thought "hmmm... I have a laptop... why don't I just sit on my couch and type my blog."  And you know what!?!?  I'm actually using my laptop as a LAPtop!  I have never been able to sit down and type on my computer with it on my lap.  I've always had to put it on a table or stool in front of me.  This is kinda cool!!! haha

So this week I went to Value Village and bought some tops for spring (although I'm not sure when spring is actually going to show up!)   It's really nice to not have to go to the XXXL sizes anymore.  Who am I kidding... at my highest weight I was wearing 5XL.  Buying clothes is also cheaper.  Bigger sizes are more expensive.  The stores they come from are more expensive.  And yesterday I went to Walmart and I could actually browse the clothes in the regular sizes.  I won't buy anything there yet because I don't want to pay full price for anything while I'm still losing weight.  That's why Value Village has become my new favourite store!  These are two of my new buys at VV this week.  (sorry about the goofy smile - Gabrielle told me to smile bigger!)

After I took these pictures this afternoon, I got scissor happy and cut about 3-4 inches off my hair.  I'm planning on getting it cut really short in a couple of weeks with a new color, so this was just a step in that direction.  But it needed to be done.  All the ends of my hair are so thin from the hair loss so I thought that by  cutting it, it might APPEAR thicker.  We'll see.  I might still get the razor out!  :P

This post has sounded very much like the weightloss is all about outward appearance, but that is not the case.  This past week at work I had to install a computer in an office.  My co-worker mentioned that getting down on the floor and bending over desks, etc would have been so hard before the weightloss.  She was so right!  I told her that I wouldn't have been able to do my last job at Target if I still had all the weight on because I wouldn't have been able to get around the equipment that I needed to. It is so much easier to manoeuvre around "life" with all this weight off.  I still have a ways to go to reach my goal, but even at this point, life is just so much more, hmmmm, I don't even know what the word is!  I can't say happier because I was a very happy person before.  I can't say more confident, because I was a confident person before.  I can't say more fulfilling because I've had everything I need in life to fulfil me for years now!  But maybe I can just say it's more ENJOYABLE because I don't have the physical pain holding me back any more and am able to do so much more!

So this week I didn't have substantial weightloss, which is okay.  I haven't been able to workout because I've been too busy working full time in the day and teaching music in the evenings.  And I'm also eating more, which is a good thing.  The doctor told me at my last appointment that I should start trying to eat more.  I am able to eat quite a bit now (relatively speaking, of course) so I am having to put all my mental preparation into practice now.  Make wise food choices.  Don't eat more than I need to.  Drink lots of water.  Having said all of that, I lost half a pound this week. Up until now I have been rounding up or down my weightloss each week.  But I will be counting all the partial pounds from this point on.  So my total weightloss to date is 138.5.

Have a great week everyone.  And remember that if you fall, just get back up and don't look back.  You only fail if you quit trying!

Total Loss: 138.5bs

1 comment:

  1. Good for you, Dayna! You look great and, more importantly, you seem to be feeling so much beeter too.

    We're all proud of you.