Goal Photo Album - My before & afters...




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goddess819
06-15-2007, 05:18 PM
Hi...my name is Kristy and after years of failed diets I opted for gastric bypass surgery (RNY). I have PCOS, and even with doing a low carb diet & taking Glucophage I couldn't loose weight. I had also gone through 8 years of failed fertility treatments to try to get pregnant. The gastric bypass surgery worked for me. I lost 114 lbs in a year...and my health issues went away. Most of all...at 16 months after my surgery...I got pregnant without the help of medical intervention!! I'm now the proud mommy of a beautiful 10 month old little girl. So...here are my before and after pics...I don't even look like the same person...

Before - 254 lbs size 26
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v239/goddess819/WLS/me-jan.jpg

After - 140 lbs size 6
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v239/goddess819/WLS/me15months.jpg

And a way cool pic...this is me 5 months post op...and although I wasn't yet at my goal weight...I was able to stand in ONE leg of my old jeans...
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v239/goddess819/WLS/meinoneleg1.jpg

Thanks for looking!

Kristy :carrot:


walking2lose
06-15-2007, 05:31 PM
Wow, Kristy! You look amazing!! Congrats on the loss and your beautiful daughter!!!

iluvkomer
06-15-2007, 05:32 PM
:) Way to go! And congratulation on your baby girl . Babies are such a joy.


fitbyforty
06-15-2007, 05:41 PM
Wow!!! So amazing.

ThinGirl in FatBody
06-15-2007, 05:58 PM
wow, what a great pic of you standing in one leg of your jeans!!

How was the surgery? was it painful? how was your recovery?

COngratulations to you, your new baby, your new life :)

cbmare
06-15-2007, 06:06 PM
Boy! You said it! You don't look like the same person.

How wonderful that you have a baby girl and that you did something wonderful for yourself before you got her. How much weight did you gain with her and was it hard to lose afterwards given your surgery?

michigan girl
06-15-2007, 09:02 PM
Your transformation is outstanding. Very cool that all your efforts brought you your daughter . My sister and I both had fertility issues and I know how fullfilling this must be to you. She finally had a son and I adopted two boys. Thank you for sharing this with us. Linda

LilMama
06-15-2007, 10:34 PM
Wow!! You look fabulous!! Congrats on your baby girl :)

sockmonkey70
06-15-2007, 11:30 PM
Wow thanks so much for sharing..You are my height, and are exactly at my goal weight! You look fabulous, so that really inspires me. I was scared I was setting my goal weight too high, but it looks great on you!

Misti in Seattle
06-16-2007, 12:37 AM
Wow you look super! Congratulations! Way to go!!

LindaD
06-16-2007, 01:39 AM
Way to go! You look wonderful and happy. Congrats on your beautiful baby.

kiwichic
06-16-2007, 01:49 AM
photo's like these are so inspiring :) , you look great.
well done.

NotTheCheat
06-16-2007, 08:17 AM
Wow - it's true - you don't look like the same person. Congratulations both on your loss and your daughter. That is just fantastic.

iminhere
06-16-2007, 01:12 PM
how's it feel to be a HOT CHICK!!!??? :flame:

jtammy
06-16-2007, 01:32 PM
Wow! You look wonderful. Congratulations. Have you seen the great Maintainers forum here at 3FC?

goddess819
06-16-2007, 03:37 PM
wow, what a great pic of you standing in one leg of your jeans!!

How was the surgery? was it painful? how was your recovery?

COngratulations to you, your new baby, your new life :)


My surgery was good. The pain wasn't as bad as I'd expected it to be. I had more pain after the surgery I had to repair my broken fibula (lower leg) & ankle in 2001 and even my c-section hurt more. My recovery was pretty standard. I was fatigued for the first 2 weeks and then got more and more energy. I was off of work for 4 weeks and that last week I was bouncing off the walls at home...I couldn't wait to go back to work.

Boy! You said it! You don't look like the same person.

How wonderful that you have a baby girl and that you did something wonderful for yourself before you got her. How much weight did you gain with her and was it hard to lose afterwards given your surgery?

I gained 30lbs with my pregnancy and so far I've been able to loose all but 7ish pounds. The first 16 lbs came off very quickly...within the first 9 days. But then it's been slow loosing since then. But I've not been exactly strict with my eating and was taking in more carbs than protein. And since I'm not only post op RNY but also have PCOS...protein is key to my diet and I was slacking. But I'm determined to loose those last 7 pounds by my 3 year surgiversary on 8/3.

Wow thanks so much for sharing..You are my height, and are exactly at my goal weight! You look fabulous, so that really inspires me. I was scared I was setting my goal weight too high, but it looks great on you!

Thank you! I wish you all the luck in the world to get to your goal weight. My actual goal weight is 130...but without the aid of plastic surgery (I have a lot of excess abdominal skin...that you can't tell because I wear a girdle) I don't think I'll reach it. But that's my dream goal...right now I just want to loose these last 7ish lbs and get back to my surgeons goal weight for me of 140. Never give up!


Kristy

Karina
06-22-2007, 12:10 PM
Kristy, I would swear I remember you either from soul cysters or FF. Did you post at either place? I have PCOS as well and now a beautiful 15 month old daughter. It is nice to see someone else with PCOS have success. Since I have never been thin in my adult life, I wonder if your PCOS symptoms have started to go away? The PCOS and weight problems seem to cause one another, you know? I hope to try for another child once I lose some more weight, hopefully this time without metformin and clomid.

You look beautiful, by the way. I am so happy things have worked out so well for you!
Karina

goddess819
06-22-2007, 02:01 PM
Thanks Karina...Yes...I've posted both on FF & SC. My PCOS symptoms got MUCH better when the weight went away, but I think they are coming back. I'm not sure about the cycle part of it since I have the Mirena IUD & cycles tend to go away with that, but I think my IR is coming back. I've had the hardest time loosing the rest of my baby weight & my elbows are starting to darken a little again. So yesterday I saw my doc & he wrote up a lab slip to check my fasting insulin levels. He agreed with me that with the number of calories I'm taking in (average 950-1100) that I should be loosing weight (at least slowly) but I'm not. So we'll see what my results are....

Congrats on your daughter!

purpleorc
06-23-2007, 10:05 AM
Congratulations on the birth of your baby daughter and secondly on the weight loss. You look fabulous. :)

maalisse
06-23-2007, 05:17 PM
You must be so happy; everything has fallen into place! Congratulations! :)

happy21angie
06-26-2007, 06:21 PM
:hug: Great Job! http://i104.photobucket.com/albums/m194/suetamb7/thyourawesome.gif

goddess819
06-27-2007, 04:46 AM
Thanks! Well...my lab results were normal...now I guess I need to tweek my diet a little more than I thought.

trgeorg
06-27-2007, 06:27 AM
You look so great. You have given me new inspiration.
Tammy

TurboLeda
06-27-2007, 07:10 AM
Kristy, wow!!! God bless you and that beautiful baby!!! :)

goddess819
06-29-2007, 02:13 AM
Thanks! These kind of things really come in handy on a day like today when I'm having a total fat day...

Kristy

xDas7x
06-29-2007, 03:11 AM
Wow a BIG congrads!! You look amazing!!!! I hope to one day look that good :D

goddess819
07-10-2007, 03:35 PM
Thanks! I found what was keeping me from loosing my post partum weight...it was that I was actually taking in too few calories! So after adding some calories for a few days & then cutting back for a few I'm now at my lowest post partum weight of 144.7! WOOHOO

xDas7x - Don't give up...you'll get there!!

butterflykiss
07-10-2007, 05:52 PM
So after adding some calories for a few days & then cutting back for a few I'm now at my lowest post partum weight of 144.7! WOOHOO
Goddess819, You are almost there.....I know you are excited and I'm excited for you
http://img101.mytextgraphics.com/springtext/2007/07/10/543ddc8cdeb77944b21d949a0ac15086.gif (http://www.springtext.com)
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Christine in CA
07-11-2007, 12:46 PM
You are a KNOCKOUT, Kristy, and your baby girl is so adorabley cute! Congrats on both! Stories like yours let me know that if I keep plugging away, I can have a healthy body (and maybe even a baby before time runs out) some day. :) Thanks for sharing.

MelodyL
07-12-2007, 05:25 PM
Congratulations on your baby girl!!! And you look great!! WTG!!

FlabbyHarry
07-21-2007, 04:33 PM
incredible i wud to be able to stand in one leg of my pants lol keep it up !!! xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx x

goddess819
07-24-2007, 09:37 PM
Thanks ladies! I'm also excited to announce that I'm back at goal!!! WOOHOO!!! I've lost 9ish pounds this month and am back at my pre pregnancy weight of 140! YEA!

Now...let's see if I can push it to 135...

Kristy

FlabbyHarry
07-25-2007, 05:43 AM
im sure you will have no bother doing that! :D

2muchbackend
07-26-2007, 12:28 AM
Congrats you look great!

ih8diets
08-11-2007, 06:22 PM
omg what a transformation!! well done you!!

Jasmine31
08-12-2007, 03:56 PM
Looking great!!!

Flutterby873
08-13-2007, 01:24 PM
You look amazing! You look so young now. Congrats on the weight loss and your beautiful little girl!

goddess819
08-15-2007, 01:40 PM
Thank you! Having a child was one of my main driving forces for choosing surgery to get my weight off...having the diabetes, sleep apnea & hypertension go away were perks in my book!

Jasmine31
08-15-2007, 02:29 PM
You are diabetic and you are no longer diabetic?

xJox
09-07-2007, 05:03 PM
Congrats!

goddess819
09-21-2007, 04:44 AM
You are diabetic and you are no longer diabetic?

Yep. I was dx'ed with type 2 diabetes about a year before I had surgery. I've not taken any Metformin since the day before surgery and my sugars, insulin & A1C have all been normal since surgery. I wasn't even gestational diabetic when I was pregnant. :carrot:

Bailey's mom - Thanks! Are you on SC? Are you the same from the Aug 06 moms?

Kristy

Heather Blue Eyes
09-25-2007, 04:28 PM
Way to go!!! I've got PCOS and I'm at about 315 lbs... We're desperate to have a child and I'm thinking more and more about bypass....

Thanks for being a good model! You look great!!!!

*~marie~*
12-18-2007, 12:06 AM
Congrats!

fabulousonadiet
03-19-2008, 05:07 AM
OMG what a story!! God Bless you!! You look amazing - totally different from the first picture! And your little baby - adorable! Congrats and thank you soooo much for sharing!

jendiet
07-23-2009, 07:57 PM
wow! I am so happy your dreams came true. keep it up. what a beautiful girl!

fra
09-12-2009, 11:48 AM
you did great!!!! :)

keirasmommy
10-25-2009, 08:39 PM
You look so much younger. Thank you for sharing your beautiful pictures!

jazzang
10-27-2009, 12:04 AM
Congratulations!! You look great.

Kae
10-27-2009, 02:26 PM
Wow- You look amazing!

Chunkyhoney
03-31-2010, 12:43 PM
you look Great!!!!!!!

Tisha62486
03-31-2010, 01:43 PM
WOW you look amazing!! GREAT JOB!! very motivating :)

peace4me
03-31-2010, 03:15 PM
You look great! Congrats on your success with achieving your health goals and being blessed with your precious baby!

artic123
03-31-2010, 03:18 PM
Wholly mackerel!!! Look at you!!! You're beautiful. Congratulations on the weight loss and your lovely little girl.

Sharon

kuhrisuh
03-31-2010, 04:32 PM
What an inspiring story! And your pictures - WOW!!! You look fantastic! I'm so happy for you, congratulations!

MomtoThree
03-31-2010, 08:04 PM
Congratulations! You are an inspriation to show that is can be done.

Natoshial
03-31-2010, 09:21 PM
You look simply radiant and amazingly beautiful. Congratulations on your weight loss and all the wonderful things that came along with it. Especially that precious little girl. Thanks for sharing.

lapetitemortxo
01-11-2011, 11:12 PM
Awesome. Love the "fat pants" shot.

Slimbound
02-02-2011, 02:42 PM
Amazing

aussienerd
06-05-2011, 10:58 PM
YOUR BABYS SO CUTE :O AND you stnading in one pant leg is just AMAZING :) i hope you have fun with your new sexy body and your beautiful babay girl :)

marshas
06-12-2011, 03:47 AM
Thank you for share

k8yk
06-13-2011, 01:05 PM
Woohoo! You look incredible :) Very motivating!

hhaffner
06-18-2011, 08:59 PM
you look fantastic.
congrats!!!

painfullystoic
06-19-2011, 01:36 AM
That is amazing. Thanks for sharing! :)

niknaknat
06-19-2011, 10:45 AM
Congratulations...you look fabulous :carrot:

dawn77
03-09-2012, 02:33 PM
amazing thank you for sharing your story and pictures you are very inspiring !!!!:)

Kathology
03-09-2012, 02:39 PM
What a wonderful thing you did posting your before/after photos. I know you have just inspired so many here. You're so beautiful. :)