- HEALTH TRACKER
I am up maybe 25 pounds from my low, so I am in the same boat as you.
I am seeing a nutritionist for this, at the insistence of my PA. Will go back to see her again in like 3 weeks or so.
Well gang, here we are, 18 months out, and counting!
How is everyone doing in their weight loss journies?
Myself, I am down 102 pounds since surgery. I now weigh 238 pounds. Seem to have been on that for a while, though.
I am not on any meds I was before surgery, except for one for my stuffy nose.
I even joined a gym (Planet Fitness) back in June. I am going between 2-3 times a week, and I have even increased my walking when it can be fit into my schedule.
My sleep apnea is MUCH better. My machine pressure is down from 11 to 7. And, I have a retest scheduled for Sept. 14, to see if I even NEED my CPAP any more.
Not sure if I can afford plastics, but, if I do, I am getting them done locally.
I was 5 months out on Aug. 2. As of yesterday, I am down to 258 pounds. That makes me down 82 pounds from my pre-op testing weight of 340, and 148 from my all-time high of 406.
I am feeling great! I exercise as much as I can, mostly by walking, and going to the gym once a week. I walked into surgery wearing a 3XL polo shirt, and size 56 waisted pants. I am now into XL polos, and I actually FIT (albeit a wee bit snug) into size 42 waist jeans! As for dress shirts, I went down from a size 22 inch neck, and now am in an 18.5 inch neck.
For over 4 months out, you rock!!!
I had surgery March 2, which makes it as of today (7/26) one week shy of 5 months out.
When I had pre-op testing (my last weigh-in before surgery) around Valentines Day, I weighed 340. Last Tuesday, I weighed myself at the gym, and I weigh 267 now. Makes me 73 pounds down from the pre-op testing. I am 139 pounds down from y heaviest weight ever (406).
At my pre-op testing, I wore a 4XL shirt, and a waist size 56 pants to the testing. I am now into 2Xl shirts, and fit very nicely into some XL shirts. I am wearing size 46 waist pants (including jeans, something I had not, before surgery, worn for many, many years), and can almost get into size 44 pants.
Lets get some 3 month updates going for us Marchers.
I am down to 275 pounds, from a pre-op testing (around Valentines Day) weight of 340. So that makes 65 pounds, gone, but not soon forgotten!
I am now in a size 50 waist pants (down from 56, pre-op). And even then, they are getting too big! I am also wearing 2 XL shirts, down from a 3 XL. And, I was recently given some shirts by one of my wife's cousins, and, mixed in, was some XL shirts and gym shorts, which FIT! Wow!
I can tolerate most foods. That is not to say I haven't dumped. Boy, have I! Only twice was it overeating (I just couldn't resist that chicken breast I was eating, and the piece was WAY bigger than I thought!). I have learned I can't tolerate salmon burgers, and, when I go to a buffet, I really have to watch rich foods, like beef stroganoff (I dumped a few minutes after having 2 VERY small pieces which were well chewed and eaten slowly!). I also dumped slightly yesterday by eating cut vegetable sticks. I think that was because I got them ouot of a vending machine at work (another mistake I won't make again).
The exercise I do need to ramp up, though. I go walking almost every day, and I go to the gym once a week. I think its time to up that to 2 times.