on 8/21/17 7:57 am

Sometimes the scale doesn't budge and the burps are frustrating enough to make me question the decision for surgery. When that happens, I remind myself of the various benefits of losing weight and that this tool is the best way for me. For some reason, the following information always helps keep me on track.

A 50-pound loss means that your heart won't have to work nearly as hard to transport blood to all your tissues. If you're 25 pounds overweight, you have 5,000 miles of extra blood vessels in your body, mostly small capillaries, to feed the excess tissue, according to Western Washington University. So losing 50 pounds will divest your body of 10,000 miles of extra blood vessels. Because your heart has to pump forcefully enough to get blood to all those blood vessels, losing 50 pounds will reduce blood pressure, as your heart doesn't have to pump as hard. Not pumping so hard also takes the strain off the left ventricle of your heart, which often enlarges when you're overweight.

on 8/21/17 8:26 am
VSG on 10/17/16

That's the best kind of motivation!

HW: 375 SW: 282 CW: 167 GW: 159

Gwen M.
on 8/21/17 5:57 pm
VSG on 03/13/14

Hm. You don't actually lose blood vessels with weight loss, you just have a greater density than you did before because they've got less space to exist in.

VSG with Dr. Salameh - 3/13/2014
Diagnosed with Binge Eating Disorder and started Vyvanse - 7/22/2016
Reconstructive Surgeries with Dr. Michaels - 6/5/2017 (LBL & brachioplasty), 8/14/2017 (UBL & mastopexy), 11/6/2017 (medial leg lift)

Age 41 Height 5'4" HW 319 (1/3/2014) SW 293 (3/13/2014) CW 149 (7/16/2017)
Next Goal 145 - normal BMI | Total Weight Lost 170

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on 8/22/17 4:47 am

Thank you for the clarification :)

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