I recently posted something similar in another thread, but feel it fits here too: you can do whatever you set your mind too. There are averages, but why do we have to be average?
I went through all the same thoughts. I started out at a BMI of just over 50. I was 333 lbs. My surgeon thought I could get down to around 200. I decided I wanted to weigh less than 200, so I set my goal at 185. Deep down I wanted to get to 164 as that put me at a normal BMI, but just didn't believe it was possible.
Well, I am now 10 months post-op and I weigh about 147lbs. I am almost 20lbs below my threshold for "normal" BMI. And I feel great.
Set your goals for what you want to achieve and just go for it!!
How do we not hate ourselves for having let ourselves go? The answer is simple: we forgive ourselves. Doing that is the opposite, as it's decidedly not simple!
At my highest weight I could not be weighed on normal hospital scales. They had to weigh me on an industrial thingy for laundry. That was a wake up call, let me tell you. Talk about hating yourself. I dove into counseling heart and soul after this. I literally did not miss an appointment for five years. The more I felt self-hatred and the more I wanted to avoid counseling, the more I plunged into it and forced myself forward. It wasn't easy by any means. However, it saved my life.
The first thing is to remind yourself that you are worth caring for and loving. At first we have to fight the voice that argues. Sometimes we have to be a broken record. A lot of this is repetition to build new brain habits.
The second thing is to assemble a support team. If you don't have friends or family who are supportive, get a counselor, go to support groups whether online or in person, etc. You will find people if you keep looking. Don't give up!
It all starts with being kind to ourselves. That's truly the way to lose weight, as self-care is compassion at its greatest.
Monday's weight: 207
I've been eating poorly and struggling with multiple injuries and a surgery. I'm back on the wagon, eating outside because my cats wouldn't let me eat my tuna snack in peace.
Hi! I was scared, too, and tearfully told the anesthesiologist to take care of me because I had a three year old at home. Honestly, not at goal yet, but I've lost nearly 120 pounds and I feel so much better. You can't even imagine how much better you will feel, at least I didn't. I'm not in excruciating foot pain after making a big holiday dinner that takes days to recover from. I don't have pain from going on the stairs. It feels good to weigh so much less, with 20-30 pounds to go.
Congrats on reaching the 270's! :)
I set my mini goals 10lbs apart to help me not be overwhelmed by the total weight I need to lose. It really helps me.
Lol, that would have been embarrassing and it's definitely funny.
It didn't die for good it was operator error, I plugged it in but didn't check that the other end of the plug was attached to anything. When I saw that it was dead I kinda yelled "Noooo!! This cannot be happening!!" (dramatic much?) and my bf came running from the other room wondering what the problem was. A couple times now I've called on him just to sit with me or not go far when I get a weird feeling, a little nauseous or "off" so he thought it was a bad case of that.
RNY - Nov 21st 2016
HW - 386 SW - 309.8 CW - 278.5
I tend to believe whatever the vets before me have said lol so I've been guessing maintenance would be tricky! So far it's true - before the IBS incident I was sitting at 144 and then I dropped to 138 and now I'm bouncing. But since my maintenance goal is 145 I'm ok with it :)
Did your Fitbit die for good- or did it just need a charge?
funny story- I initially had the fit bit that you attach to your bra. One day I was on the treadmill at the gym happily going, then I suddenly stopped and grabbed my chest and said audibly "oh my god!" Apparently the folk around me thought I was having a heart attack. I'd forgotten my Fitbit and realized it at that moment. Embarrassing!!
Ya'll are good with your daily steps. My step goal is and has been 6k. I'm meet it most of the time now-- I surpass it on my workout days. Surpassing the 15k- is very few and far between.
5'6.5" High weight:337 Goal Weight:175 Current Weight: 192
I realized that I failed to mention my exercise for the week. I had a mildly traumatic experience on Wednesday when I finished my workout and went to check my fitbit only to discover it had died. The horror!! I knew the Fitbit was a great tool for me but realized in that moment how attached I've become to it. It was almost like that workout didn't count because the Fitbit didn't acknowledge it. Crazy brain. I upped my daily step goal to 8500 and with the exception of the unfortunate day that wasn't fully recorded I exceed that everyday. Over the weekend I really pushed myself to get moving, the weather was good and I logged 16000+ and 20000+ steps so I was proud of that. Goal for this week is a minimum of 9000 steps each day, Zumba at least 4 times and some resistance training (I mix it in when I'm walking around the house).
RNY - Nov 21st 2016
HW - 386 SW - 309.8 CW - 278.5