So, I'm getting the RNY next week (tuesday 6/12), and I'm super excited. A little backstory, I am prior miliary, and was discharged in 2006. At my lowest, I was at 178 and in great shape, and throughout my 4 year enlistment, I slowly packed on the pounds. After I severely injured my ankle and couldn't PT for 6 months while in physical therapy, I really packed the weight on. It became a cyclical issue where it was harder to work out, the more weight I gained, etc. At my highest, back in February I wa****ting the scales at 352. I'm at 328.9 as of today.
Fastforward 6 years, and I'm done with it. I'm ready to lose the weight after surgery. I started a YMCA membership a few weeks ago, and have started using the elliptical and just started upper-body workouts.
I guess my real first question is, how much recovery time did you take after the surgery? I had planned on 1 full week off, and a 2nd week of working from home (desktop PC work). I'm 28, and I can't imagine being down for any longer than that.
Secondly, how long after surgery did it take for you to hit the gym again, even if it was a treadmill or elliptical?
Are there any websites or prior posts that talk about the progression post up, and getting into shape? I need to set some goals for myself and push myself, otherwise I'm afraid of regression.
Thanks guys... and hopefully it wasn't too much fluff or TMI.