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I had Dr. Klein for the surgeries that I had, and he is a fantastic surgeon! You are in excellent, skilled hands with him. He does at times come off as being a bit rushed, but if you have questions/concerns, make sure you ask them! He's sometimes almost been out the door and I'm still asking him things, and he will answer your questions.. not in huge detail unless you continue to press him for answers. He is extremely knowledgeable and once you get to know each other, everything works out great. He has been excellent with my family members when they have had questions after my procedures. Try not to be too nervous.. I've found that my nerves can prevent me from being direct and asking the questions I need to know, and I do tend to forget what I wanted to ask in the first place. I've taken to writing every question down to ensure I leave with all my concerns addressed. Just remember, even if he does come across as being rushed/hurried, he really does care about you! I wish you the best of luck as you move forward with this process :)
The surgery sure can have amazing results if you're totally committed! I haven't allowed myself to deviate from the guidelines.. I want this to continue to be a success! Is your friend also looking at having the surgery done?
I'm not having any trouble maintaining the weight that I am at currently. If I allowed myself to overeat, I think I could easily gain weight back. On the other side, if I don't eat enough, I would still lose weight. I've had to up my food intake slightly to maintain, but I'm still eating the same foods. I still struggle sometimes with wanting to eat more of something when it is super tasty, but I've been quite strict with myself and won't allow slip ups lol
yes Ian, Nathalie is a sweetheart! And thanks for the welcome back :) It makes me happy to know that my progress pictures are inspiring :) gives my confidence a bit more of a boost!
The anxiety that I'm having doesn't have much to do with the weight loss (I don't think anyway). The last month and a half have been really tough emotionally from being so sick, and I think my body and mind just had enough.. The anxiety is getting better, but for some reason, odd things trigger it, like being on the laptop..
2 days and 5 hours until my husband and I are together again!
lol yes, I was still losing weight, but I think I've lost enough! My surgeon says I'm underweight now, and wants me to regain some weight, which I don't want to do. So I've been maintaining the weight that I'm at for the last month.. haven't lost or gained anything. I'm not eating much more than I did before, but I do find that I am able to have a bit more food at once than I have been, and not gain any weight. I don't want to pu**** right now, so I'm still hesitant to have too much.. I'm happy with where I am at the moment :)
Thank you for the lovely compliments Sylvie! And congratulations on getting your surgery date!! That is so exciting, and it's not very far away! When do you start optifast?
My husband will be here with me on Monday :) It's been really tough on both of us being apart since the end of August, especially as I haven't been well. We can't wait to get our life as a married couple really started!
congrats on getting a date! Keeping my fingers crossed that everything goes as planned for your surgery!! And best of luck with the Optifast :)
I hope you are all doing well :)
I'm sorry I haven't been around here in a while.. I've had a really rough month and a half, and I'm finally starting to somewhat feel like myself again. I haven't really been able to be on the computer much due to anxiety. so I do apologise for being absent..
Thought since I finally made it back on here that I'd post a pic of my progress to date. I feel really bad though, as I haven't been checking out anyone else's progress, but I'll do my best at keeping up with how everyone else is doing :) I can't make any promises, as the computer still is a struggle for me, but I'll try to be here! I miss chatting with all of you wonderful people!
I do hope that you all have a great weekend, despite what the weather might be like!
oh.. and let me know if the picture doesn't appear.. it's also in my profile