- HEALTH TRACKER
We all make lofty, huge goals because that is what all the before and after stories tell us. Yeah, for some that is their journey and for others, not so much. Some after a year cannot even boast your 110 pounds. What I have learned almost 21 months out, 167 lbs down with about an additional 155 lbs left to lose?
Thank God for every pound you have lost, the new life you enjoy and hopefully the healthy new habits you have developed. Someone else has taken two to three years to lose what we have in the time we have. Keep off what you have lost, keep moving and eating healthy, always go to basics when you get off track and keep on trucking. You will get there . . . eventually. :o)
Keep up the good work!!!!
I was cleared after a month. I wasn't swimming back then but I was taking all the Aqua classes that I could get my hands on. Good luck! Just double check with your doctor & make sure you fuel properly workouts. Eary on, the least exercise zaps you of all your strength.
I don't have a problem with days like that; you can even fit it in to your weight loss. What you ate really isn't that bad; not ideal but next time just boost up the protein (2 to 1 ratio w/carbs). Add additional protein shakes and meat, etc. etc.
If you don't have days like this, you're not human and you are setting yourself up for failure. We still have to live as we move forward. However, make sure you don't make choice so regularly or that lead to you going back to poor food habits or choices permanently.
I know what you mean but for me, it was a good thing. I struggle so much with having an appetite for anything that the return of my hunger actually gave me a slight appetite. Now I have adjusted and eat more frequently, even though my sleeve works excellently and I can only eat a few bites or so.
It's funny; I was doing all the things we are told to do--take your acid reducer, drink more water, chew gum, etc. When none of that worked I discovered that it was simply my stomach acid needing me to EAT SOMETHING! After that, we have made peace with one another and it is all good! It is amazing the different phases you go through and changes that must be made when you have a lot of weight to lose.
For me it confirms what we in the WLS community already know: this is not a cure or quick fix but a TOOL. This tool is what you make of it and a lot of the complexities of life after surgery can only be discovered through first hand experience. Even the most successful long term patients will tell you exactly how much work is involved for the rest of your life. The studies do not include important factors such as surgery type, after care, support groups, diet & exercise plan, etc.
Not sad but AWESOME! We must be honest with ourselves and then address the issue. That's like buying a box of candy and saying that you will just have one piece when you know you are not capable of doing that. If you can, great. If not, keep it moving and make the right choice which is what you did.
I definitely made the right choice and am still losing! Don't get duped; go for the procedure that your heart is set on. It is just a tool and you will determine how much you lose or don't lose with it.
That's what I wanted to ask you. Would you say that you needed the entire 8 weeks off or you could have went back to work after 3-4 weeks if you have a sedentary job? I am just wondering for the future because I really don't want to ask for 8 weeks off for a "medical procedure".
Trust me, I know how you feel! For as much as I lost I have that and then some to still get off. It's okay though; all the benefits I dreamed of from surgery are already a reality so the lower weight is more of a desire vs. a physical necessity.
Just make sure you check out the heavyweights below:
Not as fast paced and frequent postings as this sites but it is good to be around other heavyweights that can relate.
Yep. I just toasted two today and made a ham, egg and cheese "mcmuffin".
You're welcome. It isn't that bad; pretty much what you make of it and better than no bread at all.
I just baked a few today and they were delicious! I used fat free cream cheese and seasonings (garlic & onion powder and Italian seasoning). I see the possibilities! Also, I didn't have any cream of tarter in the house but I substituted baking powder.
A scoop of your favorite protein; I prefer vanilla. That way I get 26 grams of protein and creaminess at the same time. You can also do the same with tea if you typically drink tea with milk or cream. :o)
Thank you and congratulations! Some of us have a long way until Onederland but we can't wait to celebrate "twoterville". I will have to remember this for the future!!!!
Well it's not too late for both. Get what you need now when it's only 18 lbs instead of 30, 50 and a complete regain plus additional. At least you are acknowledging the problem now and you can fight to lose and get to goal weight. We have an awesome tool when implemented.
You can do it girl!
Wowsa! Congratulations doesn't seem good enough but . . . CONGRATULATIONS & you go girl!!!!
All good advice but I will add that if you are a tea/coffee drinker, try adding Vanilla or other flavored protein powder to them for a liquid and protein boost. I typically drink coffee 3-4 days a week and I add a scoop of my preferred protein which gives me 26 grams of protein to start off my day. It is something different from the typically shake I make with light Almond or Soy milk. I just use the protein powder like a creamer and add a little Splenda or Truvia. Enjoy!