Sorry, it's been a couple of weeks since posting a new blog. Things have been crazy busy at work, and pretty hectic at home.
I had my latest follow-up with Dr. Acosta this past Friday. Since I had lost some weight in the last few months, I wasn't terrified to see him. LOL Not that he is every mean or disrespectful to me, but I have tremendous respect for him, so, I put pressure on myself to not let him down.
He wasn't my initial surgeon. When I got my LapBand back in 2008, I had a quack surgeon. He ended up fleeing to another state and my insurance wrangled Dr. Acosta in to taking all of his patients. Poor man. He has been SO disgusted with the shoddy work the former surgeon of mine did on me and many others. Well, because Dr. Acosta never saw me at my highest weight, I think he has a hard time seeing exactly how far I have come. When I first saw Dr. Acosta, I was already down about 60-70 pounds.
On Friday, he was looking at my entire chart. He then asked me what my highest weight was. I told him that it was over 260. I never weighed myself back then, and the quack surgeon's office didn't weigh me either, at the time of my surgery. Yeah, weird, huh? They just wanted the money from my insurance company. They weren't actually concerned that I lost weight.
Anyway, Dr. Acosta was very surprised that I had been that heavy at one time. I think he was then able to see that I have come a long way. If I used 140 pounds as a healthy goal weight, that would calculate to having lost 72% of my excess weight. Not bad. I would like to get to my initial goal of 150. Dr. Acosta assured me that he really thinks I can get there. I know that I can, it will just be a slow ride, which is fine with me.
I had lost 9 pounds since seeing him in December. Not bad, FOR ME.....and especially since I didn't make much of an effort to lose until April. I weighed 173.5 on his scale, it was 171.6 on mine, that morning. My blood work came back very good, vitamin-wise. I didn't see the results, but the NUT couldn't get over how my B12 and D was registering. I guess I am doing very well, in those areas! ha! My cholesterol is a bit too high, so my doc suggested adding a fish oil capsule and to get more exercise. So, I will try it.
The scale has been hanging on to 171, mostly because I haven't been very compliant with my eating. I know that I am PMSing, and just wanting to eat everything in sight. I guess I should be glad that it isn't a higher weight. LOL
Hope everyone has a good and successful week!