Apr 13, 2018
I had my 2nd appointment with Dr. Tomcho today, who is overseeing my medically supervised 6 month pre-op weight management program. I also did a resting metabolic rate (RMR) test today. No surprise at all, but my metabolic rate is low, like very low. Like I said I am not surprised, but a bit disappointed to know it is that low. I was hoping with my recent lifestyle changes it would be higher. Although I did like hearing my doctor explain it in a way I could understand it. Also gave me calorie goals to show how I can lose weight by meeting those targets.
He was very excited to see that I had lost 15 lbs since my last visit with him. Never in my life has a doctor given me a high five. That was such a good feeling Thats 22 lbs lost since my initial WLS consult. He also eliminated any concern about "losing too much" he said that they always use the starting weight (at initial consult) when submitting request for WLS insurance coverage. He said he only seen a few cases in his career where the weight loss has been significant enough for the clinic to NOT recommend surgery. This takes away a lot of concern and will help get me back on track. I had slowed up a bit in the past week because I didn't want to lose too much. Now I can concentrate on my diet and fitness without having that concern. I hope can lose another 5-10 lbs before my next visit.
My original weight 6 month goal was 300 lbs - ACCOMPLISHED
My adjusted 6 month goal is now 285 lbs. If I hit that, I will match my lowest weight in 10 years.