. . . . I am so frustrated lol. I am not too crazy about these "stalls" or slow downs, or recalibrations, or whatever name you want to place on staying at the same weight for multiple weeks .
I am pretty sure it is because I am not exercising, since my calorie intake is pretty much the same. . .well that and I am not getting in my 100 grams of protein; I am at about 60 gm right now. I know that makes a difference, and my Dietitian and surgeon both want me drinking 2-3 protein shakes a day, and although I like the ones I have (GNC Lean Shakes) the idea of drinking one right now just makes me gag. . .obviously its a mental thing and I need to get over myself. My Dietitian pretty much said too bad, so sad, suck it up and drink it anyway. . . .. . .gotta love those Dietitians!
I'm not exercising because I am having a big problem with the arthritis in my lower back, right hip and knee. I am struggling to even get up the stairs at my 2nd job. I am gimping around whenever I stand up and walk, it hurts to sit, it hurts to stand, it hurts to breathe. . .you get the picture. . . so my PCP said to stop exercising until this "flare up" settles down.
She wants me to go see an Orthopedic doc. . .oh joy. I am not trying to have any steroid shots, oweeeee!!!! I just had to get x-rays done to make sure it wasn't bone on bone, which thankfully it isn't; though I think it may be time for some arthritis meds. . . . . . . any suggestions? I keep hearing that Cymbalta is good. I am going to mention it to my Neuro doc when I go for my appt tomorrow (migraines and daily headaches, oh joy).
I swear, although I am MUCH healthier now than before my surgery, I am starting to feel that the more weight I lose, the worse I feel lol. Getting older sucks
Anywho, on a positive note, I am still in the 11/12 skinny jeans, though they are starting to fall off my nonexistent butt heh heh heh. . .I can't quite get into the 9/10 yet. I got a few pairs of regular 10s on and can almost get them buttoned I am VERY happy about that. . .and I have been wearing a Large shirt, down from an XL, wooo hoooo!!!!! My scrubs, I am getting into Mediums. . . I had to give away all of the Larges, XLs and 2-3x ones I had!!!
Now, if my belly would just go down more I'd be in heaven. . oh yeah, and my thighs. . .of course if I could exercise, that would certainly help. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . anybody have a magic wand I can borrow to make my belly and thighs disappear?
Height:5'1.5 RNY:11/30/11 HW:307 SW:234 CW:136 GW:140 (LOST 73 Lbs. PRE-OP)
I actually haven't taken my measurements, but I am planning on doing that soon because I definitely do lose inches when the scale doesn't move. It doesn't make sense to me, but it happens lol.
I asked her abou****er exercise and she said not to do anything right now. Her concern is that I may be able to move in the water, but that when I get out it will be worse. She feels my joints need to "rest" right now. . .which is, of course, not what I want to hear. Though, I truly am in too much pain to really move around much anyway, which is pretty miserable.
I am hoping they will prescribe me something to help with the arthritis and prevent these flare ups. . .keeping my fingers crossed!
i have been going to a ortho doc and got cortisone shots in both knees - OMG! I wish I had done this a couple years ago! Then I decided to get the gel injections in my R knee and I love my knees now! I'm not hobbling around! So, I wouldn't rule that out unless your OK with your pain level. I wish I had done this years ago.
I had cortisone shots in my shoulder years ago and it was terrible. That's why I don't want to go that route with my knees if I don't have to. I will have to look into the gel as I am definitely not okay with my pain level. I was hoping I could just get a prescription to take and not do the invasive stuff. I guess we will see, but I am very glad that the shots are working out so well for you!!!!
If interested, please see my profile page. I have Rheumatoid Arthritis and Osteoarthritis. I have never been able to do a consistent exercise program. I do walk as much as possible when able. I have lost 200 pounds and have maintained this loss for the last year. I am 5'4" tall.
I hope you feel better soon. My surgeon always says we can lose weight without exercise, but to keep it off, we MUST exercise. I hope you can find a way to get some movement into your day without causing you too much pain. Have you tried water aerobics??? Honestly I did not do a bit of exercise until 7 months post-op. My body hurt too much just carrying around the extra weight. Plus, I was a couch potato. But I did manage a way to make myself do it, even thought not did not like it.
Laura in Texas
52 years old; 5'7" tall; HW: 339 (BMI=53); GW: 140 CW: 150 (BMI=24)
RNY: 09-17-08 Dr. Garth Davis
brachioplasty: 12-18-09 Dr. Wainwright; lbl/bl: 06-28-11 Dr. LoMonaco
"If what you're doing doesn't work, change what you're doing - don't complain that it doesn't work."
I suggested water aerobics but my PCP said no for right now. I am hoping though if nothing else, I can at least do that. She wants me to wait until I see the Ortho doc before I do anything else at this point.
I am not a "fan" of exercise, but there are a few things I don't mind doing. I was enjoying the treadmill and stationary bike. . okay, maybe not exactly "enjoying" it, but it was tolerable and got me moving. Now I feel fat and miserable again lol.
Now that I am temporarily "not allowed" to exercise. . .I actually want to