Total brag post, I just had to :)
Last Friday was such a great day. I had surgery last July 15th, and have lost 160 lbs to date. I am training 4x a week with a trainer doing heavy weights. I was walking into the gym and a female trainer stopped me and said your body looks beautiful! I thought I misheard her at first :) That alone would have made my day...
I went to have a follow up with my surgeon. I have a 25 BMI, my blood work is perfect, and she actually said I don't need to lose any more weight. I have never had a doctor say that to me in my entire life!
She said I am her model patient, and wants me to run a 5k with her practice because she is trying to get the word out there that it is not the easy fix, that it is a lifestyle, and that you have to be committed to making changes and doing the work. I am going to try and run it!
I know my journey is just beginning, but I cannot believe it has been less than a year and how much has changed. How I can run around with my daughter and tire her out for once. I can clean the house easier, do yard work, I've put myself out there in so many other different ways that I never thought had anything to do with my weight.
My surgeon says she gives her patients a 5 year timeline, similar to cancer, for obesity. If you can get to 5 years without the obesity coming back, you are pretty safe as long as you continue with the lifestyle changes. It is a lifestyle.
So 4 more years to go for her timeline!!! Just had to share the good news :)
10.5 months Post OP:
Holy cow, you deserve to brag and celebrate! You look wonderful and I am so glad to know you feel even better than that. Thanks for the inspiration! Keep us posted on your 5k training and results!
137 pounds lost - from a 24/26W to a size 8/10!
Great job! You look amazing. Are you going to change your ticker or do you still want to lose 30 more pounds?
Cynthia 5'11" RNY 7/23/2014
Goal reached 17 months. 220lb Weight Loss
Plastic Surgery Dr. Joseph Michaels - LBL and Hernia Repair 2/29/16, Arm Lift, BL, 5/2/16, Leg Lift 7/25/16
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