Six 3/4 Month Follow Up
Feb 14, 2011
First, the important stuff
Weight - 279.5 = -126.5lbs since surgery
Waist - 50 = -16" since surgery
OK, now the fun and not so fun stuff.
I thought I was really proud of what I did. I've been working my ass off, but I've also started slipping with food. Basically chocolate. I have no idea why but I crave chocolate like crazy. Not ice cream, not cookies, but chocolate. And milk. Lots and lots of milk. So now that we have an idea why I've been stalling lately. The odd thing is that I'm NEVER going over my daily metabolic rate....if anything I'm usually 2,000 calories OVER what I eat. Only thing that I can think of is muscle building back.
Which is the nice thing. I'm starting to run now, mostly interval sprints which confuses the hell out of the people that are on the indoor track at the Y (run half a lap, walk half a lap walk, rinse, repeat). Today was a DAMN good day for that, the little BodyMedia monitor said 1,068cal/10.112 steps in a 80 minute workout. My goals are 90 min of activity daily and 12,000 steps which makes me feel DAMN good about today....
But I still fear what comes up in three months. My nine month follow up. The PA told me that my window for "losing" was going to close within the next few months. And I'm not at goal. That honestly was very disheartening and depressing. But it also kicked me in the ass....well it did after I did all sorts of bad habits yesterday. Thankfully the RNY told me I was being an idiot...
So what's next? Redouble my efforts. Been contemplating going to two protein shakes a day and that's what I'm doing. It's starting to get "almost warm" so that mean I can crack out "Big Ugly" (my bicycle) and start putting miles on.
And for those of you interested, here's the latest pic from this morning....