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Planning - Day 1

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KansasDelta

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I've never been great at managing a blog, but I plan to keep a short blog to reference days and details as I go through this journey. I attended a "Weight Loss Surgical Informational Session" hosted by Via Christi last night, which after my obsessive reaching lately, did help ease my nerves a bit. I have mixed emotions: 

  • Excitement - Ready to get the ball rolling, excited to see results 
  • Embarrassment - Haven't discussed this with anyone outside of my parents, who were the ones to bring it up to me, and my husband. I somewhat feel like I'm taking the "easy way out". Since I don't know anyone who's personally had this, I fear stigma of people gossiping behind my back about my weight loss. 
  • A mild amount of fear - What if I regret this? What if something goes wrong? Will I ever be able to eat my favorite foods again? 

I'm not too worried about the procedure itself (leaning more towards the gastric sleeve at the moment), but moreso the healing process after and the whole post-op stage as a whole. 

Weight: 249.6 lbs 
BMI per CDC: 48.7

"For your height, a normal weight range would be from 95 to 128 pounds." It's been a good 10 years since I've seen that on the scale, so I have a long way to go. 

MEAL DIARY

8:00 a.m. - Pre-workout 
9:30 a.m. - Protein shake made w/ 6oz of almond milk
9:45 a.m. - 2 scrambled eggs with cheese (est. 288 cal. per MyFitnessPal) 
1:15 p.m. - Nutrisystem Chicken Parmesan (270 cal) 
2:00 p.m. - 13 Apple Cinnamon rice crisps (120 cal) 
4:30 p.m. - Sugar free lemon lime jello (10 cal) 
8:00 p.m. - 4 oz teriyaki chicken / 0.5 cup jasmine rice 

 

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Hi @KansasDelta - I think your emotions about this process are pretty normal - they're certainly feelings I can identify with. I've really found that keeping a blog has been a helpful way of examining my thoughts. I hope it's helpful to you, too!

Best of luck on your journey. 

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... would just add that you are not taking the easy way out, your are taking the only scientifically proven route. Like many other people I tried to lose weight through what has been shown to be an ineffective route for people as big as me (diet and exercise). Diet and exercise can certainly achieve modest results and are keys to maintaining health. Just not losing 100+ pounds, which is what I needed. ^_^ On the internet you'll see lots of postings about how choosing WLS is like choosing to take antibiotics for an infection or to take chemotherapy when you have cancer... why would anyone choose alternative routes which don't work??

Good luck, seems like you are off to a good start!

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The wls psychologist I saw; told me if anyone tells you are taking the easy way out just show them the rules you need to live with the rest of your life.

my thoughts were if I'm taking the easy way out, so be it.  I've tried every diet known to man without success.  Now is my turn!  

Good luck!

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If this is the easy way out, I'm still waiting for the easy part. I like all kinds of things that are considered the easy way out: cars, planes, computers, washing machines, vitamins, pain killers, air conditioning, direct deposit, tampons, credit cards, internet shopping,...

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