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Mud races are a blast. I personally prefer Spartan races as I am the very competitive type. To train for an obstacle course race you need a ton of cardio and upper body. I would focus on more body weight exercises like dips and pull ups. You should also find a step hill and train running up it. When you can do that add a sand bag!
Are you exercising? If not this would help a lot. I think they say that without exercising you will only lose between 60-80 lbs. You have to remember the surgery is not a cure all its a stepping stone. You still need to put in the work. Working out is a huge part of that. Also eating right, which means mostly protien and only around 1500 cal per day. Try to keep a food journal as this may help too.
I had open and am glad I did. I am 9 months out and have had no complications, no vomiting, no dumping nothing! I was able to eat solids a week after surgery (shrimp and scrambled eggs). My scare is almost non visible but is about 8" long. As for recovery I was walking 8 hours after surgery and home in 2 days. I walked 1 mile 5 days after surgery.
We all have stories about which has more complications but it really comes down to trust in your surgeon.
This is a very major surgery and life changing moment. I am not sure how you were going to hide a major surgery from your husband. My wife and I talked about the process and surgery and decided as a team it was right for me and our family. I suggest that the two of you go for some counseling as hiding something like this seems to be indicative of a larger problem with the relationship and throughout this process you are going to need all the support that you can get.
I too am cold and this topic was discussed at a WLS group I attend. What were were told is that after surgery our hormone system and general blood chemistry is out of balance due to the WLS. Most found that as time goes by it gets better especially as our weight post surgery stabilizes. That said I a 7 months post op and freeze my buns off!
I had shrimp with cocktail sauce I think I could only eat 2 or 3. I would not plan on sides for awhile. I am over a month out and can only eat my protein for meals. Every once and awhile I will steal a small bite from my wife's plate to get a taste.