sorry to vent yet again
Posted 16 July 2012 - 04:25 PM
Posted 16 July 2012 - 08:21 PM
Posted 17 July 2012 - 04:03 PM
Posted 17 July 2012 - 08:36 PM
I know I'm barely out of surgery and I still have all the challenges that I'm going to face, but I have to trust in the team I chose to work with on this journey. They work with hundreds of people every year and know what they are talking about.
You're not that far from your goal, you're a lot healthier than when you started your journey, at this point, I think you are a success! Just keep up with the workouts and keep healthy. Talk to your NUT and your Physical Therapist. If you don't have a PT, talk to your surgeon's office and see if they can recommend one who is familiar with the needs of a person who has had gastric bypass surgery. You can do this! We all believe in you, you have to believe in you too.
My Weight Chart:
Goal #1 - 310, BMI under 50, Goal #2 - 255, BMI under 40, Goal #3 - 215 (first wedding), BMI under 35, Goal #4 - Onederland!!!!, Goal #5 - 185 (high school weight!), BMI under 30, Goal #6 - 155, BMI Under 25, Goal #7 - Find MY perfect weight and maintain!
Posted 18 July 2012 - 12:50 AM
Secondly, one advantage of this surgery is that in the initial 6 months, it's kind of easy to lose weight, I'm 10 weeks out and I can't help but lose weight right now, my calorie level has dropped, my activity level is up but I'm not really exercising (just now starting to put together my exercise routine) and with minimal effort, I'm succeeding. But this is temporary. My background was that I started out to be a dance major in college and got pulled more and more into kinesiology and nutrition and ended up in the pre-med program from it. And I lost almost 70 lbs before, through low-carb and exercise but then let my routine stagnate, got bored, started dropping workouts, put on 15 lbs and then got pregnant and ill, that was the slippery slope that derailed my life last time. I know very well that I can't get lazy or self-satisfied, that having my health means putting the time in and keeping it challenging and fun, for the rest of my life. Exercise is key.
Leslie Sansone isn't a challenging workout, sorry. I would have my 70 year old mother do her fitness DVDs but you're young and need to get your heart rate right up there and she's more of a housewifes special. And exercising 3-4 days a week is maintenance level. You don't want to maintain, you want to lose. So increase your workouts to 5-6 days. You should take a daily 'constitutional' walk so that you're moving 7 days. Walking isn't the kind of exercise you need to rest from. Look at the intensity of your walking too, aim for a 20 minute mile, then try to get it down to 18 minutes, then to 15 minutes. Walk faster rather than longer at first, to get that intensity up a bit. Then stretch it out, try for 2 miles in 30 minutes. Go to the library and check out different DVDs or look at local fitness classes. If you do Zumba one night, regular aerobics one night, swim laps one night, do a couple of new dvds the other two nights, you'll be seeing results and having more fun with exercise than hanging with Leslie Sansone 3 nights a week. )
Now is just the time that it's going to be a bit more like a Biggest Loser episode, you're going to have to work hard for those results. But you're young and healthy, get that pedometer and go, 4 miles is roughly your daily 10,000 steps, take them. Sign up for some dance or sports classes you're interested in. Focus on the positive efforts you're making, how far you've come and keep your goal firmly in mind, not just to see the scale number go down but to be fit, healthy, enjoying life!
Posted 18 July 2012 - 06:43 AM
Posted 18 July 2012 - 07:07 AM
@amm---just another thought--Have you been keeping a food journal? If yes, I'd take it with me and make an appointment with the NUT. While there, I'd ask for a repeat BMR test, which I'd gladly pay cash for. If you KNOW how much your body burns resting AND you're keeping a food journal, it's easy math. You may think of switching to something like myfitnesspal or sparkpeople so you can track carbs, fats, cals....to help your doc and NUT isolate a change you can make. If you're not keeping a food journal, I'd bet that something has sneaked up on you. YOU CAN DO THIS! I agree with Lilybet....this is crunch time, and your honeymoon clock is ticking. Go nuts! Kickboxing, rock climbing, yoga-lates, aqua zumba, .....join a gym and kick your own butt! (my surgeon's office partnered with a local gym to give us GIANT discounts.) See what's out there. YOU'VE GOT THIS!
"Confidence is going after Moby Dick in a row boat....and bringing the tartar sauce." Unknown
PCP Referral Date: 1/3/12 10:15amPsych Eval: 1/3/12 4pm Sx Consult: 1/24/12 1015amNutritionist: NUT Eval: 1/30/12 8am NUT 2:
Diagnostics: RMR: 1/26/12 11am h-pylori test: 1/26/12 1130amSteps to Success class: 1/26/12 115pmTRICARE APPROVED ME! (2/7/2012)
Surgery Date: 3/19/2012
Posted 18 July 2012 - 07:17 AM
Posted 18 July 2012 - 07:27 AM
I think it is a great idea you are going to look into joining a gym. Maybe you can get some time with a trainer to give you a workout plan? They have group training at my gym which costs less and you train with others in your group. That might work for you. Some people like a more social kind of workout and feel motivated to do more when there are others there to work with.
Lap RNY May 2012
Beg weight. 2/1/2012 324
Surgery 5/23/12 301
Current 1/10/13 198
Posted 18 July 2012 - 07:48 AM
"Success is sweet and sweeter if long delayed and gotten through many struggles and defeats." Amos Bronson Alcott
Posted 18 July 2012 - 08:10 AM
Posted 18 July 2012 - 12:43 PM
Sounds like you have a good plan and you are stayin on the boards listening to folks which is awesome. I'm sure you will find success!
Posted 18 July 2012 - 12:53 PM
Posted 18 July 2012 - 01:03 PM
So don't read too much into other people's numbers.
The only person in the race you are running is YOU!
Posted 18 July 2012 - 01:40 PM
Posted 19 July 2012 - 03:42 AM
I'm still working on my exercise routine but there's an 1.5 hour outdoor walk that's meeting up at the pub near my house on August 23rd and I really want to join it. It's more than I've done in the past 10 years, there will be some hills and stiles to get over but I think that will be my training goal for now. Walking habit and some weight work, with a bit of pilates thrown in because I like it.
Any fitnessy/moving sort of thing you'd like to prepare for coming up?
Posted 19 July 2012 - 04:11 AM