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Six months

delilas

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Stats: I lost 6 pounds this month, bringing my total since surgery to 68 pounds lost and my BMI slowly nudging down to 38.8.

 
I'm kind of sad that my six month doesn't boast better scale stats, but the difference is here: I _finally_ got cleared to restart strength exercises by physical therapy. It seems the day I started that, I hit a complete roadblock: I've been exactly the same weight since the day I started. My nutritionist says "water follows glycogen" and when you work your muscles, they uptake more glycogen. He cautioned it may be a couple weeks before I see the benefit, but promises I will actually see the benefit. 
 
If nothing else, this whole post-op thing has been teaching my patience :P
 
In other news, I'm sorry I haven't been here as much! I've been running, running, running it seems this month. I went to VA with my mom for a couple days for an antique show, I've been studying for my GRE, hiking, and gardening every chance I get. My little garden is going nuts :) It's so much more fun to get outside and hike or garden! I love gardening, but the lugging and squatting and pulling was not my favorite. It seems so much easier right now! 
 
Similarly, on my hike a couple weeks back, there were actually a few areas that had trees down over the trail and other obstacles, and I grinned and dug in to climb over them. I plan on redoing a trail I did last October, 70+ pounds ago, just to feel that difference. 
 
I had my 6 month followup. The improvement in my cholesterol is crazy! I never had truly bad cholesterol, but we have a massive genetic issue with triglycerides in my family - all of us children started showing high trigs even as teens - even when thin - and my dad continues to have horrible issues even after his liver transplant (often higher than 500!). To see mine in the 80s makes me so happy!
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I am somehow fighting a vitamin A deficiency. My multi has it, but my level dropped pretty low with my six month labs, so I'm taking a separate supplement for A now. All the rest of my labs were just peachy, and my surgeon says I'm right on track, weight loss wise. My nutritionist has me aiming for 1300 calories a day and (gulp) 130 carbs a day. So far this week, I managed to hit 1200 a couple times, but overall Im finding the adjustment rough.
 
Otherwise, I'm continuing to chug along and Im crossing my fingers hard that the scale starts moving again soon! 


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doing awesome!  Love the lower cholesterol!!!  And the drop in triglycerides is amazing!

glad you're enjoying the hiking!  you go girl!

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Kick @*#! You're doing so great! I love the idea of redoing a trail to see the difference between then and now. I walked across my old campus the other day and noticed such a huge difference in how I felt compared to when I was in grad school a year ago. 

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Great update! I'm curious to see how the calorie increase goes. Strength training makes your body look so good! Worth a wait for the scale to adjust IMO.

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Waiting for the scale is torture, but strength training is a great thing and so helpful in the long run. 

Your number changes look great! “Healthy” means many different things, and those numbers show such a clear improvement in that particular area.

Keep up the hiking - it just gets easier and more fun! :) 

 

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9 hours ago, Jen581791 said:

Waiting for the scale is torture, but strength training is a great thing and so helpful in the long run. 

Your number changes look great! “Healthy” means many different things, and those numbers show such a clear improvement in that particular area.

Keep up the hiking - it just gets easier and more fun! :) 

 

Torture is a great word for it! All I want is too hit the 100 pound down mark right now, so naturally, the scale is resisting hard! Thankfully, I love strength training and even just a couple weeks in, I noticed a difference in fatigue at work and in hiking, so that alone will help me keep it up!

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21 hours ago, NerdyToothpick said:

Uh mazing! We’ve all had stalls and they suckkkk. I’m cheering for you. :D

What are you going to study in grad school?

I'm going for my Family Nurse Practitioner license :) Stalls do indeed suck! My scale is finally moving a bit again yesterday and today, so here's hoping I broke through!

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2 hours ago, delilas said:

I'm going for my Family Nurse Practitioner license :) Stalls do indeed suck! My scale is finally moving a bit again yesterday and today, so here's hoping I broke through!

Fingers and toes crossed for you. Both got the -100 and the GRE!

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On 6/3/2018 at 10:24 AM, delilas said:

I'm going for my Family Nurse Practitioner license :) Stalls do indeed suck! My scale is finally moving a bit again yesterday and today, so here's hoping I broke through!

Huzzah!!! You are crushing life!

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