I meet with my surgeon 2 weeks from tomorrow and I am super excited. I have been researching this for awhile now and I have a list of questions to ask him. Hopefully in doing this, my mother in law will also see that I'm serious about this and will relax a little bit. I know she is just nervous and apprehensive but not everyone is the same. I need to get back into drinking my water, I've slacked a few days. But, I will get it. Hopefully I will be able to start going to the gym next month, when my insurance kicks in-that I am super excited for. I took time off from the gym because earlier this year, I was diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes and it made my eyesight really bad for a good month (couldn't even drive or see 12 inches in front of me, let alone see my kids -THAT was super hard). The good thing about all that was I managed to lose 45lbs (I was at 298), but I was drinking so much water, I threw my electrolytes all out of whack and was in the hospital for 3 days. It was definitely a scary time. I need to get back on more of a stricter diet again and at least begin my walking again. Get some good habits started NOW so that when it comes time to talk to him and as the time passes, everyone will see that I am serious about this decision. I know it's going to be a tool to help in my weight loss journey and I'm trying not to expect so much, as far as results. My thing honestly-I want to do what I can to avoid excess skin. I know I have a good amount to lose and I definitely cannot afford surgery to remove it. So if anyone has any exercises that helped them not have excess skin, please post below. But I am definitely excited for this new journey of mine. Looking forward to feeling healthier, sexier and having a lot more fun with my family.
Please feel free to post any questions that I should ask my surgeon or any tips you care to share on anything regarding hospital stay/diet/exercise/expectations, anything really. Thanks so much.
Edited by HeatherinChicago