Saturday, January 07, 2012
My weight is up to 246.5 which I am very disturbed about. I was weighed at the general surgeon's office where I went for diagnosis of hernia which I discovered. It is a hernia that needs mesh repair but is not an emergency. The doctor (she) said to go to ER if I get sudden symptoms of incarceration. She also mentioned that being overweight can cause me to have more hernias. And in the next breath she said, "Have you ever considered gastric bypass surgery?" and mentioned she had a new partner who specializes in a new kind of surgery that is less invasive than lap band or the traditional one, which is some sort of sleeve.
I assured her I knew how to lose weight and was successful in losing 100 lb 5 years ago but have since regained about 60 of those pounds. I also told her I was afraid of the complications of the gastric surgery. She told me perhaps I should go back to the program or try another one like Weight Watchers to get going on the weight loss as it is not healthy carrying around the excess weight.
I guess I need to look at this as a wake-up call and if I religiously keep track on SparkPeople and don't lose weight doing that I will find another program that does work for me.
About what I can lose.... lost my shoes while getting ready for work yesterday and was 45 minutes late for work. (They were under the huge grocery box I have my vitamins and prescrtiptions in.) At work I lost every single pen that was on my desk in the morning. About 2:00 I lost my favorite (personally purchased for $15) stapler and spent 15 minutes looking for it thinking someone had stolen it from me. I finally gave up the search and when I went to sit down there it was on my chair and I had forgotten that was where I had put it when I was moving my chair to the scanning room....had a good laugh with several coworkers regarding that one!!!
I wonder if fat cells in the brain can cause mental fog?
Today is the first day of my getting rid of my excess weight (again) and that includes the 60 lb I lost and regained plus another 30 lbs which will put me at a svelte 150 lbs. (approximately)....
My first goal is to lose 10 lbs to get me "down" to 136.
Hope everyone's New Years resolutions are going well. I am starting mine a little late.