Friday, July 03, 2009
Minimal weight loss last month. I was frustrated until I noticed that my body fat percentage is going down, though the number remains the same. I am exchanging fat for muscle which weighs much more. It's all good. I also realized that I may not be taking enough calories due to the exercise and increased my calories. Guess what? That has made all the difference in the world and I am back to losing pounds once again. I am realizing it is still a slow and steady process. My surgery was and is a tool and I am using it. I have to tweak things from time to time but it's working. As of this morning I am down to 274 lbs. I'd like to end up just under 200 when all is said and done. The surgeon seemed to think 220-240 would be a good place to stop and then with skin removal I'll be about where I want to be. I'm relying on my body to let me know when enough is enough. I know I don't want to look like death warmed over and be too thin. Until I get the stomach skin removed, I'll never really be thin. I'm starting to accept that it may be a long time until that is taken care of. It's expensive and I doubt I'll be coming into money anytime soon. I'm told it's next to impossible to get insurance to pay for the skin removal. I'll tackle it as I go, as I have this entire process from day one. Onward I stride, looking forward to continuing my new energetic life!