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Update of the last month

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!
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    I'm so proud of you! I think you have done a great job! As always, you are such an inspiration!
    3148 days ago
    Great job. It is a never ending tool and we have to adjust from time to time. You are doing an amazing job and you are an inspiration to those of us behind you.

    Keep it up.

    Take Care and God Bless ! ! !

    3148 days ago
    i have eternal hope that treatment for everything related to the complications we suffer from extreme obesity will be: better understood, better tolerated in society (less discrimination), and better support provided, including things like reconstructive surgery. it's definitely not cosmetic. heck, look at the reconstructions they do with the breasts related to cancer. this strikes me as the same. we all need to keep chipping away where we can to break down these barriers, and i will keep my fingers crossed this will change too!
    3149 days ago
    emoticon on learning more about your body and that you are doing just fine!
    3151 days ago
  • REDIS279
    Such a great success! Karon, I'm so pleased and inspired by your journey. You are catching up with me now. One day at a time, eh? That's our path. I believe you will get that skin removal procedure.
    3151 days ago
    You are doing great. The time will come when you will have a hard time remembering what all the fuss was about. Muscle will keep you upright and moving so all is good.

    3151 days ago
    Muscle is good. As you get older, muscle is hard to come by if you haven't worked on it. Trust me on this. Although our stories are quite different, your story encourages me tremendously. I've been slacking lately, and I feel it. Thanks for the encouragement!
    3151 days ago
    Don't be so hard on yourself! I'm one to talk myself. If a miss a day of exercise, it drives me nuts!

    Just keep eating healthy, exercising and the rest has to come.

    3151 days ago
  • KITT52
    Great job Karon...

    Kitt... emoticon emoticon
    3151 days ago
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