6 pounds to go until goal!
Monday, March 28, 2011
I'm now at 136 and can't believe it. Some of my lessons learned during this journey to goal through weight loss surgery:
The scale still plays mind-games with me. I have learned to weigh myself so that I can guage my progress but not look at the scale as the source of success. I have learned that just paying attention to what I eat is part of that goal. To eat a healthy diet of whole grains, lean meats, and fruits and veggies is my mainstay. I also judge my success based on how my clothes are feeling on me and how I feel in my own skin.
I have become more in tune with myself and I pay attention to my feelings and I constantly research health articles and online sources for information. I was having a rough time with producing too much acid and none of the meds that were subscribed were helping. I was tired of wasting my money on those. They are not cheap. I developed ulcers and was just so frustrated for the first 4 months. I read about probiotics and how they helped boost your immune system and how they help you heal within. I bought a good brand and started taking them. I could not believe how good i felt after about a week or two. I swear by them now. I also drink alot of decaf green tea.
I still consult my doctors but I know that it is my responsibility to take care of me and be informed before I visit my doctors. You have to assertive with them and tell them up front what it going on.
I have also learned to relax more about my weight loss. I no longer feel like a trapped fat woman. I was always so insecure about my weight. I'm not that happy about my new excess skin but hoping with exercise and time that some of that will go away. I think it takes awhile. I am happier about how I look in clothes now. It is actually fun to dress now.
I try to concentrate mostly on what I know I should be doing, such as exercise, healthy eating, relaxation and fun. I'm working on mind, body, and spirit.
I want to thank all my friends here for all the support that you all have given me. I can now say that if I had to do this all over again (gastric bypass) that I would do the same thing. I would do it in heartbeat. A few months ago I had my doubts.
I am happy.
I wish the best for all of you on your journey. Please don't give up. It does not end with reaching your goal weight. It will be a lifetime journey. Look at it as if you are just trying to eat healthy to feel better.
I will post a new picture when I reach my goal. Hopefully that will be real soon.