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1 year check up with my Surgeon

Thursday, April 11, 2013

When I saw my surgeon 6 months ago he told me by the time I reach a year he wanted me to have lost 40-50 lbs. Well here we are 6 month's later and I'm only down about 25 from that time. This plateau has really been a killer. I keep getting into these motivation cycles where I'm on track for a few weeks, but the scale barely moves and it gets frustrating, which takes me off track for a week or so. Then I get back into my motivation mode, but it's still not coming off.

Anyway the doctor said he's happy with my overall weight loss so far, 79% of my excess weight, but he was hoping for more lost in the last 6 months. He wants to check in with me in another 6 months and he hopes that I'll be down another 20-25 lbs. That will be about 4-5 lbs per month, which seems perfectly reasonable, especially with my small stomach as a tool. But with my plateau beating me down at every turn I just hope I can push through and get the scale moving again.

Luckily nice weather has finally started to come around here in Baltimore and while I know the 80 degree weather won't last very long, and springtime high 60's will be back again shortly, I can't help but long for more active time outside! I see tennis and bike rides in the weeks to come and swimming, hikes, and kayaking in the summer months as well.

If in one month the scale hasn't moved I'm going to make an appointment with my nutritionist to go over my food logs to see where I can make changes that I'm not seeing on my own. I am committed, even through my rough days, to get this weight off for good. Now it's just time to step it up a notch!

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    Great job on taking control, including joining WW. I too am at a very low point in my weight loss. I am 9 months out from surgery but have been slow since 6 months. I recently visited with the nutritionist and she suggested that an 18 month timeline is more realistic for most people to meet their goal. This is very reassuring and helps me to be less harsh on myself.

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    1566 days ago
    Plateaus are SO SUCKY! I feel for you
    1590 days ago
  • PATTYR81
    I'm in the same boat as you!

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    1592 days ago
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