Saturday, April 20, 2013
A lot can change in six months. I had a Vertical Sleeve Gastrectomy on October 2, 2012. I started out at 295 at my consultation appointment in August. On the morning of my surgery I weighed 272. Today I weight 199 pounds. I am finally under 200 - I can't believe it!
I know the people on this site probably think that having surgery is cheating but I can assure you it isn't. I still have all the habits and issues that contributed to me becoming morbidly obese and everyday is still a struggle to make the right choices.
After the first few months, I had lost enough weight to be able to move without pain. At that point I started exercising. Now I exercise 6 days a week. I was working out everyday, but after speaking to my doctor we agreed that I should allow my body a day of rest. What I can't believe is that I feel guilty about skipping that one day a week. I crave the exercise. I find that exercise helps to clear my head, burn off my energy (something else I have gotten since surgery).
I still want to lose about 40 pounds and I know I will get there, it's just a matter of time.