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A lot can change in 6 months!


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.

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HINK2013 4/21/2013 10:37AM

    Some people may think that it is "cheating" but I think that is because they are misinformed or not informed! Surgery is only a tool to help you reach your goals. And it sounds like you have utilized the tool to help you make significant lifestyle changes and get healthy and reach your goals. Way to Go!! Keep up your great new healthy habits!!!

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TURBOMEL 4/20/2013 8:37PM

    You did what was right for you. Don't apologize or worry about what other people think. Its no magic pill or gimmick. You have worked hard and thankfully the surgery got you on track.

You are on your way!!

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