triple ugh and yo yo surgery
Friday, July 12, 2013
like many people here I lost a lot of weight , regained it and then lost it again. good ? yes , of course . consequences for my body? that's another story
and I don't mean flabby skin.
so , a few years ago , I losed 40 kilos(88 pounds) . great , not so great the gallbladder stones I got doing that-main culprit in having gallbladder stones are diets . I got an infection with the stones , had to have surgery , bad year , had chicken pox and the next year slowly regained 30 kilos (66 pounds). ok , start again , lose 15 kilos fast ( like fast 2 pounds/week) and after that plateau. giga plateau , almost 3 years of staying more or less within range ,1500 cal/day , eating 1800 when I was cheating( my BMR was over 2400) and nothing. I won't say anything about exercise because I always did the same amount of it. lost weight and regained it while doing the same thing , 20-30 minutes of cardio daily and ST 3 times/week. that's maximum I can do with my infernal workload . that and walking everywhere, my town is small and a car is useless.last year on Christmas and New Year's eve I gave up and ate like everybody else , a ton . gained 9 kilos . lost them again in a month and nothing again, the same 2-3 kilos were going up and down. so I said , let's try something new. I tried vegan for 40 days . nothing lost , scale stayed the same but measurements were 3 cm up , not good. and after a few friends lost a lot of weight with the Dukan diet I decided to try it too. and I started to lose weight and lost24 pounds in 2 months . yay? of course , clothes started to fit , people didn't recognize me on the street again , friends asked me if I found someone( like you can't lose weight unless you're in love
) , la vie en rose , until I accidentally discovered in the shower a thing that looked weird. went to the surgeon today, it's an umbilical hernia, needs surgery and it's probably caused by a drastic diet cause I didn't have any of the other risk factors. I didn't even exercise in these 2 months , only walked cause I didn't feel able to run like usually or do anything else .
so UGH !!! I gain 30 kilos , does something happen with my health? no , good blood pressure , good blood sugar, don't get tired , no nothing( which I'm grateful for , I always was healthy no matter weight ). lose 30 kilos? I get stones and surgery and the second time a stupid hernia
. I will have the surgery but later , I want to lose more weight if I can and I can't have surgery every 10 kilos I lose.
the surgeon is my friend , he said it's small (2cm) and it doesn't require a net which is a good thing, it will cost me nothing or almost nothing. I can postpone it as much as I want but bye bye exercise , only walking and maybe light running but nothing hard and no pilates or ST
at least I'm allowed to swim , I'm going to the seaside next month.
well , they say we have to accept what we can't change , right? at least I'll have a long vacation
I had worst health scares than this, this too shall pass.
in case you were wandering what was I doing
it seems everyone misunderstood , I wasn't clear. I didn't keep any crazy diet. I ate within calorie range , just alternating one day of proteins with one day of proteins plus veggies. and no exercise meant just walking. a part of the diet is walking and I walked at least 30 minutes daily.
Member Comments About This Blog Post
Oh, Kori! I am so sorry that you are having so much angst in your life! I will keep you in my thoughts, always! Keep your spirits up as much as you can. This, too, shall pass.
1329 days ago
You've had some up and downs and all-arounds. But you are still here and still moving forward and still an inspiration to people like me
1358 days ago
Aww, Kori, this seems so unfair! I felt that way with all my insane digestive troubles the past couple of years (really, now? once I've finally started to pay attention to what I'm putting in my body?) and to some extent the fibro, since it is better overall but when it flares, I have the same frustrated feelings.
And then what kills me is people like my MIL who lost a bunch of weight on Paleo (but will still conveniently ignore things like MSG and aspartame much of the time) and refuses to walk 4 blocks to the grocery store, and at almost 70 she's in better health (well, far less pain and such) than I am! Don't get me wrong, I'm happy for her, but I do sometimes worry how long she'll keep pushing her luck, and can't help but notice the unfairness of the rest of us struggling to do all we can just to stay in the game sometimes.
Do keep us posted on the surgery!
1362 days ago
Comment edited on: 8/6/2013 3:51:37 PM
Kori I know where you are coming from. A couple of years ago I had hernia surgery and a softball tumor removed from my ovaries. While in the hospital, my daughter noticed when the nurses changed my dressing that I had a lot of black on my stomach and a hole. She is not a nurse, then rushed to Loyala where the doctor said he could put his head in the hole in my stomach. So had an infection surgery. Then they found out I had 2 separated cancers..ovarian and uterine. So another surgery to remove pretty much everything down there. Because of the infection they didn't want to do the surgery...very dangerous..but they did, then came chemo...to make a long story short, I have been off chemo in almost a year and feel pretty good...but I lost 90 pounds before chemo then the steroids from chemo, gained back 60 and more after. So now I am going back down but at a slow rate. Have a great weekend..we can do this.
1366 days ago
Gah so sorry for this frustrating & definitely not comfortable period you're going through....
2011 was a very tough year for me healthwise...and when you get past it you're just so relieved that it was something you could get past! lol Hope you put all this behind you very soon & feel much better. Take it easy
1369 days ago
That's so hard! Sometimes life doesn't make sense. Just when we are doing the "right" thing, the wrong thing happens. Not fair. I'm glad that the surgery is somewhat minor and you caught it apparently right away. It's also good news that you can choose when to do the surgery and it won't cost you much. Try to focus on the positives (sounds like you are) and you're so right...we have to accept those things we cannot change (no matter how unfair they are) and we need to change the things we can. Hang in there. Take it easy and be good to you. Thanks for the encouragement! Spark on!
1369 days ago
Oh Kori! Sorry you're suffering. I hope your repair goes well and you're up and at 'em in no time. My weight has been all over the place this last year too. But I don't have a health issue to blame, just my bad habits.
1382 days ago
If your BMR is 2400 you need to eat about 2000-2200. 1500 - 1800 isn't enough food, IMO.
I think it's the "quick" part of the weight loss factor that is not so good for your health.
1383 days ago
So understand about yo-yo, plateau etc. sorry about the hernia. Don't get discouraged..You can do it
1383 days ago
Kori, have you ever thought that your health might be connected to your Spirituality? One of the first things I would advise anyone who is trying to lose weight, (apart from following a low fructose way of life) is to learn to Love yourself, that means putting YOU first on top of any list, (except maybe a newborn). Now that's not being selfish, just the opposite. If you look after YOU first, then you will find you will be much better at looking after other's needs.
If you need any more help in this area, please contact me, as I am only too happy to be of service in this area....
I looked up your health problem, (the hernia) and my book(s) say....Ruptured relationships, strain, burdens, incorrect creative expression, Angry with what is happening in your life & you don't know what to do about it, not understanding what you need to do & worrying about it, anger & aggression is the pressure that lets out your power from its normal flow.
Affirmation (Louise Hay)... My mind is gentle & harmonious. I Love & approve of myself. I am free to be me. And so it is...Repeat often, daily....
I feel that you would like to change jobs, or workplaces...I advise trying to make a concentrated effort to balance work & your Spiritual needs (Loving yourself etc) .....
In Love & Light
1384 days ago
Kori, sorry to hear you need a hernia repair. I googled about gallstones, yikes that would be painful. I hope you are not discouraged, and continue with your healthy lifestyle.
1385 days ago
nothing worse than trying to be good and something like a hernia coming up to smack you in the face. keep your head up and do what you can. life might be needing you to focus on something else right now, that's usually the way it goes with struggles! xoxo!
1385 days ago
Sounds a pretty horrible situation. I've been yo-yoing for 40 years, but I am losing now and hope never to put it back again. Plateauing like that must be sheer hell and then on top of that to have the health problems.
1386 days ago
Unfortunately that is not how our bodies work. We are damaging our bodies day after day with unhealthy food choices and lack of exercise.
All we can do is start now. Start eating better and being more active. Start taking accountability for our health.
Please keep us posted on when your surgery is. I am thinking about you!
1386 days ago
to you and all the stress. I had to laugh at the loosing weight because of love, it's a crock, everyone knows you gain it back once you get comfortable!
Anyways good luck, thanks for the update, you'll get through this, and swimming is a great strengthening exercise!
1386 days ago
Sorry to hear this! This is why at my age I don't try to diet, just try to make healthy choices. I sure don't need the added stress to my body from a diet, as I've had enough health issues this last year and don't really want more!
1386 days ago
I think most of us can sympathize with the yo-yoing. Sucks but you haven't given up and I applaud you for that.
I'm glad it is a small hernia, hopefully can be done outpatient. I know the doc said you can wait but don't put it off too long. those things can get worse.
1386 days ago
I am sorry about your surgery. It must be so painful. I hope you get better.
1386 days ago
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