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.