You need to listen to what your dr. says and you did. Now comes the hard part losing it all and staying that way. Spark is a good program to work with. It is all good!!!!!
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current weight: 141.0
Fitness Minutes: (28,045) Posts: 1,169 4/20/12 9:28 A
In GOD We Trust Choose To Lose "If you are going to win any battle you have to do one thing. You have to make the mind run the body. Never let the body let the body tell the mind what to do. The body will always give up. It is always tired in the morning, noon and night. But the body is never tired if the mind is not tired." -General George S Patton, U.S.Army, 1912 Olympian
Hi Jenn, it isn't cheating to have a gastric bypass...the doctor's would not have given the green light for the surgery if you didn't need it. But please remember that once the initial weight loss is over, you will need to continue to eat healthy and exercise in order to keep the pounds off. (My husband can attest to this fact. Poor thing gained almost all the weight he lost back ) And even though the TV shows us amazing and quick weight loss, being a turtle is the BEST way to keep the weight off for good. There is great information and support here at Spark People to help you reach your goals.
When we start losing weight,we all want it off right away,but it doesn't happen that way! I guess it's normal,because we just want it over with. Enjoy your journey and learn what you can. It's for the rest of you life!
You're doing great. The important thing is you're losing for your health. Just don't think because you had the surgery you couldn't regain the weight. So many do. But if you learn new eating paths and stay focused on that path, you'll keep the weight off and do great. And slow and steady is always the best way.
current weight: 248.8
Fitness Minutes: (4,577) Posts: 9 4/19/12 4:46 P
You're not cheating... you did what you felt you had to in order to move forward with you life. Slow and steady is for the best in the long run so good for you for understanding that. The patience thing, well that's another story altogether. Good luck.
Fitness Minutes: (2,050) Posts: 17 4/19/12 4:41 P
This is just me, Jenn. I feel like I am a little bit of a cheater and a fraud. I had Gastric Bypass in December. My philosophy has been SLOW, STEADY and PATIENT. I WILL BE A TURTLE. As a motivator before I had surgery and was in the I had a white ink tattoo of a cartoon turtle put on my wrist to remind me that whenever things when wrong I had to be a turtle with my life. With the Bypass you have to be a turtle also. If you go to fast you get sick. When I went to Mayo in March I was telling the Dr. that I didn't think what I had lost was enough. She told me that at the weight I started I was right on track. Stay the course. I have to remember to be SLOW, STEADY and PATIENT. It is very hard for me.
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