That's GREAT for you!! As with anything else, it's one day at a time, right? New day, new beginning, new experience(s). :) Today is my 7 month anniversary- so as soon as I get off work, its home to take some more pics, work out and get some much needed rest. Sounds like you have hit the ground running and have a wonderful start. I hope you are feeling well and healing well! Sharon
Pounds lost: 67.0
Fitness Minutes: (162,212) Posts: 5,371 1/6/13 3:33 A
I had RNY in June 2012. I took three weeks off from a desk job doing tech support on third shift- and if you have worked thirds (on 4/10s) you can easily imagine how quickly weight gain can happen! I didn't say much to anyone, just that I had surgery, here it is over 6 months later and most people just notice that I have lost a good amount of weight. I've told a few here but for the most part, just my close friends and family know and that's worked for me so far. I got myself into a routine straight away- I keep a lidded pitcher and tall protein shaker bottle with snap cap on my desk- first thing I do when I get to work is fill it up with ice water. I make sure I have protein handy (I prefer Nectar) and bring my lunch/food every day without fail. Most of the time I bring more than I would ever eat just so I have variety- sometimes what sounds good initially, isn't as appetizing come lunchtime. Eating out doesn't happen much, but when it does, I try to stick to basics- remembering not to try anything new while away from home. At the 6 month mark I got the go-ahead to slowly introduce whole grains, but even the doctor said if I didn't want to, I didn't have to because doing so will only stall the process, especially if the exercise output was floundering. I will say that I am enjoying having whole oatmeal (plain or with a bit of the SF flavored coffee syrup mixed in).- and it's good fiber and blood sugar stabilizer (no more diabetes for me- but it helps with hunger and energy). So far so good- however this is the time when I must be more vigilant than ever with exercise and nutrition and protein to reach my goals by about 1 year. SlÓn!
Pounds lost: 67.0
Fitness Minutes: (162,212) Posts: 5,371 9/29/12 6:58 P
That is one of the questions I will be asking my Team Oct 9th as it is Info Session time then and on Oct 11th. We evidently have two days of it split up. It runs from 3pm-5pm both days. Then on the 11th right after the session is a Support group there I will attend. The 15th is with my Nutritionist. I work the night shift at the hospital-floor work as a Patient Care Tech- a very active job. I do EKGs, blood draws, and of course patient care. So, I will be interested in finding out how that will work afterwards
My Journey is a work in Progress!!
Location: Upstate, NY Eastern time zone.
Level 20 Sparkler
Surgery Date: 12/17/2012 RNY with Dr. T.Paul Singh at Albany Medical Center.
I went back to work about 10 days after surgery. I have a desk job with a corner office and therefore able to be 'bariatric' without raising many questions from co-workers.
By the way, I've never told anyone at work I had RNY. I've only said I needed surgery to correct some internal issues. I let co-workers think what they want. Management has been very supportive and when they question me about what was wrong, I tell them it's private and move on to another subject. I believe some of management means well, but sometimes information in the wrong hands has impacts. I do quote a doctor who told me I wouldn't live another 5 years. That really brings a serious side to the conversation. So far I'm happy with my decision not to tell co-workers. I guess if they poked around the internet they would find me here, but I'm willing to take that risk.
Oh, and since I'm a workaholic I'm very happy to be back to work. And my new energy levels are great!
I went back to work within a week of surgery.. but I have a very easy, desk job. I was able to continue my sipping water, which is VERY important. I was walking from day one, but I didn't go walking at the Y until about 2 weeks out... and started out very slow. At around 3 or 4 weeks out I started walking in the water, then water exercises. I started some very low weights around 5 weeks out, and went to my first post-surgery Zumba class around 6 months out.
I was off work about three weeks. I never felt bad nor was in any pain but you need the time to adjust to your new food schedule and have your insides heal. Exercise was walking to begin with and then at the gym when approved from my doctor.
Pounds lost: 118.0
Fitness Minutes: (9,955) Posts: 315 9/22/11 3:31 P
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