Gastric Bypass: 6 Month Post Op Update
It’s been 6 months now, since my gastric bypass surgery.
According to the NP (Nurse Practitioner) that I see at my Surgeon’s office, I’m on the right track.
3 Month Stall
Since January, I’ve been fluctuating between 235 and 245. Luckily, I haven’t gone passed 245, but I can’t seem to get past 235 either.
A lot of it is my fault, even though stalls are normal.
I’m an emotional eater and I have Binge Eating Disorder and lately, I’ve been under a lot of stress.
Stressed about the stall, work, starting school again, and everything in between.
I caved in and since I barely dump, old habits came back, hence the diet soda saga.
Don’t worry, I’m talking to my Therapist and I told my NP what’s going on. She advised if I have to cave in and eat emotionally to choose healthy foods, in place of junk.
I also wasn’t working out as hard as I thought.
I was going to the gym, but all I did was walk and do the same weight training regimen.
In switching it up and doing T-25 and then switching to Hip Hop Abs, now incorporating Body Beast, I can feel a difference in my clothes.
Switching things up actually got me dropping a pants size, just within the month.
I’m losing inches, but still waiting for the scale to move towards that 220 that I want to reach by my birthday.
Now, I just want to reach 229 and go from there.
I’ve also switched up my meals, incorporating more protein (which I’ve always done, but more) and seriously watched what I ate and drank.
This week is the first week that I’m working out 6 days a week.
I’m learning just working out 3 days a week wasn’t helping and I needed to shake things up.
I was 301 lbs at the beginning of August 2016, which is the highest weight I’ve ever gotten to in my life.
When I had my first consultation in September 2015, I was 290 ish and I could only lose 5 lbs during the required 6 months supervised Doctor’s diet plan (required by insurance).
As of now, it’s documented that I’ve lost 59.5 (with clothes on) and 66 lbs (with clothes off).
My NP and Therapist just said look how far I’ve come and remember why I had to take this step.
At the end of the day, any type of weight loss surgery is just a tool. We do the work, just like if you were to lose it naturally.
I wish I was able to lose the weight without surgery, but I couldn’t.
I need to always remember why I started this journey and it is and always is to get healthy and not follow my Dad’s path. His path caused him to die at 58 of a massive heart attack. The first one didn’t shake him into gear.
When I had my mini-stroke in March 2015, I was determined to get myself in gear to prevent the big stroke.
I have a long way to go in this journey, because I didn’t get obese overnight and these unwanted pounds are not going to leave me overnight.
I’m impatient and yeah I do get discouraged to see my fellow bypass pals already at the losing 100 lbs mark. I’m ½ way there.
But my journey is different and everyone’s journey is unique.
So, now it’s time to kick it into high gear and work like the rent is due tomorrow.
I keep that in mind this week each time I wanted to not workout, because I was tired.
So, this is my story, but I need accountability and help to get to the finish line.
This blog is probably going to be a little different, but it will be well worth the change.
Alright, I’m getting sleepy and need to get ready for Scandal or reading; I like to multi-task during bedtime.
Hit me up in the comments and see you in the next blog for Fitness Mondays or for something.
I’m running out of ideas, so I may finish up the Arm Workout Parts 3 and 4 and sporadically at workout post from time to time.
Let me know what you think.
FYI: Affiliate disclosure: this post contains affiliate links