Yesterday I reached a nifty milestone: a total loss of 75 pounds since I started this journey on August 28. That's when I got the preliminary approval from my insurance company--with the requirement to lose 5% of my body weight. My weight then was 335.
December 14, by then 40 pounds down, at 295, I was wheeled into surgery, and was wheeled out with a gastric bypass.
Fast forward to January 31, just about 7 weeks after surgery, and I'm down another 35 pounds, at 260, for a total of (yes, it's math) 75 pounds lost.
Lost...and let's not try to find it!
If you read my last post, you know I had a little turbulence after talking to my insurance company nutritionist last week. A little overreaction on my part probably--I got a bit of a judgment vibe from her, that I wasn't losing fast enough since surgery. Turns out it was just a blip on the radar.
In another 2 weeks, I have my next follow-up with my surgeon and his team, and expect to be released to an advanced diet then. It probably could have been sooner--for some people it's at 6 weeks out--but scheduling conflicts meant February 14 was the soonest I could get in. I keep moving forward--and the timing for everything just is what it is.
I realize I haven't used this blog to set any specific goals--more just reports, and my thoughts on the process. I want to change that, and there's a fun challenge going on over at Bariatric Foodie. It's Week One in the Bariatric Foodie Pledge! Check it out if you want to try it--there are even prizes! So, here's my Week One pledge: I will walk on my treadmill for 30 minutes at least 6 days this next week.
Let me know what your Week One goal for February will be!