Yesterday I had my 6 week follow-up appointment at my surgeon’s office. I wasn’t too excited to weigh in because, like clockwork, his scale is always 7 pounds (exactly) higher than my scale at home. At home, I weigh in the morning with no extra weight on and at the doc’s I weigh in at the end of the day in clothes – so I have decided to ignore his scale and pay mind to my scale since that is the one I use weekly. Problem solved – ignore the doctor’s scale! Indeed, yesterday his scale was 7 lbs higher than my home scale.
I was happy to report to my surgeon that I’ve had very little to complain about since my RNY on 8/11/14. I am really thrilled with the results and honestly “I’m loving the pouch” as I like to say.
In retrospect, I surely wish I’d gotten the Bypass back in 2006 when I decided to go with the Lap Band. (Reminder – my RNY surgery this year was a revision from the lap band). The lap band helped me do two things – lose 40 pounds pretty fast and as I continued to work my butt off in the following 4 years, it did aid in my losing another 60 – because the band did help me from doing too much damage! But in all honesty, that band was nothing but a pain in the you-know-what. It was difficult to “work with”. I always felt the port sticking through my skin. I’d be doing a situp and feel it move. And last but not least – It seemed I was always getting food stuck!
I feel lucky, in all honesty, that my lap-band “dilated” and in essence “failed” so I could get a revision to the RNY. I really did get lucky – sounds silly right? But truly – I got lucky.
I now feel like, for the first time since I was 21 years old, my goal-weight can be accomplished. I know it won’t happen overnight, but by this time next year, it honestly makes me want to jump out of my skin thinking I could be in a size 10 jeans again. Oh the thought of it!
My current status is that I’m down 27 pounds since my pre-op weight. My surgeon was pleased with this stating that the average is 25 pounds in the first 6 weeks. He expects me to take off another 25 in the coming 6 weeks again – Happily I say yes to that!
I have noticed this week I’ve been hungrier. I was leveling out at 800 or 900 cals/day and my team told me I need to be up to 1000 now. Ok! I can do that. Perfect timing too, because I guess my body is ready.
I started my walking program this week and plan to do a 5k at Thanksgiving time. I’ll be pretty excited if I can plow through that with no problem. I am excited to get back into this – I have really missed feeling strong and exercising.
So, again – here’s to health, happiness and good hair days!