5 Down…

I had my fifth doctor’s appointment that is required by my insurance. Today I am down another 8 pounds. I am at 557lbs. That is 24 pounds lost overall. I am adhering more to the diet plan that I got at my first which has been helping me with losing weight. It has been a difficult road and I know that it will continue to be difficult but I will keep at it. 

The next big step is the actual surgery. Earlier in January I created a Go Fund Me campaign to help raise the money that I will need to pay my out of pocket costs. I am nervous about what is to come but I am excited to take these next steps. 

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The Next Step

The new year has started. I have two more months of doctors supervised weight loss/nutrition appointments required by my insurance to approve the surgery. I created a Go Fund Me page to help raise money for the surgery. I know that my out of pocket expenses are going to be greater then I can afford myself. Here is a link to the page if you would like to make a donation. I am greatful for any help that anyone contributes. I have an appointment in a couple of weeks and will post again soon. 

Another Month Closer

I know, I know. I keep saying that I will post more often and then a whole month goes by before I make my next post. Sometimes I get so wrapped up in other things that I do not take the time out to post. 

So I am back down to 565. I am so grateful that I was able to lose the weight that I had put on from the after my second weigh in. I have taken steps to prevent another increase in weight. I started tracking my meals using the fitness on my phone. One thing It is nice to see the nutritional values of my eating for the day. It has opened my eyes to things and already started to change some of my eating habits. I hope to continue to improve on that front.  I am also going to start tracking my workouts on the app. I hope that it give some insights and help me to improve in that aspect as well. I am looking forward to the next few months, I am hoping that I will reach the goal the surgeon wants me to get to and the surgery will go as planned.

The Latest

It has been a month since my last post so I thought I should update everyone.

Since the last post I have done my psych. evaluation and she gave me the all clear for the surgery. I also had my cardiologist consult for the surgery and was given the all clear there too. I wasn’t too overly concerned that I would be given the okay for the surgery but there is always some doubt.

Since the last post I gained some of the weight back and am now at 573. I blame myself for the weight gain. I haven’t been disciplined on my diet. I will get back to that. I also need to be disciplined and start getting up early to start a work out regime. My ultimate goal is to do strength training three days per week and cardiovascular training two days per week and then take one day off. I am committed to losing the 50 pounds that Dr. Gonzalez wants me to lose before the surgery.

I am going to try to post more frequently going forward and I am going try to post some photos as well. It is only fair that I share photographic examples of my progress on this journey.

Until next time…

Big Decision

So just to update everyone that is coming to this post from Facebook a few months ago I decided that I was going to start the process of doing a bariatric surgery through my insurance at work. This was not an easy decision for me because I always wanted to be the person that did it without surgery. When I started my job a few years ago I got a good start. I went from about 525lbs to down to about 489lbs. then the progress didn’t just stop, it reversed itself. I lost the motivation to keep working out and my weight went up to 581lbs. Last month I started the journey with the first appointment with the surgeon and nutrition class. I have started (slowly) the process of changing my diet and as a result I have lost 16lbs. I’m down to 565 now. I’m very excited about this progress because this is before I started purposeful exercising. I am going to be starting that in the time before my next appointment at the bariatric center. The next step is a,support group metting this coming Thursday evening. I am nervous but excited. I will keep this blog updated as I move through this process.

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