Today is a milestone for my weight loss. I am officially down 100 pounds since becoming sick May 2005. This is the magic number my cardiologist wanted me at to be a better heart transplant candidate. I am very pleased to say that thanks to losing 66 pounds since my bariatric surgery I will not need a heart transplant.
This is my first Thanksgiving since having laparoscopic bariatric surgery (a.ka. vertical sleeve gastrectomy). I would rather stay home and not deal with this holiday that is centered around food. I just have to remember to eat a little bit and get up and not subject myself to over eating.
Due to my weight loss surgery I was not able to eat a lot. Instead I fed the baby and keep tabs of her so that I would not think about all the delicous food. Keeping your mind occupied will help you not think about food with in turns causes over eating.
As of last Tuesday I weighted in at 266 pounds. When I hit 259 I will have lost 100 pounds since my heart problems in May. That will be quite an accomplishment. I still do 20 minutes on the treadmill and then work out my chest and stomach. I get an aqua message that caps the workout rather nicely.
Thanksgiving is coming up and I am not looking forward to it at all. I hope it will all be about the friendship and not about my weight loss surgery. This will be the first year I will not eat two or more full plates of food. I will be lucky to get down a small plate.
Had an echocardiogram done and my ejection fraction is approx 25-28% that is doubled what it was May 2005. Not out of the woodwork yet but doing better.
I weigh every Tuesday and today my weight was 268.2 pounds. Still losing and still feeling good for the most part. I had a bad weekend, I ate to much dairy (which was not a lot) and boy did I pay for it. On Sunday I ate to much to fast. Actually I think it was the fact that the juice from my meat mixed with the rice and bloated me. I commenced to throw up for about 10 minutes was not fun.
Sorry it has been over a month since blogging. I have been busy getting back to work after my surgery. I am doing good as of 11-1-2005 I am weighing in at 271.6 which is down 53.9 pounds since bariatric surgery on 8-30-2005. I have been working out, doing cardiovascular exercise and lifting weights. I am starting slow and light and working my way up. I still have heart issues that I have to pay attention to.
I hope to get an echocardiogram done within the next couple of months to see if the weight loss is helping. I sure hope it is helping otherwise I may have to get on the heart transplant list and I DO NOT want to do that.
I need to try and eat my 4-5 bites of protein for lunch.