Today marks the 3 month anniversary since my surgery. I can’t believe it’s already/only been 3 months.
Looking back to that day, it’s still once of the scariest, most expensive, yet best decisions I’ve made in my life. I was nervous going into the surgery, wondering what the hell I did to myself just after the surgery, and thinking if it would ever be normal again weeks after. It wasn’t until a good month and a half to two months post surgery until I realized I made the right choice. People started noticing my weight loss within the first few weeks but I didn’t. It wasn’t until about two months that I started noticing my face was thinner, my stomach was getting smaller, and my clothes were getting loose.
Today, I stand at 65 pounds lost and I’m not done yet. I’ve been losing about 20 pounds a month or so and the doctor said I’m losing weight faster than the norm. They said GB patients should lose between 80% – 90% of their excess weight. Who knows if that’s true or not but I want to be on the higher end.
Despite the surgery doing its magic, I have also been busting my arse in the gym. 3-4 times per week with weights and running. I’m trying to get down to 200 pounds despite others thinking I can’t get down to that weight since, “You have too big a build to get down to that weight.” When I was bigger, I would just get pissed off at those that said stuff like that and give up on myself…but now, it motivates me. I feel like I can, despite their critique, and that’s a huge difference mentality than before. Today I was also cleared to do sports which is great for me because I played soccer twice a week before the surgery. I’m going to join a outdoor co-ed team for starters and then ease back onto my mens team at the end of the summer. Until then, I’m training and building my strength up to be ready for the season. I’m excited I get to play again, I love soccer.
Also at my doctor’s appt. we discussed my supplement situation. I actually took all the vitamins I take down to the doctor’s office to have them look them over the jars and give them my blessing. Glad I did too because they said I need to move from taking my B12 sublingual daily to once a week now. And to take only half of a serving of calcium nitrate supplements. I’m also taking an omega-3 and my multivitamin that they thought looked perfectly fine. So I’m glad to know I was doing most things right, a little too right in some cases.
The last thing I wanted to share is the surprising help this blog has become to others. And if I am able to lend a helping hand to all of you that find it, I’m just as grateful for you guys following me along. I was looking at my stats, via Mint, and noticed that someone came to my blog by doing a search for ‘gastric bypass encouragement’ so I did the search myself and look what I found:
I’m the top link in Google for that? Wow!
I’m happy to know that my positive outlook on this surgery is helping others but I believe it’s the comments of the readers that make this blog useful to the new people that drop by. So please comment and share your experiences with us!
Thanks everyone! Keep on, keepin’ on!
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