On October 1st, I started my pre-surgery diet plan. That day I weighed in at 319lbs. So disheartening.
Five months later, four and 10 days since I had my bariatric surgery, I now weight exactly 250lbs. I have lost 69lbs so far on this journey! I know some people believe that surgery is the easy way out, and I just wish those people could spend a day with me and see that it truly isn't. I still have to weight, measure and track every bite of food that goes into my mouth. I am changing life long habits and addictions. I am learning how to deal with stress and other emotions without eating and it is hard. Really hard. But I am doing it and I am excelling at it!
I am really proud of my achievement this month. The gym and I have become best friends over the last five weeks. Three times a week I have been down there strength training. I have also been to the squash court twice and bought myself a membership so I can go more often. The results have already been impressive! The inches are really coming off. I will do a post soon on what exercises I have been doing.
Here are my original measurements, then the ones from the middle of January and last the ones done today:
Chest has gone from 51" to 47.5" to 45"
Waist has gone from 52" to 48.25" to 45.5"
Hips have gone from 64" to 59" to 55.5"
Upper arms have gone from 17" to 16" to 15.5"
My hips are really shrinking! I have lost 8.5" just off my hips. I love it! I am seeing a lot more muscle tone in my arms and shoulders. I guess even just being able to bench press a measly 55lbs is doing the trick!
This months pictures were really shocking to me. The difference has become so noticeable! I am really curious how I will look once I get another thirty pounds off and hit one hundred down.
|The day before surgery at 308lbs.|
|Tuesday morning at 252lbs.|