Howdy, all! I'm almost too excited to write this post. Yesterday my appointment with the bariatric clinic went so well, I almost cried right there on the scale. I now weigh....drum roll, please....UNDER THREE HUNDRED POUNDS! (296.5 lb with a BMI of 47 to be exact.) I can now wear a 3x shirt (I'm wearing the shirt in my new profile picture I put up above under "about me"), and even wore one to my appointment with a new pair of shorts. I cannot tell you the last time I weighed in the 200's. I know it sounds atrocious still, but to me, it's a dream come true. Because it will just be coming down and down to hopefully my goal weight of 160 lbs. My dear family member (I don't know if she wants me to tell all or not!) is helping me by getting me a gym membership so I can work out on the treadmills and various other equipment. Exercising in the summer outside in Arizona is NOT fun, let me tell you. So I am so excited to be able to go to a gym. :0) So thank you, family member! :0) They gave me a card at the bariatric clinic that I can use at places to eat so I can honorably order the kid's size meals or 1/2 adult portions. I haven't even thought of going out to eat yet, my stomach is so small I eat a few bites of things and I'm so full it feels like I had a full steak dinner! I am now on to pureed food for two more weeks, then I can eat soft foods. I will have to take liquid vitamins and protein drinks for the rest of my life. No prob....don't want my body to eat off of my muscles instead of my fat! Ha! I still am recovering from surgery. I feel kind of weak still and could use a shot of energy. Hopefully that will come in time!! I hope so!! But so far, so good.
Today I have a doctor's appointment for the rheumatologist. I can't take anti-inflammatories anymore due to the risk of stomach ulcers and I've got so little stomach left, I don 't need an ulcer on top of it. So I'll just be on prednisone and deal with the stiffness as best as I can. After that, we are going to WalMart and I'm going to use that as my daily walk. I haven't been able to walk around there in years, so I'll take my walker in and do the best that I can. At least it's air conditioned! I hate having the arthritis. I could do so much more without it!
Gina....I tried to get onto your blog but it's been removed from Blogger. Did you change it? Let me know. I miss it!!
Thank you all for your thoughts and prayers for me during my surgery and recovery. I really appreciate it. I will post another pic of Jack with his new hair cut. He's in a better mood this time.....sleeping!!! Cats! Where can I sign up for their life?
Hope you all have a great day.
Love ya all!!
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