I am now almost (on the 25th of the month) 13 months out from being sleeved! I can not belive it- I was sleeved on 2/25/13.
I was always a yo-yo dieter- Icoudrop 50 lbs quick and gain them back plus more even faster.
I realized that I was not getting any younger and that I was almost done with grad school. I felt like a hypocrite for not taking care of myself. I decided that I was done with yo-yoing, eating disorders, and fad diets. I found a seminar, and that was it.
My wife has been the biggest support for me and I do not know if I would have had the courage to do this without her. Everything had finally fell in place for me in my life and I knew that this was the right thing to do.
I realized that I needed to find an eating disorder therapist to help me figure me out. As a soon to be therapist myself at that time- I realized that this would be cruical. I also found that I needed to stop with the all or nothing thinking---if I was eating "bad" one day then I felt like I had to "make up for it" by starving the next. I was also able to realize that I did truly have an eating disorder and needed help- thoguhts of food could be consuming - also, the words like bad, good, wrong, right, were needed to be taken away from my vocabulary. I relaized alot about me and still have a ways to go but it is a lifelong process and I learn daily-I alo make mistakes daily but realize now that there are no bad foods or things I have to stay away from like carbs- I got tired of being scared and tired.
Also, it is imperative to journal your food- I use MFP and do it with everything- where i struggle that day and have only 500 cals or I eat everything and have 3000+---I log it!''
It will probably always be a lifelong struggle in some way, however I continue to learn and grow on all levels eeryday and in every way.[/font][/size][/color]
Height: 5 feet 5 inches
Starting Weight: 319 lbs
Weight on Day of Surgery: 319 lbs
Current Weight: 166 lbs
Goal Weight: 165 lbs
Weight Lost: 153 lbs
Surgery: Gastric Sleeve
Surgery Status: Post Surgery
First Dr. Visit: 11/30/2012
Surgery Date: 02/25/2013
Hospital Stay: 2 Days
Surgery Funding: Combination
Insurance Outcome: 1st Letter Approval