Jump to content
×
Are you looking for the BariatricPal Store? Go now!

Recommended Posts

Hello, all! I haven't posted in a while but I'm back (for now, hahaha). I had RNY in January 2019 and I'm sitting around 274. I've lost about 145 pounds since the surgery but I've been in a weird headspace about it since I'm not yet at goal. I think I put myself in maintenance and have gone back to basics in terms of lowering my caloric intake, watching my macros, and making sure I get at least 64 oz of Fluid in. Hopefully I hit goal by the time my 2 year surgiversary rolls around, but until then, I'm celebrating all of the small victories.

The best ones to date? I had a doctor's appointment today and the arm cuff fit around my upper arm! And my blood pressure was great, well within normal ranges! I was able to fit in the chair that you sit in to give blood. Being able to let that arm down and have ample space to get situated felt unreal. I told my doctor that I wanted to start TTC next year and he told me that he didn't see any issue with me trying. I could've cried when he told me that. All I've ever wanted was to be a mom and that was my reason for getting surgery; to be healthy enough to become a mother and be able to raise my kids into adulthood. I'm also getting rid of clothes that I'd been saving because I couldn't fit them before surgery and they're now too big.

All of that to say, don't let the number on the scale discourage you! It may not be moving the way you want it to, but you are so much more than the number on the scale and the changes you're making will impact your life in ways the scale won't/can't reflect.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Yeah! You go! Those things feel soooo good. For other non-WLS people, they have no idea how we mentally have fought with those things. The whole blood pressure cuff almost killed med at my highest weight.

BUT The further along I am with my goal as well, the more I need to think about non scale related goals. So it's great to hear that others are doing so as well. It's wierd to get that into my head. I also after 11 months I am starting to "see" my new body. I sometimes wonder if the full body mirrors Ive seen have one of those slimming effects that they do when they curve the glass a certain way.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

18 hours ago, Nic C said:

ll of that to say, don't let the number on the scale discourage you! It may not be moving the way you want it to, but you are so much more than the number on the scale and the changes you're making will impact your life in ways the scale won't/can't reflect.

Fully agree

Getting healthy and feeling good is the goal not digits on a scale

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now

  • Recent Topics

  • Most popular:

  • Together, we have lost...
      lbs
    ×