Wow…it seems like forever ago that I had my Gastric Sleeve Surgery. Then again, it seems like yesterday. It is much harder to work at maintaining especially now with my gain of eight pounds.
I had my 18 month check up Friday. My doctor was concerned about the gain, as am I. I do not want to go back there.Stephen has this picture hanging up in his room. I thought I looked good at the time. It was a good picture of all of us. I have a fear of this. I know that I can’t get there quickly, but it will creep up on me if I am not careful. I know the gain I have had is directly linked to the lack in my planning of meals, or my exercise. It shows.
So as I said yesterday…resetting my focus. Reclaiming that I can do this, and will with God’s grace. Having the support of my nutritionist in what I want to do with my diet, I plan on beginning after Thanksgiving. I don’t want to start only to set myself up for failure. Planning my meals and exercise will be the key to my daily success.
I have a month to get off 4 pounds, and have my follow up appointment with my nutritionist. (Realistic goal – 4 pounds; would love to have all of the regain gone at 8 pounds!) David and I will be gearing up for the Ho Ho Hustle 5k on December 9. So exercise is a must to beat my time from last year.
Side note: I am continuing to take college courses (YAY), and will be taking Nutrition next semester. It will count as an elective in my AA, but for me personally, something I have had a long desire to learn. I have a want to relearn what is healthy, and how to be healthy in everyday life. I think it will benefit my family as well, well hopefully.
Happy thanksgiving week. Stay safe.