Yesterday was my 5th month Surgaversary. That’s right! I’ve made it months post-surgery!
I’ll start off with the stats…
Current Weight: 171.4 lbs.
Surgery Weight 238.8 lbs.
Goal (mini-goal): 150 lbs.
I’m calling this a “mini-goal” because I went into this saying that I wanted to be between 140-150 because that’s where I remember being comfortable in my own skin. As of right now, that goal is about 21 lbs away from becoming a reality.
I meet with my doctor and heart doctor next month for follow ups. The doctor will run blood tests to see how I’m doing on my vitamins, go over my diet and we’ll probably discuss caloric intake, etc.
The heart doctor… well, I’ll be honest, I’m not really sure why I’m seeing him again. I did not have high blood pressure before my surgery. It was borderline a few times but never high enough where I needed medication. Ever. I only saw this doctor after I started the pre-surgery hoop-jumping because I needed an EKG and stress test before getting approved. So… he’s not one of my regular doctors. At all. And at the post-surgery follow up I had with him, there was nothing for him to find. My numbers were all normal. So again, I’m not sure what’s the need for this one. If my numbers are still good, I am probably going to tell him I won’t be coming back unless my regular doctor refers me for an actual legit reason.
Does that sound reasonable?
Now, how about a non-scale victory? I walked a 5K race on Veteran’s Day.
The race was a walk/run organized by my daughter and her friend for their senior project at school. It was a lot of fun!
At five months out, I’ve been getting a lot of compliments from family and friends. A lot of them ask me if I have any regrets about having the surgery. I can honestly say that I don’t have any. I am healthier than I have been in a long time, doing things that I enjoy doing, and I’m not a slave to my weight. That is probably the best part about it.