I thought I would provide an update on my weigh in. If you don’t know by now I weigh in every Tuesday. Yesterday I weighed in at 357 LBS which is a total weight loss of 95 LBS lost 11 weeks post-surgery. I like to look at the percentages as well, that’s 42% to my overall goal and 21% weight loss of my overall body weight. My goal is to be half that man I used to be but I getting close to being ¾ the man I was! I continue to hit the gym 6-7 times a week although lately the exercise has not been as strenuous as I think it needs to be. I have taken to the swimming pool and it’s slowed my weight lifting and running a bit. I enjoy swimming much more and tend to want to do that more often than running on the treadmill. Next week is my three month mark and I am excited. I am going to work extra hard this week to eat the right things and increase the difficulty of my workout. I have my first major milestone on the horizon, and I am eager to hit that mark!
The surgery has most certainly played a major role in changing my life, but I want you to know that it’s not a quick fix. It requires that you change your habits and I am still working hard to do that. I have had to teach myself that life is not as once knew it. Food is not what I have to live for, it’s only a source of energy to do the things that I now enjoy much more. Spending time with my family and friends, playing golf, doing home repairs and the list can go on and on. Weighing 452 pounds exhausted me daily and I still get tired at my current weight but I find now that exercise is a normal part of my daily routine I don’t get as tired nearly as often. I know that I have a long road ahead and when I do reach my goal weight the real challenge begins and that is maintaining my weight. It’s a battle that I will face every day. I have said in the past that this is my drug, food was my addiction and I think that is so true. Battling my inner demons daily will end with a successful result. I wanted to write this blog as another way to confront my weaknesses and share them with people who might have the same problems.
There might be some of you that are thinking about having a weight loss surgery yourself or have questions about the specific surgery that I had. I want to share my email if you would like to contact me directly. Please send all questions to email@example.com.
Until next time – Warrior in Training