Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Not Quite 100

I was hoping that when I saw my surgeon and dietitian today, I would have hit the 100 pound lost mark, but it was not to be. I have lost a total of 95 pounds so far. Great news: it is all fat, I have actually gained 1/2 pound of muscle!

The doctor suspects that the pain I had in my pouch the other day was due to excess acid and just told me to take Maalox in the future. So no big problem there. What a relief.

The dietitian has advanced my food program to phase 5 which is the final frontier with food. I am now allowed to try most foods, as long as they are low sugar and low fat. If I choose to try high fat or high sugar foods, then I must face the consequences and I assure you, I am not willing to go there!

She increased my workout goals to 200 minutes per week. Yikes! She also added B12 to my supplement list. Other than those 2 things, plus a wider variety of foods to try, I will be continuing to just learn how to live the best life I can with my new pouch.

I will be seeing the dietitian again in 6 weeks and I will see my surgeon in 4 months.

Thank you all for your supportive comments and helpful tips. You really do help me keep my spirit up.

5 comments:

Corrina said...

You're doing fabulous!

Leslie said...

35 minutes of exercise 6 days a week - you can do that! Does spinning count??

Beverly said...

Leslie, I will be doing 60 minutes in the pool at the YMCA 3 times per week. Plus, I do my Wii sport for about 20 minutes per day. I hope that will be good enough!

Anonymous said...

Hi, Bev,

Sounds like your doing AWESOME!! Keep up the good work!


Karen

Candy Duell said...

Your doing wonderful. How are you feeling? I mean besides the food issues that you will have to learn what you can and cant eat.