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.


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!


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.