So, here I stand seven months out from Roux En Y Gastric Bypass WeightLoss Surgery. The other day I got what is left of my hair colored. My stylist was asking about my journey. She was asking detailed questions. So, I confirm that the first few months were pretty bad physiologically and psychologically. So, she asked, “Would you do it again?” “Hell yes!” I responded. I’ve lost over 90 pounds! That’s something to celebrate!
Having said that, thing’s have really slowed to a crawl now. If I lose a pound a week, it’s a surprise. Stall? You would think. I don’t think so, though. This has been an ongoing struggle for a couple of months now. I believe that my metabolism has slowed way down as the result of eating super low calorie for so long.
How does one speed up their metabolism? Exercise. I’ve been trying to get in cardio. Some weeks are better than others but I haven’t been doing too bad with it. I read that strength training was essential to speed your metabolism, though. That makes sense since it takes more calories to maintain muscle than fat, and it certainly takes calories to build muscle!
So, I’m seeing a personal trainer now! I meet with her on Wednesday and Friday before work. It turns out that a friend goes to the gym everyday before work. She invited me to work out with her and her workout buddy. While my personal trainer has asked me to only to do the line of machines if I want to strength train on Sunday or Monday because there is no one there to watch my form if I’m doing freestyle exercises, I am talking to my friend about what days they do cardio in hopes of joining them for that. Regardless, I will be heading up most days between personal training sessions to do cardio myself.
The bottom line is – I think I’m going to have to work for it if I want to continue to lose weight. Weight loss surgery typically only results in the patient losing a certain percentage of their excess weight. Sadly, I think I’m there. While, I’m grateful for every pound I’ve lost, that knowledge kind of bites! So, I guess . . . I’m going to work!