I’ve been seeing a personal trainer for three and a half weeks now. To say that I’m enjoying it might be a stretch, but I’m definitely enjoying the effects!
I am now two days shy of eight months post-op and I have lost over 100 pounds. I am 45-50 pounds shy of what I consider my perfect weight. Having said that, at this point I can (shockingly) say that I am no longer disappointed when I see my reflection in a mirror.
So far, I do not have a bunch of loose skin. I am forever grateful for that since loose skin is a fact that all weight loss surgery patients must face as a likelihood. I realize that it may still come. Since I have not seen anything significant at over 100 pounds lost, though, it feels like even if it does come, it won’t be as bad as I feared.
I did lose a buttload of hair! Frankly, while hair loss is also something that every weight loss surgery patient must accept as a possibility, I convinced myself that I wouldn’t notice this as much as others because my hair is so thick. As it turns out, that was faulty logic. My hair loss seems to have ceased but I’m not yet noticing any regrowth yet. I know it’s coming. For now, though, most days you will find my hair tied up in a ponytail because I notice it less that way.
The health affects have been great. I’m off of my blood pressure medicine. Plus, while my lipid counts were never bad, my triglycerides were horrendous the last time they were checked pre-op, they are now excellent. All in all, while I would be pleased to continue to lose some additional weight (and plan on continuing to put in the work), I’m already thrilled with where I am in the process.