.. And that number just amazes me. That is only 17 that is SEVENTEEN pounds from being a full 100. I don't know what I am going to do at being 100 pounds lighter but I really should plan something and just go for it. I'd love to make that a goal for 8 months postop but I'm not sure if 17 lbs in about a month and a half is realistic or safe. It's not impossible at all but I don't want to PUSH myself too hard and get off balance with nutrition that I seem to have a decent grasp on, for the most part.
I dunno. I just wanted to share this with everyone who is losing weight, however you are losing it. It's not easy and I want to just take a moment to say this is not the EASY way out. In the support groups I'm in so many people talk about their experiences with friends and/or family giving that spiel about how they feel like it's an easy way out and they should just diet and exercise. Ummm... yeah that is the idea. Weight loss surgery does not magically make it come off. Those of us who have had it know that we still need diet and exercise or else it will stall out and not really come off. Sure there may be some initial 'fall off' pounds but it stops after a certain point and nutrition becomes a huge huge role. You can't just eat junk forever even with a weight loss surgery. Sure you're not restricted by types of food (excluding those who do sometimes get certain intolerances after surgery, it is afterall ON the stomach) but you make the choices of what you put in your face so the surgery is a mere tool that helps us a lot better to lose weight with diet and exercise, it helps us for the rest of our lives and does not go away.
So if anyone that happens upon my blog ever has anyone say this to them, perhaps say to them or show them that above paragraph. I feel it really sums it up in a somewhat short way so hopefully my insight will.. help.. someone. Maybe.
So it's just a short post right now, but I wanted to leave you with this. If anyone had any idea of how much weight we are losing in terms of physically being able to see it, well.. it doesn't get around much. I was pretty amazed at these photos. I should probably hold off on posting this until I actually lose 100 lbs total postop, but I decided that that post will contain 'after' progress photos of me in comparison to 'before instead. :)
So this is 1 pound of fat:
And this is 5 pounds:
Another, better example of 5 pounds:
And last.. 100 pounds of fat:
So there you have it. That is a lot of volume! It's mind boggling, isnt it!?