In my work, I always say “the numbers don’t lie”. Here are my numbers, in pounds:
Lowest weight as an adult: 145 (18 years old)
Highest recorded weight: 321
Weight at first surgeons visit: 306
Weight at surgery: 278
Lowest weight after RNY surgery: 170 ( this is a good goal weight)
Total lost: 108 (or 151 if counting from highest)
Weight today: 247 (54 years old)
Regain = 77
Maintaining a loss of 31 pounds (or 74 from highest)
I choose not to accept my current metrics.
So, here we go again.
Loose 77 pounds over the next three (3) years (1/2lb – 1 lb a week. Doable. Sane. Healthy.)
Overeaters Anonymous. OA meetings once a week. Literature and podcasts daily. Weekend events 3-4 times a year.Writing. Service. Phone calls. Work my 12 steps. Work with a sponsor.
Bariactric support group monthly, at least.
Find a new therapist. Weekly sessions.
Drinking 64-124 ounces of water per day.
(Mostly) Plant based eating without a lot of fat. Three small meals a day, with 1-2 small snacks only when needed.
Pilates 3 days a week.( to start)
Walking 2 times a day, 15 minutes at a time, 5 days a week. Get outside.
Gardening – growing my own food. Get outside.
Setting up my treadmill again. Shoveling off the dust. (Bribing myself with buying season 12 of Bones)
7-8 hours of sleep a day.
Meds. Vitamins. Supplements.
Clean and declutter my house. My attic. My garage. My office. My life. My head.
I know it is a choice.
And I get to make it.
Every single day.
Never give up. Never say Die!