Wednesday, January 4, 2012

The "change" started last year...

Well, since I quit smoking I gained some massive pounds!  I gained over 50 pounds.  I went on a diet and hired a trainer.  I was on a roll then I was hit from behind in my car while taking my daughter to school and my motivation to keep going dwindled due to injury.  So, I started the education of drastic measures for me.  I went to a seminar at Vanderbilt University about Gastric Bypass.  Long story short, I had surgery on November 1, 2011.  To date, I have lost 50 pounds.  I am off all of my medications and have not taken insulin but just a hand full of times as I am on a sliding scale.  I had my blood work checked 7 weeks out and all of my numbers are normal.  My A1-C was fabulous and so was my Tryglycerides.  For those thinking this was the "easy way?"  Think again.  One must have great mental fortitude to make this lifestyle change and maintain it in the long run.  I have a tool that helps me and reminds me when I eat too fast or the wrong thing.  So far, I have done really well.  I do not like the weeks that I stall and lose nothing but I am learning it is my body adjusting.  I lose in inches and with my weight training I will be adding some muscle tone as well cardio.  So, there...I said it!  It is OUT THERE BABY!  I am very opinionated about this surgery.  I do not think it is for everyone but if you have over 100 pounds to lose such as myself, it is a great tool.  RNY Gastric Bypass is saving my life and adding years to my life on this earth with my family.  I plan on updating here throughout my journey and I hope to relish, brag, state, and shout my goals as I reach them.  So, here is why I am SHOUTING today...my blood work is NORMAL!  That is awesome I tell you.

 I will probably share some recipes as well.
I am learning to love new foods cooked in a new way.
Most importantly, I am HAPPIER with myself!

Tonight is GYM night!

3 comments:

Ashley said...

Good for you! What a hard journey- but it will be so worth it in the end.

S.Wyman said...

I kind of wondered what was going on with you.. there was tidbits here and there of a change in your life, and I'd say this is pretty major! All my love, hugs and support to you Kimberly. You go girl!

Unknown said...

Way to go Chica! I am so proud of you! I KNOW you got the mental muscle to carry you through.