Good afternoon everybody! I have to discuss my three year anniversary coming up for my RNY Gastric Bypass on July 28 and how I am not losing weight. I have notice that I am floating between gaining 5 pounds and then losing it. Even thought my goal weight is only 20 pounds away. The thought of even hitting 220 makes me cringe and sink down into a depressed mode. I refused to go back to the old fat lady that couldn’t even walk around Wal-Mart to get grocery without tiring out quickly.
I also blame myself for my kids being overweight. My son wants to lose about 70 pounds and I feel like my bad eating habits are something that I passed on to him. Not to mention my fatty genes. Some people argue that there is no such thing as fatty genes but I be to differ on that. Now I know good eating habits could be taught and learned but when you know only how to throw fatback grease in everything you cook. Not county deep frying everything in grease. Eating starchy and bread all day. I found this one research that states that men can passed fatty genes on to their offspring but he could be alter by losing weight also. However they were not able to prove that fatty genes were heredity. I will included the link at bottom of the page.
Learning and maintaining good eating habits are must on any weight loss journey. I don’t care if you have had the Gastric Bypass or not. You will never be able to eat any and everything and not worry about health issues such as weight gain or medical issues. There has not been a way to safe and healthy way to lose weight and keep it off. Besides eating healthy and exercising on a constant basic.
I am at that point in my journey where unfortunately you can start regaining weight. THIS is the most crucial time in my life. I am focusing on maintaining and keeping the weight off for the rest of my life. Keep me in your thoughts and prayers as I continue to fight this struggle. Oh how I wish I was one of those that just kept losing weight. NOT Tracy!!
Love, Peace and Happiness and healthy choices.
The picture below are within the last couple of weeks on the outside. The one in the middle was about 7 years ago when I was around 340 pounds.
I met someone new. They make me smile, most importantly they gives me a reason to smile. I found myself day dreaming about all the possibilities that our new relationship has to offer. I laugh at all the jokes. I love the stares I receive. They comforted me when I am sad, they encourage me when I want to give up. This new person has opened up so many doors for me, mentally and physically. All they want to do is love me with no strings attached, they never ask for money or possessions!! This new person is me!
Now don’t get me wrong sometimes when I look in the mirror and I still see the woman who weighed over 300 pounds with the bad knees, bad hips, and back. Nevertheless I know without a shadow of doubt that this weight loss has affected every avenue of my life for the better. However, I am going to be really point blank this surgery is not the cure all to your weight loss. You have to put in work you have to monitor what going in your mouth for the rest of your life. Because the weight can be regained and you will be back where you was. If anybody tell you different they are lying.
I am still fighting with myself on certain things I know I cannot have. You got to know it’s a mind game and you got to be strong to make sure you make good food decisions and don’t let those old habits creep back up. No doubt I like what I see in the mirror and this helps to motivate me. So I got to be mindful of my eating habits everyday, every minute, every hour, every second. I Make sure I get my proteins in …… all 70 grams.
One of the things I have to manage and I need to do better with is my water intake. I know I don’t met my daily goals of water consumption. This is importance because it can cause dehydration and other problems to your body.
My improved appearance and my improved health is the main reasons I am staying focus. Because I like the new me and I don’t want to go back to the old fat overweight depressed Tracy.
How many other people who have lost a great deal of weight…catch themselves walking by anything that show your reflection stop and back up to look at yourself again. I catch myself doing this a lot now. Heck I have taken so many selfies with my cell phone, I am surprised I have any memory left. I am just amazed at the transformation. I would have never thought that I would look so much better. When your appearances changes this much your self esteem greatly improves.
Sometimes when I walk by and catch a glimpse of myself, I questioned if it is really me. I just stare at myself. For some reason I still keep seeing myself as the 330 pound woman!
My weight loss has also attracted a lot attention from other people also. A lot of it good, but what I hate hearing is….”So and so had that weight loss surgery and he or she gained all their weight back in a year’s time.”
Come on people!! Really!!! Please stop doing that. That statement really pisses me off.
Nevertheless I am not “So and So” and I will really make sure I used this tool right.
Love, Peace and Happiness!!