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.
Good morning Beautiful people! Today is a new day and God see fit to wake me up one more time. I am really excited for whatever reason about blogging and I don’t know why.
Now I did say this time around for my blogging I was going to branch out do things a little different but I am going to still focus on my weight loss journey because it is ongoing.
One thing about me that is very important to me is cooking. I love being around the stove creating new low-fat and sugar-free recipes. On any given day you will find be in Pinterest looking at recipes and I am going through my head on how to reduce the fat and calories intake. You want food to still taste good and fulfilling because this help you stay in track with your weight loss also.
Shopping has become an obsession. However, I am a very cheap shopper. I will be posting some of my deals with pictures.
I am also rejoining the YMCA. The doctor has said I can restart exercising and I want to try jogging eventually. Maybe enter a marathon or two. I can’t wait to join because I have this big handsome 17 son who will be attending with me. He wants to drop weight and maybe play football his last year in high school next year. He weighs around 340. He is my partner in the kitchen and we are going to do this together. I love both of my awesome children.
My current doctor decided to go ahead and submit me for my surgery approval anyway. I agree because I felt that United Healthcare should have caught this before we got this far. I mean we completed everything. Now we are playing a waiting game, waiting to see if they are going to approve the surgery. I do have a tentative date of April 22, 2014. If everything is approved I will start my liquid diet next week. Saying my blessing and hoping for the best.
My daughter has lost over 20 pounds since she started actively attending the YMCA. She is dancing around and singing like a champ. The reason I am so proud of my daughter weight loss is because she and a group of childhood friends are all actively attending the YMCA at least 3 or 4 times a week. She has stop drinking soda and cut her bread intake down a lot. My son has also lost more weight and was recently told by one of his coaches that he was 90 percent muscle when they did his body mass. Now this has really made him happy and this boy/man is really flexing his muscle. My kids have even taken everything to another level and are completing who can lose the most weight between the two, who can bench more weights, etc. He also made the honor roll again straight As. He loves football and want to play college football at University of Florida and has the desire to go pro. But I know that is like a trying to find a needle in a haystack and I really encourage and promote grades above everything else. His size does catch everyone eyes…he is 5’9 weight in his 200s and is strong as heck. I love my two kids so much they are really making me so proud.
On another note: I am currently in the process of planning my family reunion for my father’s side of the family and I have to say it is the most stressful thing I have ever did. First of all people have really gotten tight with their money and do not want to spend any. Everybody wants things for free. They don’t want plan anything but they are quick to stalk me and ask about the reunion. I really don’t mind planning it…but I would like for the people to at least come out the pocket for something. One family members have really went out his way and paid the rent for building that we using for the reunion. I would love to have the event cater but that out the question because these people wouldn’t’ come out the pocket for the building so I know that is not going to happen. My only suggestions were that every family member brings one meat, one starch, one vegetable and one dessert and two drinks. Everything has to be enough for a family of four. The main thing is to reconnect with family whom we haven’t seen in years. The last time we had a reunion was 10 years ago.
I would greatly appreciate any suggestions on how to make this reunion a success.