Friday, November 7, 2008

Gastric- VS- lapband... My decision

My knee has gotten so bad that I could not walk for 3 days!! so I gimped myself to the Dr's office, and he basically said I over worked my knee out of nowhere, and again the fat me got mentioned.. "loose weight loose weight blah blah blah" I was like Umm duhh dip$hit that"s why im working out to get the weight off!!!

So anyhoo...

we discussed the fact that i need to get the weight off.. SOONER than later..
we agree'd i was doing a great job getting myself started, but my body doesn't know how to understand the sudden exercise and such with such a great weight on the joints. I now have had problems with BOTH knees, and my ankle, my back is suffering, and Its jut not getting better.
So along with my doctor, we agree'd that instead of lap band I will be getting gastric... because health wise i need to get this weight off FASTER than what Lap band will do. and faster than exercise will do.. (even though I will remain working out, my weight is just TOO much for my body to handle just working out with my joints) ...
I know it sounds like a failure.. and a cop out.. but seriously its not...
I went to the Utah weight loss center a few weeks ago to discuss the options,, because I HAVE worked hard, and have seen NO RESULTS... reason.. I fully admit, I am am emotional eater, and my stomach has been so stretched out that I don't even know what full feels like anymore, and to get to feel that feeling again, will really aid in helping me loose the weight!! and curb this over eating/ emotional eating!!

As part of the surgery I do have to maintain workouts and go to a support group once a week, so I am surely not going to be in total left field!!

I hope that you are all supportive of my decision, this however does NOT mean Im dropping exercise all together. I am not...
Unfortunately because of the knee I have been limited to doing my stairs (i live on the 3rd floor) and water exercise, so I have located the Golds Gyms that have pools and plan to go 3 times a week.

OK so new game plan...
but Im still going strong Kids!!

Kisses ...

Mary

2 comments:

orangemily said...

Good luck! I hope it works out weel for you, that would be so wonderful!

Rachel said...

I am rooting for you auntie!! What is the latest?