This is my journey from being obese to healthy and everything in between! I was banded on May 10th and this is my story!
Tuesday, May 10, 2011
Happy Bandiversary! One year and 70lbs GONE...!!! At the time of the surgery I was hoping to lose 100lbs the first year but when I hit the 60-65lb loss mark, my weight loss came to a screeching halt. I was stuck in the 270's since January. 5 freaking months. Up and down in the 270's. It was really messing with my head and causing some serious depression. As you all know I saw a new primary doc last week and she ordered some labs and everything was okeedokee! I'm glad it was but knew that I needed to get to the bottom of this stall. I originally scheduled the appt to change or increase my depression meds but while talking to the Dr, she suggested trying to give the weight loss a boost in hopes that it would help with the depression. I was leary and a bit skeptical but willing to try anything. She prescribed Phentermine and I have been taking it since Thursday. I skipped Friday. It is helping me. I have a buttload more energy which then increases my activity level. It feels good. I do worry that once I stop it, I won't have that energy level but I am hoping that as more weight comes off and the more active I am, that I will continue to do so without the medication. I also purchased a Fitbit and that is working very well for me. I want to walk, walk, walk because I like seeing my cals burned go higher and higher. It is helping a LOT. I also have been using a different protein/meal replacement shake and that seems to be helping well too. I've made some changes and they are helping me soooo much. This morning I stepped on the scale and it was 267! A new decade and also a 70lb loss on my anniversary. How sweet is that?