Hi Everyone! This is my Weight Be Gone Thursday. If you would like to follow me in my journey you are welcome. This is an update that I shall be doing from time to time.
The reason I've started my journey is I had a rude awakening to the reality of life's threats in that if I still wanted to lead a fun, and somewhat of a meaningful happy life I had to make some serious changes. Also, with my Spinal Stenosis I have been taking steriod shots. Yes, the ones you've seen on the news lately, but fortunately my last shot was in the April batch NOT September's. Somebody up there likes me! Thank you Lord! Moving on...
I've gone to LIFEWEIGH, and consulted with a dietician, doctor and ... oh I forget what he's called but we talked about exercise. Exercise I am to do curl ups in the chair with 2lbs weights. First forward up & down 10 & a 15 sec break and then behind me same way for 30 minutes. Mainly because due to the pain in my back and legs that's all I can do right now until I get my shots again, which is November 28th. Recently I also found out that I have to be 4 wks. free of steriods before I can have the procedure done. We're looking into when we can start them up again.
They've put me on a Pre-Diet and that's no caffeine, no carbonation, 1 cup of food with my 6 meals a day and it's a high protein diet. I'm also taking One a day vitamins with iron and Vitamin B12 on top of all the other medication I am taking. Oh fun! My 3 meals and 3 snacks is not to bad. I can have eggs, cheese, and even nuts. Veggies must go with the meal and here's one thing I can't get use too is eating without drinking. I have no clue why. I better ask next time I go. They even have a wardrobe room where you can donate your fat clothes and take clothes that do fit you while you lose the weight. I think that's a real hoot!
Number one, I've lost weight, but slowly and up & down. I diet, but no exercise due to my Spinal Stenosis going out of whack! Now, there's something called a "Sleeve Gastrectomy"! This lady I spoke with lost 160 lbs. by doing it, and not only is she pain free, but she's still losing and happier than a pig in...... well, you get my point! The doctor said medicare could possibly change and they would pay for it, but right now it's only the gastric by-pass. So maybe by the time we're ready to do it, which will be in January Medicare will. Fingers crossed and any prayers you don't know what to do with send my way.