I'm going to be honest...just 18 lbs ago, I was scared to do the treadmill alone at home or while the kids were here. I didn't want to risk having a coronary incident while alone or with the kids. I was feeling that unhealthy and short of breath. Now I'm ready to join our company gym today. I don't feel breathless, I've stopped huffing.
I feel compelled to ramp up the exercise for one very scary reason...I'm so scared of being a non loser or a band failure!!!! I've been a good girl but I'm a slow loser. 18 lbs for 3 months is kinda slow. I realize I've gotta move more! Because I've very scared to be one of those people who only loses 18 lbs through this whole experience. The week before I was banded I met two ladies in the waiting room at my surgeons office. One lost 12 lbs the whole year and another lost 70 lbs in 9 months. It illustrated that the band is a tool but you also have to work the tool. But my secret nightmare is not achieving a healthier life status and losing weight after all this pain and effort. Statistically most successful banders lose a majority of their weight during the first 6 months. I'm at 3 months so I want to take it up a notch. I have an added complication in that my thyroid is not working well so I'm having it removed 12/29. I hope that this will also help me maximize my weight loss. But at the same time I don't want to use my thyroid as an excuse. We'll see after its removed. My endocrinologist thinks it will definitely help.
Thanks for posting your experiences and sharing your support.
Felt happy to see Gen and Camille as new followers...Mentors I've been following! It always excites me to get new followers...