It finally seems to be happening. Although I hate to say it out loud, because last time I did it went away overnight.
But I seem to be losing weight again. Finally!
My latest weight was 173. This is after bouncing between 176 and 178 for what seemed like forever. Of course, before that I was stuck on 180 for over a month.
So, just when I thought I’d never see my goal of 150, it looks like maybe, just maybe, I’ll get there one day.
I am at least a little closer!
I hesitated to write this post. Because last time I thought I had finally moved off my plateau the 2 pounds I lost came roaring right back.
But after several days of below-180land, I can officially declare an end to my days on this plateau. Yaay!
This morning I am all the way down to 176 or 177 – my scale isn’t digital and my eyes are a bit blurry in the morning.
I had an appointment last week with my surgeon, and while there I talked about the plateau with the nurse, who has also had gastric bypass surgery. She said that she spent 3 whole months at 150, so figured she was done and this was where her body meant for her to stay. Continue reading
This morning at church I was talking to a friend of mine who’s also had gastric bypass surgery. Hers was in January of this year (5 months ago), and she’s lost 55 pounds. That’s an average of 10 pounds a month, which is pretty much the same rate I had.
Yet both of us said we felt like we were constantly on a plateau.
What is it about this surgery that makes weight loss like this feel like a snails pace? Continue reading