Category Archives: Weight Loss
So as many of you know two years ago I took the dive and had Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass done. I have since lost over 160lbs. That is a whole other person. And with that I have been trying to keep the weight off to never go back to being that person. I feel like a whole new person now. Like the 160 pound person that I used to be no longer exists. It’s a good thing because now I am working at getting myself into the best shape of my life. I have been trying to eat better by increasing my fruits and vegs and meats while trying to cut down on my starch intake. Some days are better than others, but that is where the surgery has come in to save me.
I cannot eat as much of the bad food as I used to meaning that I can splurg and have a burger but I’ll only be able to eat half the burger before feeling full. Which means I can enjoy it longer and at a different time. I have also been going to the gym to try and help gain some of the muscle mass that I lost as well as to help tighten up all the loose sink that is now the result of losing the weight.
I keep telling myself that it wont happen over night. I wont get a six pack or rippling pecks and biceps in a week. It took me years and months to get the weight on and the same to loose the weight, all be it in shorter amount of time for the latter. I have been trying to go to the gym every other day and doing some cardio and strength training to help. Thankfully one of my new friends has offered to help me push myself at the gym. I am really thankful that she is willing to help me out and in return I hope to help her out with her goal to gain some muscle mass as well.
Now that I have lost 150lbs, I find it hard to keep going. I still would like to lose another 10 to 15lbs so that I can be happy between 190lbs and 200. The last few pounds have been really hard to lose and I have been sitting between 206 and 210lbs. I want to finally be below 200 for once in my adult life.
I know the steps and actions I need to do in order to lose the final couple pounds, I just find it hard to get myself motivated to do something about it. I know I love the feeling during and after a run but it’s getting myself to get out every other day when I am working a 12 hours shift.
I do wish I could afford a gym membership and had a partner to help motivate not only myself but them as well. I think it would make losing and maintaining the final steps of my weight loss that much easier. But I know that before I pay for a membership for anything, I should make sure I am ready to commit myself to doing the work by running at least three to four times a week for a month.