I am officially one month out from my surgery, and I have hit a major milestone. No, I have not reached my goal weight, let's be realistic. Last week, I was finally able to use our Wii Fit.
I bought the Fit when my wife made it clear that she wanted one for her birthday. Obviously, I was hoping to be able to use it as well. To my family's disappointment, I was wrong. Oddly enough, the Wii Fit has a weight limit of 330lbs. I understand that there are limits to how something can be built, but you would think they would build it to handle those of us that really need to use it. Then again, if those of us that really need it were doing anything physical we probably would not weigh over 330lbs.
Well, last week I was able to begin using the Fit. Not only did it feel great to finally be able to use this, it was really rewarding to begin getting my wife's name off of all the high scores.
I also had my one-month follow up with Dr. Wallace's staff. All appears to be going very well. I am down 45lbs since the surgery and I feel great. I have had no problems with nausea or vomiting. As I have progressed to more normal foods, I have had no issues holding them down.
My blood pressure has been maintaining even though I had been unable to take my normal medications until recently. There have also been noticeable benefits to my health. My headaches have been almost nonexistent, my back was in constant pain prior to surgery but has shown marked improvement, and my stomach has calmed considerably. I am amazed at how quickly I have noticed an improvement in my general health.
I am also thrilled at how this surgery has improved my regimen of working out. I have been working out for the last three weeks. I have been able to do treadmills and walking tracks, stationary bikes, and just recently began using circuit weight training. These are all things that I was not doing prior to surgery.
Like most people, my work outs would start and stop on a whim. I now have two significant motivator's that I was missing before. First, I know that the only way this surgery will work long term is for me to increase my activity level. To fully see the benefits of this surgery, I must remain faithful to all of my doctor’s orders, not just the ones I don't mind doing. Second, there is a new found motivation for losing this weight.
In my next post, I will discuss what this motivator is. I will also touch on my return to the workplace.
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Great job! Good Job Dr. Wallace and staff!!
Wow. Almost 50 pounds. That is really amazing! Very happy to hear everything is going well.