Now that you know the journey I have embarked upon it’s time to get personal. This is most likely going to be the most difficult post I will write throughout this journey. Bear with me and be kind.
In order to adequately display ME I’m going to share ME with you. Here goes …
There! I’ve done it! I’ve posted a full body shot of the person I am and it’s embarrassing … BUT … I am NOT going to let the drag me down. In fact … I am going to let this photo be my inspiration. Over the next few months I will look back at this picture to remind myself exactly why I chose the journey I am on.
The next step is to share numbers so I will have something to look back on and compare future numbers to. After each appointment with a doctor, with a dietician, or after a dietary class or group meeting I will post the importing things that I bring with me from those meeting. What I will share today is the Initial Medical Visit numbers:
Height – 5’7″
BMI (Body Mass Index) 53.6
PBF (Percent Body Fat) 53.2
Pounds to lose before surgery – 17
I have three appointments coming up over the next four weeks that will complete the Second Stage. The first one, like most females, I am NOT looking forward to. I have been negligent in having an annual physical. Bringing my annual physical up to date is the first requirement I was given during my initial visit yesterday. Along with my physical exam I have to endure a Psychological Evaluation, walk at least one mile three times a week (won’t be a problem!), and start eating a healthy breakfast. THAT is most likely going to be my toughest change. I usually either skip breakfast entirely or do the quick fast food/fried food breakfast. It has been recommended that I make breakfast a healthy protein shake. I plan to give that a shot this weekend. If I like it … I will share it with you.
Future visits are on June 28, July 7, and July 14. I was told yesterday that realistically I could be at the point of seeing the surgeon and scheduling/having my weight loss surgery the end of September/first of October. When asked what my time frame was … my response was “yesterday!”
SO … I have gotten personal and shared with you myself. Stay with me and watch as I transform into a new, healthier, and happier ME. I also want to share with you how being morbidly obese has affected my life so stay tuned for that as well.
Until then …