jello's Bariatric journal...

Discussion in 'Health and Fitness' started by jelloman, Dec 11, 2014.

    Feb 7, 2017
  1. instantsteve Glowing Cloud

    How has your mood been?
     
  2. Feb 7, 2017
  3. instantsteve Glowing Cloud

    Continued Mojo Bellman!

    I am coming to grips with my diabetes (type 2) is out of control. It is amazing what a relief it is to be divorced, but it is also obvious that there are ways that I deal with stress that are totally maladaptive. There are reasons I don't want a gastric bypass, but sometimes I wonder if I have the wherewithal to manage myself...but bariatric surgery does not eliminate the need to manage your behavior...decisions decisions.

    (sorry. damn autocorrect!)
     
  4. Feb 7, 2017
  5. jelloman couch'd tater...

    Up and down...

    I had a very rough holiday season, for a variety of reasons...

    I had built up a serious momentum with all the changes I've gone through over the past couple years, some by choice and some forced upon me...once I got settled into my new place I could not let go and relax, I kept trying to figure out what the next big thing was going to be and couldn't...hit a pretty serious depression at a moment when I spent a lot of time around food, including piles of sweets, and I did indeed try to find comfort in the indulgences...

    I spent some time with a "friend" on Christmas eve and found myself in the embarrassing position of having an emotional breakdown in her presence...withe an amazing level of insight she talked me down, and one thing she said to me has resonated with me, and has become my resolution for the time being...

    "Stop trying to force the future to happen"

    What I've become aware of is that change, physical and mental, does not change the fact that you are still you, still human, and still capable of failing and undoing the things you've done...now, instead of running myself ragged trying to make the next big change I'm trying to just be content with where I'm at and getting back to doing the things I love...I've even started taking guitar lessons with Mark...

    Physically I'm feeling very good...my weight does tend to fluctuate....this morning I weighed in at 191.2, 7 pounds high, but rather than get down on myself for it I just resolved to do better...I'm wearing a mixture of medium and large sizes, waist 36 and 38...in that area I have stabilized...I also try to spend 20 to 30 minutes on my exercise bike every evening...and I'm going to try to do some hiking this year, as well as finally learn how to ride a bike...

    The biggest thing to do at this point is maintain portion controll so as not to stretch the stomach back out, and avoid the food addiction traps...when you eat sugary foods the body actually starts to crave more of them, same goes for carbs...so it's a matter of controlling the urges that come after a lapse while not punishing yourself for lapsing...

    I will say this, though...for sure it's much harder to maintain your goal weight than it is to reach it...which is the one thing that I was not expecting, and the things I struggle most with every day...
     
  6. Feb 7, 2017
  7. Mark Wein :mad:

    Pretty incredible and inspiring. Like you said, it is much harder to maintain, which has always been my struggle too. One day a time...
     
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  9. Denverdave Resident Ragamuffin

    Prayers and mojo my fellow Dave.....hang in there. Life is good.
     
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  10. Feb 7, 2017
  11. telecaster911 Kick Henry Jackassowski

    Mojo!

    I'd kill to be 191lbs.
     
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  12. Feb 7, 2017
  13. CBHScott Rockus interruptus

    You got this, Dave!


    Oh, and sorry, but I kept the shirt :( - I'll pick you up one on my next visit, as I'll probably have the opportunity a little more often ;)
     
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  14. Feb 13, 2017
  15. Chad bedroom widdler

    Damn Dave. If you told me at Pragestock that you would have hit 177 at some point in the next few years, I would have said no way. Even though you popped back up a bit, it is still a big accomplishment.
     
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  16. Feb 13, 2017
  17. jelloman couch'd tater...

    Thank you Chad, that means a lot to me...and yeah, I have a hard time believing it myself...
     
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  18. Feb 13, 2017
  19. Tig the calm before the storm

    Life's up's and down's will always mess with us. All we can to is work on how we manage our actions/reactions and get through the difficult times as gracefully as possible. You continue to inspire many of us here.

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    :D
     
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  20. Feb 13, 2017
  21. gtrjunior Wannabe

    That sounds like an incredible friend you have there, Dave.
     
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  22. Feb 14, 2017
  23. Modern Saint Starve your Fear, Feed your Dream!

    Ditto!!!
     
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  24. Sep 22, 2017
  25. jelloman couch'd tater...

    Hi!

    So, I just had my 2 year post op exam today, and I thought an update to be in order...

    First and most importantly, I weighed in (on their scale) at 205, which is one pound less than the 206 I weighed last year...a bit higher than the ultimate goal of 185 but still coming in at 200 pounds lost and more significantly means that i have maintained my weight for a year...

    My recent job change is much more physical than before and I've added a noticeable amount of muscle mass which could have skewed those numbers higher...

    (On my scale, which I step on in the morning, I weigh around 195)

    My labs are excellent across the board, and I've reached the point at which I can ease off on some of the vitamins and other supplements...I was especially gratified to learn that my liver functions are 100% normal, which means that the damage to it has resolved itself...

    Still feel great, still committed to the program, still feeling like a whole new person...

    Anyway, that's where I'm at...

    Peace...
     
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  26. Sep 22, 2017
  27. dodgechargerfan Kick Henry Jackassowski

    Awesome!

    That’s a great update!
     
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  28. Sep 22, 2017
  29. Grant Gross Kick Henry Jackassowski

    Great check-in!
     
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  30. Sep 22, 2017
  31. Tig the calm before the storm

    Such great news, David!
    Muscle weighs more than fat per volume, so this makes sense.
     
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  32. Sep 22, 2017
  33. gtrjunior Wannabe

    Great job brother!!! The body is an amazing piece of machinery, isn't it?
     
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  34. Sep 22, 2017
  35. DFB Vagabond of a Western State

    Great to hear .
    Keep up the good work.
     
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