So today I thought I'd start keeping a journal here of my weight loss. If you read any of my old journals you'll see me talk about my struggles with my weight occasionally. I've been a fatty for a long time.
This time is different though because I'm getting some serious help. I have just begun the process to have weight loss surgery. I will be having a Duodenal switch with biliopancreatic diversion. Basically, that means they will be removing 2/3 of my stomach permanently and then rewiring my small intestines so that I only use 3 of the 20 feet that exists.
Let me begin by saying that I'm totally scared of the surgery. There are always risks in surgery and this is no different. From infections to death, things can always go wrong. Sadly I'm at the point that I don't really have an option. I'm almost 40 and I weigh over 400 pounds. I am barely able to do day to day things and minimal exertion wears me out. Add in the high blood pressure and risks of heart attack and stroke and you can tell I'm in bad shape.
It will be an estimated three months before the surgery and until then I need to try to lose as much weight as possible. The more I lose the safer the surgery will be. The doctors put me on a strict 1600 calorie a day diet and prescribed hunger suppressants.
So this is week one of the diet. The pills seem to be working and I'm already eating quite a bit less. I'm going to track my progress on here even though no one really sees it but me. I felt keeping a written log would be beneficial for me so I have a place to log my changes, fears and concerns...as well as hopefully my victories.
I hope to post each week and I really hope each will contain good news.
Thank you for listening.
Song of the week: Sound of Silence by Disturbed