So it appears I haven’t written since December 6th. Yikes. My cat and then grandmother passed away right after that. I have all sorts of excuses, but exercise has not been a priority for me as of late. I have gone into the gym a handful of times, but never got officially back into it. I have an appointment with my trainer tonight, I am very much dreading that.
Have you ever noticed how much of a bitch it is to exercise when you’re obese? The joint pain, the blisters, the rashes in places rashes should not be? All of this with minimal effort. I walk a mile and am out of commission for days. It’s friggin stupid.
On the plus side, I have started using MyFitnessPal. (What? I cant make hyperlinks? Sigh. http://www.myfitnesspal.com/) I had this app ages ago but never got into it. I have tried a few others in my quest to lose weight, even giving in and paying for the fancy extras (which I had vowed to never do). I still have trouble using it – not with the actual app, more just laziness in figuring out exactly how much of each thing I had, like when working with produce and stuff. But it has been interesting seeing how much I really do consume. I thought with my mostly vegan diet and hatred of food, that I was doing pretty well. Not so much. Some days I am barely consuming any calories, some days I get WAY too much. So I recommend trying MyFitnessPal or another food intake tracker.
I have also begun looking into weight loss surgery. A friend had mentioned that she got it on Facebook and after we talked about it, I attended a seminar for more information and turned a form in to have my insurance run and all that. Now I have a consult with the surgeon, nutritionist and a psychologist or something… not sure what else. I’m going through Swedish Medical Center (http://www.swedishweightloss.com/). I have no idea what procedure I might qualify for, if I am a good candidate, or if surgery is right for me, but I owe it to myself to find out. I will be turning 30 very very soon and I can’t live this life anymore. I have to do something. How do you feel about the surgical route?
I am going to try posting on here more. It’s easier for me to post from an actual computer, which I have access to a couple of times a week, so I will attempt to start documenting my progress (or lack thereof) and if I do end up going with surgery, I thought it would be good to tell my story so other people can see! That reminds me – I am also on ObesityHelp (http://www.obesityhelp.com/). It’s a good resource!
I hope everyone is doing well, talk to you soon!