|Start Weight:||(04 Jan 10) 262.6 lb|
|Current Weight:||(08 Apr 15) 171.0 lb|
|Goal Weight:||160.0 lb|
following: Chancelet's own diet
Single after raising a niece and nephew for ten years. They're no longer with me, but the weight stayed... and grew over those years of having them. Being older, I couldn't lose the weight, no matter that I exercised and tried to eat right. I'd lose some, gain more. It'd take a lot more work in my mid-forties to lose a little weight, but so much easier to gain it back.
I wasn't making enough headway. Comments from doctors and other people would send any loss I'd accomplish far away and bring on the depression, and I'd gain it all back. Exercise would cause arthritis in my knee to flare, and the Atkins Diet, which worked so well in my thirties, just caused painful constipation and not much loss weight.
I'd had enough. On October 29, 2013, I had the gastric sleeve operation. That was the best decision I'd ever made. It is still hard work, and to lose, I have to eat right and exercise. It's a very big lifestyle change. BUT, the efforts I'm making are paying off, unlike before the surgery. Logging my food keeps me from eating when I'm not hungry. I've lost enough where exercise doesn't cause injuries (though certain types of exercises do flare the arthritis). I'm so happy that I'm getting healthy and will finally be able to reach my goal weight.