Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Reaching Weight Loss Goals

Since my January 26, 2012 bariatric surgery, I have now (11/20/12) lost over 150 lbs. and gone below the BMI for morbid obesity. My health has vastly improved, based on doctor visits, lab results, and my own feeling. I am very glad to be able to have my home gym to work out with every other day and my new treadmill to use almost every day. I'm getting stronger and more fit. My treadmill has a wifi card and connects to iFit.com, where I make use of maps (see Google maps street view of my route) and training routines (this morning began 45 minute that includes running several times for two or three minutes at about 4.5 - 5 mph). I never thought I would want to hear the voice of Jillian Michaels while working out, since I despise "Biggest Loser."
I need to work harder on getting enough protein in my diet each day, drinking enough liquids, and taking the proper amount of vitamins and minerals. I'm hopeful that my doctor will decide I can go off of or reduce by BP medicine and the use of the CPAP machine for sleep apnea. His response to me was, "Remember that skinny people also can have high blood pressure and sleep apnea."