Anyway, as many of you know, I had been struggling with this quite a bit (even after joining a gym). This became even more frustrating when I broke my ankle, as I didn't know how they would weigh me with a cast, or even if they would weigh me. Welp, it turns out they could and did, and I had my final weigh-in last Tuesday. Drumroll...I am happy to report that I did it! Even with mah cast on! Truth be told, I actually lost 9 pounds, but the dietician said the cast weighed at least a pound, so I passed! I'll still need to do another weigh-in next time (at the beginning of Aug), with my cast off, but I've been ok-ed to schedule surgery!
At this point, I'm just playing the waiting game. Last Thursday, I met with the "gatekeeper", so to speak, to basically go over all my paperwork and make sure I had everything completed. While there, they scheduled my appointment with the surgeon (it's on the 20th, I believe), where I'll go in to get my surgery date. Yes, the surgery date. As of now, it looks like the earliest they're scheduling appointments is September. I know this seems far out, but since it's going to be another month before I can start physical therapy and bear weight on my ankle, this timeframe actually works out pretty darn well. It'll hopefully give me time to be walking again, which is great because I really don't think I'd be comfortable having another surgery (especially a stomach surgery) before I can do so.
So, yeah, if you've been wondering what's been going on with all of this, now you know! I'm still using My Fitness Pal to track what I eat, but being that I can't walk or drive, I've had to put my gym membership on hold. Believe me when I say, though, that I'm still getting a work-out. Crutching around isn't a joke. I've discovered muscles I never knew existed. In fact, my arms and thighs are actually starting to look pretty buff, lol.
I have to admit, getting to this place has been quite the journey. But now that I've got this first hurdle behind me? I'm excited for what's next. Currently, I'm just taking it day by day. I've been told I'll lose between 5-10 additional pounds during my 2-wk liquid diet prior to surgery, which would be nice. For now, though, I'm just focused on keeping the weight I've already lost off until my next appointment with the dietician. If I can do that, I'll be happy. Then, once this is behind me, I'll go from there.
Here's a little something I try to remind myself when I'm feeling impatient/frustrated with this whole process (because I'd be lying if I didn't admit it happens):