Thursday, September 24, 2009

great news

I went to see my Primary Care Doc today for a check up. I hadn't seen him since the surgery and was a bit excited for him to see my progress. He was really the one who was able to get me to admit that I needed the surgery and was not going to be able to loose the weight and keep it off on my own. So I was really excited for him to see that I had finally done something to help myself. Anyway, I made the appointment because I have been having shorts bouts of dizziness when I'm at the gym and I'm thinking that my blood pressure meds are a bit high for my weight now that I've lost 1oo plus lbs. Well it turns out that my heart rate is way down not my blood pressure. So he took me off all my meds. This is huge progress, I have been on 5 pills a day for several years and now I'm on ZERO pills a day. Although I now take 5 vitamins a day, but that is different. lol

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Wii Fit is my new BFF!

123lbs down and all is well. Well, that's a big FAT lie: life is GREAT. I bought the Wii Fit the day it came out (May '08) and when I got it home and opened the box was VERY sad to read that I was well over the weight limit (117lbs over to be exact). It was just another hit to the fat man, just another thing in life where the fat man has to sit on the side line (or is it: another excuse for the fat man to sit on the side line). Well for the last year I've been able to sit on the couch and watch my family and friends play the game while I make excuses why I can't get on it (can't say out loud that I'm really THAT fat).
My first goal for myself after WLS was to be able to finally play the Wii Fit and last week I was able to get on the damn thing and not have it go crazy and shut down and reboot. It felt so wonderful to actually have it say Welcome! I was able to create a profile and have signed on almost everyday since. It even said my Wii Fit age is 3 years younger than my real age.
I'm still working out 4 days a week at the gym, 2 of those days with a personal trainer. I still have trouble believing how different I feel. There are times when I actually find myself dancing around I have so much energy that I can't stand still. I don't want to stand still and I have the energy to actually move around for long periods of time. The trainer is still whooping my ass but I feel great for the rest of the day (sore but great). If this is what 100lbs less feels like, what is 200lbs less going to feel like???