Muriel Watson writes: Today starts a new week for most, myself included. I had a good week last week, losing another 1.7 pounds! That now brings my total for this year to 28.4 pounds. I am actually surprised with any weight lost this past week, considering I haven't been to the gym since Saturday, a week ago. I am planning on going back to the gym tomorrow. This week will be a struggle with making it to the gym. I have inventory at work this week and that always means long hours of counting. I will just have to make it happen!
Should I get a gastric bypass?
Submitted by ctmiller on 07/11/2011 - 09:33
I have been thinking a lot about my weight lost. I have been trying to understand why I was able to lose over 100 pounds last year, what seemed to be rather easily, yet this year I have struggled to lose 30 pounds? If I am honest with myself, I know that I have not tried as hard as I did last year, spending literally every day in the gym, sometimes 5-6 hours at a time. This year it has been a struggle to get to the gym 3 days a week, to say the least. I do understand that since I lost that amount of weight last year, my next goals would not be as easy to reach, but I had no idea just how hard it would be!
That leads me to an idea that has been laying hard on my heart for the past few weeks. Gastric Bypass surgery. I have researched this on and off for years. I know people whom have had success with it and some not so fortunate. Even though I have heard horror stories of complications from this major surgery, I have heard of more success stories with great outcomes from the weight lost. I am planning on attending one of the information seminars coming up to try to learn more about it. That is where I need your help. I was really hoping that you could give me your opinions on this surgery and if you have had it. How did it work for you? Did you have any complications or issues? How long were you out of work? Also, which surgery did you have? I am researching the Gastric Bypass versus the Lap Band surgery to decide which would be better for me, with less complications. Any advice or information you could provide would be awesome and so very appreciated.
Thank you for once again spending time out of your busy day with me. Have a great week! God Bless!
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