MY STORY –
Well it has been a few days since I thought of this challenge for myself in 2016. It has taken me some work trying to set up this Blog. Despite being good at computers and previously having my own website for my skills are to say a little rusty and I am having issues figuring out how to create and arrange items.
Today is the official 8 month mark since my last (and final) weight loss surgery. Eight months ago today I had my previous lap band converted to a full gastric bypass. Two days later I would be in the ICU for a day after the surgeon having to go back in because of a bleed. I don’t remember anything of that entire day. I remember going into the endoscopy lab about 5 am as they were going to fix the bleed by doing an EGD (putting a scope down my throat). Apparently sometime during this procedure I woke up and tried to strangle my surgeon. After this I was rushed to the operating room as my vitals were not doing well. In the operating room I received some blood transfusions and they went in again laparoscopically to fix the issue and ended up in the ICU. I of course don’t remember any of this until waking up around 10 pm in the ICU. I spent most of the night crapping out bright red blood into bedpans and feeling like I was hit by a truck. What was supposed to be maybe 2 days in the hospital turned into seven…
This brings us to today where I have again struggled with weight loss. I started this journey just pre surgery at 423 lbs. I have been as low as 357 back a few months ago, but now I have been steady in the 365-375 range for the last 3 months despite efforts. Today I am 375.
My mind is racing with the things I need to plan and do to help me succeed. My barrier are long, but I am not going to let myself fail again at major weight loss after going through this trauma. My hope is that this challenge to journey 6 Million Steps will break me through this plateau and help lead me to finally having success in changing my life’s health / weight journey.