Considering Bariatric Surgery? Bill’s Story (part 2)
So I told my Certified Health Coach that I would try it for a month and see if I could do it. I was pretty sure that I could do it – but that it would not work. The plan is simple. I got to eat 6 times a day…sounds good. The food was packed with nutrition and balance. OK – I was a fast food fan – that way I did not need to get out of my vehicle and did not need to cook for myself. This plan the food was easy, quick and I was assured balanced and nutritious.
I went to the doctor before I started the plan and she was just happy that I was doing something! She had heard about the plan as it had been developed by doctors (there is even a plan in this program to feed bariatric patients as the food is nutrient dense as this post surgery requires). My weight was 513 and my A1C was 10.1 and blood sugar 342; actually all my numbers were terrible. She was sad as she shook her head at how poor her patient was doing. She painted a bleak picture – but then I was used to that.
So I plunged in! The first three days were just like my Certified Health Coaches described – difficult! It takes three days to get your body into a fat burning state. I was determined to give it all I had in me for the first month – I had promised! Day four was like the sun bursting through! I had energy was sleeping better and not hungry! Are you KIDDING me – no hungry! It was amazing! So after the first week I shred 19 lbs. That put me under 500 and I was on my way!
It wasn’t long before I was on autopilot as far as eating. I was eating to fuel not eating to hide or to console myself. Now at my morbidly obese frame I was still morbidly obese even though I had lost 19 lbs. That amount was a drop in the bucket in my sea of fat.
After my first month I lost 50 lbs and I was hooked! My A1C went to 5.1 and my blood sugars were 111 in normal range. My doctor certified me non diabetic! Seriously!? I am pursuing health!