Monday, June 27, 2011

One Down, Many to Go! / part 2 of MAYO Clinic Artical

I had my first official Bariatric appointment this morning. Have a lot of test to do in the upcomming months. The only one I am not crazy about is a EGD. Where they put a camera down in your stomach for a look around. Because of my size I am a super high risk, simmular to open heart surgery. I am also super high risk to die if I do nothing. I have 4 out of the 5 markers for early death. So I am pushing forward with This. I am sure I can complete all of my goals including getting down to 450.

I have ordered the book "The Expert Guide to Weight Loss Surgery". This is another requirment for the surgery. It is an informative book that covers before, during, and after the surgery and what can be expected.

Well wouldn't you know it. The one I dread is the first one. Next Tuesday at 8 am. Then if I get regisered I will have my first weight management class that night.

Well things are going well. completed my EMMI videos tonight, required for surgery. Very informative and helpful. The folks at the Bariatric clinic are very helpful and nice.  So every one keep praying all continues to proceed forward.

Stress reducers:
Deep Breathing

Remember only one person can make this work completly and that is me, guided by God's hand doesn't hurt.

May the Lord continue to Bless you all


Part ll

6. Have you embraced the weight-loss challenge?
If you don't have a positive attitude about losing weight, you may not be ready. If you dread what lies ahead, you may be more likely to find excuses to veer off course. Try to embrace the vision of your new lifestyle and remain positive. Focus on how good you'll feel when you're more active or when you weigh less. Picture yourself celebrating every little success along the way, whether it's opting for a low-fat cottage cheese snack instead of chips or going for a walk.

You're ready for weight loss: Now what?
If you answered yes to all or most of these questions, you're probably ready to make the lifestyle changes necessary to work toward permanent weight loss. You may be able to forge ahead on your own, creating your own lifestyle program for healthy eating and exercising. Or you may feel you need help.

Educating yourself about the process of successful weight loss and maintenance is a start. For example, learn more about the dietary changes necessary for losing weight. See a dietitian or enroll in a behavior-based weight program that can help you change the habits that can interfere with weight loss, such as eating when you're stressed or bored. If you have a significant amount of weight to lose, you may benefit from medically supervised weight loss with a team of health professionals that may include a dietitian, a therapist or an obesity specialist.

What if you're not ready?
If you answered no to more than one of these questions, you may not be ready to embark on a weight-loss program right now. And that's OK. Explore what's holding you back and face those obstacles. In some cases it may simply be a matter of timing. For instance, you may need to resolve other stressors in your life first. In other cases, you may need to work on related issues, such as your feelings toward weight loss or your willingness to commit to permanent lifestyle changes.

Consider seeking help from your doctor or another professional, such as a certified wellness coach, to help you work through these issues. Try to address the obstacles as soon as possible and then re-evaluate your readiness for weight loss so that you can quickly get started on a healthier lifestyle. Don't let the chaos of life become a permanent excuse, however. There will never be an absolutely perfect time.

Still unsure?
You may have found that you couldn't answer all of the questions with a simple yes or no. If you feel generally positive about most of your answers and you're upbeat about a weight-loss program, consider starting now. You may never have definitive answers in life. Don't let that rob you of a chance to achieve your weight-loss goals.

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