Monday, February 7, 2011

Military Monday Blog Hop

This is probably my new favorite blog hop, because you don't really have to post about anything in particular. You can write about whatever you want, and then link it up with Marine Parents...Toughest Job in the Corps and find some new blogs to stalk friends :) They also do a featured blog every week so you get to know some fellow bloggies!

Sailor Man feels that he is way to out of shape, he's at the high end of the weight limit for the Navy, so he's starting to work out again. We all know how it goes for men.. he'll work semi-hard and lose 20 pounds next week.

Speaking of weight loss... I am at a loss. When I started in January 2010 I was doing great. 1700 cals. a day and exercising/cardio every day and I lost 25 pounds in 2 months. Then my weight loss petered out to 10 pounds every 3 or 4 months to nothing. I've gained 15 pounds since moving to San Diego. I tried to start over again and my body is not responding.

I am considered morbidly obese (I'm 5'5 and I weighed in at 267 this morning, my BMI is 44.1) and I am starting to notice health problems coming to light. Example, I feel like I am not getting enough air. Sometimes it's hard for me to even walk up the stairs without getting out of breath. My doctor gave me an albutrol inhaler because at my last appointment I was wheezing. I find I have to use it much more often. I have zero energy and I don't sleep well. I KNOW my depression is linked to my weight, and I have constant headaches.

I recently learned that Tricare will pay for gastric bypass surgery (apparently they will pay for 1 elective surgery), and I am seriously considering it. I don't really know what else to do for myself. Diet and exercise is just not working anymore.

After talking to multiple friends I have decided to go ahead with my doctor's appointment on Tuesday to talk to my doctor. She may know of something the Navy offers to help, and before I "resort" to the surgery I am giving myself 3 months. I am joining weight watchers and I have a new exercise program I want to try, and if after 3 months of true honest hard work and I see little (-10 pounds or less) or no change in my weight I will pursue the surgery. 

On a happier note.. we should be getting our tax return by the end of this week! I'm so ready to pay off these bills and actually have something in a savings account. On another happy note, Goose and I are flying home to see family while Sailor Man is underway. I'm excited to go home and see the snow! Goose is happy to go home and see Grandpa and papa, we're hoping to leave a week early so that Sailor Man can come and spend the weekend with his parents. He hasn't seen them since August, it would be nice for him to see his family.


SAHM and Marine Wife said...

New follower through Military Monday!

Navy Wifey Peters said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog and for following! I'm following you, too!

I was reading about you considering the gastric bypass surgery because dieting and exercising have stopped working. Before I got pregnant I lost about 30 pounds, and when I hit plateaus, I would change up my exercise routine and add different foods to my diet. So hopefully Weight Watchers and your new exercise routine will be the change you need. I know losing weight is such a hard struggle for a lot of us. I wish you so much luck in your weight loss journey!!! :-)

Jeanna said...

Thanks for stopping by! I'm a new follower! Good luck on your weight loss! I can't wait to ready more! You will do awesome!!

Frances said...

Following you back from the blog hop. Can't wait to read more. Maybe you can inspire me to lose the weight I need to lose!

Amie said...

Following you back from blog hop. I have a friend that does WW and it has really seemed to help her.

Mr. Superman & Mrs. S. said...

The women in my family have major issues with weight gain (even when we take good care of ourselves) and weight loss (absolutely nothing works). My mom, her entire life has been super healthy. She has six kids. After the first three, she was able to lose all the weight but after each one it got harder and took longer. The last three, it was nearly impossible. She saw specialists, doctors, trainers, tried literally every diet you can think of and every exercise plan. She then developed a very serious heart murmur from the weight. She decided to have gastric bypass. In a year she lost 100 lbs and has kept it off for almost 6. Its a hard transition but honestly, if its what you want, and you are SERIOUS about sticking to the diet and things you are supposed to do to upkeep it, its a life changing thing. My mom has never been so happy and until she lost the weight, I didn't know her. Its a serious thing though. My MIL did it 12 years ago, lost a TON of weight then literally got lazy, eats all the food she wants and does a huge big no-no of having soda. Like 10 diet cokes a day. Guess what? She weighs the same as before she got the surgery.

Photina said...

They offer different surgeries that you can do for weight loss. Since you are giving it 3 months ask for a referral to the Nutritionist. They have a class once a week on Fridays at Balboa then you can schedule a meeting with the Nutritionist. Then you can bring what you have done with the nutritionist with you to your PCM when you ask about the surgery if nothing is working for you yet. Good luck!

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