Three Weeks after Bariatric Surgery (Gastric Sleeve)
Unless you count the temporary liquid and extremely soft food diet, I have so far “effortlessly” lost forty pounds without rigorous exercise. I started losing a little weight before surgery as mandated. Without any hunger I am losing a few pounds every few days and have not had to take a single injection of insulin, nor any oral diabetes medications, nor any cholesterol medications since the operation. I am hoping with more weight loss to soon be off the blood pressure medications, if my doctor approves it, and thereby avoiding the sometimes painful side effects caused by them, like edema. I also appear to not have apnea anymore, at least not very badly. I’m sleeping through the night without the CPAP.
While these pictures are not the most demonstrative of my weight loss, I do have a neck once again. I have also already started putting my largest pants in the donation box and I’m loosely fitting into the skinniest jeans I own. I bought some suspenders for the interim until I need to invest in a new wardrobe since the weight is not going back on, at least not the vast majority of it. It would be a challenge to eat enough to gain it back in the coming years. I do intend to put some of it back the right way with muscle and exercise, for which I already and will have, much greater stamina and motivation. I’m already much more comfortable with my appearance and my mobility, having lost that weight so quickly.
Many more illustrative pictures to come as I progress.