|Centers for Disease Control:|
|Height: 5 feet, 3 inches
Weight: 145 pounds Your BMI is 25.7, indicating your weight is in the Overweight category for adults of your height. For your height, a normal weight range would be from 104 to 141 pounds.
WOW – WEEK 41. I am 9 months post op and I’m only 4 lbs from the top range of my goal weight according to the chart above from the Centers for Disease Control (click on link to calculate your status). My BMI is only .7 away from me being labeled as NORMAL. A far cry from my starting weight of 223 (OBESE) and a BMI of 39.5. So, although this last 10 lbs is taking forever to lose, I’m at least within striking distance. Not sure where I will land, but I think bouncing around the 130’s will be a good goal to aim for the future.
What do my meals look like 9 months post op? Much better, much healthier, and much more volume now than a month or two after surgery. I also am able to drink a little with my meals, unlike the first few months.
There are saltine crackers on both plates; these are a staple food of mine, not so much because I love them, but because they seem to keep my stomach ‘settled.’ When I eat them, they seem to stabilize the other foods in a way that my stomach doesn’t feel as heavy after I eat. They don’t sell these in Amsterdam; I had to have a friend bring me some after surgery and will have to be sure our friends who visit us always come with a fresh supply! These and Pretzel Thins are my favorite foods.
The last 9 months have been such an interesting time no doubt. I remember being one month out, having lost about 30 lbs and feeling so good, almost thin; that was at 189 lbs! Now here I am at 9 months out, 145 lbs, and I can barely pick up a 40 lb weight in the gym just to move it out of my way! And in total I’ve lost almost 80 lbs!