I had my 18 month post-op appointment today.
I met with Dr. Bruce and two students that aspire to be doctors. I had a few questions that I needed to ask so I basically just let it rip.
After my half marathon on the 28th, I had a great deal of difficulty getting warm. Basically Dr. Bruce told me that my body doesn't regulate temperature well, and never will again. If I plan to continue doing "extreme activities" like half marathons, etc, I need to plan on having pants/sweat shirt at the finish to keep from the poor adjustment afterwards.
I had also asked him about losing these last 25 pounds or so I'd like to lose. I was very honest about having fallen back into some old habits, like drinking sweet tea and coffee, as well as skipping meals at times. He said that he wants me to come back in a month with a food journal to look and see what is keeping me at the weight I've been at since July. He really thinks that my body is in starvation mode because of skipped meals, and the carbs in my coffee and sweet tea are also preventing additional weight loss. I'm going to do my very best to get back on track as far as my food and drinks the next month and see what happens.
I'm also going to do my best to stay off the scale until my next appointment on May 6. I'd LOVE to see a number that starts with "16" when I get back there. I haven't been below 171.something since high school/early college.
I've set my goal weight to be between 150 and 155, so would like to get this additional 23-28 additional pounds.
I'll check in again soon.