Medical Weight Loss?
Has anyone had experience with these "medical weight loss centers"? They offer a variety of services, from support groups to surgery. I set up a consult for March 6th. Does anyone know anything about them, as far as cost or any other experiences?
I'm really at the end of my rope. My weight has slowly been climbing since high school. The last weight I remember being pretty comfortable with 160. This morning my scale hit 240 pounds!! I know know I have some bad habits, like over eating at meals and stress/bordem eating. I'm pretty aware of it now so when I catch myself eating with my head and not my stomach I stop myself. I don't really eat junk, well I do I'm moderation on occasion. I don't drink sugary beverages, I'd say 90% water (and a lot of it) and only allow myself about 1 "sugary" beverage a day. I totally get that "empty calorie" thing. Overall I feel like I eat like a normal person.
About a year ago I had to quit rugby which kept my weight down to 215-220. That's with playing 2 hours for 3 days a week. I worked just as hard as everyone else and though I didn't gain, I never really lost. I understand I had gained a lot of muscle (never played an organized sport before, though I had been a swimmer my whole school career). Besides that I kept quiet active between walking around campus, working at the barn, I ride frequently. I've been less active at the gym because I have two jobs and go to nursing school full time. But I try to make it when I can.
Last January (probably your first red flag, huh?) Until about mid March or April I stuck hardcore to a 1200-1600 cal a day diet. LOTS of fruit and veggies, yogurt, and lean meat. I worked out for minimum 3 days a week, 75% cardio and 25% weight training. In those months I barely lost 10 pounds. While I was happy it was a start I had to work like hell to lost it which discouraged me. Why put myself through all that for barely any results.
I guess I'm just hitting the wall, I don't want to be fat anymore and I feel like I've exhausted all my outlets. I really want to get my metabolism/thyroid tested even though people think of it as an "excuse". The other thing I want to look into is lap band or bypass. Im certainly a candidate, I'm 5'1 and 240. My BMI is 45, I believe.... Morbidly obease.
So I guess has anyone had success with any other weight loss options?
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