Weight loss surgery and pregnancy

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Weight loss surgery and pregnancy: Is it the end of losing weight? I never thought it would be. Yes, the doctors told me it would be good to stay at the weight I was at during my pregnancy, because losing too much would be bad for my baby. I am trying my best to do that. During the first two months I have lost a few kilos, but ever since the end of January the scale has been giving me the same numbers every week. In my eyes that means I am still losing a little bit of weight. I mean, the baby is gaining weight, isn’t he? So I just thought I’d go on like this, taking care of both of us, and as soon as I’d be up and running again after giving birth to my baby boy, I was planning on going back to losing weight. My idea was that I would be back on track in January 2016. Hopefully losing about 35 more kilos. (Or less, depending on how much I would lose on the scale when the baby comes out…)

So far, so good. Now today I was talking to one of the doctors at the Obesity Clinic and she told me a whole different story. She thinks I am being too optimistic and she told me to stop dreaming about losing more weight. In her eyes this will be my end station and I need to focus on not gaining any weight in the future. She even said that losing more than two kilo after my pregnancy was impossible, because the surgery would be too long ago by the time I will have the baby. I am not willing to believe her. I am currently at a bmi of 36 and I refuse to believe that this will be it. Yes, I am super happy that I have lost 43 kilo so far, but I want more.

Getting pregnant didn’t steal away the tool that has been giving to me by the bariatric surgeon. Yes, of course it will be harder to lose the weight when I am 18 months out, but I don’t believe it will be impossible. If I keep my portions under control and find a good way to exercise, why wouldn’t I be able to lose more weight? Everyone can do that, right? So I refuse to give up just yet. I would like to reach a bmi of 29 at the very least. That means I need to lose another 19 kilo from my current weight. Given that I am still carrying my baby I would say that it is not impossible. Let’s see where I will be at next year, because I really hope that I can prove them wrong!

Health issues and exciting news

Weight lost: 41,6 kilo (91,7 lbs)

It has been quiet here for a while so it feels like it’s about time for an update. It has been a month since my gallbladder has been removed and I am glad that it’s gone. I don’t have to deal with that pain anymore which makes me feel much better. It doesn’t make me any healthier though, but I bet that my gallbladder removal has nothing to do with that. I need to share some things with you all, so here goes…

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The new year has started and I have got some exciting news to share. We are expecting a baby! Yes, I am pregnant after gastric bypass surgery. Nine weeks and five days to be exact. I know that it is a tiny bit to soon after my RNY gastric bypass, but we’re really happy about it. On January 5 I have had the first ultrasound and there was a tiny heartbeat. I was really scared, because having surgery while knowing you’re pregnant is not what you want.

Ever since I know I am pregnant, I haven’t been healthy. First I got a throat inflammation and now I have been dealing with the flu since Monday. On top of that I am super tired. I know deep in my heart that I wasn’t healthy when I was fat, but was I sick this often? I can’t remember. Maybe I was… I hope that I will feel better soon so that I can actually start enjoying the fact that I am pregnant without being worried all the time.

My weight loss is a whole different story. Before my gallbladder removal my weight had stalled for a couple of weeks and as soon as I was recovering, I lost 2,5 kilo. Not ideal, because they had told me not to lose any more weight during my pregnancy. Now I have lost another 2,5 kilo. I am not sure if they will come back, because that is what happens when you’ve got the flu right? You lose weight easily, but then it’s back before you know it. I feel kind of weak, so maybe gaining 1 or 2 kilo would not be such a bad thing. We shall see. I guess my body knows what’s best for her? I know I should have some confidence in my own body.

I started this blog last year to keep everyone updated on my weight loss journey and now I should not lose weight. I am not even sure how to do that, because it seems to happen all of a sudden. I mean, I am still sticking to the diet of course, even though I am trying to eat more carbs because the baby needs them. I guess I will just stick to what they tell me and we will see what will happen.

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This will probably mean less blogs from me on this blog… But you are always welcome to read my English (book) blog or my Dutch blog if you want, for updates on the baby/pregnancy and the rest of my life!