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!