Okay so my doctor wanted me to have surgical weight loss but you have to go through talking to a lot of people and lose a certain amount of weight before you can even get the surgery done. Then you talk to a surgeon. You have to be emotionally stable and out of the hospital for one year. I ended up in the hospital for depression and so not eligible for the surgery. All I can think of is that it must be something that is really intense that you need to make sure you are stable for it.
I told my doctor I didn’t think I could psychologically go through with the surgical weight loss. So he referred me to the non surgical weight loss clinic. They have several ways to help you lose weight and they go by BMI which mine is like 51 which is morbidly obese. Yes, I weight just over 300 lbs and I’m not happy about it. This is the highest weight I’ve ever been at. And no I don’t eat junk food, I eat balanced meals as much as I can. I really try to do my best but no one is perfect. I have the weight of two pregnancies on me plus the weight of emotional eating when I was in pain from fibromyalgia though I didn’t know I had it then. I just knew I was in pain and I was also dealing with depression. So those two things didn’t help. I just ate and ate and at the time all I was aware of was my pain, both physical and mental. I didn’t know how much I was eating. And with the physical pain I could get up and move around a lot. It just hurt too much. So with not moving around much the weight just piled on.
Still to this day I struggle with fibromyalgia though I am on Lyrica for pain I can get up and do things more than I could before. Now it’s just he fatigue that gets me not wanting to do anything but rest and/or sleep. But I know I am going to have to exercise once I go to this non surgical weight loss clinic.
Here are the options they give:
If you are overweight (BMI 25-30) or have mild obesity (BMI 30-35) you may always choose a lifestyle change and stop the weight gain and achieve a consistent weight loss. This can be achieved with help of many formal group diets and exercise programs.
In the higher ranges of obesity or in people with mild obesity associated with health issues like diabetes, sleep apnea, ect., more rapid and effective weight loss may be needed to help with the health issues and stop the harm to the body, before the damages become irreversible. Of course, lifestyle changes will still be essential for weight los and maintenance, and long term success.
Medical treatment such as Very Low Calorie and Low Calorie Diets can be used for any one with obesity (BMI more than 30) or overweight individuals who have BMI between 27-30 and suffer from weight related medical problems.
It has to be pointed out that for people with Morbid Obesity (BMI of 40 and above) or grade 2 obesity (BMI 35-40) with weight related health issues, surgical weight loss has shown the best and most durable results.
So that’s it. Now what’s my BMI you ask? It’s 57.1 so yeah I’m morbidly obese. Now they say that people with that high of a BMI they recommend surgery. I don’t want to go through surgery. But they also recommended that for those with high BMI AND health issues. I don’t have health issues at this point. So since I don’t have those health issues I wonder….what will they choose for my weight loss plan? I’ll keep you posted.