A healthy heart is a good heart

Last week, I went to the cardiologist. He is changing my medicine, which I am totally ok with. I have to get weened off of this medication because I’ve been on this type 10+ yrs. I told my doctor that my PCP told me that I need bariatric surgery. Due to my medication and the fact I’m on the road to surgery, I will have a stress test done in a few weeks. Wish me luck. I’ll update then, sooner if something else comes up.

A bummer is Cardiologist told me I can’t do strenuous exercise until after the stress test. I’m finally feeling energy and want to exercise and I can’t. Also, turn outs, the medication they are weening me off of is a reason that I haven’t been able to work out. Silver lining, soon I will be able to.

Good news, I’ve lost 5lbs so far.

Enjoy your night,

Megan

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Support Groups

2/12/19

The thing I am most thankful for at this very moment is support groups. I’m in a few on social media and they have helped me through so much. I have a question, I type in it and within minutes there are a bunch of different responses with different perspectives.

This is big. My life as I know it is going to change. I need people who will be there. I’m lucky. I have a wonderful, supportive family who are so happy that I’ve made the decision to take charge of my life. I have friends who are basically family cheering me on and keeping me in the real world. I have my support groups with people out in the interwebs who have my back, as well. There are people who understand my worries, my thoughts, my fears, my accomplishments.

If you are making the decision to have bariatric surgery…please make sure you have a support system in place. This will save your mental life. I’m only about a week into this decision and I can tell you, if it weren’t for them…I’d be going crazy.

So today is about being thankful.

Have a great night everyone.

~megan

The Journey Begins

2/11/19

Welcome! Thank you for joining me!

A little about me, my name is Megan. I’ve been overweight my whole life and now with the guidance of my doctor, I’m working to change that. It has been suggested in a loving shove that I talk to a bariatric surgeon. I have a little to do before I can do that. Until then, this is my journey in trying to change my lifestyle.

If I am going to have surgery, I’m going to change my lifestyle now. Here is what I know:

  • There is a strict diet for a while
  • I better get my water in (which means I need to cut soda)
  • Some weeks are going to suck and be really hard
  • Have a support group (I’m finding out mine is bigger than I thought)
  • Once all is said and done, I will be healthier and happier

I am scared for the changes. I am excited for the changes. I am really happy to get to know a new version of myself I’ve never met.

I leave you with my victories:

  • I meal prepped yesterday – Keto Recipes
  • I didn’t forget said meal preps today
  • I bought new bottles for water
    • I actually drank water at home
    • I did not have a soda today
  • I overcame a sweet tooth craving

Every day is a new day. What will tomorrow hold?

Good night everyone!

~Megan

Good company in a journey makes the way seem shorter. — Izaak Walton

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