Coming back to life – weigh-in for July 30, 2013

Current weight: 306
Difference from last weigh-in: -15.0
Difference this year: -24.2

Hello again everyone! This has been one really, really weird year so far. As I mentioned in my last video post, I had a diverticulitis attack that basically completely changed my world for the better part of three months. Everything changed – I couldn’t eat normally, I couldn’t exercise, I started working exclusively from home. I spent much of those three months using narcotic-based pain killers because the pain was excruciating. I didn’t have the energy or ability to play with my children outside like we normally would. It was hell, absolutely hell.

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Medical professionals still haunt my nightmares…(Photo credit: TipsTimes)

Of course, it was destined to get worse. I ended up having to go to the emergency room in early June. I thought it would be a quick visit – instead, I ended up having to stay in the hospital for four days, and got sent home with a PICC line so I could spend another month on IV antibiotics. Once that was done, I then had surgery to remove part of my colon to avoid having diverticulitis outbreaks in the future. I’ve been recuperating since then. Good news: I am on the end, and feel better than I have in a long, long time.

I also mentioned in my previous update that I had been put on a clear liquid diet. That contributed to some amazing weight loss totals. I had actually ended up below 300lbs right before surgery, and for the first couple days after surgery. I started to eat again at that point, though, and I started to gain some weight back. I’ve balanced out since then. And I find myself at the lightest I’ve been in a long, long time.

And so, of course, my job for the next week is to get back onto  program with Weight Watchers. The horrible spring I suffered through gave me a great big head-start weight-loss wise. I can now pick up from here and continue to steadily lose more weight. It’s conceivable that I can be back under 299lbs by the end of summer! Aside from removing the chance of having another diverticulitis attack, this adventure has given me a chance to completely regain control over what I eat and what I weigh. I cannot let this pass by!

– Biffster



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