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I'm down 41lbs since having Vinny and managed to keep it all off during the holidays but I haven't been able to go to the gym in over a month and I won't be able to go for at least 6 more weeks. I have to go get my gallbladder removed in a couple weeks and I can't workout for at least 4 weeks afterwards. I really want to get back to the gym, I miss running soooo much (never thought that statement would come from me lol). It's too hard to workout at home and since Vinny has been sick (also missed some days from pain and now I'm sick) he hasn't been in daycare for me to go. The doctor said it's not uncommon for people to lose up to 15lbs after surgery but it won't stay off unless I start working out and eating right afterwards. I am really hoping that even though I can't go to the gym until mid feb that I'll be able to keep that 15lbs (I'm keeping my fingers crossed that I lose that much) off. I want to lose another 19lbs (to be at my goal weight) by April 1st and am starting to think that is a whole lot in just 12 weeks when I can't work out for half of that.
Wife to Anthony since March 2004 and Mommy to 3 boys(Blake-6, Owen-4, & Vinny-2) and a little princess, Kara
First off, congrats to you for losing all that weight, that is amazing!
It must be really frustrating to feel like all you can do is stand by and see what happens at this point. I wish I had some awesome advice, all I can think of is to be sure to keep your house stocked with only healthy food during your recovery and maybe do some make ahead healthy meals so that you won't be tempted with junky convenience food.
Also, if you do gain a couple of pounds, don't sweat it and let it make you think all is lost. You've lost 41 pounds, you can totally get rid of a couple of pounds that you may (or may not!) gain while you get better. Before you know you'll be back at the gym and feeling great!