oh boy. do we EVER understand. just a comment about water aerobics. at one point a few years after surgery, i ripped the meniscus [again!], and could walk only with a cane, and was cursing with every single step - the ONLY thing i could do for exercise was water aerobics, but seriously - every time that toe touched bottom, i thought i'd cry!!!
but for whatever reason, the instructor noticed, and said are you 'level 4' and i had NO idea what she meant. but then she tossed me a couple of noodles and said 'here - don't touch bottom' and that took care of it!
as for the rest - lots of people do quite well on WW - my suggestion: make sure you're hitting your protein goals before eating anything else at a meal - and then eat the veggies after the protein. no matter what WW says, we gotta keep the carbs low.
but look!!! you're taking control EARLY, and you WILL get this weight off. and you should really look in the mirror several times a day and congratulate yourself for all that you've done.
Start your day with a smile, and get it over with.
Keeping it off is a hundred decisions a day that help you maintain what you achieved. And that's the hard part. - L Sanders
start: 506 [Sept 2001]
weight at gastric bypass [Jan 29, 2002]: 409
current weight: 225
weight for plastic surgery: 200
final goal: 180
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