Where did those 4 lbs come from?

I’m up 4 lbs today over what I’ve been consistently over most of the last year (212 lbs).

Damn!  Truth be told, I’ve been doing more resistance training and less cardio.  Either I’ve added 4 lbs of muscle, or I need to do more cardio.  My belt tells me I need to do more cardio.

I weigh myself almost every day! Nude, after waking up – standardized conditions.  This way, weight doesn’t sneak up on me. (or in this case, at least I see it and can address it before it gets out of hand).

Studies of gastric bypass patients show that they generally lose the greatest weight at about 12 months after surgery, then gradually regain a small proportion of the weight they lost. Maybe that’s my fate 🙁

I did not have gastric bypass surgery, though I seriously considered it.

N Engl J Med. 2007 Aug 23;357(8):741-52. Effects of bariatric surgery on mortality in Swedish obese subjects.

Dr John Ellis MD

Board-certified anesthesiologist, with expertise in cardiovascular anesthesia and the implications of obesity and sleep apnea in anesthesia. See vascularanesthesia.com for professional information. Dr. Ellis has used the strategies in here to: (1) lose 120 lbs over 18 months, (2) stop all antihypertensive medicines, and (3) no longer need CPAP treatment for sleep apnea.

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