Topic: RE: A Year Out (and then some) How I'm Doing.
Hello! First of all let me just say that I have terribly missed all of you that I had gotten to know last year and I have no one to blame but myself. lol.
Well I have not updated since I was at the 3 month out mark, and it's high time. I've been losing weight and out and about enjoying the new life. I went through some struggles and had a few health set backs though. Totally non surgery related issues had me hospitalized in October of last year. But I was still losing weight and still happy. I lost my job during this time though and so I was dealing with alot of personal issues. In January I was newly employed and down 90 lbs! I was ecstatic. Although I have always wanted the DS, I thought "hey as long as I'm losing weight with the VSG, I'm doing ok." Then this month, in march, with the pressures of the new job, and new schedule, I gained 10 of those lbs back that I had lost. I couldn't even feel happy on my surgiversary b/c I was so disappointed with myself for having gained those lbs back.
However, OH family, I realize the error of my ways. Yes I was struck with sheer horror and utter dismay at gaining those lbs back, but I know that they came back b/c now that my sleeve doesn't have have the super tight restriction that it once did, I've slipped into some old habits, and foremost, I realized that I had abandoned my OH family. My home where I found others who could relate to my situation, and help and give me the kick in the rear that I need from time to time. Please, Oh family, welcome me back home. I've missed you all very much.
Right now I am at a crossroads of a decision. Will I be able to "go back to basics" and get the scale moving down again with my VSG, or should I face facts that "for me" this is as far as the sleeve is going to take me and move forward with phase 2 of the DS?
I would love your feedback, I'm here, back home, posting, reading, lurking, all of the above, once again.
Thank you all for reading.