Wow, this Halloween marks my 5th year as a post-op. I’ve not been as frequent lately because my life took an unexpected change. I’m trying to do a scan every morning before leaving, but I’m just not getting the free time I used to.
First of all, DS related, I’ve had some interesting changes this past year. I put on about 15 lbs, which started to concern me a little, but not too much. I still wasn’t dieting or anything, and I was still within the expected bounceback. I had gone from a size 8, sometimes 6 to a size 8, sometimes 10. I didn’t like that as much, but look how far I’d come, so no real worries. I do love the curves I’ve been blessed with, but plastics are on my “one dayÂÂ” wish list if I ever got the time, nerve and money together at the same time.
Fast forward to the most recent events. The year has been a whirlwind. Hubby and I put together a BBQ restaurant (hubby’s long time hobby wanting to go pro) with 2 other partners, and the day before opening, the one with the money decided he needed a bigger cut, and that cut was us. Within a week, we got our own smoker and started a vending operation selling on the streets and in festivals. The day before the launch, I was laid off from my job, which I take as a blessing in disguise, because looking at it now, there’s no way he could have done it himself through the week. Our tent got BUSY and becomes a parking lot party quickly. We have a ball together, and now, only a couple months later, we’re about to open our own restaurant with a large clientele already. We've made enough to piece it all together (God bless Craigs List) everything with no partners and no loans. The townspeople are so supportive, many donating their skills to help get us started as well, from the plumber to the sign maker and everyone in between. We're serving outside of our building while the kitchen's being put together and the biggest puzzle piece was completed today. That’s why I’ve not been around. I’ve never worked so hard in my life, but you know what? It’s so different and fulfilling knowing that you’re the one benefiting from it. I’ve been at a crossroads between getting another trainer job or staying with the BBQ, but I think my career is about to take a huge left turn with this fast success we’re having. To top it off, Ive lost12 lbs in the process without even trying, but I know all of my hustling and bustling, not to mention the lack of a vending machine to dispense animal crackers is to credit to this, too.
So, that’s me, I bounced out of my goal weight, and have dropped back down to it. Everything else, I just take in stride, thankful every day as I down a pulled pork sandwich, brisket, or ribs that I need not worry a bit about the fat content. Life is good as a DS post op.
1 year to lose the weight - 6 years maintaining it with the DS
There is room on this earth for all of God's creatures..next to the mashed potatoes