Reflecting on 2017

oneatatime
on 12/31/17 8:53 am
RNY on 09/01/17

Hi everyone,

Well this is it... 2017 is coming to a close, and what an incredible year it's been. I feel so blessed.

  • I had the opportunity to take control of my health: I was approved for and started taking an asthma injection I had been trying to get for 6 months, and it's been life changing- I can breathe again, literally.
  • I decided to get RNY, approached my doc, and made it happen - and I am down 73 lbs as of today already. I am at my lowest adult weight so far. I still have 100 lbs to lose but I feel great about the possibility to do that. I feel like I look good. I can move more easily already.
  • I have met incredible people along this journey. I am honestly truly blessed for all of you. Those I know online who I speak with, and those of you who have become my friends offline as well. You have inspired me, supported me, and made this possible for me.
  • My family, friends, colleagues and clients, who have been incredible on this journey too. Super supportive, complimentary, and open to the whole experience. As I have had to learn what to eat, how much, etc... they've adapted meals, etc for me, and supported me all the way.
  • And to new experiences, new found confidence, the willingness to "put myself out there". I don't know where it's going yet... but I met a great guy. It's new... but he knows about my surgery (it came up last night) and he's totally cool with it.

I don't know what 2018 will bring but I know it's filled with possibilities!! I'm excited, for me, and for each of you.

I wish you all a VERY happy new year. May 2018 be your BEST YEAR YET!!!!!

Success is not the key to happiness. Happiness is the key to success. Choose happy.

Opti -10 / M1 -25.5 / M2 -10 / M3 -14.5 / M4 -13

Manda32
on 12/31/17 9:16 am

Amazing post and journey so far! Your doing so well!

It's been a very surreal experience for myself this year. Amazing, and hard/tough at times, but so worth it....still have a ways to go to reach goal, but I'm definitely looking forward to what the new year brings.

Keep up the great work!

Orientation April 2016 - Final approvals December 2016. Surgical Class January 23, 2017. Met with Dr. Reed February 7, 2017. Opti start date March 1, 2017. Surgery March 15, 2017 (Dr. Foute-Nelong).

HW 348 CW 202

GW 150

oneatatime
on 12/31/17 9:24 am
RNY on 09/01/17

Thanks Manda! You're doing so incredibly well! What a year it's been for you!!! :)

I am so excited to see what 2018 brings for you. Onederland is right around the corner for you, and goal is so within reach for you. Congratulations on all you have accomplished!

Happy New Year!!

Success is not the key to happiness. Happiness is the key to success. Choose happy.

Opti -10 / M1 -25.5 / M2 -10 / M3 -14.5 / M4 -13

Manda32
on 12/31/17 10:03 am

Thank you for the kind words. I might have been able to get to onderland by the end of the year, but the last couple weeks, I admit I've been enjoying the holiday season food wise lol

I'm human, I made the decision to enjoy the holidays, and I'm keeping and eye on my weight, I haven't been "pigging out" every day, so been maintaining my weight for the most part.

I'm looking forward to the New Year, and fingers crossed in January I will be in onederland!!! Its defintely weird in a way to think I have only 45-55 pounds to go. Starting the program, the idea of needing to lose about 200lbs seem very overwhelming at the time. THe idea that I don't need to lose triple digit numbers anymore is so nice.

I put a goal of 150, but I'm not 100 percent tied to it. I might feel good at a higher weight, I have no clue what I will look like as I get further into the 100s weight wise. Don't know that'd I go lower than the goal weight, but it all depends on how I feel/look. I'm thinking the 160s is where I'd like to be for sure, and then see how everything goes.

I look forward to seeing your journey as well. I wish you all the best, and have Happy New Year!

Orientation April 2016 - Final approvals December 2016. Surgical Class January 23, 2017. Met with Dr. Reed February 7, 2017. Opti start date March 1, 2017. Surgery March 15, 2017 (Dr. Foute-Nelong).

HW 348 CW 202

GW 150

oneatatime
on 12/31/17 10:09 am
RNY on 09/01/17

That's all awesome!!! Life is meant to be lived. And yes, it's impossible to know our goals so far in advance. It's an important message for all of us to get to a place we feel comfortable with ourselves rather than be tied to a number.

You're amazing and you're doing amazing!!

I can't wait to celebrate onederland with you... whenever you get there! Enjoy for now!!! Happy New Year!!!

Success is not the key to happiness. Happiness is the key to success. Choose happy.

Opti -10 / M1 -25.5 / M2 -10 / M3 -14.5 / M4 -13

TheRealMeWithin
on 12/31/17 1:38 pm - Canada
RNY on 06/02/17

Happy New Year!! Keep up the great work and positivity!!!

Surgery Jun.2/17 at TWH ----- HW 215 - SW 197.2 - GW 130

Pre-Op=8.8lbs --- Optifast= 8.4 (was on it for 9 days due to cancellation)

M1= 20.6 --- M2=10.2--- M3=8--- M4=5.8--- M5=9.0--- M6=5.2--- M7=7.0

https://trendweight.com/u/6ffd55753da24d/

oneatatime
on 12/31/17 2:17 pm
RNY on 09/01/17

Thank you! Happy New Year to you too!

Success is not the key to happiness. Happiness is the key to success. Choose happy.

Opti -10 / M1 -25.5 / M2 -10 / M3 -14.5 / M4 -13

RoundPenny
on 12/31/17 2:28 pm

A great post lady. Congrats on all you have accomplished. I am and you should be very proud of yourself.

I cannot complain about 2017. I have a amazing family and friends. I am in school to cross something off my bucket list. I have absolutely no hate and discontent at this point in my life. Life is good! Sure there are bumps but they are small ones. I consider myself lucky.

2018 I have goals but nothing major. Finish school, get my degree. Focus on myself a little more and less on people who do not focus on me. My weight loss? Well that's a given, I do not even make it a goal. I am just in the beginning of it and it will happen, fast or slow. I hope to meet some more of the people from this site and another. Learn from people.

I say good bye to one great year and say hello to another great year.

www.pluckypenny.com

Current - 272

Start Weight, January 2016 - 325 lbs
Start of OptiFast, November 4th 2017 - 316 lbs
RNY Surgery December 7th - 284

Goal - 150 lbs Highest Weight 2011 - 388 lbs

oneatatime
on 1/1/18 7:07 am
RNY on 09/01/17

Thanks Penny!!! Congratulations on all you have accomplished and let go of. 2018 is going to be awesome. :)

Success is not the key to happiness. Happiness is the key to success. Choose happy.

Opti -10 / M1 -25.5 / M2 -10 / M3 -14.5 / M4 -13

Kiki73
on 12/31/17 11:58 pm

Happy New Year!

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