Seven Year Anniversary! well.. posted a little late. on December 6, 2007 3:14 pm
I have been told by some friends that I need to update my profile. I still don't know HTML very well to make it all fancy and such.
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Pretty much nothing has changed since my 6 year update. I am loving life so much and I still look the same.
I am in a size 8 or 6... I gain and lose the same 10 pounds over and over.
I have done SO much this year!
Learned how to fly a plane
Walked all over NYC
Rode in a Helicopter for the first time
Visited the statue of Liberty
Have visited so many new states (I only have 18 more to go!)
Touched a sting ray
Walked on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, Shopped on Rodeo Drive
Survived an appendix rupture and a severe bowel obstruction (hernia in the mesentary) which really causes your bowels to move like 'snakes in a snake pit'
There is so much more but I can't remember them right now.
I really need to learn this html stuff so I can add all the gizmo's on here.
If you really want to read everything, scroll to the far right and you will see ALL my posts in archive format. I believe they go all the way back to March 2000. It is hard to believe 7 years has passed. The message boards have certainly changed a lot since those "old times." I can't get over how many new people are on here. I miss the oldies.
I remember Sally Simatos, Big Pete, Momma Angel and how they lost their battles with obesity. I miss the first "young 'un" Cora Elizabeth. I miss Debbie Underwood "Love your guts!", Rhonda Nichols, Sandy Pierce and countless others from 6-7 years ago.
Leilani, Charlie C, DX, Natalie (Tink), Jane (Redheadjane), Kelle' Frasier, Sarah Margaret, Melissa Mermaid, Mom of Many (MOM), Stalker Val and countless other people in the past 4 years have inspired ME even though they came after me.
It is hard to maintain your weight all these years. It is so scary. I mean, I have done it but I have lived my life saying "I need to lose weight, OMG." It is exciting your first year of surgery and even into the second year. You are losing so much weight so quickly.
Then you bottom out at your lowest weight. Then you have plastics to look forward to. Woohoo!!! More weight lost and sizes. Got new boobs, a new Tummy and a new "hoo-hah" (those oldies will get that one!) Then, year 3... you rebound about 10-15 maybe even 20 pounds... then you freak out.
You learn that your body likes being a certain weight so you accept it. Then you are stable for year 4 and 5. Year 6 brings some weight shifts. If you were a pear shape, then suddenly you have weight in your stomach.. then a few months later, it shifts to your back giving you muffin tops.. then a few months later, it moves to your arms. LOL.. traveling fat pockets! Oh well.. it could be age too! I will celebrate my 40th birthday February 4th!
I am still thrilled that I can fit comfortably in a size 8, I have maintained my weight now for 5 years. My plastics still look pretty good. I have a few more wrinkles... my hair goes from long.. to short... to long... to short... lol.
Other than that... nothing has changed much!
TAKE YOUR VITAMINS!!!! I did have a bone density scan done and my numbers went UP!!!! I started taking the Bariatric Advantage Chewable Calcium in Cinnamon 4 years ago after free samples from the Cincinnati OH convention. They are yummy and I know that's why I increased my bone density!
Good luck to everyone!!! It is worth it! Enjoy every step of your journey! It goes way tooooo fast!
Remember...... .When you are on a plateau, it means you are losing inches!!!! I got the most compliments and people noticed my weight loss when the scale WASN'T moving! When you aren't losing pounds, you are losing SIZES. Remember that.