Thursday marks the 5th anniversary of me getting WLS. My LapBand was installed on that day. I have since had a second surgery to fix a slip, then a third surgery to revise to my lovely VSG.
My life has changed in so many ways since that cold day in January. I would say that my life has changed for the better, for sure. After 5 years, I am STILL not at goal. I have had many pitfalls and roadblocks (some self-imposed) along the way. This isn't a race, it's a journey.
I am still wearing "normal" sizes, even after some weight gain a few years ago, so, I am thankful for that. My A1C numbers are great. What I am most proud of is how I have changed internally. I am much happier, confident and wiser for everything I have gone through. I got out of a bad marriage a few years back, and eventually ended up with the man of my dreams.
The lingering food obsessions and addictions that I have, I am tackling. I am on a waiting list to see an eating disorder therapist, which I am excited about. I know that I can get to goal, eventually. I really must say that I have enjoyed the ride thus far.
After my last post, I just totally went in to holiday mode. I didn't worry about what I ate, etc. Luckily, I didn't really gain any weight. *Whew*. I am at 181, as of this morning. I have been in the same 5 pound range for MONTHS now. I am back on track, and watching what I eat. This year WILL be successful....just as the previous 5 have been!