Hello friends and family in the OH world and beyond. Well it is a year. One whole year and one whole person shed off my back or at least the pounds are!!!! 10/23/2008 - 10/23/2009 HAPPY SURGIVERSARY!
I cannot believe it is here. That I journeyed this far with minimal to no complications, a few tears, and well shock. It's daily shock to see all that has changed in me. My body is a foreign land right now. I do not know that woman staring back in the mirror. But I like her and I know I am going to love her. I will never regret this decision to have the RNY, I did wonder many many times along the way. But as scary as it was I have to thank the support people who helped me and nudged me into the success I am now. There were some skeptics, always are, I think they help keep you balanced. My family was up and down, a few jokes from my brother's and dad, but I am used to that. My husband has had the hardest time adjusting and we are adjusting together because I am NOT the same woman he met and married. He liked that "fluffy" me. Most black men do. no pun intended. He says who is this woman walking around my house and sharing my bed I do not know her. He actuallly liked/loved the 315# pounder with the bipap mask on that used to sleep next to him( HE THOUGHT THAT WAS SEXY LOLOL), he loved the woman who could not go up the stairs, used to push me from behind, wipe my tears when I could not fit in the seat at the front of the roller coaster that he and our son and dtr's enjoyed, he would look back to see if I was OK walking up a hill or stairs, often trailing behind, unable to go on the zip line on a cruise excursion because I exceeded the weight limit. Well NO MORE of that....Now I am thinner than him and he has to catch up!!!!! I have been on many roller coaters this past year the biggest one has been on my own Weight loss journey and let me tell you its been a hell of a ride. I would do it again to see me now. The finished product. 140 lbs, size 6-8 and I am GORGEOUS!!!
God bless all of you who are taking the journey, thinking about taking it or already there. God Bless all of you for all your hugs and encouragement you have shown me, my co-workers , the doc's and nurses, who have endured the belching and gas bubbling, my crazy meals and meal times and all the pictures I keep showing, God Bless my family and friends who have supported this Giant task I had to do and may God bless my mommy who never got to see the finished product of me. I don't even fit into her clothes anymore but I wear them still because they smell like her and are my comfort each and every day. Love you Mommy Look at me now. LOOK AT ME NOW!!!!!!!!! :)
Tonight I will be meeting many members of the OH family at the New York event. Tomorrow I will be sashaying up the runway in the Fashion Show to my theme song Gorgeous from Idina Menzel and I cant wait to have some fun. Time to celebrate us and me and its gonna be just great! What a perfect way to celebrate my year anniversary!