Okay girl, I'm here! I almost forgot about the anniversary!
I think 175 is awesome, myself! That was my all time low, and I'd love to see it again! I was always a slow loser though, so I made peace with it as best I could. Hey, it beats the hell out of 338, right?
I got lazy and let myself gain back up to 225 about a year and a half ago, but my kiddo wanted to go on a diet, so I did it with him and realized I was not keeping up my end of the wls bargain! I am back in Onederland, and I'm going to get to my drivers license weight of 185 someday soon. Lol!
I know I'll never be a size 6, but I'm content and still grateful for this chance to live a halfway normal life.
For me, I struggled in getting my vitamins in for a long time, but I finally have a system down and have done well with it for over a year now. I went through a point where I was so deficient that I was losing hair, lethargic and somehow clueless about what I was doing to myself. I have a hard time regulating my iron and B1, but I'm on an even keel now.
I think back and have a hard time remembering what it was like to be morbidly obese now. I guess enough time has gone by that I critique myself based on what I could never have imagined before. some days the only thing that reminds me that I had wls is the fact that I can't drink real milk and I still dump badly with some foods like crackers, "soft" carbs like cake, soft breads, ramen noodles, some crackers, etc. I'm thankful for that. As a matter of fact, over the years I've lost my craving for sweets, and that was my biggest problem before.
I wouldn't say I'm a poster child for wls, but it has made my life better, and I'll say again, my only regret is that I didn't have it sooner!