I hit my six month mark yesterday. I always seem to compare myself to others on here and in support group. I have to stop that!! But I know it's hard. Tomorrow is another day and I will do better.
Surgery date: 3/24/09
Starting Weight: 262
Surgery Weight: 250
Current Weight: 185
Weight Lost: 77lbs
Starting Top Size: 2x
Current Top Size: L
Starting Pants Size: 24
Current Pants Size: 12-14
Starting BMI: 45
Current BMI: 31.8
Yesterday I also got blood work back from my family doctor. My Glucose was normal! My A1C was normal! My Cholesterol was 168! My LDL was 118(really close to range)! My HDL was 31 - still a little low. My Triglycerides were 93 - normal! Not perfect but a huge improvement over numbers I had just six months ago. I'll take em!
I am off all my perscription meds for blood pressure, blood sugar and cholesterol! WOOOFREAKINHOOO!! That was my true goal for surgery. The smaller clothes is just a bonus.
Some of my struggles...
I don't "see" the change. I get the comments that I look good, that I'm not recognized etc. My husband told me last week that he has trouble finding me in a crowd because I don't look the same. I KNOW it's happening, there is all this proof around me. But when it comes down to it and it's just me and a mirror, I don't see it. I know my mind has to catch up. Maybe this is a difference between knowing (logical) and feeling (emotion).
I worry i'm stretching my pouch. I'm sticking to my meal plan. I'm eating the right amounts BUT I still worry. Maybe because I've failed at this too many times.......
Anyway...congratulations to all of us, no matter how much weight you've lost, to making it six months!! You are all a success!