Hi Doreen and all our September '04 buddies...
Congrats to all of us for reaching this milestone! It's good to hear how much happier and healthier everyone is now! Perfection wasn't what we were shooting for when we took this on... improvement in our life and health was what we wanted so desperately, and it sounds like the vast majority, if not all of us, have achieved that as we meet again here on our 2 yr anniversaries. That in and of itself is damn exciting! I doubt if most of us would be finding ourselves even fifty pounds thinner today, had we not had the courage to have surgery and walk the road that followed. As I sit here and let my sublingual b-12 melt away under my tongue
, I just want to wish you all continued health and peace with your decision that led us all to meet here, and many happy days ahead enjoying our better health!
My update: I'm still the same pretty much! Still feel like I can eat alot, still snackier than I want to be on alot of days, but overall WAY healthier eater than I've ever been in my life. My weight is pretty stable, I havent lost anything new in about one year. In fact, I was at my lowest weight on my one year anniversary, and have settled down around 8 lbs above that now and hang out at that weight pretty much. I'd like to lose another 20 lbs or so. I went for my tummy tuck consult, and the doctor said I have two hernias, and have about 75% chance of getting the tummy tuck covered because I do have a pretty "good" panni. (hideous, not good!) He said I do not need to lose any more weight. He also said he can do both my thighs and arms with crescent incisions, which most likely wouldnt be covered by my insurance, and would cost in the neighborhood of $11,000 each surgery. SO, I probably will not be doing those. Diabetes=way improved, vitamins=I'm takin' them now and shopping=a problem!!Waiting to hear what my insurance has to say about all this. Progress pictures link and updates are on my profile. Muah! kisses and love to everyone, wish you all the best!
Highest weight 235/228 day of surgery/134.5 lowest weight/ currently 142 lbs