The nearly two year ride has been incredible! I am at 161, down from my all time high of 255. I know more weight off would be ideal and if it happens, wonderful. I have been steady for nearly a year...losing only five pounds or so in the last ten months.
My diabetes is in control. I am still insulin dependent, but with less medication and much better control. My A1c is actually normal. I am THRILLED.
I have changed jobs twice since my surgery. My level of confidence and not-willing-to settle attitude is the key. I am pleased with the opportunities that have come along and enjoy making new advances with my career.
Wows..... I hiked a mile into and out of the Grand Canyon on Bright Angel Trail. Absolutely amazing feat for me. I have had some vacations with friends with total freedom of "what can I tolerate" concerns. Where I work, people do not know the fat Vicky. It is astonishing not to have the baggage.
I have found my 'not-willing-to-settle' attitude creates some troubles, too. I am swayed by attention from sources I should ignore at times. It is heady to be the 'pretty one' and not just the big girl with the pretty face. I am adjusting, but it is emotionally trying at times.
I went back to the counselor (psych eval) for a little how am I doing check up. She still thinks I am sane. (Good approval to have!)
I had some skin cancer surgery that was a much bigger ordeal than I thought it would be. The recovery time has been longer than RNY and more upsetting. It was a large tumor on my face, under some previous skin cancer scar tissue from 20 plus years ago. I think pre-WLS I would have been devasted. Now.... it is something ot handle and move on.
I don't know normal weight and size as an adult so I have no idea about goal weight. The charts say 145 is normal for me.............. so I keep thinking I should get there. It would likley take some plastics to make it, but I have my eye on the prize. A health life.