5 Year Surgiversary - Thank You OH Friends!
Well it is my 5th surgiversary today and I did not weigh. I have been acting as if I am on vacation for the last 8 months because of a new relationship- the last 2 weeks we were away and celebrating Life, I guess. My weight is probably up again by approximately 15 pounds over my preferred range (based on my clothing), but that still keeps me within normal BMI. I am still in a 2 piece at the beach - more curvy than I like but not horrible. I thank god every day for my VSG. I can't imagine what my weight and health would be like had I not had it. And honestly meeting a new guy would have likely been tougher, not just because of what I looked like but my ability to be active was so limited before due to constantly sore knees, back and general tiredness.
Even with the couple of regains I have had, I still don't get very large. My VSG still keeps me from eating large meals. When I manage the snacking and drinking my weight stays fairly static. And I know how to take off the regain. It takes a while but I can do it now with the help of my VSG and especially through the support of my people here on OH. You are the most important factor in keeping me accountable. I have used WW as additional support as well and will likely do that again to get this regain off.
So to those eligible for WLS and contemplating it, I can unequivocally say that it was the best thing I ever did for my health and for my future. It doesn't fix everything, especially not what is in our heads but as my surgeon told me when I explored it it is a really amazing tool.
Thank you all my friends!!!
Liz 5'3" HW: 219 SW: 185 GW: 125 LW: 113 Desired maintenance range: 120-123 CW: 120 (after losing 20 lb. regain)!
on 3/28/21 10:03 am
Happy 5 year anniversary, Liz. You have done so well.
on 3/29/21 4:22 am
thanks for posting this! you are doing awesome! I have about 15-20 left of my regain to lose...
happy to team up if you want...
on 3/30/21 6:59 am
I feel like losing in general is hard but even harder in a new relationship.