I was very doubtful about surgery getting me where regular diets had failed to get me. When I got to 180 at 12 months, I was amazed and grateful to have gotten that far. I knew in my heart that if I never gained an ounce, I'd be happy to also never lose another ounce. I did eventually (at 29 months) get to goal, and even below goal by 8 pounds. But alas, I'm staring at 180 again on the scale. (Still following the rules)
I had hoped to begin exercise this month but a series of medical setbacks (helped, no doubt by my own phobic reacction to exercise) has kept me from doing much. I could say that I've honestly moved my bod 8 times in the 14 days I had originally planned by today, so that's not quite as much a failure as I seem. I even had 4 hours of exercise on one day when I barely got myself motivated to do anything (capsizing our kayak in the middle of a lake more than 2 miles wide.... NOT the best plan for exercise, but hey, I got a lot in!)
The biggest thing about this surgerry is to get HEALTHIER, and if possible SLIMMER and ultimately stay both healthier and slimmer. If you are happy with that, you'll probably feel more successful than if you put too much emphasis on numbers on the scale!
~Lady Lithia~ 200 lbs lost!
March 9, 2011 - Coccygectomy!
I chased my dreams, and my dreams, they caught me!