Jun 23, 2009
I have lost 60% of my excess body weight in 8 months! I am now 191 pounds having started at a bit more than 320. I have 16 pounds to lose to get to my goal weight. I weight less than I ever have my adult life... ever! Less than when I was 18 years old at my thinnest! UNBELIEVABLE!
A woman at the grocery check out told me she didn't recognize me anymore unless I was with my children. She said you have lost an unbelievable amount of weight. When I told her how much she couldn't believe it. Same story with a lady at church I've never seen before(rather don't remember seeing) and she told me how great I look. It's so unbelievably nice to have completely honest compliments from complete strangers. I am wearing a size 16 pants and size large top. LARGE!! a regular normal everyday large. It's unfathomable!
I am also in my first real stall which is difficult. I have to admit, I thought people on the forum made a bigger deal out of it than it needed to be. But, they didn't and my compassion is much higher than it previously was. It is frustrating and really scary too. I think, what if that's it??? If it is, I guess that's alright too. I don't think it is considering the largest amount of this surgery takes place in the first 12 to 18 months and I'm only in month 8. So, I'm not hanging it up yet. I'm going to achieve this goal and then I'm getting this skin chopped off!! I swear if I flap my arms fast enough I'd fly right away!