One year ago today....I was banded!!
Apr 01, 2009
Its a beautiful morning here - the sun is shining and its supposed to be the warmest day of the week. I can't help but be thankful to wake up this morning a diferent person than I woke up a year ago today. It is unreal that its been a whole year since I was banded.
A year ago I was filled with such hope for what the future would bring, weight loss, increased energy, increased activity level, increase joy for life, increased confidence in myself. And though I haven't reached goal yet, I've reached all of those things and more. I still have a long road ahead of me, and many pounds to lose, but I am truly leading a different life today. I still have hope for great things in my future and I have confidence in myself to make it all the way.
As of this morning I have lost 78 lbs since suirgery and 95 lbs overall since I started my pre-op diet. On my refrigerator I have a picture of myself at my very highest after I quit smoking of 360 lbs. Today I am 110 lbs lighter than that person and that picture inspires me to keep doing what I'm doing and to keep on going.
This website has provided a wealth of support for me, as well as many other people that I have met in person that give me constant support and inspiration. I'm very grateful for all of it, and for this journey I'm on. Although Ive had some struggles just recently over the past 2-3 monts I haven't lost faith and I still believe that this surgery was the best ting I could have done for myself. I hope things get easier, I hope I start losing again, but I'm still grateful to be the person I am today!