Happy Nine Years Surgiversary

Apr 15, 2015

I can't believe that it was nine years ago on April 12, 2006 that I had my weight loss surgery.  So many things has happened.  The major accomplishment was having my son.  As an overweight person I didn't imagine myself having children.  I gave myself a certain timeframe and if I didn't have a child, then I would think about adoption as an alternative.  Well, with that being said, I became pregnant eighteen months post-op and my son has never seen me as an obese person.  I don't ever want to go back down that road, nor would I want to experience that type of lifestyle again.  My son is so busy and I couldn't imagine being able to keep up with him in my heavier days. At my lightest, I weighed about 135 lbs and  at my heaviest I was about 165 lbs.  Right now I'm about 150 lbs.  The scale is not my friend however, it does keep on track and over the years as I become more comfortable in my own skin, I look at the scale as a tool to keep me accountable for my weight.

A recent accomplishment was having a tummy tuck six weeks and two days ago.  The first couple of days were tough and extremely uncomfortable, but it does get better with time and the end results will be worth it.  My clothes fit a lot better and I can't wait until the summer when I can wear those cute summer dresses.

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