Six Month Surgiversary

Dec 04, 2009

Well it's been six months.  Can you believe it?  I had my follow up with the surgeon the other day.  I've lost 72% of my excess weight since my two week liquid diet and 80% of my excess weight since I started dieting when I chose to pursue surgery.  He said generally they like to see 60 to 80% at 1 year so I'm doing well.  That's great to hear because sometimes it seems SO slow.  I have 20lbs. left to go to hit the elusive Normal BMI.  Right now I wear size 8s and 10s mostly and my feet can actually fit in shoes that don't have a W after the size!  The shoe thing is so exciting - I can wear cute shoes now!  I never really cared about shoes that much because the wide ones were generally not so adorable.  Now I just want them all!  I definitely have a shopping thing going on right now, clothes, bags, jewelry, shoes - you name it.  I'm trying to keep it in check though and shop sales, second hand shops and clearance stuff.  Emotionally things are up and down.  I started Celexa and the NuvaRing last month and I feel much more even in mood and emotions.  Body dysmorphia is definitely an issue - sometimes all I see is the floppy stuff.  I think it depends on where I'm going and who I'm with.  At work I feel fine and normal - because they didn't know me as fat.  With friends I feel fat because I think they still see me that way.  I hope that makes sense.  I had my first real alcohol experience last weekend - that was interesting.  Two drinks and I was quite toasted - then I had a couple handfuls of pretzels and I was sober again.  That's all for now - I'll be uploading my new pics soon.


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Farmingdale, ME
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Sep 27, 2008
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