Six Month Surgiversary
Dec 04, 2009Well 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.
Sep 27, 2008