1 year Bandiversary!!!!
Mar 18, 2009Okay, so I am a little late in posting this but here goes!
(I forgot it was my bandiversary until I got an email from OH the day after)
This has been one heck of a year. Lots of ups and downs, but mostly ups.
First the important stuff: I weigh 201.6 lbs. I am down 60 pounds.
I am a person who is really hard on myself so in the beginning it has hard for me to accept that I was a slow loser. I have to say that I have come a long way. I am proud of myself, of my weight loss. I know I still have a ways to go, but I am worth it and I will do it.
I can't get over the changes in the last year. I am down to a size 16 from a 26. I enjoy exercise. Yes, I said ENJOY EXERCISE! I need it. My body welcomes it. I feel so good after I've done. For the last year my exercise has amounted to walking 4-5 days a week. about 2-2.5 miles a day. I had been at a plateau for a couple of months and even started experiencing a gain (9 pounds). I went and got a fill and upped my exercise. I am now alternating my walking and taebo. Let me tell you, it is kicking my tail, but I am loving it. I lost the extra 9 pounds and hopefully I am on my way down.
I know some people will look at my loss in a years time and think it's not that incredible (i know, I was that way a year ago), but I am happy with it so far. Do I wish I would have lost it all by now; sure, but I also know that I didn't gain this weight in a year, so I have alot to be proud of.
I am so thankful for my friends and most of my family. They have been so supportive. Always congratulating me and encouraging me. Letting me, see me, thru their eyes. It has been hard for me to see the changes. I know I have changed, my clothes are smaller, etc. but in the mirror I see the same girl. If it weren't for them I don't think I would have realized how drastic the changes have been.
I have met some really cool people that I would have never met if not for this surgery. Sisters and brothers who have walked the same walk as me and who truly understand where I am coming from. Thank you to my OH family. You rock!
Feb 08, 2008