7 Months and.... Living.
Jun 15, 2009It's been 7 months since my surgery, and I've lost 106 lbs since that cold day in November. I was a size 26, and that was tight. I am now somewhere between an 18 and a 16. I still weigh 221 lbs, and want to lose about 60 more, but we'll see what happens as I approch that number.
I find this past month there have been many changes. First of all, I haven't fit into an 18 since I was 18, and I don't remember wearing a 16 ever.
I'm feeling good about my loss, and really good about how I look.
I can now breath easier and .... I can cross my legs. It may be something small, but to me it's huge.
I'm enjoying shopping for new clothes... all the time LOL.
I have enough capris to get me through the summer, but come the fall, I'll be heading back to the stores to get new jeans. Mine are all to big. As I out grow them, I pass them on to my mom.
Today I did the silliest thing. I bought 3 bikini tops. LOLOL. They fit me, but Lord knows I'll never wear them where human eyes can see. It'll be in my back yard after dark. But the point is, I COULD get one on. I don't think I'll ever be a bikini wearer LOL.
I've also decided in the fall I'm going to have my vericos viens fixed. I don't want them done now because I don't want to have to wear the stockings during the summer.
Another decision I've made is to have my arms done. I'll wait till I stop losing before making that move. Once that is done, I may see someone about either a tummy tuck or a lower body lift. I'll need to see how that goes.
I'm losing about 10 lbs a month now. I'm happy with that. I figure at that rate, by the time the kids go back to school I could be down another 20 or so lbs, I could be in onderland.
Everyone asks me about my surgery. They all want to know how I live day to day and how my life has changed. I belong to another site, a diet site, and I keep a journal there. I document my journey so others can see what it's like to have surgery through my eyes.
After 7 months, I still say this is the best thing I have ever done.
Jun 11, 2008