Jun 01, 2013
To see how far I have come in one year! I'm proud of the over 100 pound loss and how far I have come mentally. I no longer obsess over the scale or how my clothes look. Sure I have loose skin and new aches and pains (no padding on my tailbone anymore!) but I wouldn't trade it for anything-except not getting obese in the first place.
I've been able to maintain my current weight for over months and can't complain. I am perfectly content at the weight I am, and if I lost 10 more pounds I would be happy, but don't care if I don't.
I would have to say my biggest downfall is not keeping track of what I eat. I've never been good about journals or food logging.
I don't have problems with heartburn-thanks to losing weight and having my hiatal hernia repaired. I can run around with my kids without feeling like I'm going to die. I can exercise and feel energized afterwards. My husband can pick me up and carry me around the house with little effort.
My son told me the other day that I was skinny. He said he didn't want to sound mean, but I was really big before and he was glad I had gotten healthy.
I am prone to low blood pressure and low blood sugar. If I stand up too fast I feel like I'm going to faint. My vaso-vagal syncope is worse-it is a lot easier for me to pass out from triggers now. If I eat too many carbs and not enough protein, I have blood sugar drops. Eating too much fat or sugar makes me have an upset stomach.
I started out at 5' 4.75", 263 lbs and a size xxxl/ 24-28. I am now 160 lbs and a size Med-Large 12/14. My shoe size has gotten smaller also. I had to wear a 9W, now I can fit in 8.5 and some 7.5.
I had some hair loss that started around 3 months post-op and got fairly moderate. It finally slowed down around 9 months out and has completely gone back to normal shedding at this point. My hair is still thin but fairly normal. I keep it cut short so I'm not reminded of how thin it has gotten.