Apr 06, 2009My goal was always to reach a normal BMI. That would have been 135 pounds. Now at 4, yes 4 years out, and 202 pounds lost I am calling 142 goal with a BMI of 25.8. I look good and feel good. I wear an 8-10 petite on the bottom and a 12 petite jacket. I started out in a tight size 34.
I know if I had been more diligent I could have reached goal faster. I am satisfied with how I did.
I was in intensive therapy before WLS. It enabled me to be mentally healthy enough to even have the surgery. I didn't need much more than tweaking as I went a long.
I tried not to take myself too seriously during my journey. Read my earlier entries.
I went to local support groups in the beginning. I had a WLS mentor.
Life is easier now, because I am more mobile. Not including my plastic surgery I have been hospitalized several times for non WLS surgeries or illnesses. It was so much more managable thinner. My sleep apnea and diabetes are in remission.
I am so much more at ease in social situations and I have always been out going. I feel more mature and lady like.
I tried to remember that we are all different and are walking a different journey. That we walk at a different pace. I try to remember that I have not walked a block in your shoes, let alone a mile.
I don't reach out to help others as much as I should. I don't fortify myself from others as much as I should. I come on too strong. But everyday I try a little harder to grow. I never give up. Thanks to each and everyone of you. This community is all that. Loris
Jan 07, 2005
Before & After
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2 weeks pre-op Me and Curley