Jul 08, 2016
Haven't posted in a while so I thought I would do an update (mainly for myself so one day when I go back and re-read these I can laugh at myself and say "No you didn't"!!)
My surgery was on May 2. I saw my doc on May 10 the follow up. I saw him again around June 3 and he was pretty impressed with my loss.
I was to have an appointment the begining on July. That got changed to the middle of July. Now they called this morning and changed it yet again to August 23. Certainly I really don't mind. Thank god I'm feeling well, the eating is going great and my excercise is really going well. Please believe me when I say I'm not complaining. I'm just hoping when he finally sees me that he is as impressed by my weight loss that I am!! I am down 65 lbs since May 2!!
I went shopping for clothes yesterday, every size I picked up and tried on had to go back because it was too big....I still can't get over that. I am wearing a ladies xl shirt. I started in a 5X. WOW.
My pant were a 28/30 or 4X and I'm now down to a 18/20 or 1X/2X dependign on cut, and feel that will probably drop within a few weeks. I have worn a sports bra for 20 years so NO clue what my bust size is but someday I'll go to VS and get measured....I admit I like paying 3.00 for a bra though, at VS I know it would be 25.00 or more.
I'm mad that my feet have no shrunk like so many others I see. They've never been "fat or puffy", lucky me, but no budging on size for now anyways.
I'm still rolling out of bed and excercising 3 miles 7 days a week, plus all the usual walking and dog walking so I am averaging around 10-12,000 steps per day. I am happy with that and it's really working with my weight loss.
I was a real "couch potato". Don't let anyone tell you that you don't have to excercise. You got the way you are for a reason. Taking in too much and not working any off. My mind, body and soul thank me every night with the best sleeps and dreams I've had in over 25 years. The "high" feeling I get every morning I finish my walk is knowing the hard part, but the most satisfying part is done and I can go about my day with no shame about not doing all I can to help the process. My heart and lungs are thanking me too!!
I am loving life again!! Thank you doctor, husband, family, insurance company for giving me my life back one day at a time, better and better each day