21 Months Out-The Journey Continues
Jan 25, 2010January 26, 2010
Greetings all! I haven't updated in a while, but I am doing well. The journey continues for me. It will soon be 2 years since I've had the surgery. It has been a tremendous blessing, but I do have a ways to go.
I thank God for allowing me to have this tool to help get me to a healthy weight. I feel so much better. My back no longer aches, my knees and ankles don't hurt anymore, and I can play with my 5 year old.
I still struggle at times to get all of my water in each day, and I have to really track my protein, and focus on taking my supplements daily. Also, exercise is something that I continually make a committment to do for myself. I put myself on the back burner for so many years, that I have not become a bit selfish when it comes to taking care of me.
I must say that there have been low moments where I have gotten frustrated about how slowly the weight has started to come off. However, as long as I am exercising and making wise food choices, the scale does eventually move and the inches melt away.
I've learned that the journey continues after the surgery. This is a lifestyle change. The surgery gives you the boost to make the change, but the long lasting changes must be a conscious choice that we must make daily.
I have never regretted having Gastric Bypass surgery once. It is the greatest gift that God has afforded me to have. If I had not had the surgery, I'd be well over 400 lbs by now. Are all of my food issues gone? No! I still have to make decisions not to eat due to emotions. I still have to do my best to stay away from cheetos. However, I am determined to never gain the weight back, so I am doing what I must do to stay healthy and live my best life.
My confidence level is higher than I ever remember it being. I am singing more, doing gigs, performing in plays, and doing what I love to do. I no longer feel like I am living under a rock. I'm so grateful that my heart overflows with gratitude.
God is good!
Apr 26, 2007