Progress not perfection

Sep 24, 2014

Progress not's a phrase we use in AA that I am learning to apply to all areas of my life. I am far from perfect but I feel like I have made good progress since I embarked on this journey of being healthy and happy again. Today I have 7 months sober which I am beyond grateful for. I am also watching what I eat, exercising every day and I have not drank any pop in 52 days! I'm proud of myself for the dedication I've had to this process and I'm starting to feel like the old me again. I've been very active with My Fitness Pal and logging my food and exercise daily. I still have a ways to go but I'm pretty satisfied with how far I've come. It can seem painfully slow losing weight the "old fashion way" once you've had RNY and had the weight just fall off but when I look at the big picture I've lost 15lbs in 12wks which is an average of 1.25lbs per week (it didn't actually come off at that rate because I bounce all over the place for about a week for before a loss really "sticks" for me) and that is a healthy rate that from what I read is supposed to be more likely to be maintained. Anyway I just wanted to give a quick update. I'll be back if/when I have anything news worthy to share


ETA: If anyone else is on My Fitness Pal please feel free to add me my username is stacyjh1979. It would be great to have the support of others who have had gastric bypass as a lot of the "regular" folks don't understand some of the differences between us post op and them. 


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Cumberland, IN
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Feb 24, 2005
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