1 Yr Surgiversary? At my personal goal - YEAH!
May 13, 2010Yesterday was my 1-yr anniversary of my RNY. I can't believe a year has flown by like this - craziness. So much has happened in this last year that it's hard to take it all in. First, I have lost 135 lbs, something that I never thought I would be able to do and certainly would not have been able to accomplish w/o this RNY tool. It wasn't easy, but it also wasn't too terribly hard as long as I followed the rules and stayed focused.
This weekend, I hit the goal that I personally set for myself - 150 lbs. Though my BMI is still 25.7 and it says I am still overweight, I am completely out of the obese and especially the morbidly obese category. I am in better shape than I have been in 20 years, and I am now trying to focus on toning and losing just a little bit more to lower my BMI a bit more, but not too much. I went on a bike ride this week (first one in probably 2-4 years, not sure) and it amazed me how much easier it was to do not carrying around that extra person. I was in my support group meeting last month and I was saying that on the Biggest Loser they have the contestants wear a suit that weighs the same as all of the weight they'd lost to show them how much harder it was before - I would like to put on one of those suits just to check it out and see - I can't even imagine.
I look at old pictures of myself and don't even recognize that old person for the most part - still working on that one, on my own and with a counselor - what they say is true - you can lose the weight, but the emotional issues that got you there still remain - at least for me.
I'm feeling a huge sense of accomplishment today!