Dec 25, 2008Today is Christmas and I thought this would be a great day to look back and reflect of mine since I lost all of my weight. In 2006, I was 4 months out and was in a size 14. I remember this very vividly as I got a pair of jeans and I even took a picture to prove to myself and my blog that I really hit this milestone. When I started this journey I was wearing a tight size 22- sweats without a zipper. So to wear jeans and be that small made my Christmas the best.
Last year, it was 5-6 weeks post op my plastic surgery. That Christmas was tough as I was trying to heal, in alot of pain, malnourished and struggling with weight loss and lack of intake. We had also finished wrapping up the taping of Big Medicine and I was so scared of what everyone would think. I know that we measured me and it was so freaking amazing to wear a size 2/4 depending on the jean. After Dr. L took all 5.7lbs off, I went from a size 6 to a 2 with 3 pairs of 0!!!!!!!!!!!
This year, nothing big happened except I am healthy, surgery free and blessed with my family and friends. I have done 3 public presentations on WLS and honeymoon phase. I hit my 1 year mark of doing the daily "Honeymoon Phase Over- Now What" tread. My episode of Big Medicine played in February and is repeated every few months (including last week and a couple co-workers came up and said OMG you were on TV lol). I have switched jobs to become a Transplant Program Director- designing a whole new entity for transplants and lots for me to learn and accomplish. Working on my Bariatric Life Coach and got approved to become an OH support group leader. Plus, I got some stuff coming soon but cant give that yet.
Weight and size wise for this Christmas- I am thrilled to say I am still exactly the same as last year. I wear 2/4's and have my favorite 0's. I am a little underweight but I am fine with that. This is a big thing for me as I feel strongly that PS doesn't do everything or keep you that way- I have maintained on my own and I am DAMN PROUD!!!! Got 6 Victoria Secret XS sweaters we ordered straight on-line and everyone of them fit me. To be in the same size and able to buy anything you want so rocks. I love getting clothes now- so different than when I was obese.
Taking a break from my tread and recharging during the holiday's and that is healthy for me. OK, got to snuggle with the family and watch a movie TOGETHER. Life is good.
Jul 12, 2006