13 years and counting.
Jul 09, 2013
Wow it's amazing to think that it's been 13 years since I started my journey. Looking back at some old photo's of myself on this site (because I got rid of them everywhere else) brings it all home that at one time I looked like someone else that I no longer know or remember. What a scary journey it started out as, not knowing it the surgery would be approved , not knowing if it would work , not knowing if things would last, so many questions. Thanks to God (I have to give him all the Honor and Glory for letting it happen for me), I'm 13 years out and still under 200 lbs. I still struggle with weight but now I know that I can and will lose weight again if I work at it (and believe me I do ).
Since the surgery I developed fibromyalgia which makes exercising challenging but Ii still do it. I did get down to 165 lbs (my lowest weight) and people thought I had some terminal illness , others thought I looked really scary and bad , so I decided to put some weight back on . The point is now , I'm comfortable with Brenda and I like Brenda the way that she is. I feel healthier still , my blood pressure isn't a problem anymore,my feet ,back and legs don't hurt from the extra weight anymore( but that's been replaced by the fibromyalgia pain). But still I'm happy to be where I am now and not back at 315 pounds and growing !