Wednesday, April 30, 2014
Well, I had my one year anniversary on March 12th. To celebrate, I spent the day at the aquarium with one of my friends! We had a fantastic day.
I had my 1 year follow-up appointment with my surgeon's assistant a week ago. I am proud to say that my weight was 171 and my bmi was 29! According to her I have offically met my surgeon's goals as far as weight loss is concerned. (and I'm still losing slowly) Also ALL of my labs were excellent. I don't have to go back for blood work for another 6 months. I am super excited about my progress over the past year. As of today I have lost a total of 163lbs! I feel and look like a new person.
My life has changed so much that I could never have imagined this a year ago before i had surgery. I can physically do pretty much whatever I want now. I am active. I enjoy outdoors and just being out in the world/public now. People smile at me and look me in the eye again and I do to them as well. I treat myself with respect now in so many ways. I eat like a queen. Fresh fruits and veggies everyday. I sleep well at night. I have such a feeling of well-being that I really AM a different person.
Also my relationships have changed. ALL of them (including mine with myself). I expect to be treated with respect now...and because of that I have lost most of my friends. I changed too much mentally for them to be able to accept me for who I am now instead of who I was. Also I lost a few girlfriends due to me losing so much weight and jealousy can be an ugly thing. That was kind of hard because I NEVER EVER even talked to them about how much weight I lost or even brought up the subject. Regardless, I had to remove those toxic relationships from my life. I don't have time for any of that anymore. I am having too much fun enjoying my life at this point. GOODBYE DRAMA!!!
I also have separated from my husband of 17 years and it really has done wonders for my own perception of my self worth. I feel so much stronger now and I am not looking back. I live on my own now too. It's crazy how much has changed in so little time but I think I'm doing an amazing job of going with the flow and even welcoming new challenges. I just applied to go back to college next fall. I am really looking forward to doing something for myself career wise. I am excited to see what the next year brings!!! WISH ME LUCK!!