Tuesday, July 12, 2011
I had gastric bypass surgery. I have lost some weight. Am I the same person? Essentially, I will say that yes, I am still the geeky, Harry Potter loving, vampire craving, irreverent smartypants I have always been. I love my husband more than ever, I love spending time with my daughter, reading, cooking, etc. But there ARE some clear differences. Some are small, like the fact that I now make time to work out, do not plan social events around food, not only do but ENJOY yoga, and am training for a 5k. These are things I never in a million years would have done or made a priority in the past. There are other changes too, like the fact that I will put my and my families needs above others, and that I no longer take any bull-crap!! I have the confidence to stand up for myself and go after what I want. I will not be disrespected or marginalized any longer. I may no longer be the "elephant" in the room but boy am I going to make sure you know I am there!! So yes, I am the same me. I am simply an improved, healthier me. And if you don't like it...don't let the door hit you on your way out of my life! And no, that doormat you just stepped on..it was NOT me!