Monday, December 31, 2012
When I think about this past year, I think of all the ways that my life has changed. This time last year, I was preparing to start my pre-op diet so that I could get my RNY gastric bypass. I weighed 508 lbs and barely ever left my house. I hardly got up and moved, and I didn't do anything for myself like get water, food, etc.
Here it is one year later and my life has changed tremendously. I am over 200 lbs down. I get my own water, food, and I hardly ever stay at home. I walk around a lot. My confidence has risen so much and I am now considering looking for a job just to get out of the house.
A year ago, I never left my home except to go to church. Now, I go grocery shopping, walking, sporting events. I can drive my car which I couldn't do a year ago. I had to get some new clothes because my other clothes hung on me. I can put on my own shoes and socks, I wasn't able to a year ago.
I have gone one trips this year as well. I've been to Las Vegas and Reno and drove there on my own. I drove to Texas to visit my parents. I drove to Utah three times to pick up my son from college for visits. I also went to St. George, Utah to tour my daughter's college.
This year has been a wonderful one for me. I never realized how much a prisoner I was in my own 500 lb body until I started shedding those pounds and getting more in shape. I still have 70 lbs to go to my goal weight, but I know that I can do it.
I hope that 2013 is a good one for all of us.