I did something similar to Sunny but instead I took a picture at the beginning of each month and I took my measurements. I logged the measurements on a spreadsheet and I am making a photobook out of the photos and measurements to show my journey.
I also took my photo a month after my first visit to the surgeon and the photo at my one year surgery anniversary and had a glossy business card made. I have the before picture and date on the left and the 1 year photo and date on the right. The heading is CELEBRATE!!!! and then I have my name, surgery date, and email address in the center. I got the business cards at the local office supply store. I hand them out to people who are in my support group and people I meet and whom I speak to about my surgery. I even used one to help someone remember what I looked like when she said she did not remember me. Seeing the photo she was even more amazed because then she realized who I was. BTW she also had RNY a day before my original surgery date and she ended up back in the hospital the day after I left the hospital after my surgery!
The measurements help me to see that my body is changing even when the scale is not.
I measure, head (at forehead), neck, bust (at cup and at bra band), waist, upper arm, lower arm, wrist, hips, thighs, calves, and ankles. I also record my dress size and shoe size.
The number also tell our journey!
Cindy - A Co-Leader on Gastric Bypass Sparklers
Proximal Laproscopic RNY 9-10-10
Start Wt: 228 5-21-10
Surgery Wt: 205 9-10-10
Goal Wt: 135
| current weight: 176.0