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Saturday, March 27, 2010

It's been awhile since I've blogged anything. I'm doing great and hanging in there at my goal weight. I've come a long way and I recently got up the nerve to follow through with my tatoo that I promised myself when I hit my goal weight! I'm really happy that I finally decided to do it, it makes me feel like I'm truly celebrating my victory! I remember when I posted a thread asking my fellow team members if I should do it, because my husband wasn't really supportive of the idea. Everyone answered that I should do it if I really wanted it for myself and the funny thing is - now that I've done it, I think my husband loves it just as much as I do!!

I'm 1.5 years post op and I look at myself in the mirror and I can see past the lumps, bumps and sagging skin to the person I wanted to be for so long. I'm still so glad that I made the decision to have my RNY. It changed my life and I'm healthier and happier from it.
I believe I will always be a work in progress - I can't afford to forget how much WORK it took me to get where I'm at today. I sometimes make bad food choices (just like anyone else) but I know that I can't make them on a regular basis. It would be so easy to slip back into old habits. People now tell me that they can't remember the "Old Donna", they can't picture me fat anymore. That's great, but I can still remember how I looked and felt and that's what keeps me motivated to stay on track.

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  • TRACYZABELLE
    Congrats on how far you have come-- You are awesome I am so happy for you.. I was 9.4 this week-- of course a lot of fluid but I will take it!
    3893 days ago
  • NORAKENO
    Donna, Congratulations on reaching your goal weight. I am still chugging along, but had so much more weight to lose. I am finding this last 40 lbs to be very stubborn! Then again, my eating isn't always as it should be. I am working on that. I am so happy that you are in the place you are at in your mindset. I don't think any of us will ever forget where we came from. Keep up the good work!
    3893 days ago
  • NETTER2097
    Donna, I got my tatoo when I was 40, it was my bday pressent. LOL I like it my husband at the time did not like that idea. AND a year before that I chewed my son out for getting one. Of he put it on his arm and it was good sized, but can still be covered. If it kind of funny how it makes you feel, like you are decorating yourself. LOL Anyway congrats, mine is on my leg, so shorts if I want to show it off and pants if not. Mine is a long stem red rose that is bent into a shape of a heart with my husband's name inside. It has color. :) Contrats: Life is about getting the things you want, you deserve it. Lynn
    3893 days ago
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