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2012: Year in Review

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.
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    You are a winner! emoticon
    1966 days ago
    It's inspiring to hear about all the positive changes you've made during the past year. And none of those changes are easy. But you said "yes" to a healthier you and had the courage to have surgery. In addition, you have provided support to others on this journey. Keep up the good work ~ you're worth it!!!

    Becky emoticon emoticon emoticon
    1969 days ago
  • PATTYR81
    emoticon on all your hard work and effort paying off!!

    Another important accomplishment in my mind is you leading this group, giving us all your friendly support and caring.

    I appreciate you!


    1971 days ago
  • CGWALKER2012
    I am so happy for you! You have accomplished so much and you have been there for many of us. Thank you. Cindy W

    1972 days ago

    So inspiring!!! Thanks for sharing. Here to cheer you on in 2013. You go girl!!!
    1972 days ago
    Way to go!!! It is an amazing journey and I hope to share the same story soon. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
    1973 days ago
    Congratulations on all you have accomplished!! Way to go!
    1973 days ago
  • HEATER1369
    That is awesome!!!! emoticon
    1973 days ago
    What awesomely amazing accomplishments!
    Keep up the good work!!
    I can see you reaching MANY more goals throughout 2013 :)

    . I live in Cedar City. If you find yourself over this way next Spring (I'll be working in Alaska until the end of April), let me know! We could meet up in Zion for a light hike!! :)
    1973 days ago

    Comment edited on: 12/31/2012 1:50:26 PM
    WOW! Thanks for sharing! It's amazing the progress that you've made in just one year! You'll reach your goal! I hope you have a happy and healthy new year!
    1973 days ago
    What a great blog. 2012 was a great year for you. I bet 2013 will also have many new adventures for you as well. Keep up the good work, you are a inspiration to many. Happy New Year.

    1973 days ago
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