Hello everyone. I just wanted to give you all a great update on... ME!!! I had my one year birthday appointment with the surgeon last week on 12-18-08. My real one year birthday happens to be on New Years Eve. I have lost 148 pounds (in slightly under a year) and I weighed in at 148 pounds. I lost exactly 1/2 of me!!! It seems like any nurse or receptionist that I run into is so happy for me and can not believe it but the doctors show no emotion what so ever; however my surgeon kept staring. Two of the nurse both asked me how I did it???? Are you serious... I had the lap band done and you were both there????
Overall things have been great. It is funny that some people do not even recognize me and the only time they realize it is me is because I have a distinctive hair color... multiple stripe highlights. They actually say that is how they realized I was the same person. I am still working out 7 days a week and see a trainer 2x a week. In the last month I have slowed down slightly. Maybe the winter blues have something to do with it. All this cold and snow is so unmotivating, but I push myself to go to the gym.
I still have eating issues as a lot of you can relate to. I still see the therapist, but have to wait 1 1/2 for my next appt with her... kinda sucks. You know they say the surgery does not fix it all and it is still a daily battle. It is nice getting into a size 10 and wearing mediums... I still can not comprehend all that... truly. I ran my first 5k on Thanksgiving. Came in toward the walkers, but I jogged the whole thing. Finished in a little over 40 minutes but that is ok... I do not like running. I set up an appointment with a plastic surgeon for the second week of January ... pretty scary!!! Just going for a consult.
The worst part about this whole things are my friends have changed ... not me. They are quite mean to me
. For some reason I still feel alone. Like I said I am overall soooooo much more happier
Hope things are well with everyone. It is Christmas Eve and the holiday season so I hope you are all well and are able to spend time with your families.
Take care and be safe