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Almost 5 Months ... And I Will Never Be The Same Again!

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On May 17th I will hit the 5 month mark on my weightloss journey. I've officially lost 63 lbs since surgery, made it into Onderland (at last), experienced the dreaded stall, had my pants fall off because they were simply too big (I call it the Pants on the Ground Phenomena), cursed my scale which I swear was broken for a month, had my rings fall off my hand, gotten tons of great compliments, rediscovered mirrors, stopped hiding behind people in pictures, flown on Southwest planes where people actually chose the seat next to me even though there were many others open, been ushered out of the plus sizes section at a department store by a well meaning sales lady who thought I was lost, started wearing high heels again, eaten too much too fast and puked, gotten very drunk off of very little alcohol, learned how much I love solid proteins, started exercising again, and have started reaching out to old friends as part of my reconnection plan - which was part of my New Years resolution. My life is 100% happier. I cannot imagine NOT having this surgery. I look forward to what lies ahead, and I although I expect that I will be cursing my scale again at some point, I have faith that the remaining 73 lbs will be worked off in time. In many ways, I've restarted my life at age 40!

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I teared up when I read the part about being politely ushered out of the plus size area of the store! I feel pride for you, like a momma watching her daughter blossom into a woman. And, you are inspiring me to stay on track, too! Congratulations on this mile marker!

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Way to go sister. Love each day and wake up with a "Watch out world, here come" attitude. You can be who you really want to be. Congratulations!

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what a great post. Good for you!

I needed to read that today. Although I have had great success with my weight loss- 76 pounds since January 14th, 2013-- I have been really depressed these past 2 weeks and I don't really know why.

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what a great post. Good for you! I needed to read that today. Although I have had great success with my weight loss- 76 pounds since January 14th, 2013-- I have been really depressed these past 2 weeks and I don't really know why.

Melissa - and really everyone who posted on my blog,

The feedback from people here is really meaningful. I truly appreciate your kind words, encouragement, and feedback - because there have been days when I needed to read something positive about someone elses journey just to get me out of my funk!

Melissa - 76 lbs?!?! I am jealous!! I do know what you mean though about having days/weeks where you get depressed or in a funk. I've been there. All I can say is to keep looking forward (or maybe look back and see how different you are today than you were on January 14th)!

Anyway - it's good to get this kind of supportive feedback - and I just wanted you all to know how much I appreciate it!

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