Today I went for my 13 week check up and I have lost 75 lbs to date since my weight loss surgery on May 2. There have been some ups and downs and every single day is a challenge but this has been one of the best ( if not the best) decision that I have ever made. I think about where I was and how I felt. I felt as if I was drowning . I felt as though I was getting swallowed by my body. I remember feeling like I was trapped inside and the way out was too much for me to handle. I was at the end of my rope and knew I needed to do something. I had stopped going places due to embarrassment. I live in a small town and didn't want people who knew me to see how I had let myself go. People can be cruel.
The first few weeks I was absolutely regretting my decision. Now I know it is because it is like the biggest break up that you will ever go through. I had to break up with food. I had to break up with all the things that made me happy and miserable at the same time. I had to break up with my sedentary lifestyle of eating chips and pizza and laying on the sofa. I went through a break up that was very hard and difficult. But, just like anything, you realize that life gets easier and you can make it through. You start to see the good in things and the choices you made for yourself. You start to realize that you are worth all the hard work that you are putting in and that food will never taste as good as healthy feels. the food is a temporary fill that will never result in a ending.
To whomever is going through this journey, I applaud you. You can do this. Remember that you are worth it and remember that very rarely do good things happen without the commitment and sacrifice for improvement.
Height: 5 feet 6 inches
Weight Lost: 175 lbs
Surgery: Gastric Sleeve
Surgery Status: Pre Surgery
First Dr. Visit: 05/15/2017
Surgery Date: 05/02/2017
Hospital Stay: 1 Day
Surgery Funding: Insurance
Insurance Outcome: 1st Letter Approval