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I am now 5 months and 2 weeks post surgery. I've lost 61 pounds. I'm pretty happy with this.. but I've been struggling mentally lately. I hit a stall, and broke it... but, during my stall some of my old me habits started creeping in. I've been fighting them... I know I'm strong enough too. So, my first question is this. How did you all stay motivated? Did you fall off the "wagon" at any point or did you breeze through with super focus? I have 45 more pounds to go to hit my goal. I want to hit that goal more than anything! I've let stress sabotage me a little lately.

Second question is... did any of you ever have that moment of seeing yourself one day post surgery, and go, "Whoa, is that me?!" I did this morning. I was walking into work, and caught a glimpse of myself in the windows of my building as I was walking in. I did a double take, like I was seeing myself for the first time. I look so different! I'm smaller... and I'm wearing clothes that hug me, and I don't look bad! My face is thin... my legs are strong.... whoa. I've changed. When was your "whoa" moment?

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My "whoa" moment was that same glass window on the way into work... and even now everytime I unintentionally look into a mirror. If I mean to look into the mirror, I see what I anticipate seeing. But if I pass through my dining room and catch a glimpse in that large mirror, I'm stunned!

I fell off the wagon for one week where I grazed on crap. I caught myself and quit it.

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