Four months post-op…how my life has changed

June 27, 2008 at 11:55 am 2 comments

I can hardly believe that four months have passed since my surgery.  Sometimes it seems like it has flown by and other times I think, ONLY four months?!  I never imagined when I went into surgery how much my life would change in such a short period of time.  I thank God everyday that I was able to have this surgery and that I have had a pretty easy time with my band.

I was thinking about how different things are and decided I would share that with you.

–I am down 72 lbs!

–I am down from size 30 jeans to a loose 24

–I am down from a size 5x shirt to mostly 3x and even some 2x shirts

–I used to be sick at least once a month before, now I haven’t been sick since prior to surgery

–My children are healthier–no more soda, candy, chips, etc., always in the house (they do get those things in moderation, as a treat, lest anybody think I’m a mean mom)

–My husband has lost weight and is improving his health by eating better

–My heartrate used to always run about 100 bmp while resting and it is now about 80 bpm

–I can walk up a flight of stairs without getting winded

–My knees and feet aren’t constantly aching

–I smile more

–I feel great about who I am because I’ve proven to myself that I CAN do this

–I’m more active

–I can play with my kids

–I can stand up long enough to cook dinner without my back, feet, or knees killing me

–I can say no to tempting foods

–I’ve learned what a real portion is, how much I need, and so much more about nutrition than I ever knew (which was admittedly little before)

–I have fewer migraines (as in NONE since surgery)

–I actually had a guy flirt with me last week (Wow, it had been a long time and while I am happily married, it felt good)

–My sex life has gone from almost nonexistant to amazing

–I make eye contact and talk to people more

–I’ve been called an inspiration to others who are starting their journey and that feels awesome…I never thought that *I* could be an inspiration to anybody

–I look to the future with hope and optimism rather than pessimism and dread

Four month pictures coming soon, either later tonight or tomorrow.  🙂


Entry filed under: family, goals, misc, weight loss.

Forgot to mention… Four month pictures

2 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Diz  |  June 27, 2008 at 6:27 pm

    WOW!!! That is so AWESOME!!! You’ve worked so hard for it. Congratulations. I can only hope my journey is as successful as yours. You are inspiring and I so enjoy reading your blogs!

  • 2. Diz  |  June 27, 2008 at 6:27 pm

    P.S. Can I get in on that flirting action???


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Surgery date: 2.28.08
Highest weight: 350 lbs
Surgery weight: 339 lbs
Current weight: 262 lbs
Goal weight: 175 lbs
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