Two years ago today, I decided to have weight loss surgery. In one way, it seems like a lifetime ago and in others it seems like it was just yesterday.
I remember walking into the doctor’s office for the consult feeling very vulnerable and scared. Then I stood on the scale and saw that number…256 pounds? How can that be? How did I allow things to get so out of control? I started to cry right there on the scale in the middle of the doctor’s office. I spent a lot of time talking to the doctor about options and the different kinds of surgeries. I left the office knowing I had to make a change – that was the day my life changed.
I haven’t blogged much in the past couple of months and I haven’t visited the on-line forums like I used to. I think it’s because I feel less and less like a weight loss patient. My life is so busy now and I don’t have time like I used to have. I have a “new normal” that keeps me busy and active in my own life. I love helping people and sharing my experience, but sometimes finding time is difficult.
This has been such an amazing experience and I feel so fortunate to have the support from my family. There have been countless ups and downs, good days and bad, tears of happiness and tears of frustration. I would not change a thing…