Today is my 9 month Surgiversary! YAY!! So, I thought I would make some lists. First, a list of all the Non-Scale Victories I have had over the last 9 months (well, as many as I can remember). Thankfully, I have had many! Secondly, a list of the challenges and struggles I face since making this life changing decision. Lastly, I wanted to make a list of my goals for the next few months coming up to my 1 year anniversary.
First of all, I did my usual Friday morning weigh-in. For the last couple of weeks I have stayed the same (that is better than a gain any day!)
This morning I was 175.6lbs.
For a total loss of 93.7lbs
With 30.6lbs more to go
To hit my goal of 145lbs.
I have so many people telling me that I would be too skinny if I lost 30 more pounds. I don’t think so; maybe they are just trying to be nice. I look so very different with clothes on then clothes off (Thank You Spanx, I Love You!!) I most definitely have 30 more pounds to lose!
On to the Lists…
NSV (Non Scale Victories)
· No more Diabetes!!! My A1C levels are now in the NORMAL range J
· Wearing clothes off the regular size racks…LOVE THAT!
· My BMI going from 44 (morbidly obese) to 29 (overweight)
· Crossing my legs with ease
· Painting my toe nails with ease
· Tying my shoes with ease
· Walking with ease
· Being able to wrap a regular sized towel around me out of the shower and it lap over from top to bottom
· No longer being the biggest person in the room.
· Head Hunger…needless to say…It’s a biotch! You know the saying…Shut up stomach; you’re bored not hungry…that’s me!
· Carbs…Anytime I have something upsetting or stressful come my way, the first thing I think is…I need crunchy and salty now!
· Making time to exercise more. Having a little one, a full time job and a household to keep up, it’s easy to make excuses.
· A No Excuse Attitude! I made this commitment and it is up to be to follow through. The only one getting cheated is me when I make excuses.
· Be considered a Healthy BMI by my 1 year anniversary in 3 months! That is to lose 30lbs to be at 145lbs J
· More Zumba, Cardio and Resistance Training to tone up my flabbiness.
There were many days after surgery that I thought to myself “What did I do??” It’s normal! As I have read and heard from other wls patients. There is no finish line. This is a life changing decision and I can say that I would do it all again tomorrow!