I had surgery on 9/13/10, but I don't think I really got it until 11/29/10 when I went for my third and final for awhile fill. I am not too tight as I first assumed. It is just that I hit my sweet spot (I think)! I have to eat sooo slowly and take the smallest bites. I know that is the whole premise of the band, but that is what I thought I was doing before. Wow. I totally didn't get it until I got semi-stuck for the first time. My weight loss has been steadily plodding along. That number up there? The really big one? THAT IS HOW MUCH I HAVE LOST!!!!!!!!!
I didn't want to come on here and just talk about how great I am doing and be all ME ME ME. Then I remembered that it is my damn blog. SO . . . I can't remember feeling this good in a long time. I ROCK!! Ok. Back to humility. I don't comment very often on other blogs because I read from work and I am not allowed to post/comment on things from there. But, I am keeping up with everyone.
I went out last night and put in some effort with the hair and make-up. I felt great. Then this morning when I was on facebook I found a picture of me from August that I hadn't seen. Holy Mary Mother of God.
|This woman is not happy.|
|THAT is the real smile.|
I still have a ways to go, but pictures like these remind me that I have come a long way already. The biggest difference between August and last night is in how I feel physically and about myself. That is what I see the most in these pics and I LOVE it.