Well ladies and gents.....I did it!!
I had been waiting for weeks to actually hit my 100 and I finally did last week and I went 1 lb over! The week before I went to weigh and all I needed was 2 lbs to hit my first goal. Wouldn't you know that it would be the week I had to plateau....but a week later...I DID IT!!!
It feel's amazing! I have waited forever to say that I did it! It's only been 4 months since my surgery and I still wouldn't change anything about it. I've met a couple of people recently that have had the surgery since I did and I hope their experience is as great as mine. I highly encourage people who are over weight and have tried everything and still have the right mind frame to conquer this to look into having this procedure. It's not the easy way out, it is just the best tool to help you in your journey. It has changed my life to the better.
Just from what I've accomplished this far, I'm going to be able to check a few things off my weight loss bucket list this summer! I'm going to float the river, I plan on going to Six Flags or Fiesta Texas some time this summer, I will be traveling to Phoenix, AZ to Origami Owl's national conference. The last is a huge thing for me. I haven't wanted to fly, let alone fly alone, since I had gained so much weight. I had this fear they would have told me I needed to get off of the plane because I was to heavy. I've heard about it in the news happening and I've heard about someone from Odessa that was flying out of Midland and was asked to get off the plane. How embarrassing would that be? I can't imagine and I never will have to again. It put's my anxiety as ease about traveling by plane now.
One thing that I'm crossing off my list soon is.....a 5K! I'm signed up for the Neon Splash Dash in March and I absolutely can not wait! I've been doing the Couch to 5K ap on my phone when I go to the gym and I have to say I have impressed myself so far. Since joining the gym again I have gone so much and have been so much more motivated to go now that I've dropped 100 lbs. I'm getting to be as active as I've always thought about being. It's been amazing!
And here it is....The long awaited for pictures showing my progress :) The before pictures were not taken right before my surgery but exactly a year ago. I don't know why I didn't think about taking pictures before my surgery but this is pretty accurate to what I looked like. I was about the same there as I was before my surgery.