Friday, May 30, 2008

Two Years Ago and 200 Pounds Ago

Two years ago today I had gastric bypass. Te changes in my life are amazing. Broken down in inches:

I've lost...

Waist - 22 inches
Arms - 4.75 inches
Thighs - 7.5 inches
Neck - 4 1/2 inches
Calves - 4 inches
Hips - 18.5 inches

I've gained so much more. Confidence. The ability to shop for clothes in normal stores, not stores where clothing is designed for the super plus-sized. Energy beyond anything I can remember. So many things I can't even put into words.

Through it all, my husband loved me. We have our issues but he always thinks I'm beautiful. He hesitates to even say he thinks I'm more beautiful now with the weight loss. The only thing he'll admit to is finding my new self-confidence beautiful. To him, I have always been beautiful.

Here are a few pictures to show the change:



Fantastagirl said...

WOW - what an amazing accomplishment. YOU have achieved a great success. The surgery was an assistance, but YOU did the work, you followed the plan - YOU DID AWESOME!!!

You are a very inspiring woman!

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Mimi said...

That's great. I know that it has taken you a great deal of willpower on your own. I am amazed on how different your face looks. Especially how big your eyes look.