Reflecting At One Year

Yes, it has been one year. February 5th was my 1st ‘birthday’. I had my one year doctor appointment today. 124 lbs lighter and losing 70% of my body fat, I feel proud. The nurse practitioner was very proud of me. I guess I should be too. I am 17 lbs from goal. I did set a reasonable goal, one I know I can maintain and still be healthy.

My iron is a little low so I have to up my iron to two pills a day. Also there was a glitch in my protein (overall longterm). I know when it happened. I had a bad bout of diverticulitis a while back and basically did not eat for several days. My short term (now) protein is fine. The NP said it was showing that at some point in the past few months it dropped. I told her about the diverticulitis and how sick I was and it all made sense.

Would I do it again? In a heartbeat. Do I have any regrets? NONE. Having this surgery changed my life and I have no regrets. Yes, there are rough days here and there and things I can’t have but nothing taste as good aas shopping at Old Navy or easing into those size 14 jeans feel.

One year later my doctors office is very pleased with my results. I am thrilled and blessed to have been able to have the surgery. Here is to getting this last 17 lbs off!

I know it will be hard, but I also know I can do it!