I am now over 22 months out for surgery and all is going well. The scale seems to slowly (still) want to go downward. It is a very slow transition but nevertheless it seems to keep wanting to drift downward. Now I am not complaining. I am at times (depending on how my weight is fluctuating) at weights I have not seen since I was literally a child. However, I do know for my height and build and also from all of my doctors telling and urging my weight is ‘perfect’ that I really don’t need to lose anymore. The doctors have actually been telling me this for a while! We are entering that time of year, however, where I will be eating extra goodies. I guess it is good to be down a bit on the scale so I have that bit of wiggle room. I will say, however, I am very limited as to the amount and what goodies my pouch will allow me to consume. If I eat the smallest thing off, it will not agree with me. I think that is one thing that helps me keep my weight somewhat down during the holiday season. Plus being so limited on the amounts I can eat. I am able to enjoy little bits of things though, so I do not in any way, shape or form feel deprived! And while I can’t pig out during a meal, as long as I can have a little bit of this and a litle bit of that, I am happy with that!
So where am I weight wise? I am between 18-23 lbs below the goal set by my nurse practitioner for my surgeons office. That of course is the weight range I fluctuate between. Most of the time I set 21-23 below goal. This morning it was 22 lbs to be exact below goal. That would be a weight range of losing around 160ish-165ish or there abouts. As of this morning I have lost 164 lbs.
Fact my husband brought to my attention a while ago: I have lost more weight that I actually weigh.
I have a system that works for me and I stick to it. I do, however, allow myself to splurge on special occasions, etc. My goal is to start exercising after the 1st of the year too. I am not faithful enough about that!
Now wouldn’t you know the other day at work we had something exciting happen! A real life screen actor came to our site to meet and greet with all of us employees! He is the spokesperson for the company I work for. He signed autographs for all of us and even made all the ladies kiss him on the cheek! The actor was Wilford Brimley. He has been in such movies as “The China Syndrome”, “Absence of Malice”, “The Natural”, “Cocoon”, and “The Firm” just to name a few!
The reason I mention this is that the old me….. well, I would have been embarassed; even ashamed to meet him. I would have felt so self conscious. Now that I have the weight off, however, I was excited to meet him. Having been a fan for years, it was truly an exciting experience. Mr. Brimley was a delight. He was funny, sweet, patient and just a true gentleman and I did not feel the least bit self conscious.
February will be my 2 year anniversary! I would not change a thing!!!!!!!!