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Friday, May 14, 2010

Down 164 lbs.

Today I'm 164 lbs lighter and it seems like a dream. Had to go shopping for new clothes. Everything I brought last summer is too big for me. Thankfully the only pair of shorts I purchased last year have a drawstring. If I put on a shirt that fits it looks like I'm wear a skirt instead of shorts they are so big. Knew that when I put on clothes that fit this summer that there would be a huge difference in my appearance but had no idea how big. While trying on clothes in the dressing room felt like I was in the Twilight Zone. Knew that it was my image in the mirror but could not believe that it was really me. Went from a size 38 women's to now a 18 women's haven't worn that size since before Tommy was born. So crazy! Wonder how much I would weigh without all the extra skin I'm carrying right now.

Would love to say that everything is wonderful but my health before surgery wasn't good and losing weight has helped a lot BUT! Still have issues that I need to overcome. Don't understand the fatigue but working on it slowly but surely. Can get around so much better that a year ago. Have a garden and my back yard is getting better everyday. Love working at there and seeing all the beautiful flowers bloom. Didn't even go out there last year. May wear Mike out completely before it is all over.

Will post more pictures soon as I can get Chuck or Jenna to take some. Thank you to everyone who has been so supportive of me and my journey in this new world. If you are thinking about taking this journey yourself know that it isn't the answer to all your problems but can make life so much better than where I was and know that it can do the same for you.

Friday, March 5, 2010

One Year Anniversary

First a remind of what I looked like on February 17, 2009. Think you can tell the difference.