This is “me” today! I’m weighing 179 lbs as of 12/25/13. I’ve lost 78 lbs since my surgery! (Who would have ever imagined?!) My goal is to be 130 healthy lbs. I have 49 lbs to go!! (And, yes… time to change my hair!! A new me!!)
This is my “before” picture. I was actually 242 lbs in this picture (just days before my surgery). I knew that I was “big” – but now looking at this picture – I never realized just how big and bloated I looked.
I knew that having this surgery was very important for my health. But, my goodness… I look at this picture and … wow!
If you’ve been a faithful reader of my blog – you are aware that my health was so very bad. When you’re really big… you know it’s not good. However, you never fully understand the extent of how bad it is. When I had had pneumonia – I was minutes from losing my life. (And, I was already in the year long process of obtaining weight loss surgery. – Thank God I had the surgery!)
I celebrated my 5 months post-op on December 25, 2013. How coincidental is that?
Not only did I have the very bestest Christmas with my family!! But, I thought to myself how fortunate I was to have been able to have bariatric surgery on July 25, 2013. A healthier life is what I was given!