9 Months Out

And pictureless.   Sowwy.  We’ll take them tonight.

So, nine months ago today, I had my surgery with Dr. McKenna.  Today I’m 121 pounds down from my starting weight (in April 2009) of 321 pounds (yes, I’m still at 200 – dangit) and 104 pounds down from my surgery weight of 304.  I’ve come such a long way.  Let’s look at what I have accomplished in nine months:

  1. Over 70 inches gone from my body
  2. No more diabetes
  3. No more high cholesterol
  4. No more heart disease (it has reversed itself)
  5. No more high blood pressure
  6. No more sleep apnea
  7. No more knee pain – I may have successfully bought myself another 15 years before replacement
  8. I have lost 8 dress sizes, going from a size 32 to a size 16.
  9. I can wear heels.  All day.
  10. I can fit comfortably in one airplane seat
  11. I can shop in the misses section
  12. I completed a 10k
  13. I can exercise for over an hour at a time (ahem, when I get my ass to the gym)
  14. I only take up one bus seat
  15. I can go up 3 flights of stairs without getting winded
  16. I can now go down stairs foot over foot – something I wasn’t able to do for two years after my knee surgery
  17. I can dance
  18. I can do things with my husband that would scare the fish (use your imagination here people!)
  19. I have gained a wealth of self confidence
  20. I have added 30 years to my life.
  21. I’m no longer morbidly obese.
  22. I can cross my legs!

There are still some things I want to accomplish by Christmas – I want to take dance lessons with my husband.  I want to learn how to golf.  I want to weigh less than 200 pounds.  I want to get to my goal weight of 140 pounds.

My RNY has been the best decision I have ever made for myself.  It has afforded me the tool I needed to have the confidence to finish this journey.  And now it’s not a question of if I’ll ever get there, but when.


1 Comment (+add yours?)

  1. Christie
    Aug 10, 2010 @ 20:48:59

    Fantastic list!!!!!!! I think I will do a list like this when I get to 6 months. You have accomplished SO MUCH. It’s amazing.


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