This week marks one year since I started my WLS preop journey, beginning to work on losing weight and attending a WLS seminar. I can’t believe its been a year! A year ago I weighed 278 pounds. Today, I weigh 184. A year ago, I couldn’t fit in an airplane seat without an extender. Today, I have about 8-9 inches to spare. A year ago I couldn’t walk up one flight of stairs without dying. Today, there was a fire drill and I was able to get up 12 flights of stairs after the drill and be huffing less than some other “skinny” people. A year ago, I was wearing size 26 pants. Today, I am wearing size 14. A year ago, I was really focused on weight loss. Today, I’m not and need to be re-energized to go the final distance. A year ago, I was afraid WLS was not going to work for me. Today, I am afraid that I will not be able to go the final distance and maintain my loss.
So a lot a lot of good stuff, but also still some other stuff going on that still needs worked on. Overall, what a difference a year makes!!