Yesterday I reached 30 pounds lost since surgery and 80 lost since my hospitalization in October. I feel GREAT. SO GLAD I DID THIS. I now find that eating is a chore. I have NO desire for food. I still can't wrap my mind around this on most days. I am so glad I didn't listen to those who said I was not ready or that I would be a failure. I am moving more and more each day. I take walks with my baby during the day to look at flowers. I am wearing clothes I almost threw away because it they were too small. Finally, today I got got on the scale and found that I am now out of the 280's! :) I have been enjoying life so much more now so I can't imagine how life will be the more weight I lose. We just had a failed adoption situation and I am taking it much better than I thought I would. For now, I am going to use the summer for my physical therapy and worry about adoption later. This is my time. :) (selfish huh?) My family is much happier now that I can participate in basically everything! I am really looking forward to our summer vacation this year. Thank you God for this surgery.278.9
I do have to add: this surgery is not the end all be all answer. You still have to control what you eat, have to exercise, take your meds, it is a tool and you have to make sure you are using it that way and not thinking it is the answer for everything. The fact that I am not obsessing about food makes it MUCH easier for me to make good choices.