My weight loss has reached the place where folks are noticing something drastic has happened. I was told that men would notice first and to be honest with the exception of my father, uncle and a man who I’ve known for years that has not been my experience. Women have been noticing like no one’s business. And I am lucky to be surrounded by people who are supportive and caring. What has been the biggest adjustment with my shrinking form has been how many compliments I receive. I’m not really used to it. It’s nice to have people notice and acknowledge my weight loss. The surgery is doing its share of the work, but I am putting in real effort to make sure I never go back to the old me. I never want to be that girl again. I was miserable. Not because of my looks, but because everything hurt and I just felt unhealthy. For the first time in years I feel like I am healthy. I feel like I can participate in life. That in itself is worth the stress and strain of the actual surgery. I am truly in love with how good I feel.
29 August 2014