I've lost 80 pounds. 80 pounds! That's 320 sticks of butter! Or 16-5 pound bags of sugar! Or, as my friend Michele told me today, 2 & 2/3 -30 pound Bags of kitty litter! I am still trying to wrap my mind around this. Yes, I had weight loss surgery expecting to lose lots of weight. But to actually see it happening after years of struggling and failing? It's an amazing feeling.
I started this journey wanting to lose 200 pounds. Seemed insurmountable. Today, I am almost half way to that goal! I'm also feeling better. When you have roux-en-y gastric bypass surgery, you have a malabsorption factor to deal with on a regular basis. I was recently diagnosed with a B12 deficiency as well as a D3 deficiency. I began taking 1,000 mcg. B12 sublingually (under the tongue) and 50,000 IU vitamin D weekly. I am already feeling better. Things are definitely looking up!
A year ago this Wednesday, I made the decision to have this surgery. I am so happy (and thankful to God) that I did it and am reaping such wonderful benefits!
I promise to post a new picture of myself very soon.
Until next time,