December 20, 2009

December 20, 2009
Me, after losing 53 pounds in 2.5 months.

June 3, 2010 (8 months after surgery)

June 3, 2010 (8 months after surgery)
Me, after losing 102 pounds.

January 2011, Zoë's 5th Birthday

January 2011, Zoë's 5th Birthday
Zoë's 5th Birthday, January 2011, 130 pounds lighter and feeling good!

Thursday, September 16, 2010

This is Zoë's drawing of her new, thinner Mommy!  She has me sitting in a chair.  She made my day with this picture.

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Comparison Time

I think it's time for me to post some comparison photos.

Me & Zoë, May 2009
Me (-115 lbs.)  & Zoë  September, 2010

I know I used to be 115 pounds heavier.  But seeing the difference here just blows my mind. 
How did I live like this for nearly twenty years?

Friday, September 3, 2010

11 Months and 115 Pounds Lighter...

    Backyard camping with Zoë (& Bob.)
  • I can wear fitted t-shirts and still be able to breathe.
  • I can walk for long distances without really thinking about it.
  • I want to be more active.
  • I AM more active.
  • My asthma has improved.
  • I can keep up with my 4 year old daughter, at least for a little while!
  • If I put something in my mouth and it doesn't taste amazing, I stop eating it.
  • I really need to go and buy some new clothes for fall.  Everything I own is now hanging off of me.
  • I have energy.  Pure, wonderful energy!
  • I am not obsessing about my being "fat" anymore.
  • I have passed the halfway mark to my goal weight.
  • I am very comfortable behind the wheel of my car.
  • I can comfortably sit in a booth at a restaurant.
  • I feel like a new and improved version of my old, happy self.
  • I am beginning to contemplate plastic surgery to remove extra skin down the line.
  • I am determined to grow healthier as I grow older, instead of growing sicker with age.
  • I am still trying to retrain my brain to make the correct food choices, especially when it comes to portions.  (I tend to take too much food, though I can't possibly eat it all.)  baby steps, baby steps...
  • I see endless possibilities ahead of me.
  • 115 pounds thinner.
  • The quality of our family time improves every day, because I am no longer a spectator on a regular basis.
Me, in a tent! NEVER would have tried that 115 pounds ago.
My one year surgical anniversary is coming up on October 7th, 2010.  It's hard to believe it's almost been a year.  I can't wait to see what happens in year two!