So, I have hit the 100 pound mark! Unfortunately, with that goal reached my gall bladder had to come out. Wow, am I ever sore!! Slowly but surely I am recovering. The key word here is slowly!
I was getting ready to go to my son's football game. I went and grabbed a pair of jeans off of my pile of clean clothes and put them on. Imagine my surprise when I pulled them up and went to zip them up and realized that I was holding on to about 8 inches of extra material. I was shocked! I'm saving those pants. Not because I will ever be able to wear them again, but because they represent how far I have come. I put them on for my family later that night and we had a good laugh!
Lucky for me, my friend Chrys had given me boxes of clothing that she has shrunken out of. I have casual clothes that fit again! It is such a crazy feeling. I pull clothes out of the totes that she has given me and I hold them up and say there is NO WAY I'm going to fit into that. But I put them on and they zip without any struggle. I put on tops that aren't rolling up or too short so my belly button sticks out. I still can't believe that this is MY body! I sometimes wake up expecting that I have been dreaming and am back up to the heaviest weight I have ever been. Every day that I wake up feeling that way I pinch myself just to make sure that it is real life. So far, It's been real life and I like it!
I started a new friendship recently. A lady that had her surgery yesterday!! I am happy to report that all went well for her and she is on her way to her new life. I love being able to be supportive to someone who is following the same path that I have been on. It makes me stay focused on my journey while feeling like I am lending a hand to a friend in need. I think I might take some public speaking classes so that I can share my experience, my excitement and my enthusiasm with others. Not that I have any trouble talking in front of a group, I don't. I think just that with a little coaching I could be very motivational. Funny where life can take you when you have the confidence and the knowledge!