Hey guys! How’s everyone doing? I just wanted to let y’all know I have been getting all your Facebook messages and emails, it’s just taking me a while to respond because there’s a lot of them. I promise I will keep getting back to you guys as quickly as possible! Thanks for all of the love and support though!
Two days ago (July 22nd) was my one year Surgiversary. Crazy! It’s actually hard for me to even comprehend fully how far I’ve come. I recognize that I have a long way to go still, but I’ll be damned if I don’t take full credit for how far I’ve come! Surgery is not the easy way out. This last year has been one of the hardest of my life. Surgery is a tool. You must have the strength and will to utilize that tool for positive results. I am incredibly proud of how much I have utilized this tool. This surgery has been one of the best decisions of my life!
A year ago I ate like shit. The idea of exercise was almost comical. I sat in bed like a slug most of the time. The life I was living was honestly pathetic. Not anymore! I live life to the fullest now. I play with Autumn, I spend tons of time with my family and friends, I take trips, I exercise regularly… I have taken a huge bite out of life. I could never go back to how I was before. Never. I am 240 pounds as of this morning, which puts me at a total loss of 90 pounds since I began my journey! 90 pounds!! Holy crap. How did I celebrate my Surgiversary? Alex and I went to dinner at Bonefish Grill (where I skipped the carbs and ate shrimp, scallops, and french beans), and then I went for a 35 minute run! Yup, things have definitely changed!
I just wanted to say how much I love and appreciate every single one of you. I never knew my blog would become this big. I thought I would be lucky if all of my friends and family read it. I was wrong. Every morning I wake up to tons of emails, Facebook messages and friend requests, and text messages from weight loss surgery friends I’ve made along the way. The support I’ve received is dumbfounding. I am not done blogging. I intend on keeping up with this blog as long as possible. It may not always be about weight loss surgery, but I want to keep you guys updated and keep y’all in my life. We’re now in this together.
Love, happiness, and health to all!
“Inevitably at some point you will fall off the wagon. The difference between those who succeed and those who fail is having the courage to get back on again.”- Unknown
“The difference in winning and losing is most often… not quitting.”- Walt Disney
“If you are persistent, you will get it. If you are consistent, you will keep it.”- Unknown
^^Before and Afters!^^
^^Look how “normal” I look!!^^