Candy Update – 150 pounds in 11.3 months

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Posted by Candy | Posted in Misc | Posted on 31-05-2012

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Wow, what a crazy year I’ve had. I’m officially down 150 pounds from where I started this journey. I said I wanted to be at 225 when we left for Disney and the scale rewarded me this morning. I honestly cannot remember the last time I was this weight, probably high school. I still want to lose another 50 pounds and then see where we go from there, if I want to lose more or look at plastic surgery or what my next step will be. The neck fusion surgery kind of slowed things down more, but I’m okay with that. The doctor expects me to lose 2-4 pounds per month at this point. In month 11, I lost 6. I’ll take that. I don’t freak out like I did before when things stall out. I seem to lose in a stair step pattern. I’ll lose 2-5 pounds in 2-4 days and then stop for 10 days or so. I just ride it out knowing that I’m doing what I’m supposed to. Honestly, it’s kind of nice because people don’t notice as often and I don’t get the “Oh My God!” reactions. Those are nice, really nice, but I also like just kind of blending in too. *laughing*

I can’t help but think back to where I started all of this and be in awe of what I’ve accomplished. The surgery can’t fix your head so while I’ll give it 100 pounds, the last 50 have been mostly me and changing my thoughts and feelings around food and its purpose in my life. Yes, it’s helped me not really ever have hunger and keep my portions small, but I can totally eat a whole lot of calories if I really set my mind to it. Trust me, I’ve done it. And learned from it.

I’ve said it before, but the world is a different place when you’re not worried about if you’ll fit into the restaurant booth (or getting there early to make sure you’re the first one so you can request a table). Or hoping that the one store you can shop in will have black pants. Or having to ask people to move so you can slide by them at a table. Or 900 other things that the rest of the world doesn’t even think twice about.

So, we keep on going… I’m doing a great job. Not as fast as others, not as slow as some, but the good fight keeps being fought. And that’s really what it is. A fight against obesity and for the life I want and deserve.

Comments (4)

I think the weight loss is hugely impressive, but the thing that is really stunning is your attitude. You look fantastic and you sound…just reborn. So impressed with you and your determination. And I love that line “A fight against obesity and for the life I want and deserve.” You really do deserve it –everyone does. And you’re making it happen!!
Barb Cooper´s last [type] ..Shavasana for the Average Unenlightened Barb

Congratulations! That is so exciting! You’ve officially achieved superhero status in my book, especially in light of what you’ve been through in the last few months! Have. Wonderful time at Disney!

Candy, this is awesome. You look great! Congratulations, and enjoy the Disney trip. You definitely deserve it.
Jay S. Fleischman´s last [type] ..How A Bankruptcy Lawyer Can Grow And Thrive Even When Filings Are Way Down

Thanks, Jay! It’s definitely a different life and a better me. It’s been a crazy journey, but I’m loving it!

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