As of yesterday, I hit the 10 months post-op mark. As is custom on the 8th of each month, I stepped onto the scale to see what I weighed so I could compare it to what I weighed the day I had surgery.
Since my surgery, I’ve lost 131 pounds. Including what I lost pre-op, I’ve lost 167 pounds.
I am 9 pounds from my surgeon’s goal weight for me. His goal for me is based on 70% EWL. I told him last year at my consult (which was about this time of year) that I was not content with “average” and that 70% wasn’t good enough.
So I set my personal goal 50 pounds lower than his.
I am 59 pounds from my goal.
It doesn’t even seem real. Seriously, pinch me, because I must be dreaming!
It does, however, seem possible. Perhaps within the next 7 months, even. That’d be the best Christmas present ever–to hit my goal.
I have never felt so empowered or accomplished in my life. It is a truly awesome feeling.
Here are a few things I’ve noticed more and more lately as I march toward goal.