Achievement unlocked: fitting into an airplane seat and not needing a seatbelt extender.
This is a big deal.
The last time I flew on a plane (American Airlines from SEA to DFW, BTW), I had to buy an extra seat, use a seatbelt extender, AND the seatbelt extender was just barely long enough to buckle me in. It made for a very, very uncomfortable flight in more ways than one. It was pretty much the worst travel experience of my whole life, which I’ll write about another time.
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There is something that’s been eating away at me for a couple of weeks that I finally decided I needed to write about.
One of the things that you come to realize as a WLS patient is that head hunger is a very, very real thing and that it is something you have to fight Every. Single. Day.
Folks who have never had food issues don’t understand this.
My head hunger is something I’ve been fighting with over the past few weeks.
And right now, I think I’m winning. Let me explain.
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I’ve been away from the blog for a couple of days and a couple of NSVs have happened since the last time I wrote:
- I hit my December weight goal well before the 31st–I hit it yesterday morning. While it would be awesome to drop another 10 pounds before January 2 (my 6-month followup appointment), I don’t think it’s going to happen. But I’d like to get pretty damned close.
- Then this morning, I noticed this:
My belly is about 5″ away from the steering wheel here, and my seat is moved up about halfway. At this time last year, my belly was about an inch away, and my seat was pushed all the way back. If it were more comfortable for my legs, I’d move my seat up a bit more.
So those things were awesome and worth celebrating.
It’s the end of the semester and I have been grading student work like a fiend. My aversion to grading has caught up to me so now I’m frantically trying to get it all done. So tomorrow morning after I head to the gym to work out for an hour or so, I’ll be sitting on my ass all day working my way through a very giant pile of grading so that I can get a little rest on Sunday, write my final exam, and cook some meals to get ready for the upcoming week.
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