Last week I wrote a list of the things I can do now that I couldn’t do before I had WLS. I’m pretty sure that at some point, I’d written about what my heaviest weight was–440 pounds. So, today’s list is:
Things I Don’t Miss About Weighing 440 Pounds
(in no particular order)
- Being the fattest person in any room.
- Not being able to sit comfortably in chairs with arms.
- Having to buy the most unflattering of clothes because a) they fit, and b) they would keep me from being naked in public.
- Not being able to walk from my car in the parking lot to pretty much anywhere without stopping to catch my breath before continuing on to my destination. This was a pretty regular occurrence, especially at school.
- Wearing out my clothes and shoes really quickly.
- I definitely don’t miss being diabetic and hypertensive.
Today we went to the mall to do some walking after we’d retrieved our Christmas tree from storage. After we’d walked around for about 30 minutes, I stopped in at Coldwater Creek, because they were having a mad sale–50% off everything. I picked up a couple of sweaters for work, a dress shirt for work, and a couple of t-shirts. The best part?
All in a size 18.
Do you know that I have never worn a clothing size that starts with a 1 in my adult life? EVER.
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An ice storm is slated to hit my part of the world in the next 48 hours. We North Texans (specifically those of us in the Metroplex) don’t deal with ice very well. So this afternoon after school I decided to stop by the grocery store to pick up a few groceries since all the forecasts are predicting we’ll be in a deep freeze and under ice until Monday. As I walked in, I noticed these for sale:
I picked up a bag and slung it under the cart I pushed into the store. When I checked out with my other selections–a paltry few compared to the rest of the other shoppers, who were apparently preparing for the Apocalypse (or the Snowpocalypse, as it were), I decided to buy a second bag just in case. Continue reading
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I have much to be thankful for this year:
- My health, which has improved greatly since June. I am hopeful it will continue to do so.
- My doctors and other health professionals, without whom I would not have been able to return to the healthy state I’m currently in.
- My work, without which I am pretty sure I would not have purpose. I am fortunate in that I love what I do, and I love where I do it.
- My friends, without whom my life would be far less rich and a hell of a lot less fun.
- My family, whose support of my decision to have WLS has meant so much, and without whom I would be truly lost.
- Most of all, I am thankful for the unconditional love and support of my husband as we go through this path to better health hand in hand.
Even though I spent the better part of the day in bed feeling unwell (thanks, nature, you suck), I’ll call today a success. Continue reading
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One week out, and I feel pretty good. I’m still taking things easy though because I want to make sure everything heals up nicely both outside and in. Continue reading