It was superhero day at school, so I decided to rock my Super MadMen shirt.
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.
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“You look really good!”
“You are looking awesome!”
“You are doing such a good job!”
Hearing these things definitely does NOT get old.
I have heard these things more this week than I ever have. But I suppose when you lose nearly 140 pounds, work in a school with a faculty that numbers nearly 400, and don’t see them very often, it’s bound to happen sooner than later. Continue reading
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File under Things You Don’t Expect To Hear At Your Doctor’s Office:
(especially after stepping on the scale)
“Get you some!”
That’s how my appointment started, followed by a high five.
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As of yesterday, I’m down a hair over 85 pounds. And I feel fantastic.
The weight loss is noticeable enough now that people are starting to ask questions. Not everyone I work with knows that I had surgery, but bear in mind I also work with 400 other faculty and staff–the school where I work is incredibly large. And because it is so large, I don’t see most of the faculty I work with on a regular basis; I am mostly confined to my little corner of the world where I work and interact with about 8 other teachers on a regular basis.
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