The progress pics:
Latest FB profile pic:
- Seven months, two weeks since surgery
- Total weight loss: 69 lbs.
- 33 pounds to goal
Physically I feel great. Psychologically, I feel a little like an imposter. I mean, I look at myself in the mirror and barely recognize me. On the other hand, I feel attractive again for the first time in years, and have noticed men noticing me. (Not that my husband has anything to worry about on that score, but you know, after all these years, it’s nice to be noticed.) More than one person at work has commented on how “skinny” I am becoming. They’re going to think I’ll blow away in a stiff wind when I reach my goal weight.
Speaking of “skinny”, virtually every item of clothing that I wore prior to surgery has now been removed from my closet. Some of the first round of clothing I bought at the thrift store to see me through this transformation is also on its way out the door. I need to go through the stuff in the dresser again. Some of it — such as the exercise clothing — still fits, but I know there are tees and other casualwear that does not.
I really wish I had taken measurements before we started. Oh well. Here’s the progress in inches lost since March.
|March 18, 2017||May 7, 2017||August 10, 2017|
I’ve started to have some loose skin: a little on the underside of my upper arms and on the inside of my thighs. Some sag around the lower belly, too, but that could be stubborn fat deposits. I think it will all eventually regain elasticity and snap back. Exercise and improved muscle tone should help, too.
I still have trouble with meat, unless it has been boiled/processed to a fare-thee-well in a canned soup. Fish is okay, especially shellfish. Diced ham is good in a salad. So I eat a lot of vegetables and salads and fruit and soup. And shellfish. And of course, the protein shakes, multivitamin, iron, and calcium supplements.
I go back to the nutritionist and the surgeon for a follow-up on Monday. I hope they are as pleased with my progress as I am.