Top-left : June 2016; middle-left: April 2016; bottom-left: June 2013
Top, middle and bottom right: March 2017; bottom right is same skirt as bottom left
So this week, on April 3, 2017, marked exactly 6 months for me since I had the sleeve (10/3/2016). I had my check-up at my doctor’s office, and they showed I was at 83 lbs lost (15 lbs pre-op, and the rest post-op). And it’s been HARD. Good, but really hard.
I can’t lie, this has been an extremely frustrating, emotional, mentally-challenging, yet satisfying experience. I’ve completely changed my diet and I work out four days a week minimum. I’ve had some instances where I’ve slipped, but quickly got back up with the support from my close friends, fam, and doctors. I’ve gone from a size 26 to now a size 16, yet I still see the old me in the mirror. I honestly cannot tell a difference unless I see comparison pics of myself. It really messes with your mind.
The up-side: I have way more endurance and I feel physically stronger. And I love shopping!
I’ve still got a looooooong way to go. A REALLY long way to go. But I’m determined to make it to my goal, which I’ll share when I get towards the end of this process.
One thing that I did promise myself was to cut my hair off and get a really funky style when I hit 100 lbs…so stay tuned!