I seemed to have had a moment of clarity yesterday. I have been so focused on losing the last bit of weight that I have yet to sit back and appreciate all that I have accomplished to date AND how great my body looks since the surgery.
I see hipbones! My body has changed so much since the surgery that I am falling in love with it. I know it sounds crazy but it’s true. I love looking at myself in the mirror. The swelling from the surgery is starting to diminish slowly and as that happens my new shape is beginning to appear. My plastic surgeon said it could take up to a year before I see my new shape and I just need to be patient. Well he was right my body looks completely different from a month ago. So my thoughts are to enjoy this process. My food is great, I exercise regularly and count my calories in order for weight loss, if the weight is slow coming off, I am okay with that. This is not a race for me anymore it is a journey to a new me. The most important thing to me is creating healthy habits in order to MAINTAIN my weight loss at the end of this incredible journey.
I plan on taking measurements since the last time I took them, which was around week 8 post op and as of today I’m 14 weeks and 2 days post op. I will update the difference once I take them.
So I am going to start to reconsider the skin I’m in and see where this journey takes me, if it only takes me to 94lb weight loss I will be okay with that and if it takes me a year, it takes me a year. I will continue to do what I’m doing and really just enjoy being a healthy, vibrant woman, who has turned her entire life around for good.