To date I have lost 36 pounds. I had my surgery 43 days ago on 9/28/11. I realize that this is alot of weight to lose in a month and a half, but having gone through such a major surgery, I suppose I thought I would be down twice that much by now. Sort of hard to wrap your head around when you are the one going through it! It's unrealistic to think I could have lost that much by now - and as much stress as my body has been through - I don't think it could take much more now.
Regardless - the number on the scale is moving in the right direction - and that is a HAPPY thing. Jordan is away until the first week of December, and I hope that I lose another 20 before he comes home - we shall see. I think it would be cool if he came home and I was transformed that much more.
I have to say that the past weeks have been stressful for all sorts of other reasons; getting back to work while feeling so tired; getting sick - often in my trash at work; theater stuff (by the way I am the theater president now; and Jordan being away. Good things have happened as well. I'm reconnecting with old friends all the time. The most recent is my friend Julie Wright - such a FUN girl - and one I am so grateful to have back in my life.
I also had a great conversation with my friend Mike - he and I have two different struggles happening right now - both life changing. He really is a GREAT person - and the inner strength he shows amazes me all the time. Hang in there my friend - thinking about you and sending positive thoughts your way all the time.
Ok - following are couple of pictures of my face - and YES - I know I am not smiling - lol - I think I'm afraid that my face will look fatter if I do. That said - I made sure to pull my hair back so there was no hiding any "cheeks or chins" in the photo. Go with it people! :)
Thanks to all of my supporters!