It’s been a year…

Today, a year ago, I had gastric bypass surgery. At that point, only select people in my life knew what was happening. Now…I’m putting it all out there…

I started the journey at 287 pounds. By the time I got to surgery, I was 265. Today, I’m at 171. When asked, I always start at I’m down 116 pounds. I count the WHOLE journey…

My cholesterol has gone from 185 to 129. My BMI went from “morbidly obese” at 42.4 to borderline overweight at 25.4. I still have 6 pounds to reach the “goal” set by the surgical program, but the surgeon was pleased yesterday.

I’m glad I did it. I took control of something for me. I feel good. We have some minor tweaking to do to fix up some blood counts – but the surgeon was pleased and I don’t have to see him again for a year.

Enjoy the (short) photo journey. I need to go back and add some others to the weight loss album…it’s hard to know which one is really me. Sometimes my mind reverts to the “old” me…

Thanks for joining me on this journey!

2 thoughts on “It’s been a year…

  1. Nice going kid.
    Quietly I too know how hard switching gears in life are.
    Only those who have, do.
    It is a little private club.
    The reward is now understanding that every day truly is a gift, yesterday was a gift, tomorrow will be a gift.
    The awesome effort invested, offers the opportunity for gifts of more days … 🙂


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