My friend Cheryl Watson Bode was a weight loss surgery inspiration for me. She had her Lap Band surgery in 2006. I’ve watched her go through the ups and downs of her new lifestyle with openness and grace.
She tried to post a comment on this entry but kept getting a “cookie” error. With her permission I’m making it a blog post. Maybe it will answer some questions you might have. As always, I welcome your comments! Tell me what you think.
I can totally understand what you are saying. I had to take time off from weight loss. You start the journey very excited and wanting to be thin. Then you get to a point that it is a little scary. During my time off, I didn’t gain. I was able to maintain the weight I was at. I had to evaluate my feelings. Deal with what I was going through. For me it was a diagnosis of a neurological disorder on top of the feelings of the new changes and new look of my body and the way people were treating me.
It was so bizarre to go into Macy’s and have the shop girls come up to me and ask if they could help. I was accustomed to having everyone ignore me in a store.
When I was ready, I started my process again. Now I am down to my original goal of 180 and have made a new goal of 160. I am running 5k’s and my goal with that is beat my own time every time I run.
I still deal with body issues. I don’t like the excess skin. It bothers me a lot. But that is what happens when you have a top weight of over 400.
Hey but how about something funny? Can you believe I lost an inch in height with my weight loss? I am now 4 foot 11.5 inches. The doctor says it is from the loss of fat. INTERESTING!