Tuesday, October 14, 2008

11 Months Out

Wow! I can hardly believe I'm almost at the 1 year mark. It seems like I just had surgery a couple weeks ago -- how can it be 11 months already? I spent most of the past 7 weeks in a stall, so it sure feels great to see the scale moving again. As of this morning's weigh-in, I'm down an official 105.6 pounds. I feel great and I am looking great too -- if I may be so humble. LOL! In the past week I've just fit into a new pair of dress slacks that make my butt look really hot! (I knew you wanted to know that.) It's fun to wear clothes that fit me and feel comfortable to wear unlike before surgery when everything was tight and nothing ever looks great on me. Another trip to GoodWill is probably in order since I've been retiring some clothes that are too big again. I haven't walked since The Brooksie Way -- just letting my ankle heal fully. But I've been feeling restless lately and need to get back out on the road soon. I'm looking at a gym membership for the winter so I can start some other types of exercise. I know I won't go outside in the snow to walk cuz I'm a total wimp and hate winter -- so I need a solution for the winter months and have no excuse not to workout. The family is planning a day trip to Cedar Point this weekend which will involve a lot of walking around the amusement park. It'll also include riding roller coasters and various rides all day. Many WLS folks after surgery have goals to ride roller coasters after losing weight. I never really set that as a specific goal for myself (I actually didn't set goals pre-op, but that's another blog post). But the last time I was at Cedar Point I rode a roller coaster and was scared out of my mind because I didn't really fit and the safety bar wasn't secure enough. So I never rode again. It'll be fun to fit easily into rides this time around... and also be able to walk all day long without being tired or sore. I have made so many fantastic friends throughout this journey. I'm excited to see many of them tomorrow night at the support group meeting and have a chance to catch up with everyone over dinner. I love those gals! I never expected to make so many new friends as part of this WLS journey ... it's an amazing side benefit that has been a happy surprise for me. Enough rambling for now. I'm thrilled I've made it to 11 months post-op with no complications and only joy in my wake. I can't wait to see what the future holds for me. ~Pam


  1. Very good Pam You should be so Proud!!! I hope that when I get to the 11 month mark I will be writing about such successes also. Thanks for the reminder on the Cedar POint thing. I completely forgot about that as I love roller coasters and rides and because I was so fat I never went as I knew I would just be embarrassed. I will have to make sure I get there soon. Although I think I am about out of time on that so it may have to be next year, But at least I won;t have to make up any lame excuses as to why I can't go anymore.

    Keep up the good work.

  2. I guess I'm just a thrill-seeker, Pam. One of my goals on my blog is to get to ride the major roller-coasters in the country. I always loved amusemeent parks so much. I hope to be where you are about this time next year. Surgery is looking Januaryish.


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