Today is my 18 month anniversary of #vsgsurgery
and I’ve lost about 124lbs (depending on the day). That’s a small person. I’ve lost a person. Was it worth it? Abso-friggin-lutely. I was able to go off my pre-diabetes meds, my labs are all good, I am not so tired all the time, my confidence is much higher, and I feel much more comfortable in my skin. I realized Sunday that I was sitting in an arena seat (next to a stranger) with plenty of room to spare, and I wasn’t worried about taking up too much space. You don’t know how stressful and uncomfortable arena seating is for bigger people unless you’ve been there. There was none of that stress, and it felt wonderful. What brought it to mind was that my neighbor’s scarf was on my leg at one point, and she apologized saying she felt like she was in MY space. She totally wasn’t, but it made me realize I wasn’t uncomfortable and feeling like I was in someone else’s space for once! It was a huge #nsv
for me. I love that I can go places and do things and not be conscious of my size. I don’t have to worry if I can squeeze through small spaces without being embarrassed, or if furniture is sturdy enough, or if people are looking at me because I’m so big, or if my size is making other people uncomfortable. I don’t have to shop at special stores, or worry about buying two seats on an airplane. I don’t have to worry if my size will be an embarrassment to my kids, or if it will hold us back from doing fun things as a family. If it’s something any of you have considered doing, don’t wait any longer, go have a consultation. It is life changing, but in mostly good ways. I can still go out to eat, I can still drink coffee and alcohol. I can still eat sweets if I want to (I just usually avoid them). It does require making healthy choices, and some planning ahead, but it is SO worth it!
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