I know that I have mentioned a few things about my weight loss in random posts over the past couple of years, but yesterday was a landmark day for me in my journey. It was the 2 year anniversary of my gastric bypass surgery.
A little over two years ago, I weighed the most I had ever weighed in my life: 251 lbs. I was miserable. I couldn’t keep up with my son (who had just turned 2 at the time), I couldn’t walk far without being short of breath, and I had multiple medical conditions like asthma, high blood pressure, high cholesterol and sleep apnea. And I was only 27.
Making the decision to have such a life altering surgery that could possibly have very dangerous repercussions was scary. Thankfully I have a wonderful support group made up of my family and friends who have stood by me every single step of the way, which made thing so much easier!
The past 2 years have been a challenge. Gastric bypass surgery is a tool, not a cure-all pill that removes fat and keeps it away forever. I still follow a strict diet plan, have to work hard to make the right choices and have to exercise as well. I can very easily gain weight back if I am not careful. Here at the 2 year mark, I feel like I have really gained control of my new lifestyle, and I actually enjoy it.
2 years and 117 lbs ago, I wore these pants!
So here I am today, 117 lbs lighter than I was before surgery. I still have a lot of toning to accomplish (and hopefully some new fitness product reviews to come that will help me out!), but overall, I am feeling great. My current goal for this year is to focus on fitness and continue to make the right dietary choices. I will NOT be that miserable girl again. Ever. I will keep up with my son, no matter how fast he moves. Well, I will try anyway… that is one quick little guy these days!