I sort of feel a little awkward writing this post, but I do want to keep people up to date with my progress in my weight loss, maybe it will inspire someone else to take the plunge and have surgery if they need it.
Yesterday I went and had my six week check up and Dr C confirmed I have lost 18kgs, he also said I was ahead of the game as I have lost 35% of my excess weight already and most people take a lot longer to get to that point. Oh and I am now officially only obese, no longer morbidly obese.
Then I saw the exercise coordinator who re-measured me before giving me some light exercises to do, given my arthritis there will be no running or the like, but plenty of upper body exercises.
Now the thing that blew me away was how many cms I have lost, why does it blow me away? Well when I look in the mirror I still see the 'fat' me, because really I am still 'fat' - after all obese is not skinny in any way shape or form. Sure I see my face is thinner, and I know my arms and legs are as I can see that. Partly because my arms are getting really 'flappy' - sigh. But I can deal with that.
So when she measured me I was not expecting to have lost 9cms off my waist and a huge 15cms off my hips!! I just can see it. Sure I am now wearing a size 20 top instead of a 24 or 26, but my brain just doesn't realise that what it sees is still large, but a smaller large than it was.
So I feel I need to write it down so that I actually start to believe that the weight is disappearing, not just on the scales but off my body as well.
I may even be brave enough soon to post photos - no promises though.
Thanks for popping by xxx