Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Hey folks! I'm still here!

I updated my latest weight loss in on www.myfitnesspal.com and was really stoked to go back to my blog and see "70" staring back at me.  WOW.  That's pretty heavy stuff!  70 pounds!!!

So what's happened since I went to oBand Surgery Center on August 13th, 2010?
  • I've lost at least 12 inches off my hips/waist.
  • I've lost 4 full dress sizes... I even got into a fun cocktail dress from back in the day - that looked GREAT -  that was 5 sizes down from my highest regular size.  I won't count the one size above regular that I bought when I was 8 months pregnant with the Twinkies or the other few larger sizes with very unforgiving fabrics.
  • I've lost 3 notches on my watch, which originally was pretty snug on the very last hole...
  • I've lost 5 bathing suit sizes.  It really felt good to hit the pool this summer!!
  • I've lost at least 6 inches from around my back/chest.
  • I've lost 2 cup sizes. Not so awesome.  Oh well.
  • I've lost my mind...wait, that was the lobotomy I got recently.
  • I've even lost a width of a shoe size.
But what I've lost the most? 
  • A little inhibition.  I still do want to crawl into a corner when the spotlight is on me, but I'm less likely to avoid the camera flashes.  I even voluntarily got up and did some karaoke at a twins convention this weekend!
  • A little humility. In a good way of course... I am happy to accept compliments now. I love it when friends and family goes out of their way to tell me how great I look.  I actually say thank you, and mean it.  And I don't feel like I am fishing for them... they come naturally and easily.  I still sometimes blush.  ;-)
  • confidence.
  • happiness.
  • more friends - because I'm exuding the aforementioned confidence and happiness!
  • and apparently, "longer arms" because I can wrap them around other people farther!
Yay me!  But I still have a long way to go. Maybe this time I won't be absent for so long!