I've learned that there is a time for weight loss surgery patients that is lovingly referred to and nicknamed, "The Honeymoon Phase."
I'm guessing this is the phase where all the compliments and comments about our weight loss are coming from everywhere and everyone.
I remember what that was like.
It was fun.
But since I've been at my goal weight now for about 22 months, the comments and compliments ended long, long ago about my new appearance.
And that's totally cool and OK with me, because I lost the weight for me and my health.
The change in my shape and how I look is just the bonus (icing on the cake) in this journey.
I think I'm about to enter a second honeymoon phase (a rarity) because I'm moving back to an area where a lot of people remember me as being 258 lbs.
So, I'm starting to get texts and Facebook messages that look like this:
Perhaps this will motivate me to stay below my goal weight of 145 lbs?
I think that I'll also have to go through a few awkward moments when people don't recognize me.
Now that is a totally weird experience.
Fun, but weird.