Weigh-Ins are on FRIDAYS - Updated January 13, 2017

Surgery Date: October 20, 2009:

Hit my goal weight on December 17, 2010:

Friday, April 19, 2013

Weigh-in Day. Let's Talk Some Numbers.

It's been 3 years, 8 months, and 18 days since I started my pre-op diet in preparation for getting my Lap Band.

It's been 3 years, 8 months, and 18 days since I weighed 258 lbs.

And what did the scale reveal at today's weigh-in?

138.6 lbs

I've been at or below my goal weight of 145 lbs for 2 years, 4 months, and 2 days.

Talking about the years, months, and days makes me feel like an addict standing up in front of a group of fellow addicts at an AA meeting or NA meeting.

Talking about the amount of time that I've been "clean."

Or maybe a patient with a horrible disease and talking about how long my disease has been in remission?

I guess both of those analogies are pretty accurate.

Because I will always be a food addict.

Because I will always be an obese person.

Just in remission.

9 comments:

  1. Very interesting take on things.
    I always say it, but you are an inspiration.
    I guess I'm a food addict too-- or use food wrongly-- and have been in the last few months since my father was ill and then died. Drinking a protein shake as I write this... working it the best I can to get back on the right track.
    In addition, and in the least stalkerish way: We had our dog groomed just like Pemberly!!!
    She is so cute, I am trying to get a good picture to share-- tx for the great idea. (Shaved fur but with 'boots.')

    LOVES!!!

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    1. Post a pic of your adorable dog with the "Boots with the fur"!!! I wanna see :-)

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  2. I am right there with you! And seeing your posts, week after week, show it can be done...forever!

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  3. Wow. Those last 3 lines lines hit me like a hammer. You are good!

    Reegardless of what the scale says I still feel fat. (God I hope no other men are reading this!)

    I am still that kid that could never get a date. (Even though I can nowadays) but... you know I am just going to stop there.

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  4. Amazing.

    Remission/recovery. Every. Damn. Day.

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  5. I can relate! I don't know if I will ever see myself differently. Thanks for this!

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  6. Love how you put that. So true, and sobering...

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  7. So true! But know you inspire tons of us with every post :)

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  8. I emailed you a couple of months ago, I know you probably get a lot. Anyway, you helped me a lot, and I have made a surgery date for May 10th! I hope I can be as consistant with my blog, as you are yours. I think it helps motivation, especially when you are getting feed back! Thanks!

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