I promise that my entire blog will not turn into my journey through weight loss surgery, there’s a whole lot more to me than just the numbers on a scale.    But I had to post for all you amazing people who cheered me on and prayed for my recovery.  I’m doing well.  I’ve had no pain — pretty amazing when you figure the doctor took out a huge portion of my stomach.  I’m tired, weak and a bit frustrated at being tired and weak, but I’m here!  I’m on the other side of the surgery.

When I wrote that last post about having surgery, I was terrified that I’d get all manner of people telling me horror stories.  For some reason people tend to tell me such stories.  I don’t think it’s me, I think we just love telling BIG over  the top stories.  It’s like when people tell a newly pregnant Mom about their 42 hour labor– what’s the point?

I’m thrilled to say that you are all the sweetest bunch of supporters this chubby girl could have!   Your kind words, prayers, and supportive comments made my day …. well, not actually the surgery day, that one is still a bit of a blur, but the day after!  Y’all MADE that one!

I’m excited about this new journey that I’m on. There’s the healthy new me in the works.  There’s the Bible study coming out late summer / early fall – Authentic Friendships: Real Women Finding Real Faith.   There is even talk of a big kick off event in Florida something late summer…. but more on that later!

Thank you all!  You’ll never know how afraid I was to be real about this weight loss journey and you’ll never know how much your comments gave me strength and inspired me to tell the story!

I have a super cute index card binder thing (great description, I know!)  I started it January 1, it’s where I’m tracking my weight and measurements.  The verse I chose for this year:

Yet, in all these things we are more than conquerors through Him who loved us.  Romans 8:37

I’m holding onto this with both hands!  In ALL these THINGS!  I have a Savior who loves me and in Him I am a conqueror!

Look — I found the pictures of the binder~

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