I've tried to keep everyone updated on my weight loss journey, but I've FAILED miserably. I haven't posted in 3 weeks… maybe four. And much as changed. So, here's my plan…. and I know you're sitting on the edge of your seat…. I'm going to do a weekly check in. I titled it a Weigh In, but you REALLY didn't think I would tell you what I weigh, did you? I am all over being authentic, but telling my weight? Nope. Not happening. I will share this — I'm down 41 lbs!!
So every week I'll pop on here and share something about this journey. And you can ask me questions — about surgery, about my new eating style, about the situation of the economy and I'll answer. But the economy one… well, don't expect too much.
I have lost enough weight that people are asking me the “What are you doing? You look great” question. I just answer “I had surgery and thanks!” That usually makes for a few awkward moments while the person struggles for something to say. I don't like making people uncomfortable but it's the truth. I don't sugarcoat it. I needed help to lose weight and I got it. And I will always struggle with food. It's who I am .
I've been blessed with so much advice — my favorite is from a lady who shared that her sister had the same procedure and she gained all her weight back. She looked me dead in the eye and said “You know that your stomach will stretch and you'll gain all your weight back too.” Hmm, what do you say to that? ….uhh, thanks, I think. I just wanted to run away from Sally Sunshine, and I did, but I've found some people like to share that bit of wisdom on gaining all my weight back. Funny, how people love to tell you how you will fail. They are a fun bunch. I just smile and move on. I don't plan on failing, but then I don't think anyone really does.
What about you? Do you have any negative Nellies in your life? And I wonder why they are so negative? I wonder if it's because they are unhappy. Maybe so. But I'll be honest with you, I do my best to stay positive when I'm around them. I'm the eternal optimist, half glass full kind of girl! And I like being this way.
Until the next weigh in, next week!!
Can’t explain why anyone would ever warn another person about the inevitability of failing. Astounds me– and makes me sad.
Let me say instead that you are an overcomer and the victory is yours. Grab it and go, girl! You can do it.
Mary I had weigh loss surgery 19 months ago, I have lost 212 pounds, I have totally changed my lifestyle and I believe that’s what makes you a success, I too have come across people that told me I would gain it back, but I believe if we change our lifestyle and habits you don’t, congratulations on your success and keep it up because you can do it!!!!
I am so excited for you Mary, 41lbs is a fabulous report. I think I have written before but I want to be the encourager tonight – I know a woman who had this procedure, lost her excess weight, regained her health and has maintained it for years now.
Standing with you as you reach into your future of health and good news!
Wow! People amaze me. I couldn’t fathom the thought of doing that to someone. I know personally how hard weight control is. I’m fighting with it right now. I think you’re doing great. Our victory is in HIM and only him. I’ve had to learn the hard way to stop listening to the quacking ducks. It’s not about them. Everyone is different, it’s how HE made us. Nobody’s outcome will be the same, because He made us different. The sad thing is, is that some people do it in the spirit of caring and do not even realize how their words effect others. Praying for you, Mary. I’m so proud of your success and wish you the very best.
Gotta love the naysayers! There is a little saying that goes something like this: The ones who say you can’t need to get out of the way of the ones who are doing it! Love you Mary!