I was reading A Brand New Roo, when a comment by Dinnerland caught my attention. "What's better in your life having lost all this weight so far? " I wanted to answer this question for myself and for other people considering lapband surgery. I have lost 48 pounds, and the list of "What's better in my life?" is longer than I can type tonight! BUT I will begin...
-I no longer need medicine for high blood pressure.
-I sleep deeply and restfully without a C-PAP machine every night.
-I cross my legs easily and without thinking about it.
-I have a lap for my grandchildren to sit in.
-My grown daughter hugs me and squeals "You are so SKINNY! I can wrap my arms all the way around you!"
-I walk around school with a bounce in my step.
-a little boy at school asked me "Is it just me, or have you gotten WAY Taller!" LOL
-My husband compliments me.
-I can buy clothes on the bottom floor of Macy's.
-I am surprised everytime I catch a glimpse of my reflection.
-My aches and pains in the knees, ankles and feet are gone.
-For the first time in a weight loss journey, I am burning my bridges, getting rid of the too-big clothes and having confidence that it WILL happen this time!
I have tears in my eyes as I type this, I am so moved by the difference being banded has made in my life. I will post part 2 in the future! :)
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