January 20, 2013

2013: A New Year

Hey Everyone! Over the last 2 1/2 months my life has completely changed. I started my new journey on November 11, 2012 with a liquid diet that lasted the 3 weeks before my surgery. Let me tell you about this lovely liquid diet. The vanilla shakes were ok; they tasted like a cross between vanilla cake and a vanilla milkshake. The chocolate was a WHOLE other story. Can you say GROSS! LOL. I could not stomach them they were horrible and it's not like I could add anything to it either... Anyways, I had my surgery December 3 and got to meet Cindy who had her surgery the same day and get this...it was performed by the same surgeon. She's awesome and it was so good to go through this with someone. I was home for 3 weeks before going back to work. That was certainly an interesting experience, as I don't think I have ever spent that much time at home. I was glad to go back to work and get back to normal life though. Having this surgery has really been life changing for me. So far, I have lost over 48lbs and am feeling fantastic, except for the uncool mood swings. I can't believe it took me that long before coming to the decision to move forward with the surgery; but I am SO HAPPY I did choose to do it. Now I just have to "keep swimming" as Dori would say. ;)

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