Throughout the month of December, I’ll be participating in #reverb13: Reverb is a way to reflect on the past year and project into the next year with a prompt a day for 31 days. December is the perfect time to reflect on 2013 and start to create intentions for 2014.
Day 9: Surprise
What surprised you the most this year?
One of the things that surprised me the most this year shouldn’t have been much of a shock at all. When I researched WLS, I knew that one of the main benefits was rapid, sustained weight loss. I’d read blogs and watched YouTube videos about people who’d lost massive amounts of weight in a short period of time. I knew exactly what to expect from this journey I was about to begin.
But when I started stepping onto my own bathroom scale to see my own weight declining rapidly, I was happily surprised. As my weight went down, down, down each week, I was so excited that my hard work was paying off. Each new pound I dropped spurred me on towards greater success. I happily followed the program that Kaiser outlined for my eating, cheerfully logged my meals in MyFitnessPal (which delighted me by bringing me lots of new friends), gladly drank my water, and gleefully completed my workouts (which came with their own set of joyful surprises). Now that I look back on these past 28 weeks post op, I am shocked and amazed that I’ve lost over 110 pounds, and counting.
To think that I started at 315 and now I’m nearing the major milestone of Onederland is simply incredible to me!