Two Months…And Then Some….

Well, it’s been over two months…nearly three since surgery…and A LOT has happened. Let’s start with what you all REALLY want to know.

Last time I weighed myself and took measurements was November 7th. At that time, I was down about 34 pounds or so. It’s not where I wanted to be and I was five pounds away from the goal set by my nutritionist. BUT, I am really ok with it….because I also lost 17.5 inches overall – 4.5 of those being from my belly. 4.5 INCHES GONE FROM MY WAIST.   Insane. I know I have lost over 40 pounds at this point, but I won’t be logging my weight and doing measurements again until December 6th…ish. We all know I procrastinate, so it will likely be a few days after that. 😊 So here is what many of you have been asking for…I have thought long and hard about posting this. I have been torn and leaning towards no, actually. But fuck that – I promised to be transparent through this process and this is just part of it. So, here ya go…….and yes, I had just rolled out of bed in the second pictures! 😂

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I didn’t take measurements or pictures for one month post op. I was too scare that I would be disappointed with the results and I am really happy that I waited. I know myself well enough to know that I HAVE to see improvement or I will give up. At least, I used to be that way. I am seeing such a difference now that I am NEVER going back to where I was. I smile more. People don’t avoid eye contact with me. I still walk with my head down sometimes, but I am making a conscious effort not to. Just last week, a VERY attractive man smiled, held a door open for me, and said hi. I actually looked behind me, thinking he was talking to someone else. That kind of stuff doesn’t happen to me.  I am starting to wear clothes that I have always admired from afar. And this is only the beginning, people.

I honestly didn’t think I would be feeling this emotionally stable at this point in the game.  Seeing as I have always struggled with depression and negative self image, I figured I would be struggling a lot, even more than before. I still have my moments, but they are getting to be less and less. I am instead concentrating on the positive. I still have a long way to go…but I am so happy with how far I have already come.

Other than that, work is busy. I have a roommate. I am in the process of buying a house. And life is good. It really is. I am hoping to sit down and write my annual Thanksgiving Day post, but it may be delayed by a few days. So, enjoy your time with your friends and/or family…or alone if that’s your thing. If you are working, thank you. If you are in the Denver or KC area and don’t have anywhere to go, contact me….I will try my best to find you a warm meal!

Take care of yourselves and be nice to each other. This world needs a lot more understanding, kindness, and love. Be a part of the love….not the hate.

4 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Jacki Snyder
    Nov 22, 2017 @ 15:29:48

    Very impressive, Kim! You should hold your head high and be proud of yourself. It’s all so difficult and that’s the reason so many people can’t and won’t do it. You are making such an incredible change for your body and your life moving forward. You look amazing and I’m sure feel amazing. Keep moving forward sweetie!

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  2. Gary J Hubert
    Nov 22, 2017 @ 18:21:16

    Great Job Kim I knew you could do it
    Keep up the great attitude and progress Love Ya Dad

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