See the space between my green shirt to the steering wheel? Last year at this time, my green shirt (aka my belly) touched the steering wheel…now see how my belly has shrunk!!!!
And yes this is an actual photo I took an hour ago. These are my ghostly white legs. My size 14/16 black shorts and my much smaller green t-shirt that I just bought for $3.99 at Hobby Lobby on Friday.
A year ago at this time – pre-surgery, I wore a size 34/36 shorts; 5XL shirt and I barely could fit into my Ford Focus.
Also a year ago, I would and could eat like two Bic Macs, two fries, a large coke and ice cream afterwards for lunch and still be hungry.
Today, I have two cups of chicken fried rice with real white meat chicken in it and I have iced green tea. I have eaten three fork fulls so far and I’m unsure if I will finish this for lunch or not. I may save it for supper tonight. And I am not hungry.
I still have quite the journey ahead of me for losing weight and shedding more inches. And it’s all about taking baby steps day by day and keeping it all in perspective. It was super easy to gain the weight but taking it off and keeping it off … is the hardest thing ever. At least for me.
But…oh how proud I am for pushing through all the temptations, negativity thrown my way and not getting support from an immediate family member and her family.
I just must remember to keep truckin’ along and following the lap band rules. And maintaining a positive outlook.