My lap band journey began much longer before my actual surgery date on June 27, 2012. I had done extensive research years and years prior and talked to many who had already had the surgery done. Most of them have been successful while there are those who never did follow the rules and well, never lost any inches or weight or even gotten healthier.
I am pleasantly pleased that I have stuck to the rules and the hard work and everything in between on this amazing journey. I still have ways to go in terms of where I feel I need to be in the “maintenance,” area but I am happy with my slow-poke, turtle like progress.
Two days ago, I was on an errand and ran into a former coworker. She again stated she was so proud of all the inches/weight I have lost. I took her chatter as a positive sign.
I mean, I will admit, sometimes when I look in the mirror, I do not always SEE the RESULTS I am seeking, praying, hoping for but when I am buying clothes at the variety of thrift shops I go to now… I’m still in the bad habit of going to the largest sizes in shirts and just grabbing and putting in my cart rather than trying them on… and once home, I am learning I need to now try them on before automatically purchasing.
So positive things are ahead for me. My new year’s resolution is ongoing. Continue to keep my mouth shut when dealing with others at work and add more laughter into my daily business dealings with all who cross paths with me. Pretty simple but the first part of the resolution was very hard to keep in 2014.
So with that knowledge … I’m still going to just keep going as I’ve been. Taking one day at a time. If I mess up, I’ll just try harder tomorrow. I’m also going just keep being positive and kind and just do my very best with what I have. And continue to pray nightly and talk to my Angels above.
And never ever ever ever ever give up.