Today marks my one year anniversary from having weight loss surgery! Has it really been a year already?! It doesn't even seem possible. Seems like it was only yesterday that I was preparing myself for all of these tests and procedures that were required before I had surgery. And it seems like I was just starting my pre-OP diet. And here I am, a year later! It's been a pretty incredible year. I'm down 117 pounds as of this morning. I have heard so many stories of people who regret having the surgery and though I'm only a year out, I have zero regrets! I have so much more energy and I can actually keep up with my kids. Well, or at least I don't feel like I'm going to die when I try to. They are three and six and have way more energy than I'll ever have. My health has improved tremendously over the last year. I've never had a really big problem with blood pressure or cholesterol, but both are now well within the normal ranges. Before surgery I was labeled as being 'pre-diabetic' and now when I have my sugar levels tested, they are very much normal. The only big issues I've had since surgery and losing weight is that my B-12 levels got pretty low (I guess it's fairly common in WLS patients though) and the other is that I feel cold more often than not. But it is wintertime in Michigan. But I'd still rather have to wear an extra sweatshirt or use an extra blanket than have those hundred pounds back!
Just because I love posting pictures, here's a comparison picture from a year ago and today. And remember, I'm almost four and a half months pregnant!