Saturday, June 11, 2011

Hanging on Tight!

Surprisingly, it's been more than 8 months since I've published a post.  I took a break while discerning and acting on a major decision that I felt the need to keep quiet -- until now.

I had weight loss surgery.

There.  It's out now.

Weight loss surgery isn't for everyone.  I'll tell you what, though . . . it's one of the best things I've ever done for myself.  Truly.  A month and a half before surgery my cardiologist had me double my blood pressure medication.  I no longer need that prescription at all. Joint pain?  Gone.  Energy level?  So much better.  Stress incontinence?  What stress incontinence?

You see, in addition to the weight loss there are all sorts of benefits I'm enjoying now that I'm on the "loser's bench".  My health and quality of life are improving as I get lighter.  So far, since my Roux-en-Y gastric bypass surgery on March 2, 2011, I've lost 58 pounds!

A lot of WLS veterans told me to hang on tight for the ride of my life and that's what I'm doing.  Now that I've had some time to adjust to my new way of life I'll be back here posting tips and recipes for the healthy lifestyle I'm thoroughly enjoying.  I hope you'll continue to join me on the journey.

See you soon, a little farther left of heft!

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