Yes I am! It’s taken me 10 months to lose about 80 poundss or so, but I’m here now. Technically I’m one pounds away from the arbitrary 150 poundss I set for myself but I have to tell you, I don’t care if I lose that one pound or not. In my head, and in my heart, I’m at goal. I like the way I look, and would be grateful to spend the rest of my life at this weight.
I did it. I cannot believe it. Me, the one who had failed at every single diet out there. The one who had tried every single diet out there. The one who was convinced that even surgery was not a sure bet for me. The one that was convinced I would be the medical marvel who would eat 800 calories and still not lose weight.
I did it!
I have to say, I strongly believe that while the sleeve helped, it would not, on it’s own, have been enough. I definitely believe it was WHAT I ate that helped me lose weight. Keeping carbs below 40 gms was, I believe, the key to my success. Despite my love and addiction for carbs, I don’t lose weight when I eat carbs. I’ve had to accept that. I know a lot of people can eat carbs and lose weight. I also now know and accept that I am not one of them.
But here I am, at 151 poundss and I feel good 🙂 I deliberately posted one without any makeup because people, my body looks better but my face has yet to catch up. Today I don’t even care, but my face is lagging and sagging behind, as this pic shows. I will post some candids of my face alone in the next week or two.
But today, I’m going shopping for what I hope is my “forever wardrobe”.