Today is the day! I have officially reached the goal weight that I set for myself when I decided to have RNY. It took almost one year (359 days, to be exact), but that time has flown by and it seems like I was just being rolled into surgery a few weeks ago. But, as we all know, this really is not the finish line for me. It's more like the beginning of a finish line that goes on for the rest of my days. I have heard of many, many people who regain their weight after WLS and I am, of course, going to do my best not to be one of those people. I think I can, I think I can, I think I can...
So I am posting a pic I took this morning, just to mark the occasion of reaching my goal, but this is not my official "after" picture. I am employing the services of my daughter, the professional photographer, to have a real photo shoot and do the thing right. I have shied away from pictures for the last 20 years and I decided, when I reached goal, that I would have a real photo taken to mark the occasion. I am going to dress up and actually put on make-up (gasp!!) and enjoy myself. I always think that having pictures of oneself kind of makes one seem a bit vain, but I am willing to be considered vain this once. So here is the reached-goal-weight-but-still-using-powder-room-for-photos-because-we-don't-own-a-full-length-mirror shot. Oh, and dontcha like the new t-shirt John made me for my birthday? (and yes, there is a 99% chance that you will see my car in some of my official goal photos) :)
Thanks so much again to all of you who have read this blog and sent me encouraging notes along the way. It meant more to me than you probably know. I feel so blessed to know so many truly decent, kind people, and to be able to call them friends, well, it's just an embarrassment of riches. :)