Today it’s my one year surgiversary. One year ago, I was already in the recovering room, trying to wake up. It was quite a struggle and I ended up spending six days at the hospital in Beverwijk before I was allowed to go home. It wasn’t the best start and it took me months before I was able to eat all the food I was supposed to eat and take my supplements without nausea. Now that the first year has passed, I am happy that I have made this choice. I feel happier, healthier and much fitter.
One last look at these awful pictures that were taken when I was at the hospital. I was trying my best to be brave, but I felt awfully sick at the time. What followed was a year full of ups and downs.
- First of all I have lost 95 lbs in the first 8 months;
- I suffered from gallstones and they had to remove my gallbladder in December;
- I have gained so much of my life back, with happiness and energy;
- I got pregnant and we are expecting a baby boy. Still I managed to stay at the same weight since January.
These are the biggest things that happened during the last year. I have experienced so many non-scale victories during this year that I would need more than one blog post to mention all of them. I am just happy with where I am right now. I would love to lose more weight, but that would just be a bonus on top of everything else I have already achieved.