Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Day 1591 Post Weight Loss Surgery

It's been 1591 days from the day I made my BEST DECISION EVER.

4 years, 4 months, 8 days,
137,462,400 seconds,
2,291,040 minutes,
38,184 hours, or
227 weeks

since I had Gastric Bypass Surgery.

1591 days well -minus those first 7 weeks (for me) of hardcore adjustment have been absolute awesomesauce! Every time I think back to this or read these

I KNOW I made the right decision!

My wish for all those new on this journey... that you will soon feel the same way I do about having weight loss surgery... that it was the best gift I ever gave myself.

But... I know too that just cause I got the monkey off my back doesn't mean the circus has left town. The FIGHT is FOREVER!

xo to all the fellow fighters!

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20 comments:

Ronke143 said...

That's freaking fantastic!

Nikki said...

Making me a lil' misty over here ;) What an inspiration picture! THANK YOU and Congrats! :)

Gen said...

Awesome. Love the pic. Congratulations!

ramblinsuze said...

AMEN! Though I'm only 9 months out, I *KNOW* this has been the best decision of my life. I feel and look so much better, and can DO things instead of being stuck on the sidelines. I'm looking forward to being around to be the cool Auntie for many, many more years to come. Thanks for being such an inspiration! :)

Island Bandit said...

what a great pic. congrats on making the decision and making it happen!

Fab Kate said...

:D

Caron said...

Congratulations! I'm wrapping up day 10, so I have a ways to go to reach you!

Anonymous said...

Thanks for sharing your healthy living. Congratulations on your success. I love your photo too.

Mary Erb said...

Congratulations!

leendadll said...

Congrats!

I'm about 8 weeks post lap band surgery now and also feel it was an amazingly RIGHT decision for my life.

Learning how to eat (slowly), what I can't eat, and what triggers an attempt to binge (cheese) is a learning process... but a fun and rewarding one!

ScatterJoy said...

Shelly -- you are such a gift to all of us! Congratulations on your amazing journey and continued success. I'm 4 weeks out - and honestly don't know what I'd do without you. Your advice, insights and incredible recipes give me hope -- especially on days like today - when I'm seriously wondering if WLS was worthwhile !!
You're a Shining Star!!!

Grams said...

"I know too that just cause I got the monkey off my back doesn't mean the circus has left town."

I really like that ... the fight is forever!

Congrats on your success.

Jules said...

You are truly an inspiration and comfort to me as I prepare for RNY in January. I'm both terrified and excited to start on this journey. And i'm looking forward to trying lots of your recipes.

marisa said...

What an inspiration! I am 5 weeks out with a picc line for nutrition. Almost didn't make it and I wish I had someone to tell me these things could happen. I hope one day when I am over this hurdle I will feel the same way you do,

Bianca said...

Congrats...
You're such an inspiration and love your posts and recipies
I'm 8months post...indeed the best gift i could ever give myself.
Went from 150kg(331pound)to 91.3kg(210pound) and stil loosing weight.

Greetings Bianca(the Netherlands)

Anonymous said...

Great picture! I am 10 weeks post RNY and I agree it was the best decision ever for me! Thanks for the inspiration Shelly!
Joni, Ramsey MN

Julie Harmon Sterling said...

Thank you for posting this. I needed it today! You are an inspiration to us all.
Julie

JaimeK said...

You are fabulous..and yes, the fight never ends, but we get better, I think, at knowing how to fight...Peace and thanks for being out here for the rest of us!

Tammy said...

Me too! BEST DECISION EVER! Happy dance! Love ya, girl - thanks for all you do!

battynurse said...

Great post.