At my heaviest I looked like a had several chins! But I am hope to announce that I am finally down to one or at least I think so! This is the smallest my face has been in very long time.
I was a little down in the dumps this morning I am worried about Rowan, my cat (and son). So a few years ago Rowan lost a huge amount of weight (actually got down to 7 lbs) and had to be put on medication, he gained the weight back and eventually went off the medication and kept his weight maintained off the medication. He was weighed at this annual appointment in February and was still maintaining without medicine. However lately I noticed he was feeling bony again even though he still has a great appetite so Monday morning he went for a weight check, he’s down from 10 lbs to 8.25 lbs in 6 months, that’s a big amount for a cat. So his vet went ahead and gave us the medicine that Rowan used to take (which helped) without an appointment. We started him on it yesterday and then we will do another weight check in 2 weeks. Then from there we will do an appointment and blood-work if necessary. I am also jobless. I had an interview at a nursing home this morning and should hear back by Thursday. Even if I get that job, I am greatly under-employmed. But a job is better than no job! Sometimes I wonder what the point of going to college and graduate school was, I have a master’s degree for crying out loud! It’s been 6 years and I’ve barely gotten to use them. All this had me pretty down most of the day but seeing these pictures side by side and how far I’ve really come brought my spirits up a little. The last boost was my personal training session, it felt good to go and work out hard and sweat off my frustrations. Can’t wait to have another session in the morning.
I also want to officially announce that I will no longer be running the monthly online chats that I have been holding for the past year due to unforeseen job circumstances, I am currently trying to obtain a second shift job. The chat was also becoming too much for me to handle on my own. So the chat-room has been disabled as it was a location that I was paying for and will not be doing anymore since I would be unable to attend. I hope that they helped everyone while they were in existence. I do welcome you to join my Facebook support group if you are in search of support, we are 105 members strong right now. Head over to https://www.facebook.com/groups/stayingmentallyhealthyafterwls/ to join. Thanks for everyone’s understanding!
I also want to share a cool thing that my favorite bariatric company, Better Bariatric, is doing. It’s called the newbie club! Just register with your upcoming WLS date and they will send you a FREE care package on or around the time of your surgery! Package includes free protein samples and coupons! Join at http://www.betterbariatric.net/join-the-newbie-club/. I totally wish this had been around while I was a newbie!
Daily Inspirational Quote: “Keep a positive mind. Remember, a failed attempt doesn’t make you a failure—giving up does.” ~Lorii Myers