I just wanted to share with you and your readers my success of
losing over 140 pounds since my surgery May 9, 2001.
particular, my husband and I just returned from a special vacation
to the Umbria area of Tuscany, Italy. I cannot tell you how
elated I was at being able to easily sit in the airplane seats this
trip with no seat belt extender! I was able to put the food
trays down while eating or drinking. It was wonderful.
And oh yes, one more plane adventure – the bathroom was a lot
bigger this trip than 2 years ago when we went to France. I
had to cram my 437 pounds into that tiny area and then couldn't get
up let alone try to get those small doors open. Well, this trip was
so different on that account as well. I could easily turn
around and open the doors and had plenty of room to spare.
There is nothing like a 140 pound weight loss to make a plane trip
addition, I was able to do all the walking and sightseeing and keep
up with our group. On our return home, my husband thanked me for
giving him such a wonderful trip by being able to keep up with
everyone and by having a good time too.
husband is great. He's my rock and has been my best supporter
through the surgery and recovery period. I'm still recovering
as each day brings new challenges.
I'm truly allowing myself to accept and realize
what is meant by "the surgery is just a tool" because it
will only take just so many pounds off. The rest will have to
come through dedication and honesty in eating, just as before the
surgery. But thank goodness the surgery has allowed us
"limitations" that we didn't have before.
Your friend in WLS,
Pre Surgery Weight: 437 pds
Current Total Loss: -140 pds
is great and so very much worth living now!