I must admit though...I am loving the new body. I feel so much more comfortable in my clothes. I am still in between sizes but I no longer struggle to buy anything at the stores. Recently I bought a denim shirt- size LARGE. I don't think even an XXL would have fit back in December. I do see myself shrinking. My shoes fit loose, my rings fall off, and I can slide my Tiffany bracelet off. It's the little things that stand out to me. I have lost a good portion of the belly but still have massive thighs and arms that will need a lot of work at the gym.
|The denim shirt at my friend's art event- 02/02/12|
Speaking of, did anyone have a hard time toning? Have any of you considered a tummy tuck? Or did the excess skin mold with your new body on its own?
On a happy note: I adopted a puppy this week!! He's beyond adorable and loving. I went to the nearest pound and saw the cutest 3 month old terrier. He was as happy as could be despite being behind ugly bars, sleeping on a cold floor, and having two other roommates. I named him WHISKEY (yes, alcohol was my inspiration). I have faith that he will be the perfect therapy for my mother. My dad passed away 7 months ago and after spending over 30 years with him, she needs a cheerful companion to help her cope.
|I had just picked him up from the animal hospital (he was neutered) - 02/04/12|
|Whiskey and Taquito (my 7 1/2 year old baby) -02/05/12|
Back to lapband land--- I'm sure the next few weeks before my first fill will continue to be challenging. I still get hungry but I get full with just a few bites. Fast forward two hours and I'm hungry again....and so the cycle continues day in and day out. Slowly but surely, the weight is coming off though. I have to remain positive and assertive with all these changes- both mentally and physically.
"The road to success is always under construction."