Welcome to my weight loss journey! I was sleeved on 6/6/11
Went in for tummy tuck and breast reduction 12/11/12

Saturday, December 31, 2011

New Year's Eve....

Wow....what a year. Where to start. This year was amazing. Chance has once again worked his tahookie off and has received 3 raises this year. He's so amazing and I'm so blessed to have him. He's my rock and my constant reminder that everything I've done has been worth it. He had an amazing year and I hope this next year is just as great if not better!

The kiddos have come a long way this year....first year of public school. Madi is soaring and Jaxon is doing the typical boy thing....and catching on a little later. But he's been coming along by leaps and bounds. So proud of my kids. They are the biggest lovers and so kind hearted. Can't imagine where they get that from.

My Momma moved off to Wisconsin and is happy as can be. And my Daddy is doing really great as well. I haven't stayed in contact with my brother Donnie as much as I would like (something to work on this year), but we both know we're still here for each other, day or night. My sister Tonya and I are still just trucking along. She's one of my very best friends. I can show my true colors to her and she doesn't judge me or try to talk me out of something. She gives me honest feedback and I appreciate that. My brother Tim and I have become super close. That makes my heart happy. That was the one relationship in my family that I was lacking. And it has grown so much. We're closer than ever :) My entire family seems to be doing great.

Then there is me.....what to say. This year I made the hardest decision I've ever had to make. To most people it's something insignificant, but to me, it's important and changed my life. I had my surgery for gastric sleeve on June 6th and since then I have lost 84 pounds. It's not just about the numbers though.
I can stand for 10 hours a day and not want to die at the end of the day.
I can run with my kids and I still become very winded, but I CAN run with my kids. My back problems are gone.
My hip problems are gone.
My asthma is nonexistent.
My headaches so every 2-3 months instead of weekly.
I only go to the chiropractor every 2-3 months...and that's for my headaches.
I can go up a flight of stairs and not become winded.
My husband can pick me up and carry me to bed.
My husband can buy me the super sexy lingerie and not have to worry if he can find it in my size or if he's going to upset me when it's too small.
My husband can wrap his arms all the way around me :)
I can shop in regular department stores...and super trendy stores, and no one looks at me like I shouldn't be there.
I still have a long way to go. So many things I still have to work on. I have to work on the emotional aspects of it all. I hope that in 2012, I can be more comfortable in my own skin. I hope that by next Christmas I'll be getting my Mommy makeover and I'll never have to see my flabby tummy again....lol...it's the small things. I've not vain, I just want to feel pretty again. So hopefully, 2012 will have that in store for me.

Thanks for reading my ramblings and thanks for all the support throughout this process! I hope you all realize how much it means to me :)



Tara said...

You have amazed me this year in so many ways. I love you like a sister and pray that the next year brings us closer!

Anonymous said...

so happy for you. I've been a bit emotional lately, but I'm crying tears of happiness for you. Lately I've learned a lot about decisions, and I understand what you mean about it being so insignificant to some people. <3 big hugs, Billie. Here's to 2012!