I just wanted to take a moment and update you on my progress since today is the one year anniversary of my new life! To date, I have lost a total of 117.6 pounds and I am still losing. It has slowed some, as expected, but I continue to lose. I started this journey with a BMI of 51.2 which was in the morbidly obese range. I am happy to say, as of today, I am just overweight with a BMI of 28.3 I would say that is a huge win.
What's even better is looking back at how I have actually LIVED life over the past year. I went on a mission trip to Honduras in June and didn't huff and puff my way through the mission field. What a WIN! I participated in numerous 5K walk/runs over the summer and even recently completed a half marathon. What a WIN! My husband had the surgery in May and he has lost 99 pounds as of today. We went to Tennessee on vacation last month and hiked our butts off! We also went zip-lining and horseback riding for the first time which, wasn't possible last year due to us being over the weight limit for those activities.
It was funny, when the guy was checking us in for zip lining, he asked us to step on the scale and I said, "uh oh!" He laughed at us and said, "No worries, you are both WAY under the weight limit!" I wanted to tell him you have no idea how great that makes me feel but he wouldn't have understood the journey I'm sure. Again...What a WIN!!! To end this year with a bang, I will be leaving on October 28, to hike the Havasu Falls area on the south rim of the Grand Canyon! HUGE WIN!!!*
Surgeons Dr. Jose Rodriguez and Elmo Aramburo
Surgery Gastric Sleeve