Today marks the one-year anniversary of my journey to a thinner and better me. A laparoscopic cholecystectomy (complicated by a bile leak) kick started a life style change: nothing like being ill for several weeks, looking at the 3 Milk Dud-sized gallstones – probably brought on by repeated large weight losses and regains, and finally really seeing my body to put me into action mode.
Twelve months later and 85-pounds less fat, I wish my goal was in closer reach. But… the past year has been full of many blessings (there’s a word that doesn’t appear often in my writing).
- I am grateful for the understanding, encouragement, hand-holding, morale boosting, food
hidingmanagement, and unconditional love from my family, especially Susan.
- I am lucky to have stumbled into supportive online weight loss and life-style change communities.
- I am indebted to my blogging friends and colleagues who provide daily support, knowledge, skills, and inspiration via their writing on blogs, commenting here, and responding to my comments.
- I am forever thankful for the final 10-months of my mother’s life — even though I didn’t realize those would be her last ones with us.
I am a happy woman.