Oh my gosh! I can’t believe that I’m nearly done with this 30 day challenge. Just 2 days after this one. It’s 1 a.m. exactly right now. Again, I’m late in posting. But I’ve just come to expect it from myself. Today, I had an appointment at North Kent Connect. They basically just took down all my information and collected Kara’s (my daughter’s) pay stub information. They added me as a client and gave me access to the food pantry. I can go there once a month to get food. I also signed up for a free beginners knitting class which gets me $20 to spend in the store. I’ve always wanted to know how to make my own dishcloth and that’s what they’re teaching. The class isn’t until November.
Monday is also my weigh in day. I am 22 weeks post op VSG (vertical sleeve gastrectomy). I was down 2.6 lbs this past week and a total of 73.2 lbs since pre-op weight of 355 lbs. My current weight is 281.8. My BMI has gone from 62.9 to 49.9. I’m very happy with my results thus far.
Alright, on to the topic of the day. “A picture of you from last year and one from now. How have you changed?” This is a good one, considering I’ve been losing some weight. I had to jump on Facebook to look for a picture from last year. I actually found one from October of last year as well so it’s pretty close to being exactly one year apart as well. Here they are:
I think you can see the difference in the two pictures. I wish the one on the left wasn’t so close up. I do have different glasses, but that’s not the difference I am referring to. And, my hair is a lot thinner in the photo on the right. But so is the rest of me as well. I have more of a neck in the photo on the right and you can see my collar bones. My face is a bit more chubby in the photo on the left. I definitely can see a difference. There’s some truth in that old saying, what a difference a year makes! I think I’m glowing more in the photo on the right as well. Despite my current situation of no employment and no money, I’m happier. My life has improved. I’m no longer held down. I’m free. I’m being the me I was meant to be. This was a great topic. It’s great for me to look back and see where I was a year ago.
Wherever you are in this beautiful world, I wish you peace, love and happiness!