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Journey from 435 pounds

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Sunday, December 20, 2020

I was just looking at some old pictures. Sometimes I get discouraged. Especially if I have eaten too much of the wrong things, which I have done the last 2 days. Even with the gastric sleeve, there are certain foods that are very high in calories that I can eat quite a bit of. I have gotten a handle on it and stopped it. (I think) I was talking to my hubby James about how I felt stupid, worthless and ugly and how I could not even get a gastric sleeve and do this right! My sweet awesome James, told me I was beautiful, worth everything in the world to him, and was as smart or smarter than anyone he knows. Yeah, I married a gem! He told me that I cannot see what he does. That is when I decided to look at some older pictures and compare them with newer ones.

The first five pictures are at or near my highest weight of 435. Standing upright was very very hard at this point.

these next two pictures are earlier this year while I was preparing for the surgery. In these I was about 80 or so pounds lighter than the first set of pictures.

These last pictures have been taken in the last few days. This is a 153 pound lost from first set of pics and a 70 pound lost from second set of pictures.

Yes, sometimes I do not see the progress. I look in a mirror and all I see is the fat woman I was and that my brain thinks I still am. It helped me a great deal to go back and look at the pictures. I thought you all might enjoy the pictures as well.

Hugs to All and Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays, Seasons Greetings, Happy Hanuka, Happy Kwanzaa or if you do not celebrate, then Happy December!
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