There are all these 30 day blog challenges but I hate challenges I am bound to fail so I am picking and choosing some of the prompts I want to try.
I have other blogs on other subjects (art and general info) and I will tailor the prompts to them as well.
POST A RECENT PHOTO AND 10 FACTS ABOUT YOURSELF AND YOUR WLS/LIFE
#1 I am a 42 year old woman in Boise Idaho named T’Rina (correction : I turned 43 in Dec of 2011…4 months later and still getting it wrong)
#2 I had Duodenal Switch on April 26th 2010 (nearly 2 years ago)
#3 I am married to Alex, a wonderful man I started dating a month before surgery when I was still 419 pounds and he has been with me and supportive of me ever since.
#4 I am and always have been very open about my weight loss surgery, I am not a person who is good at hiding things and I have so many very supportive friends that I saw no reason to not give them a chance to be supportive in one of the most important choices of my life
#5 I am an artist, and do a lot of art journaling about my weight loss and how it effects my life, I want to explore more about it in other mediums as well
#6 I have end stage bone on bone arthritis due to being over 400 pounds since I was 29 and over 300 since my very early 20s, the pain from arthritis is better now than before but I will still someday need a double knee replacement
#7 I feel that I have not done as good as I could of due to going into early starvation mode not realizing just how much I NEED to eat as a DS due to malabsorption…as it is I feel I am playing catch up and may never get to under 200 pounds, my goal..there are times it is hard to realize I will most likely always be “fat” but fat and nearly immobile are really a different thing
#8 I was originally scheduled for surgery in early Aug 2009 but due to “last Supper Syndrome” and stupid choices galore I gained 13 pounds in 4 months and was told to lose 33 pounds before I could have surgery, I was 463 pounds on July 27 2009, I lost 52 pounds between then and Apr 26th 2010 and have dropped from 411 on my surgery date to 235 pounds 22 months later. (total weight loss 228 … loss since WLS 176)
#9 My goal for my 2 year Surgery anniversary on April 26th 2012 is to be 231 pounds, this will make me just slightly smaller than half the size I was at my highest and means I will have lost 180 in 2 years
#10 There are times it is hard for me and times I slack and pay for it with upset stomach, gas and discomfort and there are times I fear I will never be able to reach goal or maintain even this weight but I am determined to try and not slide back…I am not giving up, I am following through with something for once in my life and I hope to be able to help others