Monthly Archives: December 2013

On a Happier Note

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Moving on to happier things, clothes! I love clothes, shoes, accessories, etc. So much so that as soon as I unpack from a trip, the room looks like a tornado just rolled through.

This is my first shot at creating a capsule wardrobe for my upcoming trip. I think I did pretty good, 13 clothing items, (some of which I will be wearing, and not including accessories) will give me 20+ options for the 5 days that I am gone.

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Flying and fat

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I have to fly into Dallas this week for a work trip and the butterflies in my stomach have already started.  Despite losing 35 pounds, I am still very overweight. I feel better, I look better, I am healthier, but the poor person who has to sit next to me doesn’t see all of that unfortunately. In their head, I am still a fat slob.

I hate that while I fit in the seat, my legs will still touch the other person. I hate that I will spend 3 hours crammed into a tight of a ball as possible so as not to annoy the other passengers, I hate that this is even an issue.

I am flying on Southwest and paid extra for priority boarding. I did buy a seatbelt extender to avoid the embarrassment of asking the flight attendant for one, I’m hoping that I don’t need it, but better safe then sorry. I will be a nervous wreck from now until my flight boards on Friday morning and then again when I have to switch planes.

I know that I shouldn’t care what people think about me, but the reality is, I do. Hopefully I can move past that at some point in my life, but sadly, I’m not there yet.

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The beginning…..

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After a struggle with my ever increasing weight for the last 10 years and months of uncertainty, tears and worry, I finally bit the bullet and underwent weight loss surgery on 11.01.2013. I have lost 35 pounds so far, and while pleased, I am anxious to lose the remainder of the weight. I am hoping that sharing my story will help keep me accountable and on the right path to weight loss success!

My starting weight: 280 pounds

Current weight: 245 pounds