I have been thinking a lot lately about what is different this time around with my weight loss. Obviously, this is the first time I have lost weight after weight loss surgery. But, there are so many things that feel different this time around.
For one thing... I know I am going to succeed. Some mornings I wake up feeling like this weight will never be gone, but most of the time I feel good about how far I have come and know that even if it takes a couple years.... my excess weight will be gone.
I also feel like, for the most part, I have really committed to changing my lifestyle. There are some things (exercise) that I will probably always be fighting but I know I will always keep trying. Which brings me to trying... I keep on trying. Even if I have a couple or few or even a month of sub par eating, I eventually get back to it. Sure I could have lost a lot more weight by this point if I had been on track 100% but I have lost a great deal of weight living the life I can continue living forever.
I have a huge support system. Mostly being all of you bloggers and followers. My husband and family is also very supportive but they just can't relate. Seeing all you folks who are going through the same struggles and understand exactly what this experience is like makes a big difference.
And of course my band is here to help me... I could not do this without my band. Speaking of my band.. my restriction seems to be pretty good these days. I am filling up much faster and am really limited with portions... however, I am not staying full as long as I would like. I probably still need a small tweak to get me to that "ideal" restriction but I am so happy for what I have.