The picture on the left was taken that day by my doctor and the picture on the right was taken this morning (Yes, that is the same shirt, it just fits properly now). Although I don't see a huge difference, it is still amazing that the change even happened.
I'm not going to say it has been easy (my husband can tell you definitely has not been), but I would do it all over again. Even during the worst days, I never regretted it.
Today, I'm able to eat most of what I want, keeping in mind protein first. I don't eat the dozen donuts at once or the burger and fries, but I do occasionally have a burger with the bun removed and a couple of fries. Instead of donuts, I will have a few dark chocolate covered almonds, not too many because my stomach won't hold it. So, I don't have to deprive myself, I just make better choices. I'm more aware of the food I put into it. When I eat out, I choose restaurants with higher quality, simple foods like steak and fish (have not touched a McD's burger in over a year and do not plan on it ever.)
It's only been 7 months since my surgery, but I've lost a totally of 110 lbs. (40 lbs. on my own before surgery, because I was too heavy to safely have the surgery). Statistically, you continue losing 12 to 18 months after surgery, but if I never lose another pound, it was still absolutely worth it.
If you have any questions about my weightloss journey, don't hesitate to ask.
Have a great day,