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6 Months and Counting

12360427_1214805335202909_6895152362188708852_nI can’t believe it’s been six months since my surgery! I am so happy to have been blessed with this opportunity to start my life over. I feel amazing since I have lost around 60lbs. I still have a long way to go, but it’s a good start.

I want to take a moment to reflect on why I had surgery and how I got to where I am today. I look back at photos from before my surgery and cringe. You can see the pain and depression in my eyes. I was uncomfortable in my body and suffering from lack of energy and aching bones at only 24 years old!

This week we took “during” photos and it’s amazing to see the difference. I don’t even recognize myself. I have more weight to lose, but I am happy with the progress I have made. Sometimes it’s hard for me to see the difference, but I know I feel it. My body doesn’t hurt anymore and I have a lot of energy, so I have an easier time exercising. As for food, I still struggle with my addiction, but I appreciate the different types and tastes of it. I don’t have to eat a lot to be satisfied and can stop when full. It’s amazing to think that things will only get better from here.

Thank you to all who supported me throughout this journey! I appreciate the staff at the hospital from Dr Higa to Kristi and everyone else who was there during my surgery. I wish I could name everyone, but that would be a LONG list! I also want to thank my parents, grandma and siblings for being there for me when I needed you the most. I love you guys! Thank you Jason and friends for your love and support. I am so blessed to have so many friends, family and medical staff that have encouraged me towards a healthy lifestyle.