Sunday, December 19, 2010

Inspiration and Dedication

Wow! It's the best I can do to describe Amy William's story. http://www.amylhwilliams.com/
I thought I had obstacles to overcome but she truly has paved the way. It is impressive to say the least. Amy Williams had Gastric Bypass in 2004. If you ever thought about the surgery or questioned whether it is worth it just check out HER story. It is amazing.

There are times when I question whether I did the right thing having Lap Band surgery. Was it worth it? Will it really make that much of a difference? YES YES YES!!! How can losing more than 80lbs not be the right thing, not worth it or not make a difference? Mentally I haven't lost weight because I am still holding on to my previous self image. I still don't truly "see" the weight loss. I look in the mirror and I can't say I see the difference. I look at pictures of myself from 6 months ago and compare to pictures now and I still don't see the differences. I need a mental makeover. I just don't know what it will take for me to see the difference.

Yes clothes fit differently but yet not as different as you would think 80lbs would make. Maybe I am expecting more than I should therefore I am not seeing what really is there? I just don't know.

I am a work in progress...

1 comment:

FitBy40 said...

I think most of us struggle with the body image thing. It's like when I went to that clothing sale and bought a pair of shorts for next summer, came home and found they actually fit me NOW. I can't see myself in a size 14 yet, even though I am. I wonder when we will get over that!