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Saturday, July 3, 2010

I'm baaaaack!

Ok guys, this is going to be short and sweet, for the reals this time :) I came home yesterday and am SO glad to be home. Erik is doing an amazing job taking care of me and has been so extremely supportive through this surgery and everything that has followed. He admitted to me the other day that he was a little scared to post on my blog the other day (I'm pretty honest about what it contains and he can read it anytime he wants), but said you guys were really awesome :) (I of course had to give him a hard time about his spelling because...well, that's just me and he kind of expects it ;) Seriously though, the guy was put through the ringer the day of surgery and if you had seen the beaming smile on his face when he saw me out of recovery (he looked like he had just won the lotto/experienced the best Christmas of his life), you would have been very touched. I could immediately see all the relief, excitement, and hope in his eyes and it really did remind me what a sweetheart he is!! Too cute!

I have to thank so many of you for your support and encouragement over the past 18 months while I made my last ditch effort to get this weight off without surgery. It was never something that I took lightly and while I wish I could have done it without surgery, I can tell you that going the surgical route is definitely NOT the easy way out. I've never been prouder of myself for following through on something that truly terrified me. I knew it had to be done though, I think you guys knew it too. Now, I am genuinely looking forward to watching my body shrink as I start the real work of this journey. When I went into the hospital, I was 417 and some change. Yesterday I was at 421 (most likely due to all the fluids and gas they pumped me up with). Today, I am 413 and some change. I haven't been below 420 since 2001 and looking at my stomach today, I'm starting to see the balloon start to deflate and it is SO EXCITING!!! One of the things I wasn't looking forward to was the shape of my body as the weight started coming off. I know what to expect and it isn't pretty, but today I discovered that I am rejoicing in EVERY change I'm seeing right now because gradually, I'm going to get ME back. So what if it is a flabby version of me if I can do my own grocery shopping, an hour long workout at the gym, ride a roller coaster with Tanner or take those salsa lessons I've secretly wanted to take for so long?? "Let the flab fly" is my battle cry for today :) I can't wait to see more....

P.S. Some of this blog was brought to you by Hydrocodone Bitartrate and acetaminophen, so I can't be held completely responsible for grammar/spelling/etc or content :)


Laryssa said...

Glad to hear that you're back home and it seems from your post, recovering nicely. Thanks for the update. Can't wait to hear more as you lose the weight. :)

Annie said...

So glad you are home and on the way to the new you. I'll be reading your blog and cheering you every step of the way.

I really enjoy your blog, you are a good and interesting writer.

Continued success to you!

: )

darnfitness said...

I'm newto your blog yet I was reading it for the last hour and...I loved it. All the effort you put in your weight loss, the bravery ofgoing though surgery, your family as an inspiration... beautiful. And even I'm a "eat less, exercise more" fanboy I know that isn't the answer for everybody and I'm glad you took this step. I'm so happy for you.

And after an hour+ reading your blog, I got this weird allergy in my eyes. No, I didn't get emotional because I'm a man and all macho and stuff.. it's just an allergy, OK? I bookmarked you... it's just an allergy, I didn't sob!

Ice Queen said...

Blogging under the influence... lol

Welcome back, Michelle. It's good to "see" you, again. I am so happy and relieved that everything went so well. I hope that you are healing well and into your new routine, soon.

I am excited for you and I truly hope that this surgery is the tool that helps you to leap into health and activity and a new life for you and your family.

cmoursler said...

well, the great and grand thing about you when you finally get all that weight off is that you know you aren't too chicken to get some you can always get that extra skin removed. I am so happy for you and can't wait to see the changes that are coming down the pipe.

...tallens said...

Glad to read the surgery went well. You're going to do great and LOVE your new body. take care

Drazil said...

Prayers and healing vibes coming your way!

Cortney said...

Yay! So exciting. I'm going to have to call you out though for blaming acetaminophen for your spelling. Maybe the other drugs but Tylenol...come on now. :)

My Big Fat Super Super Obese Blog said...

Laryssa: Thanks so much for stopping by :) Hope to have much more for you in the next few months xx

Annie: Thanks so much for reading and cheering me on, it means the world to me.

darnfitness: thank you so much for your funny comments :) Hopefully you can get over the allergic reaction ;) Can't wait to catch up on your blog, what I've read so far, I love!

icequeen: I'm doing so much better by the day! I think I may finally be on my way to a healthier me!

chris: I can't WAIT to get plastic surgery girl. I'm going to do all I can exercising as I lose so that once everything is tightened up, I'll be hawt! ;)

tallens and Drazil: thanks so much for the well wishes!

Cortney: shhhhhh!!!! This isn't regular tylenol, its like super duper, sold on the black market tylenol!! It messes you up girl and makes you grammatically incorrect. I definitely don't recommend it for bloggers ;)