Monday, July 17, 2006

Stuff I hate...

Stuff I hate at this moment:

regression to nail biting
being at work
split ends
the word "guesstimate"
people who use the word "guesstimate"

Sunday, July 16, 2006


I used to try diet methods, succeed briefly, then fail and gain back more weight than I lost. This is fairly common among overweight people. Every time this happened, I would be worse off than before. After a while, I stopped because I was sick of making the situation worse. I decided that, if I ever hit a certain point, I would have to do something drastic. The somewhat arbitrary point that I chose was if my size ever exceeded the range offerred at Lane Bryant. I considered the necessity of special-ordering clothing to be an indication that my weight-gain was seriously out of hand.

So it was, a couple of years later, as I was squeezing my ass into my size 28 jeans and struggling with the button, that I thought of a friend of mine who'd had great success with gastric bypass. Then I did some research, and several months later found myself having weight loss surgery.

So here I am, just shy of a year post-op. My shirt size is now 14/16 - the smallest size that Lane Bryant offers, not the largest. My pants size is now 18. I have lost what amounts to an entire person. I have an appointment on the 20th with the surgeon to do the one year followup stuff, and figure out what's next. I'm pleased about my progress, and looking toward the horizon for more things about which to be pleased. Life could be much, much worse.