LilySlim - Weight loss

Monday, October 24, 2011

A great weekend!

First of all, thank you for all of your wonderful supportive comments about my last post. I'm amazed at the friendships that have developed through this blog and because of my lap band experience. It means so much to me that you get me. Thank you, thank you!



Secondly, I had a wonderful time at my class reunion. It was great to see people that I have not seen in 30 years. On Friday night we went to the football game together and then out to a little hole in the wall, restaurant / bar. We hung out, got reacquainted with those we hadn't seen in a while and we sang karaoke. It was really fun.



Saturday night we had a get together at a local club, we had a decent turn out, not a ton of people but a good turn out. It was really fun, we were able to catch up, find out what people have been up to and we just hung out. My friend Christy picked me up, so I didn't even have to worry about not drinking, or getting a cab. Great night. Some of you might remember Christy, I talked about her on my blog, and she even blogged (briefly). Christy and I have so much in common, we graduated high school together, we both were thin in high school, we both married men who treated us badly, had two children with said bad men and we both gained a ton of weight, we both also lost a ton of weight many times, only to gain it back. Christy and I were not great friends in high school, we didn't hang out, but she was always very sweet to me and I think we always considered one another friends. Later in life we were neighbors and we did lots of things together, always running in the same crowd. Christy and I both divorced and then married wonderful hard working men, who love us and only want us to be happy. When I got the lap band, Christy was at the end of her rope (can we all identify) and I went with her to my surgeon's seminar about WLS. She decided to get Gastric Bypass and...wow, she's one year out and down 100.4 pounds. The transformation is unbelievable. I know that the lap band was the right choice for me, but to see Christy do so well, so quickly, kind of makes me wonder a little. Then, I realize, I'm doing fine, the stop in my weight loss is a result of my choices, not the lap band not doing it's job. I want to get to my goal, and honestly I don't care how long it takes me to get there. I feel really good about where I am, even though it's not the finish line, I can definitely see that I'm doing alright in this race. In 2004 Christy and I were with a group of women on a little trip for my niece's graduation, I have a picture that we took together then and I told her at the reunion we should take another picture and I would make a comparison of the two. Well, I did and wow, it's amazing to see how much younger we both look, how much happier and healthier we both look. What a blessing this has been. I just have to share that picture too.

Amazing! I hope you all have a great week!
Big Hugs!
T

14 comments:

speck said...

Theresa, most people don't show up looking better at a class reunion! lol

You look great and I know people were impressed.

Darlin1 said...

We're almost weight loss twins....same time....same loss.....same story!

And might I say ... both and your friend look simply maaarvelllllous darlinck!!

XO

♫ Drazil ♪ said...

Holy crap - what an amazing story and picture!

trisha said...

wow - amazing difference in the pics!! way to go ladies!!

~Lisa~ said...

Beautiful story of your friendship and absolutely AMAZING photo!! Thank you for sharing!!

Jacquie said...

I am so happy you had a great time! You both have done amazing and look great!

Kristin50 said...

What a great inspiration you are my dear! You both look totally amazing and it sounds like your reunion was nussing but fun!

Priceless!!!

Amanda said...

huge difference in both of you!! And you are right...the LB was right for you and it is working.

Can I say...we didn't get to spend a WHOLE lot of time together in Chicago. But you were always such a smiley, happy, friendly gal to be around! I know that is the real you.

Were you always that way? At your saddest time with your ex and the hight of your weight?

If you werent then let me report that you are back in full force. Your happiness shines through!

MandaPanda said...

You look great! Sounds like a great weekend!

Gilly said...

We always compare ourselves to others. Silly humans! You both look amazing...and what a great post!!

vickyd said...

I'm glad you had such a great time and it's wonderful that you have a friend who has such similar experiences...you both look wonderful!!

FitBy40 said...

Holy smokes! Congrats to both of you for taking your lives back, in more ways than one!

Justine said...

WOW! You both look amazing. Good on you both. xx

Dinnerland said...

I'm so glad for you-- it sounds (from last post and this one) That many things are in the right place for you.
Not to mention that you look AMAZING! Good for you!!