While we were in California on vacation, a very important milestone came and went – the one-year anniversary of my Lap-Band surgery. On January 15, 2013, I took a little nap and woke up with three tiny laproscopic incisions and a band around the top of my stomach. The Band has changed my life in so many important ways. Sure, I’ve lost weight – 75 pounds, with 15 or so to go – but the bigger changes have come in other areas. I mean, I’m a RUNNER. Jason and I have a stronger relationship. We have a more active family. And I feel like we finally can envision the “dream” future for our lives rather than worrying about my health and how that might impact all our plans.
There’s still work to be done, and the journey doesn’t ever end, but sometimes you just need to remind yourself how far you’ve come.