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As of this morning, I have lost 91 pounds which puts me just a skosh beyond my original goal. I've dropped five pants sizes, four bra band and undies sizes, and have shrunk from 2XL to Medium in tops from Target and Kohl's. My calves are small enough that not only can I wear boots with "standard-sized" shafts but I can also tucks jeans into those boots.

I was about to complain about what my unclothed body looks like, but that seems ungrateful or disrespectful or something of that ilk. Instead I will focus on my endurance slowing growing day by day and that I can carry a full laundry basket up both flights of stairs in my townhouse without panting. That's MUCH more important to focus on.

I'm participating in a charity bike ride with [ profile] alienor on Saturday and am super excited to ride in a completely new-to-me environ with a friend whom I haven't seen in ages. It's fifteen miles with three stops: easy peasy.

What else...? Oh, a magazine associated with the INOVA hospital system will interview me on Tuesday about my experiences with the program, my surgeon, and the process. I'm a little nervous about that -- believe it or not, but I do have a hard time talking about myself -- but also highly flattered.

Date: 2013-10-14 10:15 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] reedrover
Oh, wow. And more congratulations!

Date: 2013-10-17 02:35 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Thank you! :) I am beyond wildly ecstatic.

Date: 2013-10-15 01:53 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Very cool :)

Date: 2013-10-17 02:35 pm (UTC)

Date: 2013-10-15 08:35 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I seem to have caught a cold (we went to WV for the weekend, I'll write about it eventually when I'm not feeling miserable). I'm not sure if I'll be up for riding. I'm resting today and drinking lots of tea, so I'll keep you posted. I'll be super disappointed if I'm not well enough to ride :-(

Date: 2013-10-15 08:43 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Aw, honey. I'm sorry to hear that you're feeling so bad. If you do have to cancel, I completely understand. Hopefully, you'll feel better, but don't ride if you're not 100%.

Date: 2013-10-17 06:12 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Yeah, I'm afraid I'm going to have to cancel. I still can't breathe, and I'm exhausted after just working 4 hours today. No way am I going to be able to tackle those hills. I'm dreadfully sorry.

Date: 2013-10-17 06:32 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
It's okay, sweetie. I'm sorry that you're still feeling so bad! We'll be able to take a leisurely ride another time. :)

Feel better soon!

Date: 2013-10-17 08:28 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Glad that you are feeling better - you look happier and healthier (from the pictures). I hope the interview went well :-)

Date: 2014-02-11 05:02 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
So did the magazine ever come out? Link on FB maybe?

Date: 2014-02-13 01:50 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Oh, it did! I'll make an entry with the photo.


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