I know the photo on the left is poor quality, but it was cropped from a group photo. A photo taken 1 year ago, today. The photo that made me really look at myself and realize that I needed to change. I was great at avoiding mirrors, and was in total denial about my health. I was the typical busy mom, putting everyone before myself until it snuck up on me, and hit me like a ton of bricks. This photo was my ton of bricks.
My dad is morbidly obese and has suffered many, many health problems related to it. When I looked at this photo, compared to the older, healthier photos I kept around, I noticed three things, my eyes were less visible, my smile seemed smaller, my collar bones were gone.( I just always used to like that part of my body)I didn’t even look like myself, and I realized that I was starting to look like my dad. This was last 4th of July. I started and stopped several times until January, when a routine finally clicked. I was set back in April due to injury, I was on a very limited list of what I could do, but I still did it, and managed to maintain, and even have some weight loss. I just got my release to start exercising again last month. I was building up my strength.
But due to pelvic prolapse not responding to physical therapy, I have a hysterectomy and vaginal wall repair in two days. No exercise for 6 weeks. I’m terrified of the setback. I’m so worried I’ll fall back into old habits and excuses, I’m worried about 6 weeks off. Due to a history of endometriosis they won’t know until surgery if I will get to keep my ovaries. So I’m also worried about potential hormonal changes.
Yesterday at my pre-op appointment my weight was finally in the normal weight range for my BMI.That was my number 1 goal. So, I’m happy to have hit that. Technically, that is for someone with a large frame though, and the wrist test puts me at small frame. My current goal is to maintain as best as I can until I’m once again cleared for exercise. My final goal is to be comfortably in the range of a healthy BMI for my frame.
Thanks for reading!
P.S. look at my eyes,smile,and collar bones now!
Any other hysterectomy members please feel free to link me to your journey.
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Tags: Weight loss, Fat loss, Before and after photos.