I found a page of notes that I wrote over 13 years ago. It was entitled, “Things I won’t miss,” with regards to being overweight. Many of you know that I had a gastric bypass 13 years ago and lost over 100 pounds. I’m so grateful that I took this step and here’s what my list stated:
- Squeezing into a restaurant booth
- Worrying if the life jacket will fit
- Seat belts on planes (wouldn’t ask for an extension if my life depended on it)
- First 10 minutes of a doctor visit (scales are the biggest liars in the world)
- Wearing jumbo petite sizes
- Checking the weight limit on an elevator
- Trying to pretend I don’t have a double chin
- Pretending I’m not fat
As I read this list over again, I’m reminded of what it was like to endure a weight problem. I always felt that I had to over-achieve at whatever I was doing to compensate for my shortcomings as an overweight individual. I know now how wrong that was.
Now, my biggest concern are my bat wings (excess skin on my arms that used to house my insulation). I could get them clipped
I used this experience in my sequel to Stuck in the Onesies.