Ahhh I am still star struck I think! Meeting Alexis was beyond amazing! She was one of the first blogs I started to follow when I began mine and I've always admired her. She was even cooler in person then she is in her blogs- if you can imagine that. Most of you will get to experience this though in just a few weeks @ the BOOB reunion. Meeting her today, really helped me with not feeling so bad about not being able to attend. She is so beautiful and down to earth- it was just like catching up with an old friend. We met on Newbury St. at a thai restaurant and enjoyed some yummy dumplings and soup. DELISH! Of course the rain had to follow her from Seattle to Boston, so the weather wasn't ideal, but we made do and had a wonderful visit. I hope to be able to meet up with her again someday soon.
I haven't posted in a week or so- nothing else is really new. Last night Rick and I attended the mandatory surgical weight loss seminar at my clinic so he can get started on his own journey. He left feeling very confident and excited. He is scheduled for a half day appointment next week with the NP, dietitian and nutritionist to see if he qualifies and what pre-op testing they will require for him. This is all very exciting and happening really fast. I'm happy and scared for him- now I know how he felt when I was going through it all. Funny thing happened while at the seminar, the NP facilitating the seminar asked if anyone in the audience had, had bypass or lap-band and I jumped up and rose my hand. Everyone turned and looked at me, and I just waved. I let everyone there know that I just passed my year mark, and was down 75lbs and if they had any questions to feel free and ask me. It was such a proud moment for me :o)
My weight is at a standstill right now, holding steady around 176. I haven't really been to active lately so I understand why. I really just need to start focusing on getting to 158, so I can celebrate no longer being obese. That is my next goal and I'm ready to start moving towards it!
Hope everyone is doing well! xxoo