LilySlim - Weight loss

Monday, April 28, 2014

Recent Selfies

I took these tonight in our front bathroom. I look good, but I can also tell that my skin is taking a beating. I'm going to have to step it up with the moisturizer, and do it more than once a day or "when I feel good."  It may be too late already. I hope not.

Here I am. Minus 34 pounds from surgery day, minus 74 pounds from January 2011 when I quit that horrible stressful job in that fucked call center in Reno. I was shoving every sweet thing I could get my hands on into my mouth, and the employer didn't help: donuts almost weekly (I'd have five in an eight-hour day), cake, pie, trail mix...which they would wheel around to our desks!!! Aaaaah! Quitting that job was one of my better decisions.

Compare these with my profile photo, right.


  1. Yup, definitely thinner! Major weight loss may make folks look older in the face, but the overall impression to *others* is of increased youth and vitality. That's reflected in the body as a whole, the ability to move more easily, and, gradually, an increasing sense of comfort as folks "own" their bodies more.

    You'll figure out what works for you over the next few years or so.

    I actually got down to a medically "normal" weight for a while, and I did NOT like how I looked at that point: all my doctors also said I was "too thin," so go figure. I'd be more comfortable with about 30 pounds off my current weight at 8+ years out from my DS, but that would still put me 30 pounds above what the charts say I should weigh. I go by what my labs say, not the scale.

    Whatever. There's no right number, and you don't need to worry about these things yet anyway! Keep on keeping on!

    1. The first thing I noticed was my glasses were now larger than my head--i.e., sticking out past my skull, whereas before my skull was still extending beyond the outside edges of the glasses. Does that make sense?

      That and I can feel my collarbones. So strange. I keep running my hands over them. Funny, I did this for increased health, but didn't think too much about the body changes--I mean, I assumed I would get smaller, but I didn't think about the minutiae. The small subtle things like collar bones and glasses fitting my's a trip. LOL Hugs