Saturday, September 27, 2014

Has it really been six years since surgery?

I was sitting here thinking.. hey, my six year anniversary is coming up. I should start thinking about a blog post. Should I do another cottage cheese test? Take measurements? What day does it fall on again? And then I realized it was three days ago. I never used to believe people when they said "my surgiversary was X days ago and I totally forgot!" But now I do.

So where am I? Not on thinking about WLS every day, that's for sure... I haven't blogged since July. (Though part of that is my job -- I'm working for a startup right now.) I don't weigh myself every day or even once a week any more. I don't need to because I know pretty much what I weigh and how I'm doing just by looking in the mirror and how my clothes fit.

In many ways I don't think of myself as a bariatric patient any more. Or a fat person. In other ways, that will always be part of my identity.

For me, I got what I wanted out of the surgery. I got a normal life as a normal weighted person.