Long weekend for me - I have tomorrow off. Thank goodness because I'm behind on life from being sick this week.
I also have my 3 month check up with my Dr tomorrow afternoon! I'm really excited!
The other main task that I have is prepping the house for sale. We are putting it on the market at the end of Feb. I've been making lists and leaving little sticky notes on walls and doors where there are task for me to get done. Fill nail holes, pack old clothes up, take down pictures, move boxes, cleaning the floors, washing EVERYTHING! All that fun stuff.
I have a new job interview on Thursday! Internal interview at the company that I work for. Its similar skills but onto a new (better paying/more interesting) career track. I'm very excited. Got my hair cut and colored yesterday. Honestly, this weight loss has REALLY made a difference in how I carry and think about myself. I'm quite excited, and scared, and nervous. One thing I'm less worries about is that.. Frankly, I look more professional now that I've lost that first 45lbs. Also, I dress so much nicer on a day to day basis that no one is going to notice if I'm dressed "nicely", like they might have before (you know, just in case I don't get the job).
Okay - here is the brave part of the post. I have also been doing a photo exchange with a couple of friends that wanted to kick up the weight loss, and needed some external motivation. So, since we are all in different cities, the idea of a monthly "underpants" photo exchange was agreed on.
I'm feeling Brave today... (seriously, what I would give to have hair like that!!) And I'm pretty sure this picture will come up in the news feeds, you know... so people don't have to see what is next on their blog pages!!
SO.......I'm a going to post my pre-surgery 301lbs (left) comparison photo with my new one at 256 (right). I was pretty astounded at the difference. I honestly look at the first one and think that I'm "pushing" my gut out - but I wasn't, I specifically told myself to relax and just take the photo. As I carry most of my weight in the middle, I didn't bother with the legs, but they have lost a lot too.
I'm so happy that I took all these pics. I have spared you all the 5lbs increments, but you get the idea. This is 45lbs less of me!!! :) You can even see my smile in the second pic.