I keep telling myself I am going to keep up with this blog, but I have been overwhelmed with the job search process that it has fallen by the way side. I have also been helping my mom redecorate her house, so that's taken up some time - I have also moved into a bigger place, which happened about a month ago and I couldn't be happier about it!
This month, I was featured on the Obesity Help newsletter. I have to be honest, I didn't notice until Suzette of http://www.lap-band-surgery-site.com pointed it out to me, even though I did open and read some of the newsletter. I have a little attention problem sometimes - I don't have any... especially on the internet, I'm always - Oh, let me go look this up, and I get to the computer and I've already forgotten what it was I wanted to look up.
I went to the doctor last week. I'm 110 lbs down, 45 lbs to go. So, since my highest weight of 353 pounds in March 2004, I have lost 162 lbs! OMG. Yeah, seriously can't even fathom. I have lost more weight than what I'll weigh when I'm done. Rock on. My goal weight is 145, which at 190, means I have 45 to go. Yippeee! Anyway, back to the doctor's appointment. Apparently, I'm too tight right now. I have a cough, related to the night reflux/gastritis and sinusitis because I have stomach gases coming up my esophagus at night. I didn't want to get an unfill though because 1) it would cost me and 2) as soon as I lose another 10 lbs, I'll need that fill back... so I took the low road of waiting it out even though it is slowing my weight loss. I'd rather lose it slowly and permanently than spend $150 right now to spend another $150 later to put it back. Yes, I'm frugal and unemployed and I keep praying that if I lose it slow enough, my skin will retract.... I already know that it isn't going to, I was 300 lbs for the majority of my adult life. Besides, I recently found out that I will have the money to do those surgeries once I'm down to my goal. It's not a "win the lotto" I can predict the future, but the very thing that aided in my weight gain is going to pay out to help me with the final product. Thanks Mom and Dad. (No, I'm not blaming them for my weight gain!)
Now, if only that perfect job would land in my lap. I'm really thinking of seeking out a position as a weight loss surgery patient counselor. I am going to contact the hospitals in my area and see if there's a need for this. I might have a intern part time, but it would be a good fit for my personal and professional experience to get licensure.