Friday, November 05, 2010

Milestones

Two years ago today, I had bariatric surgery. I had a lap-band placed, and I think it's one of the best, if not THE best, things I've ever done for myself.

I went from here:
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to here:
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and in the process regained my health and my zest for life.

I don't deny myself any food that I really want, but I do eat far more mindfully now, and often enough just asking myself, "Is it really worth it?" suffices to stop me from eating something I really shouldn't.

That's one big milestone. Another one that I completely spaced is my four-year blogiversary, which passed unnoticed a few weeks ago. Go, me!

Both things, weight-loss surgery and blogging, have transformed my life immeasurably. I've made the best friends I've ever had through blogging, and I can't picture how dull and dreary my life would be without you all. So thank you for being my friends, all you bloggy people out there! Whether you lurk without commenting, read and comment, or blog yourselves, you are ALL appreciated.

*smooch*

There's a kiss for each and every one of you!




UPDATE:
I have been COMMANDED, by a certain lovably bossy someone who shall remain nameless, to add the following photo to this blogpost.

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24 comments:

Keads said...

Blogging has exposed me to so many things as well and is worth the effort! Thanks to blogging my reading list is full, I am trying to sharpen my skills with the written word and I would have not met you or many others I consider "virtual friends".

Well done!

SCI-FI said...

From a humble reader/commenter, congratulations on both the blogiversary and the weightloss!

Goodness knows - if you didn't open up this blog, we'd never have met you, and we'd all be so much poorer for it.

Christina LMT said...

Thank you, Keads and SCI-FI!
You are wonderful people, and I'm proud to know you!

Keads said...

Blogging for four years? Hell, I am a newbie!

cybrus said...

Keep on rocking, Christina!

Scott McCray said...

*Christina iz teh HAWT* 8^) - (did y'all see the Halloween candy handing-out pic)? - (Wolf Whistle)

Congrats on the blogiversary and the weight loss!

proud to have you as a blog friend and hope to meet you in person some day!

Lawyer said...

Congratulations on two great results from two great choices!

Christina LMT said...

Thanks very much, Y'all!

Brigid said...

You look wonderful but I will say again, you are beautiful in pictures but STUNNING in person.

It's a healthier lifestyle, and you are right, you pick and choose more carefully.

Congratulations on that, the blogiversary and for just being you.

Enjoyed the phone chat the other night, I'm finally home.

Lissa said...

Why thanks! Christina-smooches go well with coffee :) Congrats!!

Shannon said...

Congratulations Christina - those are some MONGO milestones! You look absolutely fabulous, are an absolute kick to read & seem to be an all around doll! Keep on with the awesomeness, woman!

Buck said...

Now here's a two-fer I'll drink to! Salud!

Christina LMT said...

*overwhelmed*

WOW, thank you all so much! My ego will be even MORE inflated now! ;)

Anonymous said...

Congrats on both Chris

it's amazing how great a tool weight loss surgery is to give you the power to make those better choices.

I agree my choice to do weigh loss surgery was also one of the best choices i made


B

Christina LMT said...

B, you are always an inspiration, in so many ways!
Thank you, Darlin'.

Zelda said...

I love the costume and the lady in it. I'm so glad you're happy. Now you have to visit.

Christina LMT said...

Zelda, you are a total doll! Thanks, I'll have to see about driving all the way over yonder to visit you!

Jennifer said...

congratulations on all of that! And hey! I took that second pic;) You are gorgeous. And ya look good too.
Blogging is a funny thing. I too have met the best people through such an anti-social activity.

Zelda said...

Yeah, I know it's a drive. But THE ALAMO!!! Everyone who lives in Texas has to make a pilgrimage. It's like the hajj. It's our Mecca. And you can bring Phlegmmy and do a road trip. Oh now I wanna go.

Christina LMT said...

LOL, that sounds FABULOUS! Hmmm...

Rabbit said...

Congratulations on your fabulous new you!

phlegmfatale said...

Here's to you, kicking ass and taking names, and we love every minute of it. Four More Years! Four More Years! Four More Years!

TallyAngel said...

You have always looked beautiful to me, Mom. Congratulations on all of this and being the greatest Mom EVAR!

Christina LMT said...

Rabbit and Phlegmmy, thank you so much!

TALLY, thank YOU for the lovely compliments. :)