It has been ten months since my RNY weight loss surgery. Every day I look at myself in the mirror and I see a person I didn't realize existed. Sure, we all have thoughts and daydreams of what we look like at 50-100 pounds lighter. But, if you're like me, that weight was so long ago. I had no idea what an adult version of myself at this weight looked like.
I like her.
That's a new statement for me. I like me.
Here's the thing, though. Am I happy with myself at this weight? Yes. I currently weigh 180-185 pounds. That range is there for a reason. The number fluctuates frequently. I have been in this range since January and it feels good. I can walk long distances. I can run. I feel strong and healthy. I feel sexy and attractive. Yeah, this Kim is pretty cool.
For years, I thought...no, I KNEW that 150 pounds would be my goal. I can remember being that weight as a teenager, and, looking back, I looked good. Teenager. What was I thinking?! I'm almost 46 years old. It makes sense to be 30-35 pounds heavier than that after 30 years and two children!
So, I'm Okay if I'm never 150 pounds. I don't have to be a size 6. I just have to be exactly where I am.
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