So I stumbled across this photo on my phone from last summer.
Last summer, June, when I achieved my first milestone of weighing under 100kg.
I was ecstatic. I took a photo straight away to send to my dad.
Now, I had already lost almost 21kg at this point, but even now I can see how far I’ve come since I took this photo.
Quite recently I have confirmed my date for my skin removal surgery – a full lower body lift (belt lipectomy) and arm lift surgery (brachioplasty) to begin. But in the months to follow, before my surgery in December, I have to learn to love my body for the time being.
Its easier said than done when you have heavy amounts of skin hanging off your body, but I gave it a go.
I’m approaching my summer holiday and swim wear is essential. I’m not quite ready for a bikini yet, BUT I’ll use what I have and wear a one piece instead.
Not to mention, despite my jiggling legs, I bought my first short shorts.
I’ve come a long way in the last year, and it was exactly one year ago today that I was diagnosed as type 2 diabetic. In the last year I’ve gone from weighing 119kg to 72kg, with a BMI of 24.5.
That’s… A HEATHY WEIGHT?!
Its a rarity to find pictures of me in swimwear before I lost the weight, but I managed to find something to compare it to.
Today, I’m looking forward to my holiday with my new (almost) summer body.
Roll on Hawaii!