I have had some interesting conversations with people regarding the surgery and for the most part they are very supportive. The common topic, however, is the psychological evaluation. I knew from the beginning that I would have to jump this hurdle. I know there are many different reasons as to why someone has to have a pysch eval. One reason is being able to deal with how people (old and new) treat the newly transformed you. Men will notice you more, women may react differently.... I told my mom that I never had issues pulling men's attention...LOL. She thought I was funny. Someone told me that they knew a person that went through the surgery and their attitude changed for the worse. I can't see myself doing this. I will just be happy to be healthy and have more energy.
The other reason people see a psychologist is to get used to being in their new skin. Some still see themselves as overweight when they look in the mirror after losing even 100 pounds. I think I am different in the fact that I don't think or feel like I am the size I am now. I mean, I know I am overweight, but I don't physically FEEL or think I look 240 pounds. Not until I go shopping for clothes, or try to sit on an airplane, or exercise...then I realize I AM that big.
I have done a good job in cutting my portion sizes and eating snacks. I still am not getting enough water....this will be a challenge. Not being able to drink but an ounce at a time will also be a challenge since I like to chug water when I work out.
FIVE MORE BUCKET LIST ITEMS!!
#11 - I want to wear a two piece bathing suit that isn't a tankini! I would prefer to wear a yellow polka dotted bikini just so I can sing the song!
#12 - Zip lining! wooohooo Most places have a weight limit and I can do some....but I want to be able to pick which zip line I would like to do!
#13 - I want a second tattoo. Preferably on my hip line (because I want to be able to hide it), I have thought about trying to cover up some of my scar from my DIEP surgery, but I will have to wait and see! I have been a huge fan of "To Thine Own Self Be True", feathers, something breast cancer related, or something in Italian.
#14 - I have so many pairs of Gucci and Prada heels that I never wear because I mess shoes up from being too heavy or they are just hard to wear all day. I can't WAIT to have less weight on my shoes and wear cuter ones! PLUS....SOMEONE will owe me a pair of red Manolos when I get to 160 pounds!
#15 - I want to do a best friends photo shoot with my girls! Since I have always be the heaviest one, by a long shot, I never wanted to do these. I would like to hire a professional Photog and head over to Disney or some other fabulous location! Along with my family, these ladies are my rock and support system...they keep me in line :)