I've been so incredibly busy the past few months, that I've honestly not been on much to check in and send my love and support to everyone here at TT. I understand why so many people are so active their first year and then drop off the planet. Once we get feeling great, it's hard to not be crazy busy enjoying life to its fullest! But I absolutely owe so much of my success to the people here at TT, so I will continue to check in as much as possible and give out any advice, positivity, support or whatever I can.
So I have hair growing back in like mad, it stopped falling out around the 9th month mark. My baby hairs are all about 3 inches long. I was sincerely worried about more hair loss after my gall bladder removal in January, but so far so good!
I can eat almost anything I want, but too much of anything is painful. Well, uncomfortable almost to the point of pain. The only "dumping" I get is from eating something ridiculously high in sugar, and even then it just jumps my very low resting heart rate to a very high 100+ bpm. Again, uncomfortable, but not painful. It is enough to keep me at bay and stay sugar free in almost all regards. I got a cool Yonana machine and can handle a full banana with other fruits, but it's a real treat and I have to eat it very slowly in order to keep that blood sugar from spiking too high from the sugars. Otherwise, all other fruits are fair game!
I drink a lot more than I used to now, being in northern Colorado and all. Micro brews... micro brews everywhere! Haha... But it's awesome because so little gets me buzzed and it burns off quickly. This means I can keep a pretty constant buzz when out with friends on only one to two beers. Yay for being cheap! Hahaha...
I eat very healthy now, it's all fruits, veggies and lean meats. As well as my "foods of the gods" ie, all fermented products (yogurt, beer, wine, etc) in moderation. I really feel like gut bacteria plays a huge role in how I feel, so I try to keep those probiotics coming in daily.
I have excess skin on my arms and sides mostly, with some kind of saggy girls. My legs and stomach have some excess skin, but nothing compared to my arms. I may not even need to get it removed in those areas. We'll see in about a year. I'm not to my goal yet, but it's creeping up rather quickly!
Otherwise, my last 14 months have been such an amazing journey. I still hold up my pants and think there's no way in hell those will fit around my fat butt, and yet they do... comfortably. I suppose I'll struggle with body image issues for a long time yet, but I'm learning more and more to just love being healthy and fit. The rest just falls into place.
Here is the post to my Before and After pics!! http://www.thinnertimesforum.com/topic/83396-b-a-side-by-sides-up-to-14-months-140lbs/ Check it out