I'm really proud of my husband, Bobby. You see, Bobby had life-changing bariatric weight loss surgery about 18 months ago and so far has lost 200 lbs. To say our lives have dramatically changed is quite an understatement..it's almost like being married to a new man!
Last night was the reunion dinner/dance for the Bariatric Center where Bobby had his surgery. We met a lot a nice people there. I enjoyed hearing different stories of other's journeys through the whole process.
One thing discussed at our table was the misconception that having bariatric surgery is 'taking the easy way out' of weight loss. Believe me when I tell you it's not. I used to think so, too. (And I did admit that last night as we were all talking.) A person doesn't just have the surgery and automatically lose a couple hundred pounds like magic - oh no, it's quite a long journey. Not only for the patient but - as I found out - also for the family. Our whole lifestyle has changed (for the better) since Bobby's surgery.
Bobby faced several post-op complications - but nothing like the health issues he'd been facing when he was overweight. I'm happy to say that he is doing exceptionally well now!
The picture was taken right before we left for the dinner last night. Don't we make a cute couple?! LOL (Notice my new 'do? It's so easy to style :)