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Tuesday, April 1, 2014

The Difference!

I know I'm away too long between posts, and I apologize.  Life has a way of getting IN the way.  I'm working second shift at a hospital (3-11:30), and it seems that all I do is work and sleep.  There seems little time for other things, but I DO have news.

First, I'm published!  Yes, I've been published here all along, but I've also published my first novel.  Its title is The First Nine Lives of Isabella LaFelini, and it's available on Amazon for Kindle and in paperback.  You can also get it for Nook at Barnes & Noble.

Second, my weight is lower than it's been since I was a teen.  159.  Remarkable.  I weighed 163 the September of my senior year of high school, so this is UNREAL to me!

My medical doctor has told me that this surgery doesn't work.  Yet I'm living proof that it does.  He said that everyone he's known (except me) has gained back all their weight, and then some.  He calls me "the exception to the rule."  It's more than two and a half years after my surgery, and I still can't eat more than a few bites of food at a time.  HOW can people gain all their weight back?

Maybe people push too early and expand their stomachs while they are still healing. Maybe they haven't healed whatever pushed them to put so much weight on in the first place. I don't know.  All I know is that I eat anything I want (in tiny quantities) and I just keep an eye on my weight.  I don't gain more than a pound or two--and then I lose that pound or two.  I've always been one to retain fluid, and I think that's all those extra pounds are.  

I'm not worried about regaining all my weight--the way my doctor says his other patients have--because I have slain my demons.  I no longer look at food as a means of protection or something to hide behind.  It is a means of sustenance...and once in a while, enjoyment.  It doesn't RULE me, though--and that's the difference.