Sunday, September 27, 2009

A WOW moment...for my husband.

After bariatric surgery we start having our WOW moments.  Sometimes it's a moment when we see ourselves in a mirror and don't recognize ourselves.  Other times it may be the fact that we can do something that we never would have done before surgery.  Last night my WOW moment was actually my husband's, and it put a huge grin on my face for the rest of the night.

We went to the Ball from Obesity last night, and hadn't yet showed Brian my dress.  I wanted him to get the full effect.  So I was finally ready to go and came out of the bedroom just as Brian was talking to a friend on the phone.  My husband went speechless for a few moments, his jaw dropped, and he just got this great smile on his face.  I have never felt so beautiful or sexy in my life as I did in that moment.  And he made me feel that way over and over again through the night, as we danced and had a fabulous time.  He danced with me more last night than he did at our wedding!

I also had a little moment of clarity last night.  (I can hear the snickers, shut it! LOL)  At the Ball some of my tablemates and I were talking about how easily the weight comes off after surgery, and all of the wonderful ways our lives have changed.  As I've said here before, bariatric surgery is certainly NOT an easy way out of obesity.  But the comments really got me thinking.  So much of this seems easy, with the way the weight is melting off.  Then my clarity...Bariatric surgery isn't an easy way out, it makes what was once impossible POSSIBLE.  It's made aspects of my life easier, but it's something I work at every day, either by taking the time to exercise, being careful about my food intake so I don't get sick, making sure I get enough protein...  It just feels easy, because my life has improved so greatly.

I'm so thankful that I had surgery.  I'm not a different person, and I'm definitely shrinking in stature.  But the best parts of me are bigger and better than ever.


mamawood said...

what a great looking couple - and an amazing dress.

pookie said...

love the dress...and I love your last paragraph! It all makes sense now!

Sarah said...

You look beautiful - and isn't it great when those closest to us who live it everyday have their WOW (or AH-HA!) moments too??? Congrats!

Meg said...

Thank you!!

Sarah, I think the WOW moments that others have when they see me are even bigger than my own. I think it's because I'm so hard on myself about so much that when others just makes everything more real.

Debi said...

Wow is right! That dress looks fantastic on you! You are such a cute couple. You look sooo different now, have you considered updating your picture?