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10/4/10

Long Awaited Update

So here I am. More than 3 yrs post op and my life is completely different than the one I used to lead. I'm getting divorced, I have a new wonderful man in my life, I moved, I started nursing clinicals and I am determined to live a life full of happiness and peace!

My weight fluctuates 15 lbs or so... and it's always a constant struggle to stay in control. I guess somewhere inside I'll always be fighting that fat girl! lol I usually wear a size 8 or 10 and I'm ok with that. It's a far cry from the size 28/30 I started at!

The kids are doing amazing. Hannah is in middle school. Abby is in 3rd grade and Gabe started preschool this year.

School for me is exciting and stressful. I am determined to finish though and get that RN degree in my hand! I'm still working at the nursing home and gaining a lot of experience.

My marriage fell apart, but truly I don't think the weight loss had anything to do with. It was already failing. All the weight loss did, was allow me to see that I could accomplish anything I set my mind to and that I did not have to settle for being treated in any way that was harmful or caused me pain or sadness. I chose to take my life back and I am truly happy!

My boyfriend Chad is amazing and I am so blessed to have him in my life!!!

I will post some updated pics!

4 comments:

Janine said...

I am so pleased to see a post from you, have been seeing how happy you look on some of your Facebook posts.

Tennille said...

So good to have an update from you! I hate to hear that you are getting divorced, but I COMPLETELY understand. You sound so happy with everything and that is exactly what you deserve! I am now 2 years post op and have gained about 10lbs back which really sucks. I really want to have another baby but that hasn't happened yet, my cycles are still not regular. Are you on facebook? Here's my page, so add me when you get a chance: http://www.facebook.com/treyandkelly.hefner

Hope to hear from you soon.

Kelly Hefner

MoLawEd said...

Amber! It's fantastic to get an update from you - but wow, a lot has happened! I am sad to hear about the divorce, but happy that you have moved on and found new love and stability. In the end, that's what matters.

Darlene @ Connecticut Weight Loss Surgery said...

Well, divorcing is not easy, but it takes a lot of courage to do it, so congratulations for not being a coward...Hope things will work better with Chad, I believe after all this journey and the inner struggle you have become a better you, so you are stronger now...Congratulations for getting what you wanted, you have to keep on fighting, either it is weight loss or life in general!