ME - "It has become pretty much a day by day life but I feel really lucky to have had the opportunity to avoid a lot of the medical conditions that would have likely ended my life prematurely and to get rid of the physical pain that came with weighing about 500 pounds. The first few months, when I was losing an average of a pound or so a day were amazing. By this point though - my life is pretty 'normal' on this side of surgery and I don't really think about it all that often."
ME - (More internal reassurance/dialogue. Mental images of Ava and Joy in sun dresses running through fields of barley with a kite and some puppies and a clown and balloons on a warm summer afternoon.)