Our Class Reunion
(“You look like a movie star, they said!”)By: Jennifer Ross Sawyer, MA, LPC, NCC, Jennifer Ross Sawyer, Counseling and Consultation
Last weekend, we attended my husband’s fortieth class reunion. It was amazing.
Everyone was so complimentary about the way we looked. Frankly, we thought we looked pretty good, too!
After all, both Kenneth and I have lost over 100 pounds…and despite my previous blog (“I Liked You Better Before”), I am so proud of him and the way he has taken care of himself.
He has exercised, he has eaten right (most of the time), and we are both working together to be healthier, happier, and hoping to live longer lives together.
We did notice, however, that a few of his classmates were not as fortunate as we have been. We wondered if they knew about the surgery, or if they knew and didn’t think it was their “cup of tea.”
It was only minutes before we were walking out the door that we told anyone our “secret to success.” One of his classmates shared with us that he had an appointment with a bariatric surgeon. We were glad we were able to encourage him. We were happy to spread the “good news.”
What a gift we gave ourselves when we said “yes” to surgery.
It made our class reunion a lot more fun!
Jennifer is in private practice in Charlotte, NC. You can reach her through email@example.com or www.jentalk.com.