Thursday, December 15, 2011

Milestones...Two Year Bandiversary

Well, I'd say there have been some ups and downs in my two year (plus) trek. The scale read 211 this morning. Not headed in the right direction. My band is too tight and I am struggling. I have an adjustment scheduled for December 27th. Well, lets take a little inventory here...first the good:

  • Weight: 211, that's down 92 total from 303 and 66 from my surgery day weight of 277!
  • Clothing Sizes: I wear an XL shirt and size 18 pants. I'm out of the plus size section! That's down from a 3X shirt and size 28 pants.
  • Life: I have a boyfriend! Josh and I have been together almost 10 months. He's the love of my life. He is the first guy I have ever been in a relationship with. I had given up on love as my fat self. Now I have hope for all my dreams to come true.
  • Environment: I fit better in the world, no more wondering if I can squish into a chair with arms, or if I will fit in a restaurant booth.
  • Health: I dont' have any health issues related to obesity. I have great energy and can do most anything physically. I don't huff and puff on stairs and I can keep up when walking with average sized people.

All in all, lots of good stuff to report, but I would say that there are things that I would still like to change:
  • At one point I had gotten under 200 lbs., into what we like to call onederland. I'd like to get back there.
  • I would like to be at a healthy BMI and/or in the normal weight range for my height.
Life is so much better after lap band surgery. I am happier and healthier. There is still work to do but I want to acknowledge the work that I have already done and celebrate it. Here's to a better year 3!


  1. Congratulations on all of your success!! Those are some major victories!! Looks like you've got a list of goals for Year 3 all set!

  2. Congratulations!!! You have much to celebrate and you have goals for the next year. I am excited for you and know you'll rock year three. Do the happy dance, girl! You deserve it!

  3. Congratulations! So happy that everything is going so well for you.