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My 1 Year Bandiversary! :)) Whoo Hoo!

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Today, March 17th, St. Patricks Day is my one year bandiversary!!!
Here's whats happened so far:
My total weight loss is 110 pounds...here's the breakdown:
I lost 45 pounds prior to surgery - 13 of it prior to attending my band seminar, 32 after "getting serious about my health" and prior to banding.
I weighed in at 288 on my scale the morning of surgery - my current weight this morning was 222 - thats an additional loss of 66 pounds since banding.
The first 8 months of so I lost weight steadily...the last 4 months the weight has come off slower - even with increased exercise, careful attention to diet and plenty of water and rest. I believe my body "likes" where it is....and in fact I feel pretty good. I am still 47 pounds from goal weight, and I will press on!!!
I have learned that good food tastes good...and bad food makes me feel guilty. I don't like feeling guilty...i choose to feel good about my choices and feel healthy!!
I have come farther with exercise than I ever thought possible - I now enjoy water aerobics, boot camp, latin heat, cardio kickboxing, weight training, and the treadmill! I still walk dogs everyday for my job, but find I can go faster and farther than I ever could.
I have gained so much - I can do more, feel more, work longer, play harder. I can wear my wedding rings again (near and dear to me), I can ride a bike, put on my socks while standing, cross my legs properly, and tie my shoes without getting out of breath. I can rollerskate, swim, and run like never before. I would not change a thing and have no regrets!
So, my fellow band and bandless weight loss warriors...continue on...the journey is long, and hard, but worth every second.


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  • QWEENRAY2000
    GR8 job!!!!!!.. u look soo pretty and happy!
    3536 days ago
  • A-NU-ME-N-2011
    Happy Bandiversary!! Mine was a week before you. Congrats on all of your weight lost!!!
    3545 days ago
    emoticon emoticon You are doing an amazing job. Keep up the good work. The weight will begin coming off again.
    3548 days ago
    Thank you for sharing your success story with us. I'm just shy of three weeks banded now and feel great. I look forward to all of life's possibilities.
    3549 days ago
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