Sunday, December 19, 2010

Guess what? I have a lap band

I had surgery on 9/13/10, but I don't think I really got it until 11/29/10 when I went for my third and final for awhile fill.  I am not too tight as I first assumed.  It is just that I hit my sweet spot (I think)!  I have to eat sooo slowly and take the smallest bites. I know that is the whole premise of the band, but that is what I thought I was doing before.  Wow.  I totally didn't get it until I got semi-stuck for the first time. My weight loss has been steadily plodding along. That number up there?  The really big one?  THAT IS HOW MUCH I HAVE LOST!!!!!!!!!

I didn't want to come on here and just talk about how great I am doing and be all ME ME ME.  Then I remembered that it is my damn blog.  SO . . . I can't remember feeling this good in a long time.  I ROCK!!  Ok.  Back to humility.  I don't comment very often on other blogs because I read from work and I am not allowed to post/comment on things from there.  But, I am keeping up with everyone. 

I went out last night and put in some effort with the hair and make-up.  I felt great.  Then this morning when I was on facebook I found a picture of me from August that I hadn't seen.  Holy Mary Mother of God. 

This woman is not happy.

THAT is the real smile.

I still have a ways to go, but pictures like these remind me that I have come a long way already.  The biggest difference between August and last night is in how I feel physically and about myself.  That is what I see the most in these pics and I LOVE it.


  1. You can definitely see how much better you feel by that smile in the more recent photos! Great work. I have my 3rd fill coming in a few weeks... hopefully I'll finally feel like something is happening too... because, like you, I sometimes wonder if they every put in anything in me. I have the scars, but sometimes I don't feel like anything is different. Keep up the great work!!!

  2. Are those collar bones I see starting to protude?

    You are right you look so much happier! And pretty, and confident and.... :)

  3. Wow! What a difference... You look amazing!

  4. you look so much happier! and you look beautiful too!!!!!!
    You're doing great. happy to hear you're finally feeling the effects of the band

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