My how time is flying by! I can no longer use my weight as an excuse to not exercise. Before, I would rationalize the stress of working out would be hard on my joints.
I hit a personal weight goal a short while back and am disappointed in myself that I have not been consistently exercising. I am wanting to hit a new goal by Christmas so now is the time to get off my butt and do it.
I am at a weight point I never thought I would see again and it feels great. I am sorry my posts are few and far between. Life with the band is so normal I don’t have a lot of new news.
I hope you have a great summer.
It has been a little over three months since my last post. I had a checkup a couple of weeks ago and I am still losing. Even though my loss has slowed, I am still moving forward towards my goal. My band looked great and we reviewed a few menu suggestions and I fessed up to having ice cream a couple of times.
I saw a pre-band picture of myself today and found it hard to believe how big I was. I know I still have a long journey ahead of me however I am on the right road.
Spring has finally sprung and I am heading out the door to enjoy my day! God Bless!
Happy Holidays! I had an appointment a couple of weeks ago and I had lost 4.7 more pounds. That was over a 4 month period, so it is approximately one pound a month. I am only 6 pounds away from a goal I thought impossible. I still have a long way to go however I am over half way there!
The band has kept it off and it still keeps me losing weight. It is such a part of me I seldom think of it.
Best wishes for a great Christmas and wonderful New Year!
I am still doing great! I looked at some old photos of me yesterday and was amazed at how big I use to be. I never realized just how big I was until I saw my “moment” picture a few years ago.
I knew I was obviously overweight however, I had no idea I was HUGE. I felt helpless and ashamed at myself for letting my body get to almost 400 pounds! I believe my highest weight was around 394.
I had tried every diet and felt surgery was my only option. Fast forward to today. I have had my lap band for almost three years.
The weight loss in the beginning was really great. I believe the first year I lost around 70 pounds. The second year the loss slowed down. This past year I have been losing about a half a pound every week or two. While it is not a lot, I have not put any weight back on and I am still losing.
I have a lot to be thankful for. One of my many blessings have been the band.
Time has flown by. I am still doing great, basically staying in the same weight range however I am not discouraged. I am still losing a little weight however the band is keeping me from gaining.
One of these days I will kick my desire to lose weight into gear again. The neat thing is, once I lose the weight it stays off. I love it and am very happy with the way it works for me.
I celebrated my two year band anniversary on February 26th! I am still losing and would like to take off an additional 90 pounds. Right now I am averaging a loss of 1/2 to 1 pound a month. I know I can kick it into high gear anytime and I need too.
My weight came off rather quickly after my band was placed. Then, about nine months later, plateaus crept into my life and I found out this is normal. Your weight loss stalls while your metabolism adjusts.
I am still losing weight, only very slowly. Previously, without the band, I would have been gaining the 1/2 pond to pound a month. I have no doubt I would be over 400 pounds right now. I am presently in the 300 pound rangeI am so content with where I am going, it feels wonderful!
I have not been posting much on here, in large part (no pun intended), due to the band becoming such a natural part of my life. As I’ve mentioned, I don’t want to post just to be posting, however my goal is going to be at least three interesting posts per month.
I am needing to really buckle down and exercise more. I am busy at work and when I get home I am so tired I just want to relax. My job carries a lot of mental stress and is only physical three weeks out of the year.