Everything is still going great!

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.


My How Time Flys!!!

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!

Merry Christmas!

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!


Happy Thanksgiving!

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.

Wow, it has been awhile….

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.



Two years and my thoughts….

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!

Almost two years!

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.




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