So much to blog about, but today it is easy to know where to Begin...
I've lost 60 lbs since my consultation date, and just in time for my sixth month Bandiversary tomorrow! I am just so happy! I cannot believe that I am more than half-way to goal, just ten lbs away from one-derland, and have come this far in just six short months. And sixty pounds! Whoa! That's a giant catfish, according to most of my Google image searches! It's enough to make me able to shop anywhere I want. To make my body shape, with the exception of my lower tummy hanging nastiness feel pretty close to normal. To make me feel confident enough to date who I want to date. It's been beyond amazing.
It reminds me of this quote, which I actually got as a card from my mom before surgery.
If that's hard to read, the copy is
you gain strength, courage, and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face... do the thing you think you cannot do.
Losing this much weight, is the thing I knew I could not do. My mom and I talked about this recently - about how she always knew I'd be able to do it someday, how she could even picture me smaller. I really never could. I could not imagine staying fat forever, but I also couldn't imagine how I would ever find my way out of that hell. Staring this demon (excuse all the hell puns!) in the face has been so empowering - if I can do this, I know I can truly do anything. In fact, I don't think I would have had the courage to be going back to school next week had I not conquered this hurdle first.
Needless to say, being banded was the best decision I've ever made. It's letting the real me come out, and the real me is pretty stoked to know you all.
Love and hugs.
Mini-Goals and Statistics
Highest Weight; January 2009: 270
Surgery Weigh; March 4th: 255
Tummy Tuck December 15, 2010!
Current Weight: 150s
Current BMI: healthy!
Mini Goal 2: 230 - reached June 12th. - 10lbs/6 weeks.
Mini Goal 3: 220 - reached July 18th. - 10lbs/5 weeks.
Mini Goal 4: 210 - reached September 2nd. 10lbs/7 weeks.
Mini Goal 5: 199 - reached October 19, 10lbs/11 weeks
Mini Goal 6: 189 - reached December 18, 10lbs/9 weeks
Mini Goal 7: 179 - reached February 23, 10lbs/9.5weeks
100 lbs down!!