Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Milk and Pedometers lol

I thought about getting a BodyBugg... I even had the money at one point but I decided against it. It's just too hard to conceal for everyday life. I work around alot of people and I really wouldn't want to have to explain 20 x a day what I was wearing on my arm. So I put a Pedometer on my Christmas list. My DH got it for me :) So I set it all up last night and today is my first day wearing it.

I have an office job and moving around isn't a huge requirement... bad I know but jeez I get a comfy chair!! LOL so today I am just going to chill like a normal day to see what the results say... It's going to be embarassing I know it.. but the truth hurts. Seriously.

I am going to try to make a personal goal to try to outdo what I did the day before.

On a side note.. I like milk. Weird and random I know. But I have such a huge craving right now for milk that I had to stop and get 1/2 a gallon omw to work so I could put it in the fridge. I have already had 2 large glasses... Slap me for not measuring. Even good things are bad for you when it's in excess!

Monday, December 29, 2008

5 day pouch test... Getting back on track!

Well no news to report in the weight loss front. I can deal with that though... The scale was very much in my favor the last week so I thought I would not be so hard on myself if it didn't budge.

I found a thread on LBT about the 5 day pouch test and detoxing after all the wonderful things that everyone eats during the holidays. So... I am joining in. I think this is good for everyone to do (unless they have medical issues)I am beginning my run of it with 1 day on liquids.. This is just to clear myself out a little. Then onto the 5 day test. I am not really excited about doing it but I need to get back into the bandster swing of things. I have been a slow loser for a couple months and this might jump start me again and get me outta the old habits.

Here is the thread that Boo Boo Kitty began :


Here is how you take the 5 day test ( you don't need to buy the book it's all posted online)

5 day Pouch test

If you want to join in and be very supportive of all the other LBT'ers by all means please join in.

We check the negatives at the door on this thread please.

P.S here's a pic of my pearl ear rings I got for xmas!

Sunday, December 28, 2008

Christmas and a loss!

Well I had a super awesome christmas. I will post some pics from the family get together once they email them to me. I got everything I wanted and more!!

I woke up this morning with another loss! I am 198. I realized on christmas that I was able to eat alot more than I was able to for the past couple months. I think my band was too tight to start with from the last fill. I don't wanna go get a fill though before I leave for hawaii and be miserable. So I am going to sit on this and see how it goes.

Wednesday, December 24, 2008


Oh ya! You can't see me... Atleast I hope not cause it's 4:30am but I am doing a dance!!!!!!! It's called the ONEDERLAND dance :) I am the happiest person alive right now.
I told myself that my xmas gift to myself was Onederland and I did it. The best part was I did it on Xmas eve day (If theres such a thing lol)

When I had this surgery I had so much hope that I could acheive my goals. However, always in the back of my mind I was thinking don't get your hopes up too much. I am starting to feel like the band was really the answer to my weight issues. I am down 72 pounds! 72 pounds and 10 pant sizes! That's an asston (Pardon the french) I can't believe it is all I can say.

I have the best family (Mostly my inlaws) and DH that supported me through all of this. I can't express how happy I am. I will just keep working towards my goals and know that it might not be tomorrow that I weigh 150 and run 5 miles ... But I see it in my future now!

Not only did I not think I would be marrying the best man in the world on the most beautiful tropical beach in the world..... I NEVER DREAMED I WOULD WEIGH UNDER 200 WHEN IT HAPPENED.


Wedding countdown in progress!

Monday, December 22, 2008

Monday Monday Monday

Well still stuck at 200. I plan to mix it up a tiny bit this week to see if I can get under 200.

I had an awesome weekend. I got to go shopping with the bestest guy in the world.. Well it was suppose to be xmas shopping for others. I ended up with a new pair of D&G sunglasses from the Hut, 2 pairs of jeans from aeropostale, lip gloss from victoria secret. Then I went home wrapped presents and just chilled.

My son and I made brownies too I think they are the best brownies ever!! I even ate one and I hate sweets :)

Thursday, December 18, 2008

Guess it wasn't a cold??

So weird... I woke up this morning to no runny nose! I had it 1 day or was it allergies in December? I have never had them this time of the year. Oh well it's gone for now so that is good.

I didn't lose any weight the last couple day blah!! I wish I could see 199 or less on my scale :(

I went to JCP the other day and bought 4 pairs of jeans 3 were size 14 and 1 was a 12. I hate when pants stretch out and look baggy part way through the day.. So the last 2 that were 14's that I wore stretched out so freaking bad they look horrible! I have to take those 2 back I can't wear these things like this.

I did find a pair of jeans at Aeropostale size 13/14's that I LOVE! I just might take the JCP ones back to get more of these. I wore them twice and never stretched out... Plus it helps that they are super cute.

It rained here all night even though they kept telling us that it was going to be snow! Yippeee now all the snow is gone and we can all drive like bats outta hell again.

It's getting closer to Kuaui wedding time :) I think we have a little over 1 month 2 weeks! I still haven't gotten my wedding dress back from the seamstress that was altering it for me. I should give her a call!

71 Pounds lighter!

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Uggh I think I have a cold!

Ok so on with the weather forecast. Its suppose to be around 30 today with freezing rain and up to 6" of snow. How the hell does that happen in the valley in Oregon? That's not normal! I am praying that it doesn't dump anymore on us. Right now the streets look like a skating rink. Schools been cancelled for the last 2 days but finally reopened today.

This morning my eyes were watering, itching and burning.... My nose was like a faucet. Stupid me decided to take an allergy pill. BIG MISTAKE I have almost dozed off 2x now at my desk. I can't wait for it to wear off this is just as miserable as a runny nose :(

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

It's freaking Cold

Well so nothing lost nothing gained today. It doesn't snow alot where I live but it did the other day.. Then it froze solid. It's freaking 12 degrees outside! That doesn't happen here either. It's not suppose to get over 29 today so looks like we get to slide on into work again tomorrow.

Today for some reason I had a craving for Cottage cheese. Turns out it's actually a superfood! I bought the fat free and it only has 80 calories with 12 grams of protein! Thats awesome. I was barely able to get the 1 serving down though at 1/2 a cup... Thats the max of anything I can eat.

Monday, December 15, 2008

Onederland ALMOST!

I don't know why it happened but it did... I lost another pound. That's 3 pounds this week and I haven't changed a thing! I have lost 71 pounds now I am completely in awe of myself.

I don't think I could get any closer to Onderland!

Todays a great day so far. I woke up to a winter wonderland... it was beautiful. I love to look at the snow but I really hate to have to go out in it. The drive to work was super slow. I only live a few miles from my work though.

Edited for Title... Ol' man thought it was typo!!

Saturday, December 13, 2008

Xmas shopping

Oh man did I earn my keepc today trying to weave in and out of the crowds today.... Just in search of the perfect gift for others. Wow what pain! I am finally finished other than the 3 gifts I need to purchase online. I should do that now but I have to go wrap my sons gift so he doesn't get nosey and find his :)

He is gonna have a great xmas it's gonna be fun.

I can't wait for February 5th... it's so cold. Suppose to snow tomorrow I hope it doesn't though. Hawaii in less than 2 months here I COME!

Friday, December 12, 2008

I lost an Irish Setter!

Holy cow this morning I hit 70lbs Lost!!! OMG I have lost an Irish setter. I dunno what it is but hey I know I lost a dog and its more than my bulldog!

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Stress stress and well umm more stress!

I am good and holding strong at 202. I would rather be going down cause I am so anxious being so close to 200 but I am keeping it cool. I am really watching what I eat and trying to avoid empty calories.

My mom had a health scare this week. The doctors say she is going to pull through and be ok so that sets my mind at ease.

I get to go tomorrow again to see her and will spend some time with my in laws.

I bought a couple christmas presents today too since we have some raiders fans in the family. I think they root for them because they are originally from Oakland. It's kinda fun to root for the under dog... Plus I like their colors lol. I bought this for one family member:

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Not feeling so well

I was so tired last night that I fell asleep sitting up but it felt good to take a cat nap. When I woke up this morning I had a headache so I took some Aleve. Within about 30 seconds of taking it I felt like I was going to puke. I ran for the bathroom and dry heaved about 3 times. Then all the sudden the feeling was gone... I feel hot then cold too once in a while. I don't know if I am coming down with something or taking the pills and a gulp of water hit my band wrong. I hope it just hit the band wrong. Either way I have my reaglan close at hand in case I keep puking.

Right now I am sipping (TEENY TINY SIPS) of Creamy Tomato Parmesan Bisque from Campbells soup at hand. OMG I never thought it would be this good. It's 200 calories and low in protein (5 Grams) and high in sodium... This isn't something I would eat everyday.. But it's my guilty pleasure today and it will come back up easy if I am really sick.

I hope I am able to eat more and get something else down later. I was drooling packing my lunch this morning I brought fresh squid I love it and it's so good for you!

Sunday, December 7, 2008

Waiting in the hotel

I already posted today but I can't wait to go to Nine Inch Nails. They are playing at the Rosegarden in 1 hour!

Countdown to Onderland.

1LB lost and going to NIN!!

Well today is a big day.... I woke up this morning and I was 1 pound lighter!! That's the first time the scale has moved in 2 weeks. I am going to see NIN tonight too so hopefully will burn a few more calories :)

Friday, December 5, 2008

Well it's finally friday. I still have nothing to report in the weight department. However, for the weirdest reason I pb'd on a glass of milk today then ate atleast a cup of salad with an oz of shrimp on it. Wow theres just no way to explain the lapband other than...... FICKLE. Wth I didn't even do anything wrong when I was drinking my milk. Oh well it was kinda nice eating that much food.

I don't really want to go in for a fill because I don't want to be really tight when I go to hawaii... It's looking like I might have to though. We will see in a few more weeks if it doesn't seem to either stay or tighten back up then I will have to have it adjusted.

When I had surgery I wore a 22/24 in womens. I have on some 14's today. I still hung onto a pair or 2 of 16's .. But they have to go. I wore them yesterday and I must have been in denial because I couldn't stand up without having to pull them up! Even my belts too big I need a new one. I will add it to my xmas list.

Ok let me see.. I want a new SUV, all new snow gear, a snow board and a new belt lol


Thursday, December 4, 2008

Less Stress?

During the last month I have bounced between 203-206. I usually have a 3 pound range depending on the day and time of month. Well I was staying at the higher end and finally today went back to 203. I hope that means I finally get to see a lower number soon.

Well it’s finally Thursday. I read that today is statistically the least stressful work day… I wonder if that’s true? I would think that it would be Friday.

I am getting excited because this weekend I have another concert. I am going to go see NIN. I think this will be my 3rd or 4th time… Super excited. Maybe all the jumping around will burn some calories

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Hump Day Hooray!

Hooray it’s hump day (Bleh get your mind outta the gutter!) I am pulling my hair out that the scale won’t move. Probably my own fault since I haven’t got up off my a$$ lately to go for a run let alone a walk…. It’s so cold outside though L

I started tanning in November to get ready for my Hawaii trip at the beginning of February…. My tans really starting to pop so that’s got me excited. I know I shouldn’t tan but I got very little sun growing up so I think a small exposure should be fine.

Wedding countdown in progress!

Tuesday, December 2, 2008


I feel like this is how my hair looks today!

Well it's Tuesday and I am still kinda blah. I know I have alot of cleaning to do when I get home maybe that's why.

Well the scale hasn't budged so I am crossing my fingers that I will see something in the next few days. Seems like I have been able to eat a tiny bit more than usual... But I am hoping that's a plus since I had been working through what I thought to be slightly too tight. I decided back in October to sit on this fill through my trip to Hawaii.

Monday, December 1, 2008

Monday Blues

Naa I don't mind my job. I actually like it and enjoy most of the people I work with. However, I don't like Mondays they throw me for a loop.

Anyway so yeah I had a good weekend and holiday. Friday I got to take my dress in for a fitting and finalized how I wanted the sleeves and beading done. I am anxious to see how that will come out. I am suppose to get it back in a couple weeks. I was secretly hoping to lose a bunch and then have to have it taken in again. LOL Even if I have to pay for it again that would make me feel good.

Friday, November 28, 2008

Thanksgiving and Black friday...

Thanksgiving was super awesome. Seemed as though everything went very easy too. We didn't do anything too huge. We had a ham that we got at Costco and a Turkey breast... The breasts are alot easier than cooking a whole turkey that no one will eat off of anyway. This way everyone can have sandwiches... Except me (no bread lol)

I chopped up ham super small for me and mixed it with cranberry sauce omg that was so good. I went back for a couple tablespoons of mashed potatoes and even managed to have 1 carrot with a pead pod.

I can't believe I just had about 1/2 a cup of food for a holiday im stuffed. I was concerned that I wouldn't be able to enjoy it as much as I used too. But I did and even more so without the guilt! I didn't have room for desert though so that was a double plus.

Today is Black friday. I think my time is worth alot more than saving a few bucks! Those people are nutso to stand out there at 3am. I am going in for wedding dress alterations today and that makes me sooooooo happy.

Gonna hit the casino on the way back hope I have better luck than yesterday :)

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Bored of eating! I love you Subway... Even though I can't eat Bread :)

I get so tired of eating. Since I cannot feel hunger pangs I just eat most of the time because I have to. I get bored of the same foods. .... That is my own fault because I haven't been adventerous lately and made new stuff... It's hard when you make 1 serving and its enough for 3 meals for me lol

So today I went to go get my son a sandwich at Subway. While standing there I thought OMG the meatball sub looks good. I ordered a 6" and then asked the girl to leave the bun off. She looked at me strange for a second and then said "did you have stomach surgery" Some would of been offended but I was like WOW yes I did... finally someone that knew why I was making odd requests! She put everything in a bowl for me and I was on my way.

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

What I have lost

So I have lost 68 pounds. According to my chart in a previous post that is the equivalent of:

66 lbs/30 kg/4.7 stones = fats and oils an average American eats in a year

2 lbs/0.9 kg/0.14 stone = a rack of baby back ribs

One more and Counting

Well I hit -68 pounds today... That's pretty exciting! I have been really stressed out the last few days from teenager dramas. I hope they have been fixed and everyone can get back on track.

Yay for restriction though :) Turkey day is coming and that's gonna be lots of fun. We are getting together with my in laws... That's always a blast.

Sunday, November 23, 2008

Today is 7 months post op!

Well today is 7 months post op and I am down 67 pounds. I cannot even begin to explain how different I feel! The one with my hand up is at 271... I was doing a goofy pose to send to my daughter who was in Ireland at the time ... The other one in the black and white shirt is TODAY!!! I am now at 204 :) I have on a shirt my soon to be MIL gave me but I couldn't wear for the last year till now!

On Thursday we went to Cheech and chong. We had so much fun. The best part is though we bought a set of tickets and gifted them to my sonn to be DH aunt. She drove up from Cali and my mother in law put her up at the Hilton. When she pulled in to park at the Hilton she noticed Cheech and Chong in the parking lot unloading luggage!!! She ran over and had them sign her cannabis magazine. They were really nice. Once inside they went to the bar and saw them all in there again! The waitress was nice enough to take a picture... Here is my DH aunt/uncle/cheech and chong :)

Oh and I lost another pound!!!

Thursday, November 20, 2008


No weight loss today. I did take a picture of my dress last night. This is pre alterations... I wanted to have a before and after picture to see the difference with and without sleeves.

I hate my arms so I am having short solid sleeves added to it. I will have her sew on some of the little beads all over it to match the rest of the dress. I also have to have the hem taken up quite a bit. I am still contemplating if I want the dress to be floor length or shorter in the front and then floor length in the back. I don't want the long train thats on it because we are getting married in the sand.

Ignore the hair and stuff in this pic it was late lol
I had to stand on a tall step stool casue the dress is so long.. That or im just really short!

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Another 1lb Bites the Dust!

Uggh I have tons to say... I get a lil long winded. Oh well.

So first I weighed in at 205 this morning... 1lb gone forever. I am running for ONEderland at this rate 199 here I come. I hope by xmas. That's my present to myself.

I also have noticed that theres certain things I really can't eat at all anymore. So of them have me baffled. If I drink Margaritas or Chocolate milk its like my throat seals up and I cannot get it down.. it will come right back up. Yukk.

Bread is another one... But that's kind of a no brainer. I can eat about 1/2 a slice if its toasted well.

There is a great thread on Lapbandtalk.com that is called "what I have lost" it has a list of what everyday items weigh... You can compare you weight loss to these to get a better understanding for the amount of poundage.

SO far as of today I have lost :

66 lbs = fats and oils an average American eats in a year

Here is the full list-

Your weight loss =
1 lb/0.45 kg/0.07 Stone = a Guinea Pig
1.5 lbs/0.68 kg/0.11 stone = a dozen Krispy Kreme glazed donuts
2 lbs/0.9 kg/0.14 stone = a rack of baby back ribs
3 lbs/1.36 kg/0.21 stone = an average human brain
4 lbs/1.8 kg/0.29 stones = an ostrich egg
5 lbs/2.27 kg/0.36 stones = a Chihuahua
6 lbs/2.72 kg/0.43 stones = a human's skin
7.5 lbs/3.4 kg/0.54 stones = an average newborn
8 lbs/3.6 kg/0.57 stones = a human head
10 lbs/4.5 kg/0.71 stones= chemical additives an American consumes each year
11 lbs/5 kg/0.79 stones = an average housecat
12 lbs/5.4 kg/0.86 stones = a Bald Eagle
15 lbs/6.8 kg/1 stones = 10 dozen large eggs
16 lbs/7.3 kg/1.1 stones = a sperm whale's brain
20 lbs/9.1 kg/1.4 stones = an automobile tire
23 lbs/10.4 kg/1.6 stones = amount of pizza an average American eats in a year
24 lbs/10.9 kg/1.7 stones = a 3-gallon tub of super premium ice cream
30 lbs/13.6 kg/2.1 stones = amount of cheese an average American eats in a year
33 lbs/15 kg/2.4 stones = a cinder block
36 lbs/16 kg/2.6 stones = a mid-size microwave
40 lbs/18 kg/2.9 stones = a 5-gallon bottle of water or an average human leg
44 lbs/20 kg/3.1 stones = an elephant's heart
50 lbs/23 kg/3.6 stones = a small bale of hay
55 lbs/25 kg/3.9 stones = a 5000 BTU air conditioner
60 lbs/27 kg/4.3 stones = an elephant's penis (yep, weights more than his heart!)
66 lbs/30 kg/4.7 stones = fats and oils an average American eats in a year
70 lbs/32 kg/5 stones = an Irish Setter
77 lbs/35 kg/5.5 stones = a gold brick
80 lbs/36 kg/5.7 stones = the World's Largest Ball of Tape
90 lbs/41 kg/6.4 stones = a newborn calf 100 lbs/45 kg/7.1 stones = a 2 month old horse
111 lbs/50 kg/7.9 stones = red meat an average American eats in a year
117 lbs/53 kg/8.3 stones = an average fashion model (and she's 5'11")
118 lbs/53.5 kg/8.4 stones = the complete Encyclopedia Britannica
120 lbs/54 kg/8.6 stones = amount of trash you throw away in a month
130 lbs/59 kg/9.3 stones = a newborn giraffe
138 lbs/63 kg/9.9 stones = potatoes an average American eats in a year
140 lbs/64 kg/10 stones = refined sugar an average American eats in a year
144 lbs/65 kg/10.3 stones = an average adult woman (and she's 5'4")
150 lbs/68 kg/11 stones = the complete Oxford English Dictionary
187 lbs/85 kg/13 stones = an average adult man
200 lbs/91 kg/14 stones = 2 Bloodhounds
235 lbs/107 kg/17 stones = Arnold Schwarzenegger
300 lbs/136 kg/21 stones = an average American football lineman
400 lbs/181 kg/27 stones = a Welsh pony

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

I think my dog needs lap band!

Omg this is so super cute :) I had to post these.

Nothing lost nothing gained :(

Well its good and bad that I haven't lost anything this week but I havent gained either so there is a upside to it.

Uggh it's only Tuesday.. I wish it would go faster. We have family coming up from Cali tomorrow. We are going to see Cheech and Chong here in town. That will be alot of fun.

Hope to report a loss soon!

Monday, November 17, 2008

Wedding Dress

Well I had the best weekend I have had in a very long time. I bonded alot with my soon to be mother in law. I think we got along well before but this time we had alot of fun, lots of joking around, and a few drinks! lol

I ended up finding my dress at Allure Bridal Shop in Medford, Oregon. The owner was absolutely awesome. I don't know how she could be in that business though. We had a couple Bridezillas come through there. I tried on so many dresses I lost track.

The best part is I found MY DRESS... It's the one when you put it on you go OMG this is it. Well I ran out of the fitting room to see the look on my mother in laws face.. we both were thinking the same thing.

I did keep going and look at more bridal shops but that dress stuck with me after leaving there. I went right back and bought it. I ended up not even buying the one that even resembled the idea that I had when I got there. It is simple but yet formal. I am going to have some alterations to the design by putting short sleeves and such on it. I will get pics soon!

After the wedding dress we went to the casino and threw back a few bucks and a few drinks haha. We had an awesome time staying there. I think 7 feathers is the best casino in Oregon.
I broke even or close to it so it's all good.

I didn't lose anything this week :( I am stuck a little right now. maybe next week.

Saturday, November 15, 2008


Well I am totally super dee dooper de doo excited today! I am about to leave to start at the bottom of our state and work my way back up North looking at Wedding dresses. I want something very specific and so I may have to have it made. I want one that is casual with a slight kinda 70's look.. about knee length, crochet on it, low cut front etc. I found one online and bought it. Since losing 65 pounds though it shows a flaw where I have saggy skin so I am looking again. I have 2.5 months till the wedding in Kauai.

On the way up North my soon to me Mother in law and I are staying at the casino hotel. I am gonna see if I can keep from going broke lol.

I can't believe how much weight I have lost in my face!

Thursday, November 13, 2008

WOW I jacked my calories up today :( My guilty pleasure that did it all for me was the chocolate milk haha. Why do they sell a bottle that says 170 calories but then put that theres 2 servings in the bottle... I mean who goes to get a choco milk and drinks 1/2 of it and leaves it in the cup holder in their car? Well not me so I ended up with double the calories :(

What'd I eat? Here it is!

Lite Mayo
servings 1.00
Calories 25
Sara Lee Whole Grain Bread
Servings 0.25
Calories 38
Kraft Kraft Singles
Servings 1.00
Calories 80
Oscar Mayer Deli Fresh Shaved Turkey
Servings 0.75
Calories 38
Great Skott Pumpkin Seeds Roasted Salted
Servings 1.00
Calories 190
Pork Chili Verde
Servings 1.00
Calories 250
Umpqua Dairy Organic Nonfat Skim Milk
Servings 2.00
Calories 160
Chocolate Lowfat Milk 1%
Servings 2.00
Calories 340
Benefiber Benefiber Powder
Servings 1.00
Calories 15
Total Calories:

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

They say pets resemble their owners

Besides my children and DH this is the light of my life. They say that pets resemble their owners. That's a scary thought when you own a 60lb bulldog that has his tongue out all the time and is too fat to reach his own butt to scratch it! He is all about personality and makes me laugh everytime I see him.

Tuesday, November 11, 2008


I am not sure why but I feel slightly annoyed today. It might have something to do with waking up at 1am with my tonsils swollen and feeling like crap all over. Uggh oh well I gotta press on it's only Tuesday.

Monday, November 10, 2008

Holy Cow I lost another pound!

I don't know what happened but the last 3 weeks I have had a steady loss. I weighed on Friday and had lost 1 pound.. That made me happy! But this morning I squeaked out another pound... So 2 pounds this week. I have 58% Towards my goal :)

This picture is me, my 16 year old drama queen, and DH right before the concert.

Sunday, November 9, 2008

Uggh super lazy!

Well I spent the day recovering from the concert. I was sooo unproductive :( I got up at 10 and had a glass of milk and then 1/2 cup of potato ham soup and went back to bed lol. I didn't get up for the day until 3:30! I haven't done that in years.

Oh well I feel better and I am gonna eat some protein for dinner and get back on track :)

Saturday, November 8, 2008

1 More down 47 to go

Last night we went to see Danzig for the 4th time at the Roseland theater... It was a blast. We took our 16 year old daughter Brittany for the first time. She loved it! Other than a couple idiots in the front row with us that thought they needed to fight with everyone.. We made it out alive and she caught 2 guitar picks, a glass of beer (she didn't drink it) and my DH caught a bottle of water from the band.

I was really good and stayed on plan with my eating and did very well. I am at full restriction so even if I wanted to I don't think I could eat enough to gain anything right now. I have 2.75 CC in a 4.0 CC band. So after getting home today even with being away and all the temptations I managed to squeak out a loss of 1 pound this week.

47 more to go. The best part is that I have lost alot more than 1/2 now :)

Friday, November 7, 2008

6 Months post op and 60 pounds gone in theese photos

These are my 6 month post op pictures :) I weigh 211 in these photos... Down 60 pounds and feel like a totally different person!

4 months post op and down 35 lbs

I returned to the doctor in August to have a fill and they gave me a 4 month after shot. I wore the same clothes so I could see some difference.

PreOp Photos

These are the ones I never wanted to share.. But the sad reality is this is what I looked like before. I cannot change the past but only make it better for the future.
The first 2 pictures are from 10/07 when I began seeing the surgeon and requesting insurance approval. I have BCBS of Minnesota and was required to complete 6 months of a supervised diet. I only lost 5 lbs in the 6 month diet (I didn't try to lose weight :( )