Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Wow another year...

I had a wow moment recently.

I work for a company that is very well known in the fashion industry and appearance is everything.

I haven't been in the situation in a long time to tell my story to someone who doesn't know me. I have moved from my previous department to another and met another person who where I was just 3 years ago... although it feels like a lifetime it wasnt. I don't quite remember how the conversation came up but I never miss the oppurtunity to tell someone how great my life has been since the lapband surgery.

We began talking and it turns out that she actually had attended a seminar years and years ago. After quite a few conversations and showing her my before and after photos she took the first step :) She booked another seminar for the lap band. Being the person I am I immediately stepped up and said I would go as her support! You don't have to be best friends or even know someone a whole lot to know what they are going through, the pain they feel, and the daily struggles life can be as an obese person.

A few weeks went by and we attended the seminar with my surgeon at the helm. After she asked a few questions and I chatted it up with the doctor.

She is still working through the paper work process and money is a factor for her. Although everyone must realize that YOUR life is worth a whole lot more than a penny in your pocket... things work out for a reason.

I am so overly joyed at how my surgery went, my post op, my weight loss, and my emotional well being.

I couldnt have asked for anything more! Thank you Dr. Yarbrough :)

Update on me: My weight has stalled. I am not so much about getting the number on the scale down as I am about toning up what I have and getting a little healthier. I would like to go back to running but I need some nice running shoes (they are on my xmas list) and I need to see a doctor about the large callous that has formed from when I was running last year.

Happy Bandin to ALL!!


Michelle said...

Brandy you look great!! How much have you lost to date? I am new to blogging but I found your page!! I just had the lap band done in october of this year. I would love any helpful tips you may have or if you want to share any struggles you had a long the way. Look forward to hearing more about your story!!

diet tips to lose weight said...

really nice to see you smarter than before keep it up and lose some more weight to looking more smarter ...

Nae Nae said...

Hello. I'm not sure if you still log/blog. I am trying to decide if I want the band or the surgery/bypass. Both are scary equally at this point. Is there anything you can tell me for a decision? The seminar was Blahhh...I know with the surgery its quicker results but about how fast or consistently did you loose? Thank you so much and congrats on the new you :).

Adipex said...

It's exiting to read about your full life!