Monday, June 27, 2011

1 Month Bandiversary/Motivational Monday

Today is my 1 month bandiversary!  Yay!  I can't believe it's been a month already, but then part of me feels like my surgery was so long ago.  I know that I'm only a month in, but I haven't regretted getting the lap-band for one minute and it was the best decision I've ever made for my health.

So here are the stats for month 1:
Weight: Down 17 pounds (as of 3 days ago)

Measurements -
Neck: -.25
Bicep: -2.0
Forearm: -.50
Chest: -1.0
Waist: -4.0
Hips: -3.0
Thigh: -2.5
Calf: -.75
Total inches lost = 14 (WOW)!!!

Yesterday I went to get a new bra because the one I have is way too big (YAY!) and I went from a size 44DD from the last time I was measured a few months before surgery to a 42D!  I was super excited about that!

For Motivational Monday I wanted to share a quote that I read yesterday.  I read it in the book I am currently reading and thought it was so good.

"Excellence is an art won by training and habituation.  We do not act rightly because we have virtue or excellence, but we rather have those because we have acted rightly.  We are what we repeatedly do.  Excellence, then, is not an act but a habit". - Aristotle

Happy Monday Everyone!!!!


  1. Congrats on your 1 month annivesary!! I think if you are thinking this was the best decision you've made, you will just keep thinking it is better and better as you keep going!

  2. Happy Bandiversary!! Congrats to you for achieving sooo much and doing so well in your first month - I am sooo proud of YOU!!!!

  3. Woot Woot! Way to go on those inches and poundage girl!!

  4. Congrats on the 1 month! Also - what an inspiring quote. It really is true though, we cannot just be excellent, we have to work and make the decision to do it every day.

  5. Way to go! I love reading posts like these, they make me so excited for my next month!

  6. Love it, happy bandiversary! :)

  7. You are doing great with your band. These are awesome one month stats.

    Keep up the good work. You are rocking your band.

  8. Yay!!!!! Love those numbers....Keep it up.

  9. Being 1 month in is major. You are past the toughest hurdles! And being down a bra size is big too. It makes such a difference in overall appearance!

  10. Congrats on your one month anniversary!