It's been 9 months since I had my lap-band surgery. It's crazy to think that it's already been 9 months! It seems like it took forever, but looking back it went pretty fast!
In 9 months, I've lost 73.5 pounds. I went from wearing a size 24 to currently wearing a 14. I couldn't be more thrilled with my progress and I'm excited to lose more and get down to my goal weight. I'm still extremely motivated and working really hard. I don't always make the best choices, but I keeping working at it every day. I'm learning to have balance and let myself have treats every once in awhile, but not go crazy. It's constantly still a learning process, but I know I am on the right track to lose the weight and keep it off for good.
|Comparison Pictures - Before: 5/26/11 (night before surgery) and Current: 2/27/11|
I've learned more about myself in these past months than I would have thought possible. I'm on the road to bettering myself as a person as I deal with my weight issues and my relationship with food. It's not always easy, but it can be done.
I'm so thankful for the lap-band and how it has helped me already lose so much weight. I needed help to lose the amount of weight that I had to lose. Time and time again I would lose 15-20 pounds dieting, but I would get discouraged by the amount of weight I needed to lose and give up and go back to my old eating habits. The lap-band helped me to keep my portion sizes in check and stay away from certain foods that I probably should have been staying away from anyway (bread, soda). Even though the lap-band helps me, it still isn't easy. I have to make good food choices and I workout 5 times a week.
I'm learning that I have to make these changes for the rest of my life and that there is no finish line.
Can't wait to see all the changes in the next 9 months!
And one more picture because I felt super cute today! :)