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Tuesday, February 28, 2012

9 Month Bandiversary


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! :)











31 comments:

  1. WOW! Your smokin'! You have done so well! Congrats and thanks for inspiring me!

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  2. You have done a great job!!! Loved your thoughts on there being no finish line....so true!!! Yes we will reach our weight lose goal but that does not mean the journey ends or we are done...and yes this friendly tool is and has been fabulous but it isn't easy, we do have to make good choices and learn how to use the tool correctly!!! You should be proud of your super cute picture too!!! It is super cute!!;)

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  3. Happy Bandiversary and congrats on all your success!!

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  4. Happy Bandiversary!! I love you are posting in the same shirt. It's hanging on you!! Your other pic is gorgeous by the way! You look SOOOOO great! Be proud of yourself, you are working hard and it is definitely showing!

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  5. You do look cute... Happy Bandiversary! I found you on the BOOBS blog... I look forward to following your journey. *Maria*~DiZneDiVa: Blogger from "This One Time at Band Camp... 1 Vs. 300 Check out my journey at mybigfatbandgeeklife.blogspot.com

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  6. Congrats! And you do look super cute!

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  7. you are super cute on the inside and out! You have done so awesome I hope I can be as successful at this as you are!!!

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  8. You look great, Andrea! You are doing awesome!

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  9. Holy moly Batman! You look so awesome Andrea. So glad for how far you have come on your journey!

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  10. You ARE super cute and you know what strikes me most about these pictures? How much HAPPIER you look in them too. You've done great...keep it up!

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  11. Awesome job!! And so true about the band just being a tool and still having to make the right choices!! With an attitude like that you are sure to lose all the weight you want, congrats!!~banded mommy of 2

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  12. You look awesome! I can feel your excitement! So So happy to be following your journey.

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  13. You look great in that last pic! :) Hottie!

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  14. You look fantastic and are so inspiring!!! Thank you so much for sharing.

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  15. Just look at your face! Such happiness there! And you do look super cute today (or was that yesterday....)

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  16. You are so beautiful!!! I'm so proud of you and all that you have accomplished. You are a success and you will contue to be a success!!!

    And you do look super cute today...but that not different than any other day.

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  17. Wowww... what a difference 9 months make. You look so tiny now! And you did look super cute in the last photo!

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  18. What an amazing transformation. You look beautiful. Congratulations. xx

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  19. Well look at you :) Congratulations on your fabulousness!

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  20. You look amzing Andrea! I am inspired by your success.

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  21. Happy bandiversary...and you DO look super duper cute!

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  22. You ARE supercute! Happy bandiversary.

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  23. aww you DO look super cute in that pic!! congrats on all you've loss, I admire your dedication! :)

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  24. What an amazing story these pictures tell!! I know the band has helped but like you said above you really have to do the work. And you are working it!! You really are making this a success story. That last picture is awesome. I mean WOW. You've come so far in only 9 months. I am so happy for you!

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  25. Your awesome!!! you've done an amazing job in only nine months!!! I am so proud of you. Thanks for taking us all along on your journey!
    Ps love the last picture & outfit!!

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  26. I love that you're wearing the same shirt in the comparison pictures...I can see a major difference!!! I also love the last picture...you look beautiful...and very happy!!

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  27. Hi, new follower here, just wanted to say hi! Your progress in just 9 months is AWESOME!! I look forward to following your journey :)

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  28. Ha! Bandiversary, that's greatness. I love it! Congrats! Love the blog, keep it up and you did look super cute, girly! Keep it up, you got this...

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