Today is my 11 month anniversary of having the lap-band surgery. In 11 months, I've lost 82 pounds, went from wearing a size 26 to a size 12, went from a BMI of 47 to a BMI of 33, and lost 46.75 inches!
I think the numbers really speak for themselves, but having the surgery and taking control of my health has been the best thing I could have done! It definitely hasn't been easy and I have worked very hard at this. I think a lot of people feel that having weight loss surgery is just an easy fix and the weight just comes off without any effort on your part. I can't speak for the other kinds of weight loss surgery, but I do know that the lap-band helps control your portions and not feel quite as hungry, but it still takes a lot of work. I do everything that I know of to try and be successful with losing the weight. I pre-plan my meals, track everything that I eat, workout 5 days a week, stay accountable by blogging and being open to pretty much everyone I know, and more. Of course I have good and bad days, but instead of just blowing it, I get right back on track and continue to try and make good choices.
I'm so happy with how far I have come in 11 months. I'm hoping to have really good numbers to report next month for my 1 year anniversary, so I'm just going to keep pushing hard and doing everything that I can to stay on track.
I'll leave you with a comparison picture. The picture on the left is 1 week after my surgery and the picture on the right is from last week. It's so cool to really be able to see how far I've come and do everything in my power to never go back to that place again.