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Friday, April 27, 2012

11 Months!


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.



27 comments:

  1. So congratulations !!!!! You are inspiring !

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  2. Well look at you! You are proof that hard work, determination, planning and focus really work! Congratulations - you should be very proud of yourself!

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  3. You look so great! You are def one of my role models! Great job

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    1. Aww...thanks! That means so much to me!

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  4. You look great and you have done an amazing job so far. Dedication, commitment and hard work does pay off. I am truly happy for your success at this point and continued success on this journey.

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  5. You are looking so wonderful!! I'm so happy for you!!! Can't wait to celebrate your 1 year bandiversary!

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    1. Thank you so much! I'm looking forward to it!

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  6. That is an amazing transformation!! So proud of you...you are an inspiration!

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    1. Thank you! That means a lot to me!

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  7. Great work, you have done an amazing job! I hear you on how people think you got surgery and therefore you don't have to work. It is NOT an easy fix. But then, you already knew that! Congrats, you are looking great!

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    1. Thanks! I think a lot of people don't realize it, even people who get the surgery.

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  8. Amazing:) You were always beautiful, but you just glow now:)

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  9. So inspiring!!! And you are beautiful :)

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  10. WOW!!!! All I can say is WOW - SIZE 12?????? Do you know rockstar that is??! You are truly an inspiration for being only 3 months into this. It definitely isn't a magic bullet, that is for sure! You have done such an amazing job :)

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  11. Amazing transformation in 11 months! You are rockin' it!

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  12. you are looking amazing! what a different person!

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  13. Love it! You have always been fun and bubbly, but it just shows through even so much more. Look forward to seeing you soon!

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  14. Congratulations! You are simply glowing in your recent picture. I can see how happy you are :)

    You look great and I love your smile!

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  15. Congrats!! you are fantastic! and such an inspiration!

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  16. wow... Just wow... How amazing is this?!?! You look so happy now! I can't wait to keep watching you shrink! :)

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