LilySlim - Weight loss

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

2 years banded!

2 years post op 60 pounds down.
An old before, my sister just found this picture of me and shared it with me...
what could make me think flowered pants were a good idea?
Howdy! First of all, I'm having technical difficulties today, I can't get a side by side thing going with my pics, blogger won't let me write above my pics, it's making me mad. But anyway, I am glad I got my band. I'ts been 2 years on Sunday since I was banded. Here are a few bullet points to summarize my time with the band:
  • It really was a good decision for me, I'm glad that I took this step.
  • I thought that I would be 100 pounds down in one year, that did not happen for me.
  • My first year I lost 55 pounds, the second year, I bounced around a lot and lost a total of 5 pounds. Is it what I thought would happen? No, but I'm still happy that I did not gain back any weight in the second year.
  • I am stubborn and it has been a real adjustment learning to make peace with my band and learning my limitations. Very challenging.
  • I have a 10cc band and only have 2.5cc's in it. Most days I think I'm too tight even though my last adjustment was an unfill.
  • When I see pictures like the ones above, I realize how far I've come and I'm really pleased. Other times, this is the new heavy for me and I have trouble concentrating on the positive and really just think about the fact that I have more to lose.
  • My skin has held up pretty good. I'm 49, so I'm no spring chicken, but considering how much I have lost and gained over my lifetime, I think I don't look too scary.
  • One of the best things to come out of getting banded is that I've met some of the most amazing women. I went to Chicago twice and really consider myself so lucky that this little piece of plastic brought so much to me!
  • I no longer have to scoot my butt all the way over to adjust the seat in my car and I can fit in the patio tables at one of our favorite patio spots. The list of NSV's are long and 60 pounds, well that aint too shabby either.

Thank you all for sharing this journey with me. I'm looking forward to getting to my goal weight, whatever that might be. I do know, that I'm not there yet, but I'm not that far off. I hope you all have a great day!

Big Hugs!

T


20 comments:

Gilly said...

You are fine with a capital F!!!! (rhymes with wine, in case you didn't notice! xo)

RockBand Barbie said...

Happy bandiversary!! You look fabulous!

Camille said...

I'm 2 years out also and also have 2.5 cc in my 10 cc band. I lost the majority of my weight year one as well. Instead of writing my own post, I'll just refer to yours.

Maria said...

Lookin' good!! :)

Sarah G said...

Happy Bandiversary! You look great!

Darlin1 said...

Congratulations!

My 2 years... reads like yours.....but we're not finished yet...is right!!

PS ...You look great!

XO

Lap Band Gal said...

CONGRATS!!! :)

Joey said...

Ha! I just posted that I lost my weight in the 1st year too. 60 pounds is fantastic! XO!

A.J. said...

Yay!!! Keeping off what you have already lost is a success all by itself. My band just turned 2 last week also and I lost half of my #s in the 1st yr and the other half in the 2nd yr --- we all have our own process. What really counts is that we have lost and kept it off even if we aren't officially at our goal. Best wishes!!!

Angela said...

You look great! I love your attitude.

Jacquie said...

Happy Anniversary T! You have come a long way girl! Thank God for pictures to show us when our brains can't see it!

Judi said...

Congrats! Happy Bandiversary!
Do you know what 60 pounds looks like? THAT IS WHAT YOU LOST!You look amazing! Beautiful! And, so much younger! And, I'm sure you feel it!
It's not a race...it's a journey. So, don't dwell on what you may not have done--dwell on how far you have come and where you are going!
As for the BEFORE picture...I'm sure those flowered pants looked good at the time.....8-) I figure that it's always good when our BEFORE pictures look bad all over! It makes us feel even better about where we are today...even if we say "what the hell was I thinking? I just figure my brain was too busy thinking about food to think straight!
Enjoy all the deserved NSVs!

Onward!
Judi

Justine said...

You look wonderful (and skinny!)

MandaPanda said...

Happy Bandiversary! I know you have struggled this past year with not only losing weight, but tackling some of the mental and emotional issues that come with it as well but you've done so well! Those pictures are worth a thousand words. You look younger, stronger and most importantly HAPPIER. We must never lose sight of how far we've come. :)

vickyd said...

Congrats on our Bandiversary. You look beautiful and so very happy, Theresa...I know you aren't where you wanted to be but don't lose sight of how far you've come...

Ronnie said...

You look great! I love that skirt, by the way. :)

You've come a long way and you should be very proud of yourself, Miss Theresa!

Dawnya said...

You look good darlin'. I'm so happy that you got your band. Sixty pounds is a great number. It's amazing in fact.

Happy Bandiversary beautiful!!!

Kristin50 said...

You look absolutely stunning. I miss your laugh. I am so proud of what you have been able to accomplish you look amazing!!

Andrea said...

Happy Bandiversary! You look great!

Catherine55 said...

Happy bandiversary! You are amazing, and you look fantastic! Those photos really show how much progress you have made. Wow. Nice work, lady! :)