How I'm Doing So Far

Thursday, December 30, 2010

New Year, New Me

It's hard to imagine right now that this time last year I wasn't even close to getting my shit together. In fact, my blog timeline tells me that it's ONLY been 6 months, one week and one day since I started the journey. Six months ago that my Dad encouraged me to consider getting a lap band. Heck. Six months ago I only vaguely knew what a lap band was and was barely aware that I'd crossed well over the line of being eligible for weightloss surgery.

I'm about 26lbs from my initial goal. It amuses me that people are shocked to realise that I could possibly have 26 more lbs to go before I'm in a healthy weight range. I am determined to not obsess over a number on a scale and instead, once i get into a healthy range, will focus on how i look and feel. I'm 186.6 today and looking damned good in size 10 pants and medium tops. Not too shabby at just 5 5 1/2 inches tall.

Just over a week ago I had a slight unfill because Betsy had tightened her grip to the point where I couldn't keep liquids down. Next Thursday I'm scheduled for a top up. As much as i hated sometimes the forced chew chew chew and tiny bites, I've missed having that the past few days.

I'm starting 2011 as a MUCH healthier and happier me than I was a year ago and for that, I am so thankful.


Justawallflower said...

I is so amazing what a years difference (or even six months in ur case) can make. I love these year end posts, it really excites me to know that I will get to do a significant one next year. 2011 is a year of great change for me, and I've gotten a jump start on it! Best wishes to u!

Miss Vickie "The Queen Bee" said...

I am so happy for you! You have done a great job. Thank you for all of you nice comments on my blog!

Lap Band Gal said...

You're doing GREAT!! Amazing losses for being 6 months out. :)

Christine said...

Only 26 pounds?!?! You're nearly there!!! You rocking this! Isn't it amazing to see how far you can come in just a few short months?? Congrats to you!