How I'm Doing So Far

Friday, December 3, 2010

Seventy Sounds Sweet

As of last night I'm officially down almost 71lbs. that's in 5 months, 2 weeks and 4 days. Wow.

I had a follow-up appointment with my surgeon yesterday evening and he's really happy with my weight loss progress. Even though it still feels slow to me, I'm just over 2lbs a week average since surgery and that's right where he wants me.

we agreed that there was no need for a fill. i have good restriction and am only hungry when i should be and satisfied with tiny portions. at least i know that when i feel it's time for a fill, i won't have to jump through any damned hoops to get one!

one thing i did tell him was that for the first time in my life i'm losing weight (even if it is slowly) without having to diet. I mean I am following the bandster rules of protein, small portions, chew chew chew, eat slowly, etc.... but i'm not denying myself anything and am really enjoying my food.
i've lost weight in the past, but it's always been through following diets that were really not sustainable for life... and the minute i eased up, the weight came back on. i know that this tool has broken that ugly cycle.


Nella said...

70 is amazing! Savour it!

Silverhairedgoddess said...

Congratulations Jessica -71 pounds gone !

You must be treading on air !

-Grace- said...

You are kicking major ass, girl! Go you!!!

amandakiska said...

I love the 71 lbs. down, but I especially love hearing about saying goodbye to dieting forever! That is wonderful!