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Friday, January 25, 2013

3 Months, 30 Pounds

I don't have a lot of "before" full-body pictures. Because every time I ever saw one of myself, I hated it, and promptly deleted it. As you do. And when I went for my initial lap-band consultation in June, it never occurred to me that I might lose weight before surgery. So I didn't think to take photos until right before surgery.

So the only one I could find at my highest weight was taken in May. (It's wonky looking because I had to crop out a friend.) And I'm wearing the ubiquitous black, in order to disguise as much as possible, of course.

May 2012

By the time I got around to taking my "before" shots the night before surgery, I was already down 20lbs.

October 2012

The below photos were taken last night. -30lbs since surgery, -50lbs total.

January 2012

I'm actually wearing a different tank top and yoga pants in the last photos, because the others don't fit anymore. And I was really hoping to see the weight loss, but I don't. I almost didn't post these photos, because all I see is how much I have left, how much my stomach still sticks out, how big my arms still are. It's disappointing, and it kind of takes away the excitement from my "I've lost 50lbs!" moment.

I'm sure there will come a time when my photo comparisons will be a lot more dramatic, and I'm just going to have to keep working towards that day.


  1. You can def notice a difference ,
    I am getting banded on the 21 st of Feb so going through everyone's blogs doing "research" and I have come across lots of extra skin probs - are you noticing this ?

    1. Hi Mackenzie! Yeah, there's definitely loose skin, and it will likely stay that way. You may have seen Lap Band Gal's post about that?

      It may vary from person to person, and people who get banded in their 20's may have better luck, since the skin has more elasticity then. But I think it's just going to be a thing we have to live with, or have removed. But I think I'll take the loose skin over the fat rolls.