Let's be honest, shall we? You guys aren't judging me, right? The fact that I had lap band surgery indicates that I have been (and continue to be) a big girl. What's funny is that I don't mind strangers knowing how much I weigh, but don't like the idea of my own husband knowing how much I weigh. There's something weird about that, right? So I'm going to stop hiding behind vague numbers.
Hi, my name is Kay (Well, sort of. It's more of a nickname.) and I used to weigh 281 pounds. That's my highest weight (not counting pregnancy) and how much I weighed when I went for my initial lap band consultation in June. And I hope to never weigh that much again. But I've decided to stop being embarassed about that number. Because it's not who I am anymore. It just represents where I've come from. Four months ago, when I had lap band surgery, I weighed 261 pounds. And today, I weigh 224 pounds. And hopefully next week, it will be even less.
I've gone from a size 24 to a size 18. I feel lighter and healthier, and have fewer headaches and less acid reflux. Sometimes, it feels like this all happened in the blink of an eye. And sometimes, it feels like it's taking forever. I guess I'm just excited to get on with the rest of my life.
Starting weight (6/8/12): 281 lbs
Surgery day (10/26/12): 261 lbs
Todays weight: 224 lbs
-37 lb loss since surgery
-57 lb loss overall