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Tuesday, February 26, 2013

4 Month Update

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


  1. That is so wonderful!!!! I refuse to let my husband know how much I weigh too. I don't know what it is about it, but I don't want him to know!

    Keep up the good work!! Congrats about being out of the 20's sizes! I can't wait until I can say that!


    1. Well, mine will know now, if he reads this.

      Thanks for the encouragement! You'll be out of the 20's before you know it!

  2. You're doing great! I know exactly how you feel about not wanting someone to know your weight. It took me a couple of months to get to a place that I felt comfortable putting my weight on my blog. Then I introduced my blog to 6 of my closest friends. I'm even okay with them knowing. But I would be absolutely horrified if I found out the man I'm dating read it and saw my weight (and also that I've talked about him on the blog several times). But I think I'd be even more mortified that he knew my weight than that he had read my public thoughts about him. Think we'll ever get over this?

    1. Thanks Hollee! I think this stuff is just indoctrinated into women. I don't even know how much my skinny friends weigh. But then we're all just pretty much obsessed with our own numbers and don't think much about anyone else's.