-80.2 lb loss overall (the MFP ticker refuses to update to this effect)
So I didn't quite reach Onederland by June, but I can see it from here. Hopefully, I'll make it by June 8, the one year anniversary of my lap band consultation. A year ago, I never let myself imagine this far ahead. I knew people had been successful with the lap band, but I didn't really think that I might be one of them. I never wanted to be thin. I've never been thin in my entire life, and the thought of it is completely alien. But I never even imagined losing more than 80 pounds.
The truth is, I've weighed over 200 pounds most of my adult life. Weighing less than that, for me, is associated with adolescence. You know, painfully awkward, horribly self-conscious, adolescence. That time of my life where I pretty much constantly hated my "fat" body. I was definitely more confident and comfortable in my own skin at 280 pounds than I ever was in my high school body. Even though I've spent the last year on this weight loss journey, the slowest part has definitely been the emotional adjustment to living in a different body.
We leave Sunday for Orlando. I'm going to Disney World and Universal Studios with my family, and I'm pretty excited for the non-scale victories that await.