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Friday, May 31, 2013

Friday Weigh-In

Starting weight: 281 lbs
Surgery day: 261 lbs

Today's weight: 200.8

- 1.8 lb loss

-50.2 lbs loss since surgery
-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.


  1. Woot Woot! Great loss... and onederland on the horizon. Have a great at Disney.

  2. What an interesting insight! I too have weighed over 200 almost all of my adult life. Must think about what that means to me, though I'm nowhere near 200 yet. You are so close you can taste it!

  3. OMG Onederland is right around the corner!! Have a blast at Disney!

  4. I hope you are having a blast at Disney World and Epcot Kay!!! We left for Disneyland Sunday and had a great time. Hoping you are safe from any weather concerns - you were in my thoughts!

    1. Thanks Cheri! We had a good time but it rained a ridiculous amount.