Friday, October 21, 2011


I made it!  Tomorrow will be my one year anniversary with my band.  I also hit another milestone today at finally losing 75 lbs.  I had hoped a year ago that I would have lost 100 lbs by this time but I am proud of what I have done and what I have learned in the past year.  I am going to do a bullets list of what I have learned as a banded woman.

  • This is my race and I can't compare my journey to anyone Else's.
  • I am still addicted to food.
  • I am still not addicted to working out.
  • I still mentally see myself as a fat girl and I am surprised when I see just how much smaller I really am.
  • I can survive by only eating until I am satisfied.
  • It is ok to have treats but a whole bag of M&Ms does not cut it.   Portion everything out before eating.
  • Seafood is really good.  ( hated it before my band)
  • If I don't push myself I will stay the same and sometimes when I am done pushing I need my husband to push.
  • I still have a long way to go but I am starting to feel like me again.
  • 5" heels hurt no matter what size you are but they hurt less when you don't weigh 300 lbs.
  • I will need plastic surgery to remove extra skin when it is all said and done.
  • People will hate no matter what you do so don't stress about them.
  • Make sure you are changing your life because you want to and not because you think you should.  That is what helps you stick to it.
Here are the most recent NSVs that I have had since hitting 75lbs
  • I can walk around the state fair for 8 hours without wanting to die.
  • I once again have to go buy new underwear and blue jeans
  • My back doesn't hurt all the time anymore..... just when I am sitting wonky at my desk.
  • I can wear my husbands clothes (this was a big one for me)
  • I scheduled a family photo shoot for November (again a big thing for me)
  • I am finding more of myself.  I am putting effort into dressing up and I am feeling sexy again.
  • I am not the biggest person in my office or my church or anywhere anymore ( vain and shallow I know but it means a lot to a fat girl)
My next mini goal- 100 lbs lost

I really do want to thank everyone that has supported me this past year and helping me find the new me.  I hope that the next year shows continued loss of weight and gain of confidence. 



  1. My anniversary is in 5 days, and I had hoped to be at 100 lbs by then to, but will be happy with 75. Now, to get three more pounds off in five days.....

    Congrats on everything you have accomplished. It has been an amazing year for you!

  2. Great job, and great post! You've done very well. :)

  3. Happy bandiversary and what a great milestone! Truly inspiring!

  4. Happy Bandiversary!!! You have come so far. You will meet every goal you set. You will be a success. It's amazing how this band can change our lives for the better. I'm so excited for you and your NSV's. I love your bullets of what you have learned. Great post.

  5. That is an absolutely great list. Especially "Make sure you are changing your life because you want to and not because you think you should. That is what helps you stick to it." That is a big one for me. I tend to look at myself through other people's eyes and judge that way. Only to find out that what I am seeing is not what other people see, but what I thought they saw. If that makes any sense at all.

    Good job! 75 lbs is nothing to sneeze at!

  6. Happy Bandiversary!! GREAT post!! What an amazing achievement - 75 pounds!! Way to go!!!

  7. 75 lbs down is freaking awesome. Be very proud!

  8. Happy bandiversary! You have done great!