Friday, November 30, 2012

Better late than never I am, a little late in the game, but here nonetheless. When I started this journey I was inspired by bandster bloggers and thought to myself "I'd love to do that!" but I was absolutely horrified at the thought of posting my starting weight online for my friends and the whole web world to see. I still am. So here's the deal, I'm not going to.

I was banded on September 17, 2012 and now at 2 months, 13 days out, it has been the most life altering decision I have ever made. Not only have I lost 52 pounds in these 10 weeks, I have learned self control and I feel differently about myself. So here is my story...

I have been obese my entire life, save for a few short years on Weight Watchers. Looking back, then I was doing pretty much what I am doing now. I was 13 years old and lost 64 pounds in a year by eating healthier, smaller portions. I was eating all the time, but my meals were small and much healthier. Over time, though, the portions got bigger and the food choices got poorer. By my 17th birthday, I'd gained all of my loss back plus some, and my weight continued to climb over the next years.

So here I am, 24 years old, and I'm beginning this journey with a tool, a doctor, friends, family, and now a blog to keep me accountable. In the next blogs I will try to play catch up on different points about surgery (surgery itself, fills, hair loss, etc.)

<3 Hollee

This photo was taken pre-surgery on September 8, 2012.

This photo was taken October 27, 2012.  Around 40 pounds down.

November 23, 2012- 50 pounds down.