Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Happy Bandiversary to me! Goodbye to those 100 pounds!

Starting weight: 344.4
Current weight: 242.8
Total loss at one year post-op: -101.4 pounds!!

I've lost a small person :)

But I've gained so much more.  Confidence.  Energy.  Health.

I feel like I'm finally truly learning who I am, not just who I was as a morbidly obese woman who wanted to be hidden.

Here is my surgery story, with photos of the incisions included. Sometimes it is hard to look at that first photo on the day of surgery.  To remember what my body looked like at 344 pounds.  But it's important too.  I need to remember, so that I don't ever allow myself to slip back into those habits that got me there.

Today, at one year post op, I am about 66% of the way to my goal.  To those of you who are there, I just want to say how proud of you I am, because I know how hard this journey has been!


  1. Woo Hoo Congrats Girl 100+ is AWESOME!

  2. that is so freaking awesome! Good work lady!

  3. OMG! So awesome!!!!!! Way to go, that is an amazing milestone. :)

  4. yes!!! Love this post! so happy for you, girlfriend!

  5. My surgery is next Wednesday...stories like yours make this whole process so much easier and less scary for someone like me. Thanks for sharing your story, I can't wait until I've lost as much as you have :)