I'm so excited that this is my first post and there will be many, many more posts to follow in my journey to a healthier me.
Some background on me: I can't remember a time that I wasn't overweight. I've been chubby since I was about 10yrs old....by the time I graduated from high school I was a size 24! That was my highest :(
So now I'm looking forward to my healthy future, I will have lap band surgery (Allergan Band) on October 20th. Just 8 days away. It's exciting and a bit scary all at the same time. I can't wait!
I started looking into this surgery in late August and since i am 'self-pay' (AKA: my insurance doesn't cover the surgery), my progress has been fast.
I start the pre-op full liquid diet tomorrow. I have already lost 8 lbs in the last 4 weeks on my surgeon's recommended low-calorie diet. I will keep the weight loss tracker/ticker updated at the top of this page.