Weigh-Ins are on MONDAYS - Updated July 3, 2017

Surgery Date: October 20, 2009:

Sunday, October 11, 2009

First Post!

Hello Everyone!

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.


  1. Wow! Very cool to go back and read how you started. Nice to meet the old you...I'm going back to read the whole thing.

  2. I was researching on the lap band surgery and people success stories and saw your blog. I love reading your blog and your journey post opt. I went to my first doctor appt last week and due to my insurance, I have to complete 6 months of visiting a nutritionst and psychologist. Im so excited that in 6 months I get to do this and go through what you have gone through and become a better and healthier me. Thank you for doing this blog and letting other people see your stuggles and achievements. You really give good tips and information useful for everyone. P.S Congrats with everything and you look GREAT!!! Two thumbs up!! :))