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Surgery Date: October 20, 2009:

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Perspective

Here I am immediately post-op on the day of my Lap-Band surgery.

October 20, 2009
It's perspective that I am given by this photo.

Almost like a gift from the past.

A reminder from my former self to who I am today.

I look back on this photo and remember exactly how I felt in that moment: Physical PAIN.

So much pain that I couldn't keep my eyes open.

I think this is one of the reasons that I continue to keep going and keep fighting the good fight.

It's why I continue to workout each night for an hour or more. Yep, I come home all sweaty and tired.

It's why I still try to limit my calories to 1200-1400 calories each day. Yep, I still keep track in my head.

I didn't sign up for Lap-Band surgery lightly.

It was a huge commitment for me.

I knew that getting the band was a FOREVER decision.

For me, that's what the band is.

Not just something to occupy me for a little while...just until it wasn't fun anymore.  Nope.

I didn't get the band to lose "some" weight.  I got the band to lose ALL of the extra weight.

Yes, I was in pain.

Yes, I felt run over by a truck.

But looking back on this photo over two and half years later after my surgery:

It was totally worth it.

22 comments:

  1. First bikini pix, and now pix of you in bed.. What's next ??

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  2. Seems like you always post exactly what I need to read. Amazing.

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  3. It's so nice to have you around to remind us what it's all about. Such an inspiration!!!

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  4. ALWAYS an inspiration :)

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  5. I wish I had these pictures! I have one of me from the morning of surgery - my official "before" pictures I suppose. I need to go back and look at them from time to time!

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  6. I wish I had these pictures, it really is great perspective. I remember right after surgery when I couldn't even walk around the block before I tired out and now I'm running miles at a time!

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  7. Thank You so very much for sharing your journey! You have no idea how much I appreciate hearing how far you have come.. and the ups and downs inbetween!!

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  8. Thank you for the inspiration!!!!!!
    xo
    Dani
    www.thatfitnesschic.blogspot.com

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  9. 100% worth the pain!!

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  10. I nearly cried when I saw this picture today. I don't know ANYONE who has had lap band and NOONE understands what all I've been through. Thank you for posting a blog about it.

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  11. Yup...good timing. I needed this inspiration today too. I am so happy you made it work, and it is still working. The fact that you can think before that, yes it is a big decision that you are going to fully commit to, but then to actually put into real life that dedication is so amazing.

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  12. Totally made me cry. You always inspire me LBG to be a bigger success. xx

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  13. I am saddened that so many who opted for the lapband continue to fail to use the tool as it was intended. Like you, I did not enter into this lightly. And while I'm not as disciplined as you are, I work the hell out of my band every. Single. Day. I'm not going back there.

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  14. LBG, you are amazing. I seriously puffy heart you. Great reminder!

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  15. I didn't feel any pain right after surgery. In fact I was walking about two hours afterwards ... all over the hospital. The pain came when I got home that night to sleep. And realizing how hard it was to sleep and to move and to get up out of bed to pee. And so on....

    I also did NOT go into this lightly. It started for me in 2004. And I am following the rules. And I hope I can lose IT ALL too, in due time. Tomorrow will be one month since I was banded!

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  16. Great reminder! Thanks for sharing...

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  17. :o) gotta have the BIG reminders to look back on!

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  18. Tough love this band .... But it's a miracle in its power

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  19. That is so true-- I remember the pain I was in and the regret I felt for several days (I hate taking pain meds, they make me nauseous so I 'toughed it out'- ugh)... and I am really much better than I was at that time.

    Thanks for the reminder.
    I haven't lost as much as you, but I've come a long way from where I was, and for that- I am glad for the progress and the perspective!

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