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Surgery Date: October 20, 2009:

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Is 'Overachiever' One Word or Two?

While cruising around among my old blog posts from 2009, I came across this post

Go read it.

You know that you want to.

In that post, I talk about what went down at my very first Lap-Band adjustment (fill) appointment.

And guess what?

I now realize over two and a half years later that my biggest take away from that appointment with the-best-nurse-practitioner-ever WAS NOT actually the Lap-Band adjustment itself.


I know, I know..

It's all about gettin' our fills. Right?


At least for me.

My biggest lesson and takeaway was this: a prescription for exercise. This was the kick in the booty that I needed to get going on the exercise bandwagon:
Yep. Exercise.

Don't you roll your eyes at me. I'm feelin' those eyes all the way over here in Podunk middle-of-nowhere-Oregon.

Before this appointment, I honestly thought that I could be successful with weight loss and maintain said weight loss with no exercise.

Boy was I wrong.

For about two years now, I've been gettin' about 60 minutes of exercise 5 days a week.

And I'm not the only one who's rockin' the exercise.  Check out these plans on today's Workout Wednesday post on Facebook.

Well done ladies!


  1. I'm with you, fills are well and good... but not a substitute for hard work!

  2. I did 2 exercise classes today. Back to back! Body conditioning and pilates. Can I have a sticker or a certificate or a cookie or something?

  3. AGREED!!! I lost a ton of weight before my fills just because of EXERCISE! That's what makes us successful!

  4. I agree about the exercise. I am hitting harder than ever this time and I am really feeling the results. I love the script! lol.

  5. Well done, well done. :)