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Surgery Date: October 20, 2009:

Saturday, October 20, 2012

Three Years Ago Today...

...was October 20, 2009.

It was a Tuesday.

I remember that I had to report to the hospital at 6am sharp for my Lap-Band surgery.

It was still dark outside.

But I was showered, prepped, and swabbed head to toe with that awful 2% Chlorhexidine Gluconate antiseptic solution that they made me apply at home before leaving for the hospital.  It made for a pretty sticky situation under my size 3XL sweat pants and hoodie sweatshirt.

Yeah, surgery was and still is a big deal for me.

Let me say that again: A HUGE FREAKIN' DEAL.

I didn't take the decision to have surgery lightly.

My Lap-Band is still my one and only (and hopefully ever) surgery that I've ever had in my entire life.

I still think that it's an extremely crazy concept that I had to put a silicone device inside my body to help me lose weight and get healthy.  Talk about a "First World Problem."

If you want, you can read my 1st bandiversary post here.

Then on my 2nd bandiversary post, I wrote my former fatty self a letter.

And here we are...now at my 3rd bandiversary blog post.

Looking back on the past three years, you may be wondering....

Would I do it all over again?

Would I still have Lap-Band surgery?

Would I still exercise each and every day?

Would I still try to make good food choices each and every day?

Would I still keep myself accountable with weekly weigh-ins?

Would I still do all the work that it takes to lose and maintain a 120 lbs weight loss?


It is A LOT of work.

But it's all worth it.


  1. Happy Anniversary! You are such an inspiration! Congrats!

  2. Congrats on your third anniversary. You are so worth it!

  3. Hooray! Happy anniversary, LBG! And thanks for sharing your journey - you help more than you know!

  4. Today is my 11th wedding anniversary. Happy Bandy Anny to you!!

  5. A big congratulations what an amazing journey for you.. It's a big day for me today as well, today I hit goal wt!! at least I'm calling it offically.. I hit 140 on the 17th but after a few on and offs that day, lol! Today I just woke up and got on and bam, it said 140.. Oct 20th is going to be a special day for me as well..

    You are so inspiring to many, so Thank you for sharing your journey with us..

  6. Happy anniversary! You are an inspiration! :)

  7. Happy anniversary! I know what you mean about 1 st world problem....yet we live in the first world, so of course those are the diseases we catch.

  8. Happy Anniversary!!

  9. Happy Bandiversary and thanks for being a huge inspiration over the last few years for me :o)

  10. Congrats K! You are doing awesome!

  11. Hey, many congrats, you continue to be my band hero... and I am so glad that I finally figured out how to retrieve my info and be 'Dinnerland' once again.

    Looking forward to re-engaging in the blogging community.

  12. Happy Bandiversary!! Congratulations on making a huge change and major props to you for doing the work!!

  13. Congratulations on your Bandiversary! You are an excellent example of making it work! :)