Weigh-Ins are on FRIDAYS - Updated January 13, 2017

Surgery Date: October 20, 2009:

Hit my goal weight on December 17, 2010:

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?

ABSOLUTELY.

It is A LOT of work.

But it's all worth it.


17 comments:

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

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

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

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

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  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..

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

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  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.

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  8. Happy Anniversary!!

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

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  10. Congrats K! You are doing awesome!

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  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.

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

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

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