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Surgery Date: October 20, 2009:

Friday, May 31, 2013

200th Weekly Weigh-in

I've stood on that scale now for exactly 200 (TWO HUNDRED!) Fridays in a row.

Each and Friday I've told you my weight.

Whether that number on the scale was good or bad - I've kept myself accountable here on this blog.

When I began my pre-op diet prior to Lap-Band surgery, I weighed 258.8 lbs.

Did I ever think that I would get below my goal weight of 145 lbs and maintain that weight for almost two and half years?


I've said it before and I'll keep saying it: The journey with the Lap-Band is 80% mental and 20% the Lap-Band. 

It's a mind game.

Even on that very first Friday weigh-in, I just knew that I would get to goal.

I had to believe it and believe in myself.

This journey has been for me.

No one else.

Does that make me selfish?

Sure it does.

But it's been one of my secrets to my success:  I had to lose the weight for me.

So here I am today, telling you my Friday weigh-in for the 200th time.

Three years and ten months since my very first Friday weigh-in. 

And what was today's weight?
Made using my new fave iPhone app: A Beautiful Mess



  1. WOOHOO! Gotta go check out that app... looks cute.

  2. Happy 200th weigh-in! Abso-freakin-lutely wonderful!

  3. For a second, I thought you had little yellow acupuncture needles in your toes. But the actual graphic is even better than that! Congratulations on your awesome 200th Friday weigh-in.

  4. Congratulations on your success! I am a new follower. I start my pre-op diet this coming Thursday and my surgery will be on the 20th. I am very excited!

  5. I cannot say it enough times-- you are an inspiration and one of the people who keeps me coming back and being accountable. What a success story. While mine is not quite as dramatic and I haven't (yet) met my ultimate goal-- I agree that success is very mental, the band is a tool and a help only. I have now maintained my weight loss of nearly 40 pounds for 2 years and some, and I'm not going back either. Who knows: I may make that goal weight someday, but the point is that I am healthier now than I was, and much lighter. Cheers!

  6. Wow! 200 is a very impressive number. Love your story/journey. It's a great inspiration for a newbie like me.

  7. Woo! I love this! Our starting point is similar. I have my 2nd nutrition appointment tomorrow but last weigh in I was 252. You continue to inspire me!