Friday, April 23, 2010

As I approach my bandiversary

I need to reflect on my forthcoming bandiversary this summer.  To me, that is the beginning of the liquid diet pre-surgery which was mid-July.

So basically, in 3 months, it will be 1 year since this all began.  And honestly, I'm not at all happy with where I am in this process.  The band works,  but I find lots and lots of ways to sabotage myself.

The truth is that I only lost weight in the first 2 months.  Much of it in the fast before the surgery.  It's true that I've had an obscene amount of change this year, but I'm kind of tired of excuses.  I see only more change coming in terms of wanting to get pregnant and have kids.  So now's the time lady!!

So what will it take for me to feel like I've had some success this year?    A MINIMUM of 50 lbs lost. Really, I expected to have lost 100.  But that's not where it's at for me.  So if I'm going to be real, at least 50 down is where it's at.  That's 20 more pounds in 3 months.

Perhaps I need to get back on that pre-surgery diet where I could eat veg and broth and protein shakes.  All those fresh greens were so wonderful!


  1. I was banded only a few weeks after you so I get the feeling of approaching bandiversary and feeling like you could do better. I feel that way too sometimes and it's hard to not beat yourself up over it.

    I think that if you want to lose those 20lbs so you can hit 50lbs lost then you need to do a reasonable diet. You don't want to go back to just protein shakes because that isn't something that you can sustain for a long period of time. That's just my opinion obviously, you can ignore me if you want. :-)

  2. I was banded Aug. 2009 and I'm basically in the same boat! Mad at myself!

  3. Heather, come here for support! SO many successful people post here...ask for advice, tips, suggestions if you need them! You know we're all just dying to tell you what's working for us!!