Tuesday, May 21, 2013

One Year Ago...

I changed my life forever and had my lap band placed.  It hasn't always been easy, but it always has been worth it.  Here are the pics to prove it!

May 20, 2012
May 20, 2013

Before pic was 4x top and 3x bottom, 12 month pic is xl top and bottom.

I don't have an official weigh loss, that won't happen until next week when I go to the dr for my one year follow up.  I know I'm somewhere between 95-100 pounds lost.  One year ago I wouldn't have thought that was really possible.  I had no real idea of how this journey was going to go, I just knew I was going to change.

I'm still working on getting to my goal of under 200 pounds.  That is about 30 pounds still to go.  I don't know if that's where I'll want to maintain, or if I will want to lose more.  Just taking things one day at a time.

I'm not perfect with my food choices, but that in itself is my choice.  I know I will do better in the long run if I don't forbid myself anything.  I'm learning moderation.  I can eat what I want, just not huge portions.  That will be the key for success:  moderation, not deprivation.


  1. Happy Bandiversay! You've done an amazing job!

  2. Congrats on your weight loss. You will be in onderland before you know it!

  3. You look great. I love your shape. The curves!

  4. What a difference! Congratulations on a successful first year as a bandster!

  5. Congrats Colleen!
    My 1 year is coming soon end of june. Today I went on a mile walk wearing size 14/16 shorts. A year ago I was in size 32/34 shorts. It's amazing what will power can do to a person. Take care. Amy

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