Progress comes in all forms. This is exciting for me as I feel like something is finally headed in the right direction. This time line makes me feel that I have made positive changes!
April 6th - Started pre-Lapband Journey - Talked to the doctor about the possibility of surgery. Signed up, found out about the insurance requirements, found out I had to quit smoking... I weighed 257.6
April 10th - Attended my first nutrition class because it was required by my insurance
April 13th - Quit smoking. What better day then Friday the 13th?!?!
May 8th - Attended second nutrition class - gained 4 lbs....totally not motivated to lose weight - Weighed in at 261.6
May 16th - test to prove I quit smoking. Vist my PCP
June 12th - Attend 3rd nutrition class - gained 6 lbs - Weighed in at 267.6
July 10th - Attend 4th nutrition class - gained 2.4 lbs - Weighed in at 270
July 23rd - test to prove I quit smoking.
August 7th - Attend 5th nutrition class - scheduled surgery for 10/15/12 - gained 3.6 more lbs - Weighed in at 273.6
August 18th - Visit with PCP about required insurance paperwork - gained 1.2 lbs - Weighed in at 274.8
August 22nd - Decided I was never going to change anything, band or not, unless I was going to start making changes now - Signed up to swim 30 minutes Monday - Friday!
September 11th - Attended 6th nutrition class - scheduled preop and final nutrition class for 10/10/12. Was swimming daily Mon - Friday. Weighed in at 271.2 - lost 3.6 pounds :)
October 10th - Final nutrition class and preop. Weighed in at 265.4 - Lost 5.8 pounds
Total weigh loss prior to surgery prep - 9.4 pounds! Slow start but it was a start
October 12th - Begin 3 day clear liquid diet - I so hate broth of all kinds!!
October 15th - Day of surgery - Weigh in at 260.2 - loss of 5.2 lbs. - total loss of 14.6 pounds!
October 22st - 1 week Post-op - Weight loss of 6.2 lbs - weigh in at 254! Total loss of 20.8 lbs!
October 29th - 2 weeks Post-op - Weight loss of 4 lbs - weigh in at 250! Total loss of 24.8 lbs!
November 5th - 3 weeks Post-op - Weight loss of 0 lbs - weigh in at 250! total loss of 24.8 lbs! No worries...
November 12th - 4 weeks Post-op - Weight loss of 2 lbs - weigh in at 248! total loss of 26.8 lbs! TIPPED THE SCALE PAST 250!!! Major victory for me!!
In short - 26.8 lbs down since 8/22/12
17.4 lbs down since I began the 3 day clear liquid diet
12.2 lbs down since surgery!