Today was 6 month since my lap-band surgery and I truly cannot believe it has been that long! Things are going great, I feel awesome, am thrilled with my progress and my docs (both surgeon and oncologist) are too. I have had very few issues in my 6 months, 1 overfill that was technically my own fault and a tight day here and there (with an elephant visit). Those are to be expected though. I would definitely recommend this surgery, it has been the best thing that I have ever done for myself.
Being on the *smaller* side now though, has truly revealed how society is. When I was heavier, there was a definite difference in the way people look at you and treat you…sad really. I am still not used to the amount of attention I now get and probably never will get used to it, considering I was on the *larger* side for so long. We shall see. Bryan says he can definitely tell that I have my self-confidence back, a little closer to the person he married perhaps?!
Here are my stats at 6 months….
Starting weight – 232
6 month weight – 166.4
Total weight lost – 65.6
Starting BMI – 41.09 (morbidly obese)
6 month BMI – 29.47 (overweight)
Starting clothes size – 22 (bottoms)/2-3X (shirts)
6 month clothes size – 12 (bottoms)/L (shirts)
Starting running time – probably about 1-2 minutes
6 month running time – 50+ minutes straight
(pics are viewable on my *life with a lap band* page over on the right hand side)