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Six months after surgery

Tuesday, December 08, 2009

I saw my surgeon's office today for my 6-month postop check. Here's how I'm doing so far:

Upper GI x-ray shows band is in place and anatomy all functioning normally.
Fluid level in band is adjusted appropriately now - I'm at my sweet spot!
Weight lost so far: 82 pounds (43 more to get to goal weight of 150)
Body mass index: Dropped from 48 to 34.5 (10 more points to go to get to "normal")
Body fat %: Dropped from 54.6% to 42.9% (9 points to go to get to "normal")
Waist: Lost 13 inches
Hips: Lost 11 inches
Arm: Lost 2 inches

I wear size 16 in most things now (and those are getting loose) - started at size 24/26.
I can sit in a booth and a theater seat with room to spare.
There is slack in my seatbelt.
I can bend over to pick things up, put on my socks, tie my shoes, etc.
I can cross my legs like a lady.
I have energy and enjoy exercise - I power walk, run, do aerobics and strength training - in fact, I can outlast my husband at the gym!

THANK YOU LORD FOR THE OPPORTUNITY TO HAVE LAP BAND SURGERY AND FOR EMPOWERING ME TO TAKE MY LIFE BACK!!!

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