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Reflecting on Victories Throughout My Lap Band Journey


Tuesday, June 21, 2011

It was on Feb 26, 2009, 2 years ago my new life as a post op Lapband Begin. I know it's has been a while since I've posted. But I have truly been Living life to the fullest. I'm training for my first 10k run for Sept 2011. I'm so excited! I was recently featured as a Weight loss Success Story of the Month on my Dr's Website. Check out my story below : ( picture of me and my biggest supporter my Husband.



Cassandra: LAP-BAND Success
!Reflecting on Victories Throughout My Lap Band Journey


When I think back to February 26, 2009, I was at my highest weight of 235 lbs with a BMI of 50. Half of me was fat! I was digging my own grave with a knife and fork. Now itís my 2 year Anniversary. Iím at a Healthy Normal BMI. I weigh 149 lbs. And I have maintained this weight for the last 2 years. since reaching my goal weight in 8 months. I lost a total of 86 lbs. Iím so proud of myself. Consistency, Commitment, and Compliance from Dr. Cywes and his staff has truly made all the difference.

With Hard Work and Determination, and refusing to Give up or Give in, Iíve consistently lost weight. The journey is not easy, but it is worthwhile. My biggest challenge was certainly overcoming bad habits. What most people donít realize is that losing weight is not just a physical battle; it is not just about eating healthy and plenty of exercise, but more importantly the mental and physical habits that you have to break along the way. I had to change the way I thought about food, exercise, and I had to stop caring about what people thought of me and start focusing on myself and what I needed. I owe it all to re-learning how to eat and re-learning about food. how exciting and motivating those changes have been. I continue to celebrate victories every day. Some of them are mine personally, and others are those shared with the many people in this community . Thanks for having the ear to listen and the heart to receive



Sincerely.

MizSandy

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Member Comments About This Blog Post:
MISSILENE 6/22/2011 4:35PM

    you are so gorgeous..Best wishes to you.

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NURSE333 6/22/2011 9:48AM

    iNSPIRATIONAL, YOU LOOK AMAZING!

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PATTYJILL 6/22/2011 8:28AM

    Beautiful! Congratulations on such an accomplishment.

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TEXASGIRL48 6/22/2011 8:07AM

    Congratulations on the wonderful story. You look amazing.

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LOVEANGELS37 6/22/2011 5:35AM

    emoticon emoticon May GOD continue to BLESS you on this journey!!! emoticon Dorice

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CJBAGGINS 6/21/2011 11:42PM

    Congratulations! What a journey!

cj

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SAMODER 6/21/2011 10:29PM

    You have been on a wonderful journey. Thank you for sharing it with us.
Sam

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FINDINGSTRONG 6/21/2011 9:55PM

    BRAVO!!! Because once you learn it's not JUST about diet and exercise, it's the thoughts and fears you hold, nothing can stop you!!! So proud of you! Congratulations on your new life! emoticon

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HALLELUL 6/21/2011 1:26PM

    Congratulations on learning what works, maintaining your healthy goal, and the well deserved recognition. I never had to experience Lap Band surgery but I thought it was important that you shared your struggles because some may think have surgery and poof all is well. Thanks for sharing that you still have to overcome those not so good food habits and how doing gives you Success! WooHoo!

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