I had lap band in 2010. My starting weight was 278, and I'm now 182. I've got 20 to go.
People often tell me I took the easy way out. Let me tell you, IT IS NOT easy.
The first 40 pounds probably came off because of surgery, but the rest was me (with God's help). These last 20 pounds are killer to take off.
I know quite a few people who have had the surgery only to put the weight back on. It is not for everyone. It is only a tool to help you lose weight, it is not a "cure all".
My band is at 8 cc, so I'm pretty full. I can consume about 1200 calories. I don't eat most meat, so I stick with tofu and fish. I am a pretty raw foods person.
I instruct Zumba classes several times a week, plus I jog and lift weights, so I'm pretty active. I just joined Sparkpeople, and so far I'm really liking it. Think I might even start a blog.
Now if I can only do something about all this extra skin.
Philippians 4:13 "I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me."
| current weight: 175.0