The red shirt I am wearing in this photo was a 5X … and the shorts, yikes!!!! Also a 5X. For pants, I’m now down to a size 14/16 or an extra large.
To date, I have lost a total of 142 pounds since when I was at my heaviest in June 2009.
And no, I wasn’t ALWAYS overweight. I was a normal thin child … and I yo-yo’d back and forth from my college years and all throughout my 20s and 30s.
It wasn’t until talking to my then provider, Dr. Bonnie Nowak in 2009 that she gave me the harsh reality of my life as I knew it then. She literally said to me: “You have two choices Amy: Either plan your funeral now or get healthy.”
Obviously, I opted for No. 2.
And the rest is all on this blog.
I am happy to say I am going at this weight loss ditty very slowly. Unlike gastric bypass, where you literally drop the weight mega rapidly, lap banders go at their own slow turtle like pace. And that’s how I like it.
To the left is my most current photo of me. This was taken on Monday, April 6 at my apartment complex.
In two months marks my 3rd year bandiversary and I couldn’t be more thrilled with all that I’ve learned on this adventure.
Thanks for your support … I couldn’t have done it without my band of friends. I have 60 lbs left to lose before I start my maintenance of never allowing myself to gain weight from eating all the wrong foods out there in processed food land.
Continue to make good choices!