One year ago today I was "banded" or had lap band surgery.
Besides marrying my best friend, this was the best decision I have ever made.
Between the day I decided to get banded until today I have lost a total of 130 lbs so far (70 pre, 50 post).
I still have over a hundred to loose but I am on the path to wellness and so happy.
So, what has changed in a year:
I no longer am on high blood pressure medicine
I no longer am on high cholesterol medicine
I no longer am on a sleep apnea CPAP machine
I no longer have to hold the rails to walk upstairs
I no longer need to worry about if I can fit in other people's cars
I no longer need to move tables in restaurants because I can't fit
I no longer need to base my location preferences on seat sizes (like theaters)
I no longer need to sit to catch my breath while doing simple everyday tasks like walking around a mall.
I no longer am started at when out in public for being a freak
I no longer need to get pedicures because I couldn't reach my feet (now I get them because I love them)
I no longer need to pay $70-$100 for simple items of clothing like pants I no longer need to shop in "fat lady" shops or online
I no longer need to stand in my dentist's waiting room because the chairs are too small for me.
I am sure there are other items I could add to this list but this is enough reason for why I LOVE my band and why today I celebrate it.
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