The new, HAPPY Brittany!
Jun 23, 2010
As many of you already know, I am young! I had the Lap Band surgery March 26, 2009 and now 15 months post op- I have lost a total of 165 pounds! I thought at 18 years old weighing in at 305 pounds, my life was over and nothing would change the fact that I was over weight... Dr. Steinburg and his staff were the best people throughout my journey. I am now 19 years old, attending college, and weigh 140 pounds! I am finally happy and can do almost anything asked of me! I love the new me and I love being able to do things that were once complex for me to accomplish!!! :)0 comments
2 weeks out of surgery...
Apr 08, 2009
As many of you may know, I am 18 years old and had the lap band surgery on March 26, 2009. My weight has been a battle since I can even remember... I do not ever remember being a skinny girl. I have always been a little bigger than the rest of the world. i had a terrible wreck in February of 2008, and was in a wheelchair for 3 months, and I noticed a lot of weight being put on. Before I knew it- I had reached the 300 pound mark. :( I was truely devastated and lost a lot of hope... All of my friends are under at least 160 pounds and it bothered me because I was the only fat one. My mom had the gastric 5 years ago and has lost 180+ pounds and it inspired me soo much! My grandmother let me borrow the money for this surgery because I knew my insurance would turn me down! I am already starting to feel a little better even though I have hit some obstacles in this journey... In the first week I lost 20 pounds which was great! I was finally below 300. I weighed 305 when I had surgery on 3/36... I have not yet weighed this week for my 2nd week, and I really hope I have lost alot more... I have been working out and trying to do more cardio than anything! This was a life change for me because I was tired of being fat! Its been rough, but I know I can do it because I have a lot of people standing behind me: my mom, grandmother, brother, friends, and more family :)2 comments