Happy 2 year Bandiversary to me!
Jul 23, 2009I suppose I should write something profound as I am 2 years out from surgery today. During the first year, I went from 250 to 150 lbs. During year 2, I gained 26 lbs before I was able to turn it around. I am down about 10 of that now so I have 16 lbs to get back to where I was. I know I can do it -- I am just having too many "treats" and not enough protein. There is nothing wrong with my band -- this is all about Krista. So I'm glad about that -- I can use the tool again and get to where I want to go. When I eat proper foods, I have great restriction. It's slider foods that get me - cake, cookies, desserts, crackers, chocolate, rice chips etc.
This year I got certified as a Body Pump instructor (Les Mills, worldwide program) and that's been my ultimate success factor this year. I've kept up with my 2000 minutes / month exercise committment which I am very proud of as well. Exercise is a key factor in my success and I also believe that eating enough (1600 calories) has also been key. I'm not big on starving oneself and my feelings are if you can lose at 1600, why would you CHOOSE to eat less? :) To each their own of course, but I love food and I can't see that changing any time soon.
Mar 05, 2004