Halfway there!!!

August 28, 2008 at 11:13 am 2 comments

FINALLY!  I reached my (revised) 6 month goal.  This morning my scale read 255, which means I am down 95 lbs AND I am halfway to goal. 

Yesterday afternoon, I looked up the dates for Dr. M.’s seminars and found out that there was one last night.  Since Eric was home with the kids, I decided to go ahead and go.  I took a couple of my before pictures with me.  Dr. M was really happy I came and after he gave his presentation, he had me come up and talk and answer questions.

First, I passed around my pictures because I wanted people to know that I am a real person.  You could really put anybody up there and say, oh look she’s lost 90+ lbs.  I gave a quick version of my story and then answered questions for over an hour.  The seminar was long.  The doctor talked for about an hour.  It was a really big crowd (at least twice as many as the seminar I went to) and lots of people asked multiple questions.  However, there were people who just got up and left in the middle of him speaking and even more while I was speaking.  I wasn’t offendedthat they left, but people have to realize, this is LIFE CHANGING.  If you can’t sit through a seminar to learn about this for 2 hours of your life, maybe you really aren’t ready to have surgery.  I think that people need to be fully informed about this.  I don’t know–it was just something that kind of bothered me about the whole thing.  I think too many people think this is some easy road, that you’ll just lose weight without even thinking about it or without changing your life.  It isn’t that at all.  It is just a tool.  Every pound that I’ve lost has been earned, band or not.

Tonight I have the support group.  I’ve decided that I’m not going to be bitchy (which I have a tendency towards LOL), but if anybody starts freaking out the newbies, I’m going to set it straight. 

Pictures coming soon.  Probably tomorrow since I have the group tonight.  I took a set of pictures this morning–the before and now clothes.  I got the idea from some people on Lap Band Talk.  I put the clothes that I’m wearing today on the ones I wore before surgery.  I will post those with the pictures of me.

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Entry filed under: goals, misc, weight loss.

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2 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Jessica  |  August 28, 2008 at 1:30 pm

    Just a great BIG YAAAAAAAAAAAAYYYYY!!!!!

    Go JAIME! 🙂

    Reply
  • 2. GF  |  August 28, 2008 at 2:24 pm

    That’s awesome that you were invited to speak and that you went! You’re paying-it-forward. It’s their loss if they don’t sit up and listen.

    I agree with you whole-heartedly that people think LB is a ‘quick fix’. It’s work. But work well worth the effort.

    If it weren’t work, it would come in PILL form and be non-invasive!

    Good for you speaking up at support group. There’s a huge difference between stating the truth and scaring people. Everyone’s experience is different, but I’d rather know up front what I MIGHT be facing.

    Here’s to continued success on your journey!!

    Reply

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Surgery date: 2.28.08
Highest weight: 350 lbs
Surgery weight: 339 lbs
Current weight: 262 lbs
Goal weight: 175 lbs
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