Saturday, October 15, 2011

My very first blog!

Hey there blogosphere!  This is my very first blog.  Although I told my friend Maria I wouldn't be blogging, she seems to be having so much fun at it that I thought I'd give it a shot, so here I am.  Don't know that anyone will ever see it, but I will!

Today is 10/15/11 and I am a week and a few days out from my 10/6/11 lap band surgery.  I am still in the healing stage but feeling good and excited to be started on this journey.  Check with me at another time and I'll be less excited and more scared, but for the moment I'm excited!

I started this lap band journey in February 2011 when I went to an information session for the lap band.  I was so impressed that the actual surgeon, the head guy of 3 great Philly hospitals, actually ran the information session himself.  I had my first consultation on 3/31/11 where I weighed in at 378 lbs!  My highest recorded weight was 386.  I had a long journey ahead of me.

Many dietician and testing appointments later and I had a surgery date.  Because of my high BMI I was highly encouraged to get the sleeve, but I stuck to my guns and my research and felt and still feel the lap band is the right surgery for me.

The morning of my surgery I weighed in at 313 lbs.  I figure if I can do that much on my own, just think how much I can do with the lap band!  This morning I weighed in at 304 lbs.  Still a long "weigh" to go, but getting there.  Soon to be under 300, can't weight!!!!

Ok, I think that is enough rambling for my first blog.  Hope I keep this up....but don't have a lot of faith that I will!


  1. Welcome to the greatest support system you will ever find for the band. Maria sent me. You'll do great. Just stay here with us--the support is amazing.

  2. Hi!! The Biggest B*tch in the Blogosphere sent me. ;)

    I am 14 month out from lap-band surgery. You can read my story here:

    Best of luck to you!!

  3. Hi! I also just started blogging. My surgery date is November 7th. Good luck on your journey!