Okay, I haven't made it to bed yet, but it is technically my one-year bandiversary. One year ago today, I took the steps to take charge of my life and got my band. I am down 68.5 pounds which -- though not as good as I had hoped -- is better than I have experienced in the past. Granted, I've dieted successfully in the past -- and by successfully I mean that I lost a large amount of weight in a short amount of time. However, I don't believe I was ever successfully lower a year out from my start date as I am now. Often by six months out, I was already getting off track and working back in an upward swing. Often by one year out, I had gained a lot of my weight back. So I will choose to look at that as my success.
I decided to go ahead and take measurements, something I haven't done since May. Well, I was pleasantly surprised! Since my last measurements, I've lost another 12 1/4 inches! All together, I have lost 81 inches of what used to be fat and flab.
That feels REALLY good! I needed that today, to see the results in pictures, and to take measurements. It tells me that even though my weight loss is "only" 16 pounds since May, the results ARE showing up in other ways.