Thursday 19 January 2012

But it's Thursday!

Still not up to my preferred standard of blogging, but have been reading more consistently and I WILL get there!  I finally told the boyfriend about the band.  I sent a text telling him, just couldn't get the words out face to face.  Obviously, he has absolutely no problem with it and was interested to know a little more.  I knew it wouldn't be any issue, I just couldn't make myself say the words, you know!

I had my second fill on Tuesday, got another 2ml so am now about to 6 in a 10ml band.  The nurse (who was completely awesome!) said I was an exceptional example of weight loss and that I was doing so well, she said usually people don't lose much weight if any with no restriction, so I should be very proud of myself.  I think being part of this Boobs crew skews your perceptions of normal band success because we all do SO WELL.  Don't you think?  I think blogging plays a huge part for all of us in our continued success and I'm pretty sure all our surgeons or nurses would say we're exceptional examples.  Seeing as the average weight loss in two years with the band is only about 50%, I don't think any of us aren't knocking that out of the water.  Not to say that we don't struggle, and that sometimes we gain some weight back, but we're here and we're working hard every day to reach our goal.  I don't want my goal to be only a 50% loss of my excess weight.  I'm striving for 100% no less!

I'm weighing in today because I'm going back home (from uni) tomorrow and won't be near my scale.

Starting Weight: 17st9lbs (247lbs)
Current Weight: 14st13lbs (209lbs)
Loss this Week: 3lbs
Total Loss: 38lbs!

Very happy with that!  The joys of a hefty fill and being on liquids and mushies!  It feels really good to be back on track.  And now that I've told the boyfriend, eating with him will be easier, he'll understand why I need to make certain choices so I don't have to just eat crap because I don't want to suggest otherwise.  He's a boy so he'll eat anything.

My next mini goal is to lose the next 4lbs taking me to 205lbs which will mean 3st lost!  This is a big milestone as when I've lost weight before, I've often lost about 2st and then gained it back.  I'm aiming to reach this goal by the 4th Feb.

Love you all xxx


  1. Great loss this week! I think the blogging world does skew our perspectives as more successful bandsters tend to blog. I'm at 70% of my excess weight. My body seems to be leveling out. Trying to decide if this is "good enough" for me.

    P.S. Glad your boyfriend was good with it. :)

  2. Awesome loss Mari you are are doing great! I agree about the BOOBS everyone here is amazing and we all help support one another!

    great that you told him, now he too can support you!


  3. I couldn't agree with you more!! Having a blog has helped me stay consistent and motivated. I just had surgery last week (on Wednesday) so I haven't had a fill yet. Sounds like an exciting new chapter though =D Good luck!!

  4. Great loss. I think us blogging is a big part of our success also. Glad you told the boyfriend now you can be open about it.

  5. Great numbers slow and steady right? That's what keeps the weight off.

  6. I'm really glad you blogged about "Banded Blogger Weight Loss" vs "Banded Weight Loss Without Blogging" because I'm quite guilty of comparing myself with other bloggers. Everyone seems to be doing so much better than me (or at least that's how I see it) and you're right--we are all doing well, and we're going to blow that 50% weight loss out of the water. Good post, girly :)

  7. Glad you got the telling of the boyfriend over with! :) I'm kind wondering if I shouldn't tell the guy I'm dating? lol

  8. Yay Mari! Happy for you! Looking forward to seeing if you reached your goal! :)