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I'm on a new journey to pay-it-forward & with the support of my Groupies/friends...

I'm writing a LAP BAND BOOK!!!


Tuesday, February 16, 2010

2/16/10 Before, During, and almost After's

Well, I just got back from my Cardiologist check-up and since it was all good news I decided on the way home that I'd post a little blog about it...but then I had a HEART ATTACK!!!!!!!!!

100 Followers!!!! Seriously?!!! AHHHHHH!!! PALPITATIONS!!!! I left the Cardiologist too soon *clutching heart*....AHHHHHH!!!

*Portions of Post Deleted for Lap Band Book
I'm only doing this in hopes of inspiring someone else, like everyone's pics inspired me...I don't have the perfect body, but at least it's now a healthy one. Enjoy!

Before----------1/13/09 = 244 (-4 lbs.)
During----------8/2/09 = 195 (-53 lbs.)
Almost After--1/30/10 = 163 (-85 lbs.)








Thank you 100 Followers!

34 comments:

Band-Babe said...

Good for you! It's liberating to own our past, present, and future. And I believe it really does help others in their journey. I don't think anyone would believe you ever had a weight issue if they were passing you on the street. That gives the rest of us something to strive for. Thank you!

MandaPanda said...

Thank you for commenting on my blog. Just read through yours and progrss is just amazing! You look fantastic! Thank you for sharing your experience with us.

Tami said...

Amazing progress! I've been doing monthly progress pics and I hate looking at each of them. Just hate myself in pictures, especially these because I am showing it all, so to speak! Hopefully when I am closer to a year after surgery I will actually like myself in photos!

Linda said...

Thanks for sharing! I don't have a lot of before pictures, but I know it's painful to look at what I have. Geez- it's still painful to look at my currents sometimes.

Jenny said...

I find your pics very inspiring!

diane said...

I think you are now, officially, a Mrs. Youngness!

workinprogress said...

I'm only just starting and I can't look at my 'before' picture either!!

I just want to say - you look amazing!! You should be extremely proud of yourself :-)

THE DASH! said...

WOW!! What a wonderful transformation - seriously. You were always a beautiful woman but now it's really showing through (I like you blond too - some people just aren't meant to be dark haired... me too! I would look weird with brunette hair!!)
Question. How did you get those rocking arms? I am upset with mine. It's really started to show the last five kilos lost.. my upper arms were ok.. and well, suddenly they are not.. I have Nanna Tucker arms - (chicken wings or something they call them?) Is it just a matter of light weights to tone? will the skin snap back ever? sigh......so many questions.
But as for you.. a massive congrats. You are one smokin' lady.
Cara

Nicole said...

You look amazing! What a difference!
Thank You for sharing your photos!


http://betterbanded.blogspot.com/

Kristin said...

Even your forearms are thinner! You look beautiful, good for you for posting your photos. I've taken a few befores (couldn't even bring myself to ask my husband to do it) but haven't looked at them. I'll save that for a few months from now.

Kristen said...

You look amazing!! Congrats on all your weight loss success! I came across your blog today and cant wait to read more now that you are towards the end of your weight loss journey! I would love for you to follow mine as well:
http://redmokr.blogspot.com/

Have a good day!

Rebekah said...

BG! You look SO good! Don't hate on the old pictures--it is such a good reference point to the victory you've achieved! I can't believe how skinny you are now!! Especially in the side view!

Grizzlyrider said...

Absolutely marvelous! It must feel really good to compare those before and after pictures. You don't even look like the same person and did you notice how much happier you look in the after picture. The look in your eyes tells it all! Great work.

Jen said...

You look FABULOUS!!!! thanks for sharing the pics.. I'm totally inspired!!!

Kathi said...

I have actual tears...you are amazing and beautiful my friend. I'm so proud of you for keeping your word and for posting those pics. Mr. SA is a total crack up..oh yeah, I know the name and I'm not afraid to use it! Keep up the great work, you are so gonna be the best after I know!
HA, my verification word.. CROPHR..crop her!!!

Southern Belle said...

You look so great! I can see huge losses everywhere, I wanna be like you when I grow up!! Way to go!

Jennifer said...

OMG - As if I wasn't inspired enough by you, now I'm totally in AWE. Thank you for posting!! You look Amazing!

Bonnie said...

Seeing stories and pictures like yours really does give us newbies hope that all this preliminary crap we are going through is going to be worth it in the end. You look awesome. Thanks for sharing.

LDswims said...

Wow, BG, just wow! We've been watching the unveiling of the weightloss heads but it turns out those do no justice to your accomplishment! You are just amazing! Thank you for finally sharing. Now tell that cardiologist to get your heart back into shape and lets see what milestone you have in store for your 200th follower. :)

Tamara said...

Holy Moly.....you look amazing, what a transformation.

Camille said...

You have come so far! You should be so proud of yourself. Sincerest congratulations!

Lena Austin said...

You were very brave to take those pictures, BG. I destroyed all but one of my "befores" and refused to sign the waiver allowing my doctor to use my picture in advertisements. I may have lost 82 lbs so far, but once the rest is gone I never want to see that fat broad again. Ever.

Girl Bandit said...

Thanks for sharing...I can't believe how falt your stomach and bottom are....you look fabulous. Congratulations

Band Groupie said...

Thank you so much for all the supportive and touching comments...I was tearing up reading them. It's hard to let people see the 'out of control' old you, but I also know people can't see the true journey without them. There's not a doubt in my mind that I wouldn't have gotten this far without your support...thank you from the bottom of my (now beating normally) heart. -BG

Kristen said...

fan #109! I haven't gone all the way back to the start of your blog yet,.. but I love the before/after pics.. you are doing beyond great!

Dirttrackdiva said...

SO HAPPY FOR YOU!!!!! Your progress is amazing! You're inspiring. I've absolutely loved your blog from the moment I found it on LBT. I've laughed with you and cried with you vicariously through it all. Keep up the great work my friend. Go out and buy some new outfits and bask in your own glory. You deserve it.

Sandy Lee said...

All I can say is WOW!!! Nuff said.

Tiffani said...

WOW WOW WOW! Congrats to you, love! Seriously awesome! You look years younger even!

Anonymous said...

Going for GOLD you are!!!! Love imaluckydog

Erin Lynn. said...

wow! simply amazing! you look fantastic!!

Natalia said...

Your transformation is absolutely amazing!!! Do you still struggle with BDD or are you able to really see yourself now? I wonder that for myself - when I get to goal will I be able to see myself as I am...not only to be happy with all the progress but to really be satisfied and happy with where I am. I have never been able to get there before, so I dont have a track record there. You really seem to have been able to embrace where you started and most importantly where you are now. You are definately an inspiration!!! Thank you for sharing and inspiring. :)

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Linda aka strangedz said...

Amazing! Did I read in one of your blogs on lapbandtalk that you dont exercise? Am I having a pipe dream???

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