Tuesday, June 5, 2012

1 year being a bandster!

On June 1st 2012 I had been banded for 1 year! One year, and 110 pounds! 
I can't believe the things that have changed in my life, the difference one year can make. 

When I consulted with the nutritionist prior to my surgery she asked me why I wanted to lose weight. The number one factor for me was this:

The Summer before being banded, 270' ish. 
Down 40 pounds September 2011. 3 months after banding

1 Year being banded -110 pounds! :) 167! 
I'm sure, at 110 pounds lighter, my favorite horse Nitro greatly appreciates the amount of weight he doesn't have to lug around anymore. I wish I could explain to everyone how my body feels. Let everyone feel how even after 5 days, 10 hours each, in the saddle I still feel like a million bucks. 
Living my life instead of enduring. 
I'm never forgetting how it felt to be exhausted ALL THE DANG TIME! 
I'm never forgetting how it felt to be the fat girl.
I'm never forgetting how it felt to be AFRAID. Afraid of all the things my weight would keep me from doing. 

Afraid of being this girl the rest of my life. Getting heavier every single day. 

Instead I chose to be this girl! Getting fit, living life. Choosing to be everything I've always had the potential to be! 


  1. Awesome job, Lorie! You look great-and you deserve it. I am very proud of you and can't wait for you to kick my ass in Bryce :)

  2. Congratulations!! Your weight loss is so inspiring! x

  3. Congratulations! Happy one year Bandiversary! You are crushing this journey!

  4. Wow, what an amazing year you have had. 110 lbs in a year?!?! AWESOME!!!!!!!

  5. Holly Molly that is beyond excellent 110 lbs... damn!

    Happy Bandiversary to YOU!

  6. I know I am late, but happy bandiversary. You are the epitome of a dragon warrior. Happy trails :o)

  7. Good job Lorie! Happy Bandiversary!