Thursday, April 25, 2013

What I would weigh

When I was 16 I weighed 190.

I had Lap Band surgery at the age of 24.

I weighed 277.

So if I take an average I gained 10.87 pounds a year from 16 to 24.

Approaching my 2 year bandiversary and my 26th birthday I realize that without the Lap Band and shit load of hard work I would

298.74 pounds. 

Ugh.

The thought make me feel terrible.

That puts into persepective my weight that is in the 170's .

It is never easy, but I have never regretted it.

I am fighting for my life. My future. My health.

9 comments:

  1. And a big old Yay for weighing less than you did at 16!!!!!! Great way of looking at it.

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  2. Love this! You are doing so well!

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  3. That is a great analysis. It isn't just losing, its what we didn't gain....yikes....I would be pushing 260 and I'm just 6 months out.
    Good Post!

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  4. You are doing great! It's great to put this into perspective to see how far you have come and where you could have been if not for lap band!!

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  5. I didn't realize you were that young. 170lbs is great! You weigh less than when you were a teenager! That's amazing.

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  6. you are doing awesome. keep up the great work.

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  7. Wow, that is a great numerical reminder! I did mine, but I had been obese for a good 20 years when I had my sleeve. So the averages were much smaller. I graduated HS at age 18 weighing 175. I've only been sleeved 2.5 years so when I did the math mine came out to be slightly over 300lbs. I was less than that when I was sleeved but not by a whole lot.

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  8. Why is it when you gain 10 pounds in a year it is totally effortless, but losing that 10 pounds is hard work??? So not fair. Oh, and 24??? I probably have shoes older than you :) I do, for real, have a child older than you. Great...now I feel old :)

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