08 December 2011

1 Year Bandiversary!

Yep today is one year from the day they cut into me to give me a new life!
My starting weight was 350lbs I currently weigh 266.6 as of this mornings weigh in. That is a loss of 83.4lbs. At first I was bummed that I didn't hit my 100lb mark by today but then I remember the person I was and I have come a long way! I started at a size 26 pants and a 3x top. I am now in a size 18 pant with mostly L tops. I am starting to shop in normal size stores again and it feels fabulous! Mentally I am not that woman anymore either. She was depressed and grasping and what she thought was her last hope and I have everything to look forward to now because I can do anything I  put my mind to.

I want to share with you all my little list of acheivments I kept along the way for myself.
-10lbs - 29Nov2010-I get my lap band! - 08Dec2010
-20lbs - 13Dec2010 (no fill)
-I can weight myself on a home scale again! (no fill)
-30lbs - 23Dec2010
-First fill 3.5cc - 07Jan2011
-2nd fill 1cc = 4.5cc - 31Jan2011
-40lbs - 31Jan2011 (4.5ccfill)
-I can fit my rings back on my fingers again!!! 01Feb2011
-3rd fill .7cc = 5.2cc - 17feb2011
-50lbs (300lbs!!) - 03Mar2011
-60lbs - 17Apr2011 (5.2cc fill)
-I got my butt into a size 18 down from a size 26! (In stretchy carpi's)-I can fit comfortably in a plane! 10May2011
-01Aug2011 0.5fill recieved (5.7cc fill)

-size 18 jeans!! 21Aug2011
-70lbs - 31Aug2011
-17Nov2011- 0.5fill recieved (6.2cc)
-08 Dec 2011 1 year bandiversary! -83.4lbs

Then I leave you with before and now pictures.

trying to hide 350lbs
showing off how great I feel at 83lbs lost!


  1. Congratulations Shannon!!! Keep up the good work.

  2. Congrats, you've done great. :)

  3. Good for you...you look great!!!

  4. HAPPY BAD aversary!!!!
    And you look great!
    Awesome work, you!

  5. You're looking great! Happy Bandiversary!

  6. Happy bandiversary. You look fantastic!

  7. Happy Bandiversary!!! You are amazing!!!

  8. Not only do you look fantastic but you look so much happier! Happy Bandiversary! You should feel so proud of how far you've come.

  9. Happy Bandiversary! You look amazing and so very happy!!

  10. Congratulations! I'm so happy for you!

  11. congrats girl! you look great - and SO happy! :)

  12. I love that pic of you with the tankini top! You've worked hard this year and it shows! Way to be! :)

  13. great blog...and many congratulations! Very inspirational

  14. Shannon ~ when you have a moment, can you please email me at cecelou03@gmail.com Thanks !