It's Monday...enough said.
I've been thinking about doing a really inspirational and motivational blog piece for new Lapbanders but haven't found the energy, the time or the inspiration to be honest. And, if I was being totally, completely honest with you, at this stage of my Lapband journey, I might not be the most inspirational or motivational person on the planet. Because, sweeties, I know how to work the band! So, in reality, I could do a sensational blog post on how to trick your band and eat lots of shit and I could share with you a phenomenal list of band friendly foods. It seems like I'm always looking for them....!
It's never more evident to me that I'm a conniving and manipulating Lapbander than when I'm actually using mental energy trying to figure out something--anything--that I can eat that will get past my band. And, I find myself doing that more often these days. I mean, I consciously beat my brain to figure out just how I am going to outsmart my band. Really? How insane is that behavior? I don't even put that much thought into balancing my checkbook correctly yet I'll exhaust myself coming up with menus that might work? I need an intervention. And, I am going to get one! Hold on....I'll explain in a second.
Given my errant behavior, I am not the girl to be telling YOU what to do. In fact, I think the new Lapbanders could tell me a thing or two or twenty-seven.
But, what I can dazzle everyone (including myself) with what a Lapband journey looks like.
Here's a few pictures from my PreLand Life and the first year of my Lapband Honeymoon when I was a law abiding Lapbander.......
(Hopefully, I've chosen a few pictures you haven't already seen! )
This is my intervention and your motivation.....
We'll travel year two of my Lapband journey tomorrow!
We begin with a picture where Lapband wasn't even in my vocabulary....let alone my life.
|May 2006...at the office. I'm the girl in the bright blue suit...it was one of my "skinny outfits"....hmmmm|
March 2007.....celebrating St. Pat's Day with a friend....at this point, I was just beginning to go through the pre Lapband hoops. I can honestly say I didn't even think I would be really getting one!
Now, here I am sweating my way through my 25th Anniversary trip in Florida. I was about 3 months shy of getting my Lapband. This trip was probably the final straw for me. I was getting my Lapband whether I wanted to or NOT.....
|2008....a year after Lapband.....about 65 pounds down|