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Thursday, November 26, 2009

Yeah... met my Thanksgiving Goal! :-)

Let's forget about the infection for a moment. Even though I am in pain since the port removal surgery, especially since they closed the hole... Today is all about celebrating because today is the biggest day for me since moving to Lap-Band-Land!
  • I met my first mini-goal
  • I have lost a total of 40 pounds
  • I am no longer morbidly obese
  • My new BMI is 39.9
  • I have "only" 100 pounds to go (instead of 140) to reach my goal weight of 155 pounds.
  • I set an aggressive goal and reached that goal!
  • The scale shows 255 instead of 295
  • It was not that difficult to lose the 40 pounds
  • I got rid of the diet-mentality 
  • I am feeling so much better and happier.

Update on the Infection front:
I had the port removal surgery last Friday, my surgeon did not close the hole and it was very weird to live with a hole by the belly button. It bothered me a great deal because I had to change the dressing 3 times a day and even though I enjoyed playing "Doctor" as a child I am not really into that any longer. On Tuesday I went to my surgeon's office, I cannot remember that I ever experienced something so painful. He cleaned the hole and then closed it with stitches. I felt like I could not take the pain and cried and screamed. The area is very sensitive, not the wound itself but the surrounding area, it feels like some "nerves" are very upset. It looks like it is healing okay. Today the pain got a little better but I still need painkillers throughout the day and night. On Tuesday I will see my surgeon again but I have no idea when the port will be put back. Since I still have strong restriction I do not care that much, right now I just want to be without pain and start working out again.

Happy Thanksgiving to all my US-based bandster friends! I will definitely reward myself with a delicious piece of Pecan pie :-)


  1. That is absolutely fantastic. What a great accomplishment.. kudos to you for being focused and setting and meeting goals. much to be admired.

  2. woo hoo! That is sooo exciting!

  3. 40 lbs is fantastic!! Glad to hear that the infection is clearing up. Sorry to hear that you had to endure so much pain to get the opening closed up, but hope you are glad now that it is done! Hope you had a good Thanksgiving anyway.

  4. Awwww. I am feeling for you with this infection. I am sorry that it was so painful in the surgeon's office.

    But you have taken the band and what it has to offer and run with it! 40 lbs is so wodnerful. KUDOS a million times over.

  5. Congrats on your loss. Boo on your pain. Yay for not getting discouraged! Sorry so simplistic, am dosed up on cough syrup for my Thanksgiving bronchitis.

  6. Absolutely wonderful, girl!!! So happy for you :)

  7. Congratulations on meeting your goal!!

  8. Setting goals and meeting them - it's a good thing! Way to go!!

  9. Hey Stardustic.. hope you are doing well.. miss reading your posts.. be well