Jenny's Weight Loss Progress

Maree's Weight Loss Progress

13 November 2010

Happy Bandiversary to us!!

A year today since Jenny and I were banded! It's been a fantastic year and I have no regrets at all about becoming a bandit - except that I didn't do it sooner! I'm at a new low again today, which is great, and only 3 kg (about 6.5 lbs) from goal. I've never lost for as long as this, and have never lost as much as this, in all my previous efforts. I'm now buying clothes in "normal" shops, not expensive fat ladies shops, and I don't have to pick the largest size and hope it fits. I don't think I have any secrets of how to succeed with the band - I haven't counted calories or protein but I have concentrated on protein at each meal and on reducing portion sizes - and I think it's the amount I eat, rather than what I eat, which has led to my weight loss. I don't ever want to diet again and so I still eat small quantities of the things I love - cheese, ice cream, chocolate, chips and cake - but as the quantities are small, and not every day, I've still been able to lose without feeling deprived and wanting to eat lots of those things. It's worked for me. I'm still learning about this band and how to work it but I look forward to getting to goal soon and staying there.

Rocking the band for a year!! Yay us!!


  1. Congratualations to the two of you! It has been an amazing year for all of us but to stop the dieting mentality is so refreshing. Rock on for the rest of your lives now that the weight monkey is gone. Yah!

  2. Happy Bandiversary to you both! Congrats!

  3. Congratulations, you've done fantastically well!

  4. Congratulations to both of you! You're both so close to goal! Well done.