If I followed the statistical bell curve for Lap Band patients, I would have lost 40 pounds (50% of my excess body weight). That would have left me at 190. Ouch!
My first goal when I set out to do this was to get down to my wedding day weight which was 183. I got there, stayed there for a while, then decided to move on. I'm so glad I did!
I went back in my archives to try to find a picture of me at about 40 pounds down. This one was taken a year ago and I was down about 37...it's as close as I could get.
|So glad I didn't stop HERE!|
I'm down almost 10 more since that pic was taken, but I haven't taken a new one yet.
So my point in all this is...don't be a statistic! Just because the experts say you'll lose about 50% of your excess weight doesn't mean you can't lose more. Do what you know is right for you. Blow those numbers out of the water!
Thank you Lap Band Gal!