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Monday, August 2, 2010

I saw the light!

This morning I was applying lotion to my legs, as I do each day. As I bent over (in touch-your-toes style) I noticed that when I press my knees together, there is a gap between my thighs! Woo hoo!

We went camping again this weekend. The girls and I had a blast. My mom came up for one night with my niece and nephew. Here are some pix:



I know I mentioned this before, but one of the worries I had when I was banded was how I would handle things like camping. In the past if I was dieting, I would usually use the change of scenery as an excuse to eat whatever I wanted. What a blessing to be free from the diet mentality! I eat the way I eat, regardless of what's going on. I have all my favorite foods and the lap-band keeps my portions small. I still indulge in the occasional s'more, but since nothing is off limits, there's no reason to go over-board.

I am so happy that I have a lap-band! This is the closest to a miracle that I've ever seen.

16 comments:

tessierose said...

That's wonderful Amanda,sweet freedom! BTW, you look amazing!

Bonnie said...

Glad to hear you had a nice weekend. Must have been a kick to see the light.

Lonicera said...

I so agree - I love the fact that I can go out for dinner every night (if someone can afford to pay for me...) and it's not a problem, as long as I avoid dessert. I can only have a modest amount anyway. That picture of you is lovely.
Caroline

Genise said...

YaY! You look Fab!!

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Stephanie said...

Congrats on such a wonderful NSV. I'm glad you had such a nice time!

Pamela E. Williams said...

Seeing the light is so wonderful. I look forward to that day. Camping looks so fun. I want to do that one day.

Congrats on your NSV!!!

Carmen said...

whoo hoo!!! i wonder if i'll ever see the light??? lol :-)

you look fantastic, so happy!

Pie said...

That consistency - eating normal and not using 'change of scenery' as an excuse to abandon all reason, is really the most amazing part of being banded. It's like everything is in balance now. I agree - it's a total miracle!

Cindylew said...

Great NSV...you look great.
Have a great week.

Maria said...

Congrats on "seeing the light!"

ChristineKingery said...

I love the camping photos! Camping is such great fun, especially for the kiddos! I also echo your sentiments about the band!

Kristin said...

You look so happy! Congrats on seeing the light, it's a joyful moment. Savor it.

Janelle said...

Good job!! I can't wait to see the light!! hahaha

Band Groupie said...

Great pics...looks like a fun time.

Umm...thanks for the comment, but I'm hoping the 'tip' was a typo LOL...better head back...

Michelle said...

What a beautiful lady! :)