Thursday, December 30, 2010

What a Difference a Year Makes

I decided to go back and read some of my early posts. One year ago I wrote the following post:

  • How does one get off the weight loss rollercoaster after 45 years of dieting. Since I was 11, most of my life has been spent either dieting, thinking about dieting, refusing to go on another diet or just plain giving up. I am tired of the twists and turns and obsession with the number of calories of each bit of food I put in my mouth. And after all these years, where has it got me. As fat as I have ever been. So at 55, and weighing about 210 pounds, it is time to get off the ride for good. I will try just one more thing-Gastric Banding. My surgery is booked for February 10th near Toronto. Will this time work. I am pumped by all the other bloggers who tell me it has changed their life. What the heck. After at least 40 different tries, why not one more. This might be my turn to win the lottery!
This is me a little more than 1 year of age.
It's amazing the difference a year can make.

And so I can say, 1 year later, I did win the lottery. The band changed my life and for that I will be forever grateful.

I am also trying to come up with a word for 2011. Last year it was Believe. Gotta put some thought into it and hopefully by next week I will have one.

15 comments:

tessierose said...

Isn't that the truth? So much has happened good in the last year, what a gift the band has been to so many of us!

Roo said...

2010 saw great changes and more to come in 2011...your word last year is my word this year...and well for the rest of my life considering it is tattooed on my wrist :)...Have a great New Year Sandy. Much Love Roo xx

Gen said...

I remember that post! I love "believe," so important to this whole journey.

You won the lottery! We all did.

Andrew said...

Sandy

I was banded 1 day before you on the 9th... It has changed my life for the better as well and hopefully more to come for all of us in 2011.....

Jen said...

What a year it's been Sandy! I'm so proud be on this journey with you. I love seeing these photos of you. You are still as cute as a button. Happy New Year!

-Grace- said...

It's been a great year, but I know 2011 will be even better!!!

Happy New Year Sandy!

Drazil said...

OMG - that picture is darling. Just like you....I'm so happy to have shared this year with you.

Gilly said...

Sandy, you've been with me on my journey since the beginning...I think you were my FIRST!! I'm glad I have you with me in this new leg of the race!

Happy New Year!! xoxo

Fiona said...

I love your post. I think its really important to look back and see where we were just a short time ago.

My words for 2011 are going to be "Still believe"

Silverhairedgoddess said...

Yes, you have won the Lottery ! better than money !

Jess said...

What a cute picture! I should post some childhood pics. I like this post. I am glad you have come so far. It's been fun being along for your ride!

Sam said...

What a great year it has been :o) I love your word from this year, I have choosen it to be my word for 2011!!

***Happy New Year***

Band-Babe said...

I hope everyone thinks of a word for the year- I liked that. It was kind of one encompassing goal, not overwhelming and very doable.

This has been a fabulous year, and I'm so grateful for my band and blogging buddies.

Happy New Year, Sandy!

Rachel said...

Well said!!! You have done great! 40 lbs is a lot...I think each permanent pound lost does great things for one's health.

Look forward to your 2011 posts.

Cindylew said...

Love you to bits and couldn't be prouder of you.
So lucky to call you my friend.

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