Monday, May 26, 2014

Weigh-In Saturday

Starting weight: 301
Last week's weight: 203
Today's weight: 201
Total loss: 100 pounds
Banded: 6/7/2013

I know, I know....this post is late, late, LATE! I have been TOTALLY enjoying my three-day weekend and I hope you all have been too.

But yes...something BIG happened Friday morning. I honestly didn't expect it to happen this week. You guys know it's been a long time since I've had a 2 lb. loss week. But I woke up Friday morning and had a good feeling. I thought...okay maybe I'll just step on the scale a day early and see what it says.

It said this. :)
And I said "Hot damn!!!" Actually I can't remember WHAT I said, but I know there was wooping and cursing involved. It felt really, REALLY good. 100 pounds lost two weeks shy of my one-year Bandiversary. Hell. YES. And then I got dressed for school and took a selfie. :) It seemed like the thing to do! It's on the Progress Photo page, which I need to be better about updating.

It was a really great week overall. I got a haircut. Nothing as dramatic as Hollee's or Jessica's, but quite a bit shorter. It made me realize that I truly do love having short hair. I'll go even shorter next time.
It's crazy to think that this time last year I was beginning my pre-op diet...2 protein shakes and a 300 calorie dinner. I was also starting to get really, really nervous and excited. Nervous about the surgery itself and excited about all the possibilities for my future. I wish I could go back, give myself a big hug and just say..."Don't worry. You got this."

We have a week and a half left of school and I've spent most of today gearing up for the big finish. This is our last "real" week...where we count attendance and teach. Week after next is Semester Test week and only those who are testing will be there. Come on, Summer. Because you know...last summer I was kind of busy. :)

I hope everyone has a great week ahead. Thanks for reading.


  1. Outstanding Julie, also loving the new do!

  2. Congrats on reaching an awesome milestone! And on the super cute hair!

    1. Thanks, LB! I can't wait to go even shorter.

  3. 100!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    OMG! SOOOOOO excited for you! How freaking amazing! I'm so excited for you, I remember that feeling when I hit the 100 pound mark. I am pretty sure I cried. Congratulations.

    Also loving the new do!

    1. Thanks, Hollee!!! I NEVER expected to hit this mark so soon.
      I know the last 50 are gonna be the true challenge, but I'm ready.

  4. Congrats Julie, That is so wonderful! and PS I LOVE LOVE LOVE your hair cut :)

    1. Thank you, my amazing friend. I know one thing for have been a constant source of support and inspiration throughout this whole thing. I appreciate you more than I can say. :)

  5. 100 pounds! WAY TO GO GIRL! You are such an inspiration! I love the haircut too! Looking great!