Wednesday, August 3, 2011

'Twas the Night Before Banding...

I can't believe surgery day is finally HERE!!! I'm not nervous yet. I still don't think it's fully sunk in that this is really happening. Today, I got all my stuff ready for when I come home-- got some homemade chicken stock in the freezer in 1 cup sized containers, jello is setting, and have 2 pitchers of Crystal Lite made. Bag is packed for the hospital, so I'm pretty much set to go. I had Ben do my measurements today and he took pictures for me, so, after 23 short years, here's the damage...

Unofficial Start Weight: 264.4 (this was done at 9:00 pm with a stomach that is not empty--I'll let you all know what the official weight is on their scale when I'm able to post next).
Pants Size: 22 (usually)
Shirt Size: Anywhere from 20-24 or 2x

Measurements...
Bust: 50"
Under Boobs: 43.5"
Waist: 57"
Spot on my torso where I wear my pants: 56"
Hips: 55"
Upper Arms: 17"
Thighs: 30"
Calves: 18"

And here are the pictures...

                                                               Oh, why, hello Pat Sajak


I apologize for the sheerness of my top. But, I figured it would be better to wear a cami than a beater because at least this keeps my back fat concealed. Didn't realize you could see my tattoo through it. So, my bad on that one.

Anyway, I guess that's it for tonight. Thank you all for your well wishes. Good night world. See you when I'm banded :)

13 comments:

Justawallflower said...

You are going to be so happy you took these pics, and your measurements! I didn't take my measurements when I started out, and have only once or twice along the way. You are going to do great! I don't think I ever got nervous about my surgery! Can't wait to see you on the other side!

Robyn's Nest said...

See you on the other side, Jackie.

Samantha said...

good luck!! Let us know how it goes as soon as you're able to! <3

Caron said...

Looking forward to following you after surgery. Take care.

Jessica said...

Will be sending good vibes your way!!! You will do awesome!!!

lori said...

i remember waking up in the recovery room and realizing i was banded. it was great!

Ronnie said...

These are great, you'll be so happy you did this when you're 6 months out. :)

Good luck today, update us as soon as you can, I'll be thinking of ya today!

Lap Band Gal said...

So exciting!!!!!!! Let us know how everything goes...can't wait to hear all about it. You'll do GREAT!

Melissa W said...

Thinking about you today!!! Let us all know how it goes when you are able too. Wonderful pics and measurements! My husband plans to do the same for me, so that oughta be interesting.....and depressing!Can't wait to hear all about how it went today!

Andrea said...

Hope things went well today! So excited for you!

Michelle said...

I hope everything went well with your surgery, you have a whole world of bandsters just waiting to hear how everything went. A speedy recovery for you and thank you so much for sharing the pictures...you will be so glad that you took them! Can't wait to read more about your journey!!

Something About Kellie said...

Goodluck - I hope you have a swift recovery :) You will be so happy you took these photos - I know I was!

Debi said...

I hope that your Surgery went smooth and quick with no complications!! Let us know how you are when you can...

You will be so happy that you took those before photos, as in a month or so when you will be able to see a major change in your figure!! :)