Well, it only took half the day, but eventually I realized that today's my 5 month bandiversary. I don't have pictures to post because Ben's not home to take them. The scale's been bouncing between 221 and 223 all week. I'm getting extremely frustrated by the number (much like Cece with her stupid-ass piece of plastic post from last week. While I'm not happy that the scale has been roughly the same for the past 4 weeks or so, I will say that I'm fitting comfortably into size 1X tops. I've given up wearing jeans for the time being because they're doing nothing but upset me (either they're too big or they're too small--no winning!) so I really can't tell you what pants size I am. But, I can tell you that on New Year's Eve, for the first time in years, I not only fit into, but totally rocked a size XL shirt! No, not a T-shirt either. A spandex blend super cute shirt that Lap Band Gal sent me during one of her awesome give aways. I took a picture with my phone, but I don't have a very good camera on it, so this picture is the best I can do.
****EDIT**** since the picture isn't working for some people, I changed my profile picture to be the picture I'm posting about here.
This, my friends, is my torso. And, if you will notice, there are curves! Beautiful, womanly, not reminiscent of The Blob, real live curves! The kind that are actually supposed to be there :) Now, even though it pains me that the scale hasn't been going down, this is my first genuine plateau since I plateaued after losing the initial bit of weight right after surgery from liquid diet. So, I suppose I ought to feel pretty good about this, and believe me, I feel amazing about this picture, but, it really is frustrating to be at the same place number wise. I've been scaring myself lately into thinking that I might be one of the ones to fail with the band. I know it's probably not the case, but that's how it feels sometimes. I know I just need to focus on good bandster behavior and exercise and in time, the number will keep going down.
Wow. When I started typing, I thought this entry was going to be short and not-so-sweet, but it turned out to be less negative than I anticipated. That's nice.
Hope everyone's having a great week!