Monday, December 7, 2009

what to do, what to do

So.... I'm trying to make a big decision. Do I count my weight loss from my highest weight ever, or my highest weight this year?

I'm leaning towards my highest weight ever, since it's a valid weight, even if it was in 2008, and didn't last for more than a few days.

However... I don't want other bandsters to think that I've lost that much weight with just my band. I say this, because someone mentioned on the LBT forum that I had lost 88 pounds since getting the band, and that isn't all together true. I lost 35 pounds on the pre-op diet, which for me, lasted 3 weeks (because my BMI at the time was over 50)

So..... here's a poll to help me out...... please vote!

What weight do I use as my starting point?

375.5 - My highest weight ever
365 - My weight when deciding to get Lap Band
350 - My official weight when I went to the Lap Band doctor first

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  1. Hey Karen -

    Ultimately it's up to you. I don't count from my highest which was 314. I count from what I was when I first had my consult with my surgeon (283) which is really when I started paying attention. That was just my preference though. You should do whatever makes you feel good! ;-)

  2. I voted your highest, as I think you should get credit for everything you've lost!

    Thanks for the comment on my blog. I started following you. :) I'm so impressed that you've lost 100 lbs this year. I certainly intend to say the same thing next year!