17st 2lb - 240lbs - BMI 39.9 (just 30lbs between me and 'Obese Class I'!)
Is it a coincidence that the weight loss has come just one day after I decided to start eating 'normal' foods for the first time post-fill? To tell the truth, with the amount of food I managed to pack away yesterday I really thought I might have actually gained weight. But previously I have found (and I know other bandsters have had the same experience) that upping my calorie intake has actually led to the scales going down. And, even though it felt like I ate A LOT yesterday, when I added up the calories, it was somewhere in the region of 1500. Is that a lot for a bandster? On a standard calorie-controlled diet, that would be the right sort of number, wouldn't it? But something tells me it's too high for a bandster (might have something to do with the piece of peppermint bark that went down rather well after dinner last night...)
Anyhoo, now that I have reached my next 'milestone', I can finally post some photos. This is me at 240lbs. I'm purposely wearing the same clothes as my previous 'photo shoots' as I'm hoping it will help in the comparisons, although I suppose as I get smaller the clothes will just swamp me and not actually help show off the weightloss properly. Still, we'll cross that bridge when we come to it and, as it happens, clothes-talk will be the subject of my next post.
Unfortunately, technology and I are not the greatest of friends so I can't work out how to paste photos side-by-side, so I've had to put them vertically instead. Here's me today (10th March), 240lbs
And here I am 8 and a half weeks ago (two days before starting ten-day pre-surgery diet)weighing in at 262lbs:And again at 240lbs:And 262lbs:Last one at 240lbs (please excuse hair, it's wet from the shower, not greasy...)
And 262lbs (has the fat above my elbows got smaller?!)