When I started this blog on New Years Eve in 2006 I had absolutely no intention of getting a lap band. I tried everything I could to lose weight, but I only managed to keep getting fatter and despise myself more. After 25 years of being overweight I made the incredibly difficult decision to have weight loss surgery. It has been one of the hardest things I have ever done, and I still struggle every single day, but ultimately it has been the best decision for me... I think...

Highest Weight: 129.7 kilos (285.5 lbs)
Weight Lost: 55 kilos (121 lbs)
Date of Surgery: 22nd May 2009
Cost: $3,400 out of pocket (health insurance paid the rest)
Restriction: 5.7 mls in a 10 ml Lap Band


Hitting Rock Bottom

The Decision



Life With The Band

Getting Stuck

Telling People

Plastic Surgery
See here to follow me through the daunting task of having body lift surgery to remove the excess skin!