I thought it would be a good time to sit down and write out the goals I have in terms of weight loss. According to the bariatric center and the "average" weight loss they expect me to get to around 200 pounds as a goal. I was fine with that before losing 45 pounds on my own. Now I see 200 as a short term goal and ultimately I'd like to get to 150-175. I know it will be a lot of hard work but I'm up to the challenge. To break it down further here are my short term goals:
245 by Aug 17 (post op appts and first fill)
225 by Halloween
210 by Xmas
206 by Jan 11-my bday-I'd LOVE to be done 100 pounds by then!!!!
Most of these goals are based on losing 2 pounds a week. 1-2 pounds a week is average for a bander so I am shooting for the high end here but I have high hopes.
(disclaimer: while I know I will be disappointed if I don't hit the goals I also know that it's OK. Really, as long as the scale moves in the right direction, no matter how fast or slow I will be happy)