Thursday, July 28, 2011

The New (Post Op)Birthday

So a quick Birthday comparison...

Before Lap Band Surgery ~ for my big day I would spend many days dreaming about which restaurant we would go to.. I would have a huge breakfast (that was my favorite meal) ~ waffles and muffins and scrambled tofu...yummmm
Then  I would lay around most of the day - go to lunch and then start partying late afternoon ~ lots of wine/champagne and huge dinner and of course cake! All of this sugar would then trigger a binge that would last through Halloween! And I would feel like this:

Post Lap Band Surgery ~ After taking a few days to detox from my cake I will be staying away from sugar.
First event of the day~ 24 mile Mountain Bike Ride with my most awesome husband and friends at a dirt park ~ 8am
Have a work meeting (I never work on my b-day ~ this is an exception) 2:30
Boot Camp @ 5:30 ~ can't wait because we will be doing TRX too
Swim and Paddle after boot camp at the beach and pot luck picnic @ sunset!
Woo hoo!
I love my band and my new life!!
I'll be posting new pictures tomorrow
oh and ~ NSV - went shopping last night ~ new bras and underwear - 36C from  42D - (I refused to go to DD but probably should have at the time)


  1. Happy Birthday!! Congratulations on turning your life around!!

  2. Happy birthday and happy new life, Vanessa.
    I LOVE that frog picture. He made me laugh because it is a true representation of how I felt pre-band too.
    July ROCKS.

  3. This is the best post I've seen all week, LOVE IT! :)

  4. Happy Birthday.....Congrats on the new bra size. I love that feeling as I know you do.