I'm With The (Lap) Band

Wednesday, November 09, 2005

Revisiting my NSV List

Way back when - when I started this journey - I put together my own list of Non-Scale Vistories (NSV's).

I've spent the last 3 weeks hating my band - it made my vacation not as pleasant as I would have liked - so I figured that I would see where my list is right now.

Things are progressing - maybe not as quickly as I'd like at times...but they ARE progressing!

Today I hit my mini-goal of -75 lbs! 11 months ago today I had this surgery - and know that if I hadn't, I would not be down 75 lbs.

My BMI has gone from 62.5 to 49.5 - under 50!!

Now to the next goal of 100 lbs gone!

NSV List

1. To ride roller coasters again. (Always has been my #1 reason. ha!)
2. To wear jeans – real zip-up, button at the top blue jeans DONE!
3. To let someone else be behind the camera for once (Of course, this will involve me giving up creative control over the pictures’ composition.)
4. To be able to scoot the car seat up out of the farthest position DONE!
5. To get on a plane and not have to surreptitiously ask the nearest flight attendant for an extender
6. To be able to tie my shoes like they were intended to be tied - and not where they are hanging off the side of the shoe for me to step on and untie when I’m exactly where I can’t easily re-tie them. (It’s a visual thing - know that I understand it…) DONE!
7. Have the “challenged” guy on the morning train talk to me (he only speaks to the “pretty girls”) (I know – why would I want the “challenged” guy to talk to me in the first place – it’s just that witty conversation starter he has – “You are so pretty…” ) DONE!
8. To be able to buy a ticket on Southwest Airlines without having to worry about whether or not they’ll submit me to the “Armrest Test.” (If it weren’t for the low prices on their flights, I honestly wouldn’t patronize them – since they are so patronizing to overweight people.)
9. To be able to go into Dillards or Macy’s and buy an outfit that fits right.
10. To walk into a restaurant and not worry about whether they have tables vs. booths DONE!
11. To be healthy enough to conceive a child, have a healthy pregnancy and birth and then be able to tote and run after that child
12. To have a major pillow fight with my nephew without getting winded or just giving up ‘cause I have no upper arm strength
13. To have the energy to work in the yard (Desire to work in the yard is a whole different subject.) DONE! LOVE working on my backyard pond!
14. Be thin enough to ride a horse again.
15. Be thin enough to take a helicopter ride without paying double.
16. To feel comfortable going out to clubs and concerts without worrying about the stares and seating. (Yes, this is a problem even with DH with me.)
17. Be able to take a bath vs. a shower at home (without having the bathroom redone to include a garden tub.)
18. Be able to take a bath in my Mom’s Jacuzzi tub without having my fat legs stop up the return suction.
19. Be able to get out of the car without moaning and groaning the whole way. DONE! MOST of the time...
20. Be able to take the stairs – not only when I have to – but when I just want to!
21. To not have to get the doctor or nurse to find the “large” BP cuff.
22. Be able to go on vacation and get the T-shirt – ‘cause it doesn’t matter whether or not the store carries the extended sizes. DONE!
23. To have clothes to bring to a clothing swap that others might be able to actually use
24. To be thin enough to determine whether or not my hip hurts because of the weight – or because of some other factors.


  • Congratulations on your weight loss! Good for you!

    By Blogger Kid Jacque, at 11:32 AM  

  • Just to let you know , im stealing your list...lol. I am preparing for lapband and i have most of the same wishes as you so im stealing your list for myself...lol.

    By Blogger shooshuface, at 3:26 PM  

  • Hi, you visit Nancy's blog and I am one of her regulars as well as one of her friends.

    Your list made me cry. I am fighting my insurance to have bariatric sugery and they have denied me once already.

    Your list is the same as mine. Not many people understand.

    Glad you are doing so well. Look forward to being able to knocking out my own list soon.

    Praying for you to have victory over every hurdle that comes your way!

    By Blogger Dana, at 2:44 PM  

  • wow u inspire me but what is the armerest test for Southwest?

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 1:17 PM  

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