Yesterday my 8 year old son said, "MOM, I can see your waist!! Good job!" And he's right...before surgery I basically had a fat tube similar to the Goodyear Blimp Character. Regularly my XL shirt would ride up and you could see my skin and I really blamed in on the cut of the shirts...Now my smaller shirts stay down and there is more definition in my waist and I don't show skin...sometimes I just see the remaining fat on my body versus realizing that I've come a long way.
I'm lucky because I have the band and I have a lot of family support...husband, 10 year old son, 8 year old son...Everyday they make this fight against obesity totally worth it. I want to be healthy and highly functioning for them.