This day marks 6 months since I changed my life in a momentous way. 6 months ago I received my lap band and it has given me more than I could have ever imagined. I have lost 40 lbs since I began my pre-op diet. I have lost 52 total with the insurance diet. I feel like a new person. Granted, I still have a ways to go but I have the knowledge that I WILL get to where I want to. This was definately the best decision of my life. Here are some comparison shots. I took them into work yesterday and showed them to my bff. Her comment was "you never were that big!" Yes I was!