12 Months Post-Op Check In

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A year y'all! It's been a year since my Vertical Sleeve Gastrectomy (VSG)! I am pretty sure I've said this in each post, but I can't believe how quickly time has passed. I haven't met all of my goals for this year, but I am beyond thrilled that I took this step to being healthier. I really wanted to make it under 200 pounds in a year, but I didn't make that happen. I blame sugar. I know it's going … [Read more...]

Five Months Post-Op Check In

Getting the shrink on...very slowly

Five month check-in you guys! If you're new here, that's five months since I had Vertical Sleeve Gastrectomy surgery. This has been my least compliant month so far and it's really showing in my weight and inches lost. The culprit? Bread and a few cupcakes you guys! So I'm getting my act back together in June. I've been on track with hydration and my supplements, just not the best with food and … [Read more...]

Weight Loss Surgery or Why I Had My Stomach Cut Out

I've talked about it a little bit over the last couple of months, but in January I had weight loss surgery. I asked a surgeon to cut 80 percent of my stomach out and I am so glad I did. I have been fighting my weight for more than half my life. I was lucky to be a physically active kid and teen or I would have been fighting it even longer than that. Thinking I was fat when I wasn't is a whole … [Read more...]

Best Laid Plans: Postpartum Edition

I was really prepared this time. I knew the signs of postpartum depression, I know my own triggers for anxiety, and I know how I deal with both. I had plans in place to stay healthy after I gave birth because I didn't before. This time would be different. I took good care of myself during this pregnancy. I never had to take insulin and I lost about 20 pounds. I wasn't dieting or anything, it was … [Read more...]

Fitness Friday: Removing Barriers to Exercise

Hi Fitness Friday people <said in the "party people" tone>! How was your week? Mine was okay-ish. I ate everything I could put my hands on had some food issues. I'm going to work on that this coming week. I used the bike we bought! The stationary, recumbent bike. I have no excuse not to exercise with that big old bike right in the middle of our living room. Talk about removing barriers. … [Read more...]