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came out of my comfort zone and bought this cute jumpsuit for my best friends bachelorette party tomorrow. It took A LOT of encouragement from my friends but I did it! #gastricsleevelife #verticalgastricsleeve #gastricsleeve #weightlossjourney #weightlosstransformation #gastricsleevejourney #gastricsleevesurgery #gastricsurgery
I get asked a lot to share my health and weight loss journey on here.. so to be more open with you all 🖤 here is #facetofacefriday 😱 I hadn’t noticed until now, how much change is happening in my face 🙌🏻 60lbs difference between these pics! And one year exactly apart ❤️ #50lbstogo . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . #vsg #vsgbeforeandafter #vsgbeforeandduring #vsgcommunity #vsgjourney #wls #wlsjourney #wlscommunity #verticalgastricsleeve #weightloss #wlstransformation #vsginstacrew
#facetofacefriday 😱 I hadn’t noticed until now the change that’s happening in my face 🙌🏻 60lbs difference between these pics! And one year exactly apart ❤️ #50lbstogo . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . #vsg #vsgbeforeandafter #vsgbeforeandduring #vsgcommunity #vsgjourney #wls #wlsjourney #wlscommunity #verticalgastricsleeve #weightloss #wlstransformation #vsginstacrew
Striking a pose with Aunt Judy 💁🏼‍♀️👯‍♀️
Same person different body!! big but you COULDNT tell me sh** lol 💅🏽 (still cantttt okurr) Just a reminder to ALWAYS love yourself, every stretch mark every cellulite mark, every roll & ALL YOUR CURVES, don’t let society & especially instagram make you feel less of the woman you are!!! we are not placed on this earth to please anyone, the only person you should be in competition with is yourself! always work on yourself & try becoming the BEST VERSION OF YOU ☺️ Ladies its time to start supporting & uplifting each other! no more hate just love 💛 we are all perfectly imperfect !!! #Vsg #vsgbeforeandafter #weightlossjourney #verticalgastricsleeve #wls #vsgjourney #vsgcommunity #vsgsurgery @ultimatevsgbaddies #vsgsupport #gastricsleeve #biatricsurgery #gastricsleevesurgery #tigerstripes #bodypositive #loveyourtigerstripes
Accountability Post: So, I am now only 30lbs away from my highest weight, from when I began my vsg/wls journey 4 years ago😣 To say I have been struggling is an understatement, I have been downright losing this fight. I am incredibly dissapointed in myself and have fallen back into those old habits and patterns. Emotional eating, mindless grazing and everything in between. When I began this journey, I remember my first visit to the Bariatric center. I was waiting for the Doctor and I started talking to a woman sitting across from me, all I remember was that she told me she had the surgery 5 years ago and she was here for a revision because she gained all her weight back. I thought, "that won't be me"...and here I am, she is me, I am her. It is true what they say, you NEED to mentally prepare yourself for this journey, you cannot just have the surgery and expect you will do well. It is emotional, mental and physical. I hope I have finally learned this. I just started with a personal trainer and am slowly transitioning to a KETO diet, I will scratch and claw my way back to health and just feeling good, it's not even about the weight anymore, I want to be healthy, feel amazing and LIVE my best life. Peace❤ #wls #vsg #verticalgastricsleeve #keto #lowcarb #weightloss #vsgcommunity #vsgfam
Got back into that gym flow today! 💪🏼 so so much going on in my life right now but I’m trying to make sure working out is a priority. My biggest fear is getting too comfortable.. I feel great I am so happy with my results so far but I still got a ways to go! . . . . . . . #vsgjourney #vsgcommunity #vsg #vsgsupport #vsglife #gastricsleeve #gastricsleevesurgery #sleeveme #verticalgastricsleeve #bariatricbabe #wlcommunity #lifestylechange #weightlossjourney #sleevedlife #progress #wls #wlscommunity #wlsgoals #goals #sleeved #fattofit #progressnotperfection
Another #motivationmonday of a different variety. I came home from work, saddled my horse and took off for a much needed ride. As I was enjoying the quiet of just me and my horse, watching the sun go down and listening to the crickets I had the time to think about my journey. . . When I was pre-op and taking classes, they had us write down 3 things we wanted to accomplish or do with our new bodies after weightloss. Mine were as follows: . *Be able to run a 5k ✔ . * Hunt/hike with my husband and keep up ✔ . * Be able to get on my horse without a mounting block/fence/stool ✔ . . Guys, I easily do all of those things and they now all seem so silly and simple. It really puts in to perspective just how limited we are and how held back from enjoying life you are when obese. Make it happen!!! Make what is difficult now, something you look back on and giggle about!! 😁 . . #rainesvsgjourney #weightlossjourney #weightlossmotivation #verticalgastrectomy #gastricsleeve #verticalgastricsleeve #gastricsleevesurgery #vsg #wls
Today, I'm thankful for... . 1. A sister-in-law that makes house calls to color and cut my hair 💖 2. My new pretty makeup palette from @katvondbeauty 😍 3. My #hocuspocus tshirt that's already too big 🎃 4. Remember those @torridfashion size 14 shorts I was so excited to fit in back in July? ...shoulda bought a 12. 🤷‍♀️ 5. Cider Lane @bathandbodyworks three wick candle smells so good!🍎 . Happy Monday folks! . . . . #vsg #verticalgastricsleeve #vsgcommunity #vsgfoodie #vsgeats #vsgfamily #vsgbabes #vsgfoods #vsgmeals #vsgpostop #vsgsupport #vsgjourney #vsgstrong #vsginstacrew #vsgfam #vsglife #gastricsleeve #wls #wlscommunity #wlsfood #wlsfoodie #50poundsdown #75poundsdown #80poundsdown
I had a work dinner party last night. We had amazing food cooked for us and lots of laughs shared. It was a “date night” for the hubs and I. I didn’t get any pics taken because we were having such a great time. We got home just before 9 and my old ass went straight to bed. 😂 #weightlossstory #weightlosssupport #weightlossdiary #weightlosssurgery #myjourney #vsg #verticalsleeve #verticalsleevegastrectomy #verticalgastricsleeve #verticalgastricsleevesupport #lovemysleeve #throwbackthursday #vsgcommunity #weightlossfamily #losingweight #lovemytool #lovemysleeve #hypothyroidism #vsghypothyroidism #wlshypothyroidism #feelinggreat #1yearpostop #transformation #loveyourself
I remember hiding the tag of my sweaters or cardigans when I had them off of me. I was embarrassed that they were so big. The other day I was covering up at work with my jacket and I looked down and for the first time in a very long time I wasn’t embarrassed. I kept the tag in view. It seems so silly now, but it was a big deal when I was big and embarrassed about myself. #weightlossstory #weightlosssupport #weightlossdiary #weightlosssurgery #myjourney #vsg #verticalsleeve #verticalsleevegastrectomy #verticalgastricsleeve #verticalgastricsleevesupport #lovemysleeve #throwbackthursday #vsgcommunity #weightlossfamily #losingweight #lovemytool #lovemysleeve #hypothyroidism #vsghypothyroidism #wlshypothyroidism #feelinggreat #1yearpostop #transformation #loveyourself #alwayscold #nsv
#motivationmonday wedding edition 💕🍾 picture on the left is from a wedding a few years back. There is no better way to help you see how far you’ve come than comparing old photos. I feel like I don’t even know that person anymore! Physically and mentally I am a different person. 5 months ago I put myself before everyone and everything else because I realized I was worth it. Best decision I ever made. . . . . . . . #vsgjourney #vsgcommunity #vsg #vsgsupport #vsglife #gastricsleeve #gastricsleevesurgery #sleeveme #verticalgastricsleeve #bariatricbabe #wlcommunity #lifestylechange #weightlossjourney #sleevedlife #progress #wls #wlscommunity #wlsgoals #goals #sleeved #fattofit #progressnotperfection
Just had the easiest dress shopping experience of my ENTIRE LIFE! I am a bridesmaid in my friends wedding next month and the only request she had was long navy blue.. I only had to try on 3 other dresses before I found this one! Size 16!!!!! I can’t even believe it! Such an awesome #nonscalevictory to not have to to go to 50 stores to find a dress! . . . . . . . #vsgjourney #vsgcommunity #vsg #vsgsupport #vsglife #gastricsleeve #gastricsleevesurgery #sleeveme #verticalgastricsleeve #bariatricbabe #wlcommunity #lifestylechange #weightlossjourney #sleevedlife #progress #wls #wlscommunity #wlsgoals #goals #sleeved #fattofit #progressnotperfection
Hi friends. Sorry I’ve been MIA this weekend. I’ve been in Dallas for a birthday celebration. 🎉😃 When I’m home in Houston I never get a chance to take photos or remember to take them when I go places but I was able to snag one this weekend and WOW. I honestly am beside myself. I can’t believe that both of these are me. I am not near where I want to be but I’m getting close! This picture gave me reassurance I needed and made me not want to have those “the surgery isn’t working” thoughts. Keep pushing friends!!! Trust the process. 🙂 #vsg #verticalsleeve #verticalgastricsleeve #sleevegastrectomy #sleevesurgery #weightlossjourney #weightlosssurgery #vsgsurgery #vsgjourney #vsgcommunity #vsginstacrew #vsgeats #vsgsupport #weightlosstransformation #weightlossmotivation #vsgfood #weightloss #wls #wlscommunity #verticalsleeve #workout #vsginstacrew #sleeve #vsgbeforeandafter #rnygastricbypasssurgery #rny #vsgjournal #vsgpostop #weightlosstools #verticalsleevegastrectomy #wlscrew #wlscommunityvsg
Wow! Thank you guys for following me along this adventure toward bettering my health! Here's to more selfies 🤣, great meals/snack finds🥓🧀🍷, and a good dose of sassiness🤷‍♀️ along the way! Much love! 💖 Jessi . . . #vsg #verticalgastricsleeve #vsgcommunity #vsgfoodie #vsgeats #vsgfamily #vsgbabes #vsgfoods #vsgmeals #vsgpostop #vsgsupport #vsgjourney #vsgstrong #vsginstacrew #vsgfam #vsglife #gastricsleeve #wls #wlscommunity #wlsfood #wlsfoodie #50poundsdown #75poundsdown #80poundsdown #1000followers
Homemade Mini Crab Cakes!! So flipping good! ⬅️ for nutritional info and ingredients. Just mix it all together, portion out, and place the air fryer at 370 for 9-10 minutes. . #vsg #verticalgastricsleeve #vsgcommunity #vsgfoodie #vsgeats #vsgfamily #vsgbabes #vsgfoods #vsgmeals #vsgpostop #vsgsupport #vsgjourney #vsgstrong #vsginstacrew #vsgfam #vsglife #gastricsleeve #wls #wlscommunity #wlsfood #wlsfoodie #50poundsdown #75poundsdown #80poundsdown #whatsideofsassyeatsl
The best part of this journey has definitely been learning to love the parts of my body I used to hate. My belly and thighs ranked pretty fuckin high. I used to tell people that my favorite feature was my smile... Now? I love my soft ass belly. It still jiggles, has stretch marks, there’s definitely loose skin, and it still pokes out when I eat, no matter how little. But it’s always warm and soft to the touch, and I LOVE that. I love my softness. I love my jiggle. I couldn’t love it at 370lbs. At some point during this weight loss shit, I stopped comparing my body to other people that had the surgery, and decided that I needed to love whatever the fuck my body looked like after I got to whatever goal I set for myself. I fluctuate between 185-205, and genuinely? I don’t give a damn. I find comfort in myself and I know that some people wish they could do the same, so excuse me as I go embrace my soft ass belly. 🌞
I don't remember where I saw this recipe, but man is it good! . Italian Rolls: One slice of Genoa salami, covered with one slice of pepperoni, topped with @lovemyphilly cream cheese and banana peppers. Roll it up and bon appetit! . . . #vsg #verticalgastricsleeve #vsgcommunity #vsgfoodie #vsgeats #vsgfamily #vsgbabes #vsgfoods #vsgmeals #vsgpostop #vsgsupport #vsgjourney #vsgstrong #vsginstacrew #vsgfam #vsglife #gastricsleeve #wls #wlscommunity #wlsfood #wlsfoodie #50poundsdown #75poundsdown #80poundsdown #whatsideofsassyeats
#facetofacefriday #face2facefriday #face2face #f2f . Girl's beach trip April 2018. I remember being so unhappy in the picture on the left. No one knew though. I'm smiling in the picture, but I was so upset that I couldn't find a "good" angle to make my face look slimmer and not have a double chin. I took at least 30 selfies and not the first one looked good. . ☆It's hard to love yourself when you don't recognize the person in the mirror you are seeing.☆ . I remember being so hot, sweaty, and just plain miserable lugging a wagon through the sand on the beach and around the resort. I was so self conscious of what I would say and do, in order to not draw too much attention to myself. I wanted to be invisible at times, and sometimes felt that I was to others too. This of no reflection on my girlfriends. I truly have some of the best that there are in my life and they have always made me feel loved. . They say that losing weight is like a rebirth, and I can't agree more. It's truly amazing the difference, one surgery plus almost five months of hard work (portioning and weighing food, making healthy choices, exercising) can do for a person. I no longer have to take 30 pictures to "get the right angle." I'm happier in this skin (looseness and all in some places) than I have been in a long time. I no longer feel invisible, but now, just normal. This change has been so worth it for me and the only thing I would have done differently was to have done this earlier on in my life. . #vsg #verticalgastricsleeve #vsgcommunity #vsgfoodie #vsgeats #vsgfamily #vsgbabes #vsgfoods #vsgmeals #vsgpostop #vsgsupport #vsgjourney #vsgstrong #vsginstacrew #vsgfam #vsglife #gastricsleeve #wls #wlscommunity #wlsfood #wlsfoodie #50poundsdown #75poundsdown #80poundsdown
One slice of @saraleebread whole wheat bread topped with one egg, a slice of cheese, one slice of bacon, alongside a 1/4 of an avocado topped with @traderjoes EBTB seasoning. Half now, half later 😍 . . #vsg #verticalgastricsleeve #vsgcommunity #vsgfoodie #vsgeats #vsgfamily #vsgbabes #vsgfoods #vsgmeals #vsgpostop #vsgsupport #vsgjourney #vsgstrong #vsginstacrew #vsgfam #vsglife #gastricsleeve #wls #wlscommunity #wlsfood #wlsfoodie #50poundsdown #75poundsdown #80poundsdown #whatsideofsassyeats
Bringing back the Egg Muffin! Turkey sausage, tomato, avocado, and egg all baked together, topped with shredded cheese, salsa, sour cream, and a side of avocado with chili lime seasoning. . #vsg #verticalgastricsleeve #vsgcommunity #vsgfoodie #vsgeats #vsgfamily #vsgbabes #vsgfoods #vsgmeals #vsgpostop #vsgsupport #vsgjourney #vsgstrong #vsginstacrew #vsgfam #vsglife #gastricsleeve #wls #wlscommunity #wlsfood #wlsfoodie #50poundsdown #75poundsdown #80poundsdown #whatsideofsassyeats
I struggle daily with getting my 80-100 grams of protein in. I can’t stomach the thick shakes 🤮 Someone recently suggested @isopurecompany because they too could not stand the taste and consistency of regular shakes. WOW! The flavor is amazing for a protein drink! 🍉🍍 plus only 2 carbs! I’m hooked! #vsg #vsgsurgery #bariatricsurgery #vsgprotein #vsgjourney #verticalgastricsleeve
Go check out my 3rd video I just started doing these weekly card ride chronicles in this video I go over how I’m feeling and just update you on life ;) link to my channel on my bio #verticalgastricsleeve #vgs #vgssurgery #gastricbypass #weightloss #weightlosssurgery #myweightlossjourney #weightlosstransformation #transformation #transformationfromwithin #courage #bravery #icandothis #youtuber #youtube #youtubechannel #youtubevideos
2nd step to getting my Weight Loss journey going to weight loss surgery is my 1st consultation with my nutrition click in the link in my bio to heck out my YouTube channel for more details :) xoxo #verticalgastricsleeve #vgs #vgssurgery #gastricbypass #weightloss #weightlosssurgery #myweightlossjourney #weightlosstransformation #transformation #transformationfromwithin #courage #bravery #icandothis #youtuber #youtube #youtubechannel #youtubevideos
Hi friends. I made some egg muffins inspired by @angiedone_vsg ’s recipe for breakfast this week. 😋 Eating healthy before I head to Dallas for my best friends birthday this weekend. 🎉🎉 Have a great week y’all and check out her egg muffin recipe in my breakfast highlights! ☀️☀️ #werk #vsg #verticalsleeve #verticalgastricsleeve #sleevegastrectomy #sleevesurgery #weightlossjourney #weightlosssurgery #vsgsurgery #vsgjourney #vsgcommunity #vsginstacrew #vsgeats #vsgsupport #weightlosstransformation #weightlossmotivation #vsgfood #weightloss #wls #wlscommunity #verticalsleeve #workout #vsginstacrew #sleeve #vsgbeforeandafter #rnygastricbypasssurgery #rny #vsgjournal #vsgpostop
@traderjoes Jamaican Jerk Chicken Skewers with Mango Chutney Sauce . For 19 grams of protein for two skewers, I'm impressed. The sauce is very good and the jerk seasoning not too spicy. Only 7 minutes to prepare; I'd purchase it again. :D . . . . #vsg #verticalgastricsleeve #vsgcommunity #vsgfoodie #vsgeats #vsgfamily #vsgbabes #vsgfoods #vsgmeals #vsgpostop #vsgsupport #vsgjourney #vsgstrong #vsginstacrew #vsgfam #vsglife #gastricsleeve #wls #wlscommunity #wlsfood #wlsfoodie #50poundsdown #60poundsdown #75poundsdown #80poundsdown #whatsideofsassyeats
“Where to Miss?” “To the stars” ❤️✨
Y'all. #realtalk time... 😳 I've had a crap weekend of eating (family reunion, football Sunday, blah blah blah #excuses ) and it definitely reflected in my weigh-in this morning (up 3 pounds). The sugar monster is real y'all. I know it is mostly water weight/bloat, but man, I do not like that number to go up. The old Jessi would have allowed that to discourage her from another day of getting back on track and that 3 pounds would have turned into 10, then 20, etc. This is my #accountability page and I have already made the decision that the weekend is over, the choices already made, and no beating myself up over them. Here's to a day of good water intake, meeting my protein goals, tracking my food, and ongoing self-love because I am worth it. 🙌 For those that may think #weightlosssurgery is the "easy way out," please take the time to better educate yourselves. It is hard work, just like any other healthy lifestyle, but ultimately worthy work. 💖 Love to all #instafamily ! . . . . #vsg #verticalgastricsleeve #vsgcommunity #vsgfoodie #vsgeats #vsgfamily #vsgbabes #vsgfoods #vsgmeals #vsgpostop #vsgsupport #vsgjourney #vsgstrong #vsginstacrew #vsgfam #vsglife #gastricsleeve #wls #wlscommunity #wlsfood #wlsfoodie #50poundsdown #75poundsdown #80poundsdown
My measurements have gone down. But a couple areas went up. So maybe I put the measuring tape in a different spot than before 🤷🏻‍♀️ I’m still happy with my progress though. 33 inches down overall. I measure every two weeks so the scale doesn’t define me. I can look at both types of measurement and SEE 👀 that I am losing. Weight and inches. 🎈 💓 🔸🔹🔸🔹 #myjourney #vsg #vsgcommunity #weightloss #verticalsleevegastrectomy #verticalgastricsleeve #weightlossjourney #surgery #gastricsleeve #weightlossinspiration #weightlossprogress #weightlossmotivation #losingpounds #bariatriccommunity #bariatricsleeve #sleevesurgery #vsglife #vsgjourney #bariatrics #bariatricsurgery #lifeaftersleeve #transformation #wlstransformation #wlsmexico #bodyinprogress #vsginstacrew #losinginches #incheslost
Just a little over 4 months post-op and now down 83 pounds! Same shorts in the pictures and they are super loose on me now. Family reunion tomorrow and I am finally feeling good in my skin again. <3 . . . #vsg #verticalgastricsleeve #vsgcommunity #vsgfoodie #vsgeats #vsgfamily #vsgbabes #vsgfoods #vsgmeals #vsgpostop #vsgsupport #vsgjourney #vsgstrong #vsginstacrew #vsgfam #vsglife #gastricsleeve #wls #wlscommunity #wlsfood #wlsfoodie #50poundsdown #60poundsdown #75poundsdown #80poundsdown
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