Is WLS the Chapter 1 of your bright new life 🤗🤗
Banded deadlifts for speeeeed. Static monsters in a week and a half, feeling way more confident after playing on the equipment last weekend.
Body is still really sore from the run on the weekend, but just pushing through it to keep on track.
Today is my 6 month surgaversary!
It’s hard to believe that six short months ago I weighed 345 pounds was in a size 26/28 jeans and in a 4/5xl top and size 11 shoes. Then on April 16 the best decision I’ve ever had became a reality!
I had vertical sleeve surgery VSG in Tijuana Mexico some call me crazy for traveling to Mexico to have it done but! I honestly wouldn’t have changed anything. A lighter me is a wonderful program. The doctors are really great and they have so much to offer! Fast forward six months later. I’m now 259 pounds in a size XL shirt and in a size 20 in pants and in a size 9 1/2 in shoes!
To any of you out there considering getting VSG done do it! The things you have to overcome are very minimal to everything that you’re going to gain. If you’re anything like me and have struggled with your weight your whole life and may even have medical conditions that also make it harder to lose weight. I know where you’re coming from. I was born with Hashimoto’s and I’m hypothyroid and more... so it made losing weight I struggled. I’m not saying I was perfect honestly I ate like shit most the time but with this surgery it gave me a different outlook and it gave me The jumpstart I needed! it’s not the easy way out! it’s hard your brain is a powerful tool and even though your stomach is small you still have a fat brain and have bad habits to break. I’m still working on that but I’m also learning to trust the process and to work on me and not worry about everyone else! I’ve tried to please people my whole life and now I’m finally working on myself. I struggle with things daily and I’m having to look at a lot of things differently like when you step on the scale and the number is not moving on the scale but you’re working out keep going don’t stop! You’re gaining muscle or maybe you should take your measurements. Brain hunger in not real hunger. They are two completely opposite things you must Listen carefully.
Unless you are on a weight-loss journey you have probably stumbled across my page. Most people in my life do not know about my surgery & journey. But if you are on my page & you support me thank you! I can’t wait to see where I’ll be in six more!
Rebecca and John shared their experience about gastric sleeve in Thailand!
It’s officially been three weeks since I decided to get back on track and focus on eating better. I’m happy to say in three weeks I’ve lost 9.6lbs and only have 6.8 to go to get back to my goal! My birthday is in 10 days! I would love to be back in the 150s by then! And as you all know my goal is to be back to 155 by 12/01 which will mark 3 years of hitting my original goal weight of 169!
For everyone that thinks weight loss surgery is an easy fix you would be wrong. I know several people that either never reached their goal, are slowly gaining weight back, or have gained all their weight back, if not more. It is just a tool that we are provided. How you utilize that tool determines your success. Maintaining is probably the hardest part of this journey. I saw myself going down a slippery slope and falling back into bad habits, and I made a promise to myself that I will never go back. Let alone ever get over 200lbs again. What you guys don’t know I was up to almost 178lbs at my highest in re-gain. I’m now 17 pounds down from that. I am feeling better and more confident.
We all have choices in life. What we choose will lead us down our path. Positive or negative. Positive eating choices for positive results. Even though the numbers are going negative on the scale in a positive way ;). Height: 5’9”
Highest Weight: 371 lbs 6/30/14
Surgery Weight: 281 lbs 1/26/2015
Original Goal: 169 lbs 12/01/2015
Lowest weight: 149.6 lbs 12/01/2016 (to skinny)
Regain High: 177.6 lbs 09/01/2018
Current weight: 161.8
Goal weight: 155
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