On December 21 2012 I had Vertical Sleeve Gastrectomy or VSG, a restrictive Weight Loss Surgery that limits the amount of food I can eat before I become full. This blog is a record of my trip to new, healthier me.

I hope you enjoy following me and my Sleeve "Jelly", on our weight loss adventures!
Cheap date: honey Dijon chicken and cucumber slices.

Cheap date: honey Dijon chicken and cucumber slices.

19 month surgiversary check in WOOT WOOT! 

19 months ago my life changed forever! YEAH! 

HW: 273.4

SW: 250

LW: 173.8

CW: 174.1

GW: 165

Sizes: 

20/22 pant to an 8/10

22 jean to a 10/12

18/20 dress to a 8/6

Shoe size 7 to 6

Goal Size- 8 slacks, 6 dress, 10 jeans, 6 shoe

I dropped my cals down pretty low this week trying to see 173.4 and I still haven’t seen it. I am tired of starving and being lightheaded, so I give up until after my next cycle. I haven’t even had any energy to work out and give myself a boost. Booo. Today I had a bacon egg and cheese sandwich from Dunkin and a cup of coffee and it was good. 

So there.

I was told there would be cookies for posting a photo of myself at work. I don’t see any cookies. I’ve been hoodwinked. Bamboozled.

I was told there would be cookies for posting a photo of myself at work. I don’t see any cookies. I’ve been hoodwinked. Bamboozled.

Aftermath.

Aftermath.

my-vsg-life:

stilltiedtothetracks:

Posting this here for the weight loss and/or weight loss surgery community.

I know many of you tout the righteousness of almond “milk”, but not only is it VERY low in nutritional content compared to an equal serving of actual ALMONDS, it actually stresses the California water reserves far more than a serving of actual ALMONDS and it costs a shit-ton more!

If you’re anti dairy milk due to lactose intolerance, or due to the nasty industry that dairy farming has become, switch to soy milk - it’s PACKED with nutrients and calcium.

This is a bummer. I like almond milk in my tea. I guess I could just go back to regular milk - I wasn’t drinking almond milk for any special reason. 

Many people switch to almond or soy milk post surgery because they become lactose intolerant. It is a known post surgery symptom.

We aren’t hipsters..we’re just trying to have something to make our protein shakes with.

BAH.

I bounced up. GRRRRRR.

One more day of being really really good and I’ll hit that mark! #chasinggoal #wls #vsg

One more day of being really really good and I’ll hit that mark! #chasinggoal #wls #vsg

rexuality:

I made a small change to my OKC profile


I’m never doing online dating again. I can’t do this shit again.

rexuality:

I made a small change to my OKC profile

I’m never doing online dating again. I can’t do this shit again.

It’s odd that people are upset when they find they can eat more, the further along they get. You’ll never pig out, ever again… not like you used to.  You DO have to consume calories to, ya know, stay alive. And there’s that darned protein count we have to achieve /exceed daily. 

How, exactly, were you planning to get that stuff into your body? Osmosis? 

Don’t be enamoured by being full on two bites of food. That’s frightening.  Work toward being able to eat a small portion— 2 to 4 oz of protein  (plus your healthy veggies when you can get them in). Turn your brain towards health and happiness and try not to freak out that you can eat more than two bites of something. 

/unsolicited advice from a sorta veteran 

ddvsg89:

So the last month or so has been rough. My weight loss pretty much stopped for about 6 weeks. I won’t even call it a stall because it was entirely my fault. Other areas of my life were spinning out of control and I took it out on myself. I completely reverted back to my pre-op lifestyle of…

About month 5, my weight loss stopped for about six weeks, then started up again. 

weightlossproblems:

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You do not need to be loved, not at the cost of yourself. The single relationship that is truly central and crucial in a life is the relationship to the self. Of all the people you will know in a lifetime, you are the only one you will never lose.
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