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!

my-vsg-life:

Dear WLS Patients:

Please stop wasting your time, efforts, and money on products that claim to shrink your loose skin.

Didn’t you learn anything in this process? There is no commercial quick fix. It’s that simple.

Just like you learned that All Those Weight Loss Supplements don’t work. Just…

AMEN.

What I started with, what’s going home and what’s staying here. #bariatricdining  (at J. Christopher’s  East Lake)

What I started with, what’s going home and what’s staying here. #bariatricdining (at J. Christopher’s East Lake)

#scalefreesummer #movethis #PhaseII Sub 20 min mile baby! Yassss. #wls #vsg  (at Nickajack Elementary School)

#scalefreesummer #movethis #PhaseII Sub 20 min mile baby! Yassss. #wls #vsg (at Nickajack Elementary School)

singingrainorshine:

My dad recently told me, “There are many people who will put you down. Don’t be one of them.”

And that sticks with me every single day.

Hiccups are my sign to stop eating. Some people get a runny nose. Some feel pressure in the chest or back. 

A hiccup is a sign, to me, that my sleeve is full, stop now or suffer the consequences. I hate that overfull, sliming, gonna hurl feeling.

Hiccups are my sign to stop eating. Some people get a runny nose. Some feel pressure in the chest or back.

A hiccup is a sign, to me, that my sleeve is full, stop now or suffer the consequences. I hate that overfull, sliming, gonna hurl feeling.

Pre op pictures I had saved. Don’t even recognize myself. #wls #vsg

Pre op pictures I had saved. Don’t even recognize myself. #wls #vsg

Post workout, feelin’ myself shot.

Post workout, feelin’ myself shot.

deeplifequotes:

Don’t compare your results to someone else’s. You can never be another person, you can only be a better version of yourself.

deeplifequotes:

Don’t compare your results to someone else’s. You can never be another person, you can only be a better version of yourself.

famouslifequotes:

I don’t want someone perfect. I just want someone to act silly with, someone who treats me well, and someone who loves being with me more than anything else.

#bariatricdining: Bought six fried unbreaded chicken wings. Ate 3. Hiccuped.
Hiccups = stop eating.

#bariatricdining: Bought six fried unbreaded chicken wings. Ate 3. Hiccuped.
Hiccups = stop eating.

#scalefreesummer #phaseII #MoveThis Ima make it do what it do baby! 17.15 min mile! Yusssss. My weekend can begin.

#scalefreesummer #phaseII #MoveThis Ima make it do what it do baby! 17.15 min mile! Yusssss. My weekend can begin.

buzzfeed:

*breaks down the door*

*runs in, screams in your face*

HEY WANT TO TALK ABOUT SILVER FOXES?!?!

MMMPH! 

Sleepy #fridayselfie.

Sleepy #fridayselfie.

#scalefreesummer one mile in under 20 mins! Yeah! #PhaseII #MOVETHIS

#scalefreesummer one mile in under 20 mins! Yeah! #PhaseII #MOVETHIS

A person in my surgeon’s facebook group brought up a great topic about alcohol post surgery. Even if you’re drinking a spirit that is low in carbs, your body will metabolize alcohol before it burns fat. 

Alcohol slows fat-burning. Although most spirits contain no carbs, your body will metabolize alcohol before fat—meaning alcohol serves as fuel before your body reverts to fat. So drinking slows down fat burning and may slow your weight loss.