Wow!!!!! I can't believe its been one year already. VSG was one of the best decisions I've ever made for myself. I feel that I have accomplished a lot, but I still have some additional positive habits to learn, in addition to weight loss and fitness goals to achieve. My highest weight was 276, my surgery weight was 258 and today I am 185. I lost a total of 73 lbs over the course of a year. My goal weight is 160, and although I feel that I could've reached this goal within this past year - it is still a journey and somewhat of a challenge to ensure that I am making good decisions regarding my food choices, being mindful of mindless eating, and making sure that I make daily fitness a ritual. I accomplished goals that I didn't even know I wanted to achieve. I bought a fitbit, I average 11k steps a day, I park far away from my destinations, I take the stairs at work and climb an average of 34 stairs a day, I am able to jog without stopping for at least 20 minutes straight (lol), I am able to run 7.0 mph on the treadmill without losing my breath (even if it is only for a short period of time, another lol), my joints do not ache when I work out and overall I just feel good about myself. I was not confident as a larger individual, I was wearing a size 20 in pants and an XL/XXL in tops. Today, I wear a size 12 in pants (loosely :-) ) and a Medium in Shirts. I feel confident about my body, the way I look, the way If feel, and how my body works. I used to be very tired and lethargic, now I have energy most days and exercise at minimum 5 days a week for an average of 90 minutes a day. In addition to this, I also cut out most meats and only eat seafood - living a pescaterian lifestyle (4 months solid). Although I have all of these accomplishments, my biggest fear is that I will fall off of the wagon and gain weight again. However, I am not going to allow that fear to control me and my future habits. For the next year, I would like to continue to focus on my eating choices - make sure I am cutting out/ significantly reducing processed foods, maintain a strict daily calorie limit, and tell myself that I can do anything. I will continue to keep my progress posted, and I am going to work towards reaching my goal weight of 160 by April of next year if possible (my wedding anniversary - vacation in Jamaica woohooo...want to look stunning for my husband :-) ). Even if I do not reach this goal weight, I am confident that this surgery has taught me some positive habits and behaviors that would possibly not have been achieved if I did not have the surgery. Progress is a Process....and I'm here for it!!!!
You look beautiful!
You look beautiful! Nice job!
Liz 5'3" HW: 219 (BMI 38.8) SW: 185 GW: 125 CW: 115-118 (BMI 20.4-20.9) - TT and facelift 1/11/2017.
WL: Pre-op: -34 M1: -17 M2: -12 M3: -11 M4: -7 M5: -7 M6: -5.5 M7: -3.3 M8: -3.3 M9: -2.5 UNDER GOAL! Average calories in maintenance approximately 1350