Hello sleeve friends,
It has been a long time since I have posted or even read the boards, but I felt that it was high time that I stop in to see old friends and encourage newbies. It has been just over two years since I converted from a band to a sleeve and I could not be happier.
I think I feel like a normal person for the first time in my life with respect to food. I eat like a toddler (happily) and I try always to make good food choices. I am far from perfect since I occasionally enjoy a minicupcake, but the sleeve has made making those good choices and the amounts so much easier. I don't worry or fret over my weight or food any longer. I guess you would say I have peace in that department FINALLY and that is a great feeling.
I still would like to lose a few more pounds and I'm swimming daily and watching my carbs over the summer to try to make that happen, but even if it never happens life is still very good with the sleeve. I stay a consistent size 6 jean with an occasional size 4 depending on the cut. I wear a size 8 dress until I get a breast reduction which will be my next treat for myself.
I wish each of you the very same joy and peace that I am enjoying. Love to hear from some old friends and I'm happy to answer any questions from newbies.
Revision to Gastric Sleeve June 10, 2010 with band removal same day after five years of being banded. Loving my life so much more with the sleeve!