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!!!!
Congrats! Hope to see you stick around as you continue to work toward your goals!
VSG with Dr. Salameh - 3/13/2014
Diagnosed with Binge Eating Disorder and started Vyvanse - 7/22/2016
Reconstructive Surgeries with Dr. Michaels - 6/5/2017 (LBL & brachioplasty), 8/14/2017 (UBL & mastopexy), 11/6/2017 (medial leg lift)
Age 41 Height 5'4" HW 319 (1/3/2014) SW 293 (3/13/2014) CW 149 (7/16/2017)
Next Goal 145 - normal BMI | Total Weight Lost 170
Height: 5'5" Pre-op 14 M1 23 M2 11 M3 13 M4 + M5 17 M6 9 M7 5 M8 3 M9 3
Below goal of 135 lbs in 6 months. Total 101 lbs lost, then 13 lbs regained and now losing again. New goal - maintain in low 120s forever.
Congratulations! It's inspiring to hear all the positive changes that have happened through your hard work over the past year. Thanks for sharing, you look gorgeous & happy!
To live is the rarest thing in the world. Most people exist, that is all. - Oscar Wilde
Age: 36 Height: 5'9" HW:326 GW:180
Pre-op:-32 M1-26 M2-11 M3-13 M4-10 M5-13 M6-8 M7-12 M8-7 M9-7 M10-0 M11-11
You look great and I imagine you feel even better. Congratulations on all the hard work and effort!
VSG with Dr. Wanchick - Sept 29 2017
Age 52 Height 5'2" HW 585 (2012) Initial Consult Weight 522 SW 460 (9/29/2017) CW 350 (4/5/2018) Next Goal 325 Starting BMI 95.5 Current BMI 64.0
Pre-Op: 62 M1: 36 M2: 20 M3: 15 M4: 19 M5: 10 M6: 10 M7: ?
You look Stunning! You are a beautiful woman and you sure know how to dress!
You look Fabulously Beautiful. Bless God you-did that. I love it. You have inspired me and your pictures are wonderful. Any advice for us looking to accomplish your outcomes. It looks to me that you have avoided even having a lot of excess skin, which is one of my minor concerns. Keep up the great work and keep us all posted.
You look amazing. I love when people post pics. So inspirational. I can't wait to buy my cute back dress!!!!