It's been 22 Weeks, or just over 5 months from surgery date. Life is fantastic. I have went from a size 16 to a 6!! Shirts went from 1x or 2x to Juniors Medium. My bust has went from a 40DD to a 38C. I actually enjoy shopping now because I can pick out such cute clothes that I never could think about buying before. I feel more confident, feel like I have my "spark" back for lack of a better word. I just feel like ME again. Not the ME that was trapped in a body that wasn't mine. I do have some issues with how the skin on my stomach looks now that I've lost all the weight, but still have the stretch mark scarred saggy skin left... but honestly, I'm dressed for 99% of each day, and that covers it. I'm not even going to entertain the idea of a tummy tuck until I'm certain that we are done having children. No sense in getting something fixed that may end up just getting stretched out again! I'm still drinking protein shakes 1-2 times a day, but one is always my breakfast, and the second is always my daily snack for the day. I'm so used to this way of eating and drinking now that it's life as I know it. I'm fine with it, and I don't feel cheated or struggle. (well except for those rare occasion's when I really want a blizzard or something... but I can usually fight that off by justifying that its ridiculous to even pay for a small blizzard when I'll feel like crap after 4 or 5 bites.) I honestly feel best when I've eaten fresh quality meat and vegetables as opposed to any kind of junk or carbs. They just make me feel so heavy and nauseaus now which I'm kind of grateful for. I did start having some hair loss, so I went yesterday and got my bob haircut changed into a more flattering pixie cut. At least with my hair this short, I won't have to keep brushing it or moving it out of my face all day. Hopefully it will help, even if not, it feels great to have my hair off my neck in this Florida summer! I weighed in this morning at 135.6. I started at 201.5. That brings my total weight loss so far to 65.9 pounds!! I'm ecstatic with that number, and am very very close to being back to my high school weight! I've slacked off with the gym, and can now see what areas I need to target to tone up. My arms have some flab, my stomach needs some crunches, my legs could use some definition, but overall, I'm pretty damn happy with the way my body has changed. I could never have achieved this without my sleeve, and I am grateful every day that I was blessed with the means to be able to do it, and I wish I could hug my surgeon and his staff every single day! In some ways, I'm the same Courtney as I was pre-op, but in so many other ways, I'm such a different Courtney now. The one that gets her nails done, and looks put together in clothes as opposed to sloppy and ashamed. I am no longer afraid of running into old friends from school anymore, I look forward to going out with friends, and I am LOVING the beach! That was all just stuff I wanted to be able to enjoy again, and now I'm here! I don't know what else to say except I am very very happy right now with the way things have turned out for me, and how this surgery has changed my life. I feel incredibly blessed and fortunate and grateful. Life is feeling great!!!