Vacation revelations

on 8/24/14 11:27 pm
VSG on 05/17/14

Just got back from a 9 day trip to Seattle from PA.  I hate to fly but I loved not needing a seat belt extender. 

I didn't always make the best food choices but with my sleeve, I was able to keep myself in check and could only eat a fraction of what was on my plate.

We did a lot of walking and everyone was tired, except me.  One morning, I walked three miles on the hotel treadmill and then carried my 80 pound niece around on my back in the afternoon, uphill!!

I was able to wear a bathing suit and not be embarrassed, I was able to go on carnival rides at the county fair with my son which he loved.  I did too, except for one ride where I felt like I was in a stand mixer!

My priority this trip was to have fun and relax, where in the past I would have been focusing on the next meal.

I was able to buy a souvenir t-shirt from the Space Needle, which I could never do before.

I didn't mind having my picture taken and I have precious moments captured with me in them, which was a rarity before.

All in all, my first vacation with my sleeve was great.  I am looking forward to the next one!

on 8/24/14 11:41 pm
VSG on 05/28/14

What a fabulous time you had.  So happy for you!

Highest weight - 260  Surgery weight - 197.5  Current Weight - 152


on 8/24/14 11:52 pm - Atlanta, GA
VSG on 04/03/13

I'm glad to hear you had a great time on your vacation!!!!


 Surgery date - 04/03/13; Goal date - 11/10/13 (I reached goal in 31 weeks & 4 days)

Highest weight 261  SW 258  GW 150   M1 -26  M2 -14  M3 -10  M4 -12  M5 -13  M6 -12  M7 -11  M8 -10  In maintenance since November 2013  HT- 5'6"  

on 8/24/14 11:53 pm

Wonderful - so happy for you. 

Lisa B (tansey90)

Snellville, GA

Tracy D.
on 8/25/14 6:07 am - Papillion, NE
VSG on 05/24/13

It's sounds like it was an awesome trip, Megan!  Nice NSVs 

 Tracy  5'3"     HW: 235  SW: 218  CW: 132    M1: -22  M2: -13  M3: -12  M4: -9  M5: -8   M6: -10   M7: -4

 Goal reached in 7 months and 1 week

 Lower Body Lift w/Dr. Barnthouse 7-8-15



















































on 8/25/14 6:14 am

Your post made me cry because those and more are the things I have been dreaming of doing after I have the surgery. I am so happy for you. Enjoy your new found freedom!!!

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