Hi everybody

Cristina F.
on 2/3/18 8:29 am
VSG on 02/16/18

Hi... I've been reading the forum for quite a while..

I'll be getting vsg on 2/16/18, my HW ever recorded was 278lbs. And to this day It still shocks me.. I honestly thought I was around 250ish..

Let me tell you a little about me, I've always been fat, as far I can remember.

Im 28 years old, happily married and have two kids my oldest is 8 and a baby of 9months old.. Prior to my last pregnancy I was 255lbs and after pregnancy I was 260 so I honestly was not aware I gained all that weight.

So today after 2 weeks of completely changing my eating habits and walking for 30-60 min a day walking hills up and down, I've lost 9, so I'm currently 269.

Im super anxious (and honestly i thought I was going to lose more weight this past two weeks) .. Like I know walking for 30-60min sounds very light but for me it's huge. Also I used to eat junk food on a daily basis.

As for my hubby he is helping me and he stopped eating junk food as well, but he is still eating carbs (he was 239 and after 2 weeks he's down to 227) so he's down 12lbs.

Just wanted to share and to know how were you feeling 2weeks preop

Cecily C.
on 2/3/18 12:15 pm - CA
VSG on 02/22/17

Welcome, Cristina!

I was anxious too, but I get anxiety pretty easily. I worried about what life would be like after surgery. It's been great, by the way. Hang in there. You'll be on the "losers bench" soon!

Ht: 6' HWEver: 338 StartW: 282.8 SurgeryW: 268.9 GW: 170 CW: 166.2

Pre-Op:-17 M1:-17.8 M2:-12.2 M3:-9 M4:-12 M5:-11 M6:-8.4 M7:-10.2 M8:-11.4 M9:-6.8 M10:-7 Goal reached 11/9/17! (37 weeks, 1 day) First plastics (LBL, medial thigh lift, fat transfer to rear) 5/08/18

Cristina F.
on 2/3/18 2:52 pm
VSG on 02/16/18

Haha thanks.. I do get anxious and nervous very easily too.. Looking fowardf to be on that bench

Cathy H.
on 2/3/18 1:01 pm
VSG on 10/31/16
Gwen M.
on 2/3/18 1:51 pm
VSG on 03/13/14

Welcome! Congrats on your upcoming surgery :)

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

TrendWeight | Food Blog (sort of functional) | Journal (down for maintenance)

Cristina F.
on 2/3/18 2:52 pm
VSG on 02/16/18


Amber Waddell
on 2/3/18 2:07 pm

Welcome! I am now 8 years out from having the VSG! Weeks prior to surgery I was very nervous and anxious. One part of me was really excited about having a new life and a better future. The other part of me was so scared for my live to change. I think these feeling are pretty normal.

If I could travel back in time and talk to myself I would reassure myself that having wls would be the best decision I have ever made for myself.

Can't wait to hear from you as you continue your journey!

Cristina F.
on 2/3/18 2:55 pm
VSG on 02/16/18

Wow 8 years is a long time.. Congratulations..

Thank you very much.. I will let you know about my journey.. It sounds cliche but thats what it is

Donna L.
on 2/4/18 8:09 am - Chicago, IL
Revision on 02/19/18

Welcome Cristina :)

I was quite nervous myself. I was doubting my choice pretty hard, too. I feel so much better a few years later. I'd do it again if I had the chance, but two weeks before I was pretty reluctant myself.

I follow a ketogenic diet post-op. I also have a diagnosis of binge eating disorder. Feel free to ask me about either!

It is not that we have so little time but that we lose so much...the life we receive is not short but we make it so; we are not ill provided but use what we have wastefully. -- Seneca, On the Shortness of Life

Cristina F.
on 2/4/18 1:19 pm
VSG on 02/16/18

Thanks a lot.. This is exactly how I'm feeling.. I just want to get it done already, I wish I could fast forward 2months hahaha