May 3rd, 2017:

I've struggled from being underweight my early childhood, to average for two years, and then overweight ever since. I've tried Jenny Craig and while that worked, to an extent, it stopped working after a month (because even though I was following the exercise and food plan— I started gaining again). I was frustarated, my Mom had this same prodedure done back then and was now thinner than her 18 year old daughter. It was embarressing being the overweight sister and being called the older one, when actually I was three years younger. It took convincing and a lot of saving money, but I finally had my gastric sleeve done April 27th, 2017! Surprisingly they had not only found a hernia, but my stomach was actually the size of a full-grown man. So in a sense even when I had eaten I'd still be really hungry because my stomach was too big. So far I've lost 18.6 pounds since last thursday— and while I can't see a difference (yet) I can feel a difference! 

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Surgery Date
May 01, 2017
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Before & After
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When I hiked to Mendenhall Glacier in Juneau, AK (before surgery)
Goal achieved! My sister and I from this past Christmas 2018

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