Jenny C. posted a discussion topic 3 years, 5 months ago

Hi Everybody,

I'm checking in as today is the 6th anniversary of my VSG. I feel so grateful for these 6 years and the life I get to lead now. The pictures below are: with my surgeon the day after surgery, and bicycling in Italy last year with


Jenny C. posted a discussion topic 4 years, 5 months ago

I've reached the 5 year mark!  I had my surgery in April 2011, not too long before my 51st birthday.  I reached my first goal of 150 lbs by that December, and kept losing until my lowest point of about 137--that was sometime in the summer of 2012.  For


Jenny C. posted a discussion topic 5 years, 6 months ago

Hello all!  I do not really come to the site anymore except for anniversaries--though I was here multiple times a day for at least a year, and daily for at least two years.  It was a great source of information and encouragement.  I always liked people


Jenny C. posted a discussion topic 6 years, 5 months ago
Three years tomorrow! - Three years!  I remember so clearly my pre-WLS decision making and all the stress involved in researching options and making the choice for type of surgery and who the surgeon woul...

Jenny C. posted a discussion topic 6 years, 12 months ago
Helpful self-messaging - Hi all, I'm 2 1/2 years out, and about 10 pounds up from my lowest weight of 135.  I feel at times that my body is trying to regain weight, that cravings for high calorie fo...

Jenny C. posted a discussion topic 7 years, 1 month ago
What do you love about being normal weight? Pics, - I used to get bad rash burn wearing dresses or bathing suits (this I hated doing) in the summer.  Whenever I wear a dress now, I ALWAYS notice that my thighs do not touch at all...

Jenny C. posted a discussion topic 7 years, 2 months ago
Longest bike event for me yet! I biked to Canada! - I am so grateful that I get to do awesome stuff like bicycle from Seattle to Vancouver with five other cyclists (one didn't make this picture!).  Thank you, thank you, thank you...

Jenny C. posted a discussion topic 7 years, 2 months ago
Weekend Workouts - 45 miles of cycling today, with 1 queen of the mountain award on Strava!  73 miles tomorrow, gearing up for my 188-mile ride from Seattle to Vancouver, BC in mid August.

Jenny C. posted a discussion topic 7 years, 4 months ago
New passport, new badge, next up: driver's license - Two years after my surgery, I finally got a new badge at work.  I kind of liked having the old picture because my hair was about 2 inches long + all the weight, so I found it to...

Jenny C. posted a discussion topic 7 years, 4 months ago
Weekend Workouts - Packing up gear for the Flying Wheels Summer Century tomorrow.  Just shy of a true century, 96 miles.  I'm not looking forward to how my neck and bottom will feel for the last 2...

Jenny C. posted a discussion topic 7 years, 5 months ago
Anniversaries! 2 years for VSG, 30 years for coll - I'm just returned from a trip to my college town, Chico, California.  On Sunday, I celebrated my two-year surgery anniversary by riding in the Chico Wildflower.  I was going to ...

Jenny C. posted a discussion topic 7 years, 6 months ago
Saturday workouts - 45 miles...drizzly and cold.  Feel good, though, after my big ride last weekend.  Seems like a quick recovery!

Jenny C. posted a discussion topic 7 years, 7 months ago
The Life of Pie - Something has been happening lately on the carb front with me....BIG cravings.  I made a deal with myself that I could eat anything I wanted if I did three things first:  1) dra...

Jenny C. posted a discussion topic 7 years, 12 months ago
18 Months Out - Tomorrow it will be one and a half years since my VSG. ** Moment of silence for the tremendous gratitude I feel for this new life.** I started my journey at about 240 po...

Jenny C. uploaded a photo 7 years, 12 months ago

Jenny C. posted a discussion topic 8 years, 1 month ago
Saturday workouts -  45 mile bike ride--small group of five--spectacular ride.  2300 ft elevation gain, averaged 17.1 mph.

Jenny C. posted a discussion topic 8 years, 2 months ago
x-post: What I did on my summer vacation - Last Saturday my family got home from a really wonderful vacation at Lake Almanor in Northern California.  I credit my sleeve with making most of the activities below not only poss...

Jenny C. posted a discussion topic 8 years, 2 months ago
What I did on my summer vacation.... - I just got home from one of the best vacations ever.  I credit my sleeve with making most of the activities below not only possible but downright amazing.  I hope you all get to en...

Jenny C. posted a discussion topic 8 years, 4 months ago
Bike ride report - I rode my first century ride yesterday...was actually 96.2 miles.  Seattle area, so RAIN of course--just in the early morning.  We actually got a bit of sun and warmth after noon. ...

Jenny C. posted a discussion topic 8 years, 4 months ago
Biking 100 miles - Just over a year ago I would have that my odds of being able to bike 100 miles were about as good as my odds of flapping my arms and flying to Hollywood (i.e., ZERO). I've been ...

Jenny C. posted a comment 8 years, 4 months ago
Hi Jeani, I think you've got a great mind set going & I'm sending...

Jenny C. posted a discussion topic 8 years, 5 months ago
High intensity athletics - I've been doing more serious cycling for a while now, and hubby just bought me a bike computer for my birthday.  Used it today for my 65-mile group ride, had 3800 ft of elevation g...

Jenny C. posted a discussion topic 8 years, 5 months ago
One year anniversary -  One year ago today my life changed.  I celebrated by riding with one of my three riding groups, cycling a gorgeous 50-mile route.  I feel strong and healthy.  I continue to have g...

Jenny C. uploaded a photo 8 years, 5 months ago

Jenny C. posted a discussion topic 8 years, 6 months ago
Cycling! - I've been a bike commuter for about 6 1/2 years.  In 2010, a fellow commuter asked if I wanted to join her womens' cycling group, but I declined as I didn't think I'd be able to ke...
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