Luvs2Cruise posted a discussion topic 4 years, 5 months ago

I am two weeks post-op from my Phase 1 (eventually there will be 3 phases) plastic surgery.  I had my surgery with Dr. Myckatyn in St. Louis.  This phase,  I had an upper body lift (breast auto augmentation, skin removal from si


Luvs2Cruise posted a discussion topic 4 years, 8 months ago

After multiple consultations, I have chosen a plastic surgeon and scheduled my first round of plastic surgery.    Due to the extreme amount of ext


Luvs2Cruise posted a discussion topic 5 years, 1 month ago
Former SSMO: Guess who is at GOAL!?!?!?!?! (w/pic - Time to unveil the incredibly smaller, lighter ME!!!  I have currently lost 307 pounds!  How has my life changed?  Here are just a few ways: * I was taking 15 medications at sur...

Luvs2Cruise posted a discussion topic 5 years, 2 months ago
2 Pounds plus a Zero! - I am two freaking pounds away from the goal I set for myself on surgery day.  I blasted past my surgeon's goal a long time ago.  I won't lie....getting these last few pounds to vac...

Luvs2Cruise posted a discussion topic 5 years, 3 months ago
Former SSMO ~I've lost how many total inches?!?! - If you are just starting out, I would like to encourage you to take measurements to track alongside with pounds lost.  In my case, they tell an amazing story of how far I'vecome s...

Luvs2Cruise posted a discussion topic 5 years, 3 months ago
And the scale says??? - 300.5 total pounds lost!  You read that right...As of today, I have lost a total of 300.5 freaking pounds!!!!!  Stepping on the scale this morning was amazing and emotional.  When ...

Luvs2Cruise posted a discussion topic 5 years, 3 months ago
NSV ~ Single Digit Sized Clothing - Today, I went shopping with a friend to get a couple basic pieces for work. Since I am still losing, I didn't need the mother-load of clothing.   Starting with the size I "thought"...

Luvs2Cruise posted a discussion topic 5 years, 4 months ago
Talk about a great visual...OMG!! - Today, Mr. Scale and I met to weigh in and...I weigh exactly how much I lost pre-op.  As I stood looking at myself in the mirror with that knowledge, I burst into tears realizing h...

Luvs2Cruise posted a discussion topic 5 years, 4 months ago
9 months post op - Life is GREAT for this former S - 9 months post op...what a ride! :)  292 pounds lost from my highest weight (154 lbs pre-op, 138 lbs lost so far post-op).   While the journey has not been easy, it has given me my ...

Luvs2Cruise posted a discussion topic 5 years, 5 months ago
Massive Weight Loss is Possible.... - Massive weight loss with the Sleeve is possible...if your willing to do the work!  Stepped on the scale today...281.5 pounds lost. Oh yeah!!  Always 100% on plan-100% of the time....

Luvs2Cruise posted a discussion topic 5 years, 5 months ago
Total inches lost to date... Holy Crap! - I take measurements monthly: neck, bust, both upper arms, waist, hips, both thighs.  I document how the measurements and how much has changed from month to month.   Every few month...

Luvs2Cruise posted a discussion topic 5 years, 5 months ago
I am 16 years old again!!! - Stepped on the scale today and.....I now weigh less than my original Driver's License weight at the age of 16.  Which happened to be 34 freaking years ago!!!  I am living proof th...

Luvs2Cruise posted a discussion topic 5 years, 5 months ago
What do I have in common with a Giant Panda? - Today, the scale showed a total of 275 pounds lost.   275 FREAKING POUNDS!!!!!    Now, to put that in perspective...  The "average" weight of 1 Adult Giant Panda is 275 pounds.  S...

Luvs2Cruise posted a discussion topic 5 years, 6 months ago
270 Pounds Lost and 2nd 5K = My life is AWESOME!!! - Today, I participated in my 2nd 5K.  This 5K was a Trail Run.  Okay, so for me it was a Trail Walk.  :)   Originally, I was participating with a friend.  Unfortunately, they had to...

Luvs2Cruise posted a discussion topic 5 years, 6 months ago
What the Heck?!?! I'm only 20 pounds.... - away from being considered "overweight".  Mind boggling for someone who at one time had a BMI of 84.5!!!!, was afraid of breaking furniture and had to stop to catch their breath wh...

Luvs2Cruise posted a discussion topic 5 years, 6 months ago
Meltdown on the Scale - Today, I weighed myself and burst into tears.  Not from despair or frustration.  But from the realization that I:  now weigh less than I did as a Sophomore in HS (34 years ago),  h...

Luvs2Cruise posted a discussion topic 5 years, 6 months ago
NSV - The Dreaded Turnstile - There was a time in my not so distance past where walking (more like squeezing) through a turnstile literally brought on fear and a sense of dread. I knew that I could potentially ...

Luvs2Cruise posted a discussion topic 5 years, 6 months ago
I can start to see the light at the end of the tun - I will 7 months out at the end of the month.  I realized today, that I am only 45 pounds away from my personal goal.  I have already exceeded the initial goal of my VSG surgeon as...

Luvs2Cruise posted a discussion topic 5 years, 7 months ago
5K = Success!!! - Yesterday,  was a milestone event for myself.  A few years ago, I was seriously ill.  It was doubtful at the time, with my life threatening medical condition, I would ever lead a n...

Luvs2Cruise posted a discussion topic 5 years, 7 months ago
6 months - I've lost how many inches?!?! - Sometimes we get so absorbed in what the  "all mighty scale" is doing (or not doing for some), that we forget to look at the other side of the coin... total inches lost to date.  O...

Luvs2Cruise posted a discussion topic 5 years, 7 months ago
6 Months Down - Healthier Life Ahead :) - At my highest weight, I weighed 447 pounds with a BMI of 84.5!  Today, I weighed in at 192.     I love my sleeve and what it is offering me - a healthy life.   In 6 months: - I...

Luvs2Cruise posted a discussion topic 5 years, 7 months ago
Holy Moly...I just registered for a 5K! - At 447 pounds, the idea of shuffling my body further than from my couch to the fridge was utterly ridiculous.  As I have lost weight, walking has been my saving grace.  Having now...

Luvs2Cruise posted a discussion topic 5 years, 8 months ago
Winner, Winner....Potluck Dinner!!! :) - Earlier this week, I posted I would be attending a Potluck/Carry-In Dinner for the first time post surgery and was looking for possible high protein-low carb suggestions.  I ended...

Luvs2Cruise posted a discussion topic 5 years, 8 months ago
250 Pounds Lost so far and I've made it to "O - I'm 5 months out.  Stepped on the scale this morning and its official...I have entered "one-der-land" with a mighty step--197 lbs and that makes my total weight loss so far to be 2...

Luvs2Cruise posted a discussion topic 5 years, 8 months ago
Vets: Potluck/Carry In Ideas - It looks like I will be attending a Potluck/Carry-In Dinner thus weekend.  I am extremely hard core regarding my VSG weight loss plan.  I am 100% on plan - 100% of the time.   Wit...
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