So I forgot to post my #transformationtuesday pic yesterday....the day was a blur 🙄 So, better late than never eh?! Almost 8 months between the these and 90+ pounds. Still a lot of work to do, but beyond happy with my sleeve:)
So, what has this bariatric surgery patient been eating since her skin removal? Not a whole lot actually. I have had like no appetite, I am eating only because I know I have to for healing purposes. And when I do eat, its just something light and simple. So this morning was a piece of toast and a turkey snack stick! So I am not really sticking to my normal diet at the moment. I am just eating what my body tells me seems good. #wls#vsg#gastricsleeve#weightlosssurgery#skinremoval#panniculectomy
These ladies make my week every week. There are so many of you that I just want to hug and love on because you give me the spark and encouragement I need. I love each and every one of you and sooooo many more!
1000! I’ve gained like 700 followers over the last 7 weeks, since having #vsg !!! So many of y’all starting your journey to a better YOU right along side me! Thank you for your love and support! I didn’t expect that when I started this journey, I just found ig a much better outlet to document my life and progress along the way than fb. So here I am. 💖 like most of you, I’ve struggled with my weight my entire life!!! Literally, was the bigger sister of 3! Always the fat one in my classes, always the fat one in my group of friends, etc! In 2015 I gave birth to my rainbow baby, Levi! He is my whole world! And handsome af- have you seen him😍! I was a single mom from pregnancy and still am, he’s been my reason, my biggest supporter and main motivation! It was motherhood that made me realize just how important my health is and my weight could no longer be ignored! So I started this journey. Never thinking I was big enough for #weightlosssurgery I was so misinformed about #wls thinking I had to be of a certain age/ weight so never considered it til I came across some chicks page on here, younger and smaller than me and lost a ton of weight with surgery and in such a small amount of time. So I started googling, and in August of 2016 i made my first appointment. There were several obstacles along the way but i got over them and after two surgery delays, finally had #gastricsleeve January 2018! Best decision I ever made! I want to be that annoying mom on the side lines cheering my son on at every event, recital, etc one day I’ll get married to the love of my life and we will grow our family- that is why I had surgery, that is why I embarked on this journey bc I want to be around a long time for my family- I want to be involved and not just there on the side lines! What is your reason!? Thanks again for those who follow me and interact and support and encourage me! Means the world as my real life support system is quite small- and that’s okay- but def helps being able to connect with others around the world going thru and have already been in my shoes!! And to those following behind fake images LOL hiiiiii trolllllls 😘 #thankyou#bariatricbabes#wlj#wlscommunity
The Obesity Action Coalition (OAC), a 58,000 member-strong non-profit organization representing individuals affected by obesity, issued letters today to Cornell University and Zeta Beta Tau (ZBT) International Headquarters regarding the Cornell University chapter’s “Pig-Roasting” game targeting women affected by obesity.
The OAC is demanding that ZBT International immediately revoke the Cornell chapter’s charter and that Cornell University expel all students involved. Please copy and paste the following link into your web browser for ore information about th is press release: http://bit.ly/2GaNNWf. #oac#obesityactioncoalition#obesity#bariatricsurgery#weightlosssurgery#gastricsleeve#gastricbypass#lapband#gastricballoon#fairfieldcountybariatrics
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@karolina_rocky: "(Then) the girl on the left just wanted to be skinny (... no matter how - starving, pills, bad 7 days diets etc. She wants to be like her friends, no matter the consequences) 😑 (Now) the girl on the right wants to be strong (... she eats healthy, she is hitting the gym and she drinks plenty of water because she wants to be healthy, and to look amazing naked 🤷🏼♀️)" _____________________
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After many years of contemplation, trying to lose weight naturally, various diets and exercise routines, working on a weight loss surgery unit, seeing the good and the bad and finally hitting my highest weight ever, I’ve made my decision. For the last 7 months I’ve been seeing my surgeon for doctor led nutrition and weight loss and it’s finally here. I had my pre-op EGD and right afterwards found out I am officially approved from my insurance to have the gastric sleeve. To say I’m excited for this life changing adventure would be an understatement. It’s been a long time coming and I can’t wait to start the next chapter. Prayers as I begin to prepare for the month long pre-op diet and wait for the official surgery date (tentative for third week of April). This isn’t the easy way out by any means, and I’m ready for the challenge. #VSG#gastricsleeve#weightlosssurgerysupport#awholenewworld#fitlifefitwife#bariatricbabe
I saw the Anaesthetist today. It didn't go to plan. I've already had the Psychologist from my surgical center call me.
I was diagnosed with PTSD after a traumatic surgical event 5yrs ago. I was treated and I am not medicated.👌 The only issue I have now is that I have a panic attack when I go into a surgical theater🤯 I can't control it. I have had 3 minor surgeries since and the Anaesthetists have been sympathetic to my needs and offered plans to try and minimize my attacks.🧐
This Anaesthetist however wasn't prepared to offer anything in way of help but he did suggest that I might be Bi-polar, 😡even though he isn't qualified in any way to make that kind of diagnosis! I left the office in flood of tears. 😭
Fortunately the Psychologist I saw yesterday as part of my surgical prep is quite sure I am not Bi-polar and that I don't have untreated PTSD and will be talking to all involved tomorrow.
Fingers crossed for a good outcome.
Last night I slept in my own bed and it was a good night! Just got up and took my morning walk around the pool a few laps. Everything seems to be going ok. BUT this protein stuff is DISGUSTING #gastricsleeve#vsgcommunity