Weight Loss Ups and Downs

Weight Loss Ups and Downs

So in two days it will be three months since my surgery and the start of my weight loss journey that is actually working. Yay! There have been ups and downs along the way for sure since my last update. Yesterday Hubby and I took a ride with the top down on my convertible and enjoyed the nice weather in St. Louis – I thought I would share the photo with you! The Downs A … Continue Reading →
2 Month Update After Weight Loss Surgery

2 Month Update After Weight Loss Surgery

Well it has been two months since I had my weight loss surgery, a vertical sleeve gastrectomy, and while I have been able to tell a big difference in how I feel already, I wasn’t sure if you could tell in the way I looked. Hubby took several pictures of me before my surgery and so the other day I put on the same clothes and took the pictures again. I can see a difference … Continue Reading →
Weight Loss Surgery 1 Month Later

Weight Loss Surgery 1 Month Later

Today I had a follow up with my wonderful surgeon, Dr. Minkin. It has been just about a month since I had the gastric sleeve surgery (the weight loss surgery on January 10), and it has been 12 days since I had my gallbladder removed. January was a rough and tumble month for sure! The doctor is very pleased with my progress. The photo to the right is me today waiting to see the doctor. … Continue Reading →
Getting Back Into the Swing of Things

Getting Back Into the Swing of Things

Now is the time for me to get back into the swing of things I think. I am slowly healing up from both surgeries and hopefully there will not be any other major issues come up (knock on wood). It will take me a bit to get back up to my normal pace I am sure but I can do it. This means my regular features here on my blog should be returning to the … Continue Reading →
Good Riddance Gallbladder

Good Riddance Gallbladder

Yesterday I had surgery again, this time to remove my gallbladder. Good riddance! I did not even know I was having gall bladder problems, but apparently they have been there for a while. Once I read about some of the possible symptoms a lot of them fit. Compared to when I had my gastric sleeve surgery on January 10 I felt better when I woke up in the recovery room. It felt like I wasn’t … Continue Reading →
It is not just fat…

It is not just fat…

Now I know there are many of you out there who may understand the things I am going to talk about already and that is awesome, but even though I consider myself a very smart person I really had no comprehension of this. So I am fat. I have been fat for a long time – actually I fall into the “morbidly obese” category right now. I have tried various things over the years to … Continue Reading →
I’ve been plucked!

I’ve been plucked!

Okay, so not plucked as in feathers, but I had my first follow-up visit with my surgeon, Dr. Minkin, today and he plucked out all of my staples. Yay! They were starting to itch! Let’s see, what else has happened since my last update, but first a quick clearing of a myth about weight loss surgery. MYTH – Weight loss surgery makes you lose weight and is a cheat or quick & easy way to … Continue Reading →
After Surgery Update

After Surgery Update

I am now four days out from my surgery. Thanks to all of you who have offered your good wishes and support, it truly does mean a great deal to me. To be honest, the best perk to blogging is that I have such great supporters and cheerleaders in so many of my readers. I hope that when I share my experiences that you get even a fraction as much out of it as I … Continue Reading →
The Big News

The Big News

If you follow me on Twitter or Facebook you may have already seen the big news. I am actually writing this post from my hospital room. Yesterday I had weight loss surgery, specifically a vertical sleeve gastrectomy. My weight has been an issue for a long time and I had been contemplating this for quite some time. Everything aligned in the stars so the time was right. Weight loss surgery is not a “cheat” to … Continue Reading →