Almost 10 months after VSG

Hi❤️ 2017 is here! 

Most of 2016 didn’t suck. The last 2 weeks have been a challenge with my husband’s stroke. But the year held good things for me. #vsg surgery last March has helped me lose nearly 60 pounds. I’m a reallllllly slow loser already. Add in ” the change” of a woman’s life, plus the current stress of life with my Love in rehab post stroke, and you get a painfully slow metabolism and a scale that doesn’t move. I have to use pictures as encouragement. The jeans size progression here helps. I started this journey in a snug 22 (the jeans in top of pic). I’m currently in a 14 and hoping to be in the 12 (bottom of pic) by March 3, which is my one year surgiversary. Then what?! Who knows? Maybe. 10?!?!  After VSG,  most weight loss is within the first 12 months.  My clock is ticking. March 3 will be my one year.  With my current situation, I’m finding zero time for exercise but really need to find a way to build it in my day. I work from my home office each day until 3pm and then go to the hospital ( with my laptop and work until 5) to visit my husband until 7-8 each evening. Then I go home to do household stuff… Dinner/laundry/ feed animals and my teenager 😃

 I’m not looking for a specific size. I’m looking for how “healthy and strong”  looks and feels on me. The lowest weight ever on me happened in 2013 when I hit 160. I’m about 10-11 pounds from there now. I felt fearless, strong and confident. I’d like to know what 150 feels like on my 5’3″ frame. That’s “only” 20 pounds. I say only because unlike many VSG’ers, this journey as been slow going. I’ve been pulling slow numbers from the beginning. But I can do it! 

Wishing you a very happy, healthy 2017! 

 #bariatricbabe #verticalsleevegastrectomy

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4 thoughts on “Almost 10 months after VSG

  1. Dawn, I read ALL your posts in one go. I am 29 days away from VSG Surgery and wanted to know where everyone else’s head is at. You and I sound similar in a way. I really related to your posts. Please don’t be discouraged by your stalled weight loss. Amoungst the loss of fat you will also be gaining muscles. Be proud, everything life has thrown at you with your Husband and family yet you are still forging forward. Congratulations Dawn, I am behind you ever step of the way xx ~ Beth

    • Awwww! Thank you so much, Beth! Once my life slows down a little I hope to return to the gym! I am looking forward to following YOUR JOURNEY! 29 days to go to a happier, healthier YOU!

  2. 2017 is going to be your year! So sorry to hear about your husband talk about scary! We have similar stats and the Dr has already told me I will likely be a slow looser as well, keep on keeping on!

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