2012 - I had Vertical Sleeve Gastric Surgery in October 2012, and this is my journey to push the fat girl aside and start living life without fear of lawn chairs, the middle seat, clothing shops and high heels. Among other things.

2017 - I'm preop for the Duodenal Switch procedure for my sleeve to help me get to goal weight....and to fix another hiatal hernia.

Saturday, November 24, 2012


It's been an interesting couple of days. My back problem morphed into a groin strain, and of you've ever had the pleasure of one of those, you will know how "great" it feels.

I've been trapped on the 2nd floor since Thursday evening post turkey day. Ice, rest, ibuprofen, sleep. Repeat.

I'm feeling more close to human now, apart from not showering and sleeping on the couch in my cloths. But I'm walking and feeling better, so it was worth it to not push myself.

Turkey day was great. My sleeve did its job, since my eyes are still not trained yet. I did notice that I ate like the thin ppl at the table, I picked at what I really likes, left what I didn't love and only had a single plate that I didn't finish. It feels good to be in control.

Since I've not been upstairs, I've not weighted in, so tomorrow I'll have a surprise!

Today is more rest, more ice and Netflix.


  1. I'm so sorry you are in such pain! Definitely no fun...congrats, though, on staying on track for Thanksgiving. That is tough when you see other people pigging out, although it made me smile that you were eating like a "thin person"--that IS you! A thin person inside. :-)

  2. Yes! Thanks Karyn, it is the thin person in me! Also, I'm really so excited for you! Can't wait for your WLS journey to start! WOOT!