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.

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Early Christmas for me

A very nice blogger, Lynda, send me a box of her Too Big Clothes and they arrived last night!  It's so amazing!!!  I am humbled by her contribution. Not only the fact that she would send them to me, but that the clothes are so lovely and she let them go to a total stranger.  I can't wait to pay this forward.

They are mostly size 16's, which is going to be my next move downwards.  I'm in my small 20's and 18's at the moment, and I'm going to be very close to getting into 16's....maybe another month and they will be perfect!  I'm so excited!

I found a great charity to donate my old big clothes to: Dress for Success.

In fact, I'm going to volunteer there once a month - sorting clothes and various stuff. I've been looking for another place to do some volunteer work at that is close to my house, and this is a manageable distance.  I'm really pleased!

However, if you are reading this and need some (or know someone who needs) size 20's, 22's or 24's please let me know.  I have a lot of work/dress clothes - pants and various tops.  If you can use these, please send me an email and I'll list them out for you and send you a box before I take the rest to Dress for Success. 

Happy Wednesday all! 

Weight in this morning: 260.4


  1. Just discovered that there is a Dress for Success location in Atlanta, too. What an awesome organization!

  2. YAY! Yes, this is a brilliant organization and I already know how hard it is to find nice big clothes for work. Someone is going to love my contributions. :) *warm fuzzies*