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 5, 2012


Well, my weight has been bouncing around, but the real tale is in my clothes. 

Yesterday, I wore size 18 pants. They were slightly stretchy, but looked great.  By looked great I mean - NO MUFFIN TOP!!   quite the nsv there, I don't think that I have had any pants that didn't give me a muffin top in the last 5 years. I also wore a blouse that used to gap open from being so tight - which then was so tight that I couldn't wear it anymore. Yesterday it was comfortably loose.

I'm going to have to take a picture of me in the full length mirror at the office the next time I wear that combo.

It's make me realize that I've been wearing my clothes WAY too tight.  You know... not wanting to admit that I was actually a size 26 pant instead of 24... Hilarious vanity to look back at.

I'm wearing a tight pair of 20's today. Clothes are so crazy with the sizing - it really seems completely arbitrary.   The good stuff is in that all of these clothes I couldn't wear a few weeks ago.  So, even though the scale is not moving at a rate of naughts, the fat is coming off.

This weekend I'm going to have to go and get a few things to round out the wardrobe for work.  I'm down to a bare few items.  I'm also going to have to go hit the Plus size consignment shop and sell all my old work clothes that are too large now.  :)  

Weigh In this morning: 264.6


  1. I might have a few things to send your way. Email me...thistimenextyear.lynda@gmail.com

    Also, I hear ya with the sizing. I bought three new tops recently--all the same brand--one M, one L, & one XL. Strangely, the XL is the most snug of the three.

    1. Lynda! thank you so much. I'll send you a mail today!! :)

  2. I agree that it's the clothes that really show the story! I tried walking on the treadmill in my jeans (was too lazy to change into my workout pants), and spent the whole time with my jeans slipping down. :-) What did you think about the Walking Dead? I can't believe we have to wait until February now for the next episode. :-(

    1. O.M.G. Karen. I am a apocolypes/zombie LOVER!! Have you read the comic books? Well worth it.

      I can't wait for the season to start up again. Its really awesome. Interesting to see how this one gets sorted... I think Andrea will save the day.

  3. I love when I fit! Clothes sizing really is weird. I've found a lot of variety in top sizing. I tend to buy a size large, but I've found that I need to really try things on. I have fit into mediums and smalls and some large sizes are huge on me, but I never know. It just varies too much.

    1. I know right... Its strange how the numbers just don't match up. But, thats "fashion" I suppose.

      Its nice to look into the future and just pick what fits... in a regular store, instead of picking what fits of these three tops. :D