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.

Friday, February 15, 2013

4 Month Sleeversary

4 Months in!   Hard to believe that it was such a short time ago as 4 months!!

Starting weight – 301
4 Month weight – 252.6

Pounds lost – 48.4
Pant sizes down – 3
Shirt size down – 2
Month 1
Month 2
Month 3

Today I signed my new job offer - new role and department at my current company.  I'm super excited!!   :)   HURRAY!!!!!   More money, more work, more travel, and more interesting!

Changes this month.... yes, there have been a few more.  The pounds lost between month 3 and 4 is small  - only 3.4lbs, however the visible changes are huge.

The 256 pictures and the 252.6 pictures are VASTLY different!!!  I honestly couldn't fully believe the difference those little 4lbs made in my body.

As for clothing sizes, there has not been a change there in number, but there has been a change in fit.  My shirt as looser,  my size 18 pants were tight and now they are comfortable.  My new jeans (18) are showing the biggest difference, I put them on last night to go to the movies and just pulled them on without unbuttoning.  I had been wearing my old size 20's thinking that the 18's were too small, but now I'm into them and have put hte 20's onto the donate pile so that I am not tempted to wear them out of habit.

Sheila at This One Body left a great comment for me yesterday and I went back and read her February posts. I have been on a big stall - 15days of near the same weight.  However, (like Sheila) - I'm not going to worry about it, the downward movement will continue, I just have to stay the course and keep doing what I'm doing, because it is working!

Typically I do a list of improvements, but this month I'm  just going to do pictures. Because they say more then any list that I can think of today.

Left 301 - Right 256


  1. Wow! SUCH great work! Keep it up, girl!

  2. Wow, that is a big difference for 4lbs. HA! Thanks for the shout-out, and yep just keep putting in the hard work of tracking your food, water and vitamins, keep exercising and you will keep moving on down the scale. And get rid of the 20's you will NO LONGER NEED THEM. And finally congrats on signing the papers for the new job! WOO HOO!

  3. So exciting to see those changes. And all in four months!

  4. congrats on the body changes! You're doing great!! Stalls, yep, they are part of the journey!