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.

Monday, April 15, 2013

6 Month Sleeversary (There is no spoon)

Starting weight – 301  
6 month weigh in – 245.8
Pounds lost – 55.2
Pant sizes down – 4 (16/18)
Shirt size down – 3 (reg XL)

6 months.  Half a year is gone. That is really amazing.  Time certainly flies, and I’m halfway to my goal weight (190) a total loss of 110lbs.  I don’t have a “date” that I want to be at that goal. I didn’t set the – 1 year 100lbs goal.  I don’t think that is realistic for me (and I was right given my numbers of late). But I would like to be losing closer to 5 – 7lbs a month instead of 3 – 4lbs where I've been currently. 

I’ve struggling for a few months – Feb and March and April, and I’ve been feeling pretty negative. So I’m going to take a most positive stance today on my progress and where I’m going to be next month. 

Goals this month: 

EDIT:  March was my big milestone of -55lbs. Oops! No big miles stones YET this month. I saw my next big milestone of -55lbs.  That’s pretty big!!!  And although I’ve just been hovering around here for a while, I’m really happy about getting to that number.


1.Time for another nice TMI (AVERT YOUR EYES SQUEEMISH PEOPLE).  The private lady/man time… well… its back to honeymoon status!! So much better.  That’s all I’m going to say about that.

2. There have not been a lot of size changes, but I do have some friends that have told me that I do keep looking smaller every time they see me.  My weightlifting buddy told me my legs are looking huge (total compliment from him) and that he expects that I’m what a Valkyrie looks like.  HIGH praise indeed!

3. Exercise. Being sick didn’t help that at all, but I have been putting in more regular time on the bike and weights.

4. Knee High Boots.  My husbeast bought me some gorgeous light grey knee high boots, they have little round buttons up the top ¼ of the boot on the outside.  Last night I tried them on and I could do one more button up on each side. I’m at 4 of 10.  In the end, I think they are going to fit, so I don’t want to take them to get stretched… you can’t undo that (as my chin skin will attest to!).

Other stuff.  Life is starting to level out.  We have our taxes done, we are settled into our new apartment, I’m just over a month into my new job.  Its all going well.  Now to start bumping up the activity and bumping down the snacking.

Life is good.  Life is amazing!  Life if great and I love it.  -55lbs… that’s more then my poor little brain believed in, I hoped for more. 

My mental status is where the real work needs to be done. It’s like… the Matrix. The truth is, that I don’t have to be fat, I won’t always be fat but my brain won’t believe it and my eye’s sometimes don’t see it.   It’s a work in progress.  Today is a good day to look back at it and reset my mind to the job, there is no spoon!


  1. Happy 6 month anniversary! I love hearing about all of your NSVs. :)

    The boots sound gorgeous, and I love that the buttons are helping you measure your success. :) You will get there!

  2. Happy six month Sleevaversray! Congrats on your loss!

  3. Happy 6 months! Time certainly flies when you are having fun. Glad things are settling in for you.

    It took me 18 months to lose -100. Everyone is SO different so that is good that you aren't holding yourself to a "date".