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, July 8, 2013

Snails pace

Well, I feel like I've been moving at a snails pace for the last 4 months, and I have.  Its been a slow crawl downwards since February.  So I had a read back, and there is progress, so I just have to keep plugging away. I have to keep working too.  The new job has thrown my priorities for a loop, as did selling the house, moving and our new house search (excuses excuses!).

I thought that some new pics might help me, but in all honesty... I don't see a real difference between the 252 and 240. Ug.  I actually think I look bigger, but, but, but.,  New house, new mirror, different clothes.  

I know that I'm smaller, but it feels terrible.   However, I'm posting it up here anyway. I will overcome these feelings!

252 lbs - 240.6 lbs

301 lbs - 256 lbs
Wow, though...I can sure see the changes from the start.  :)

This week I've taken a week of stay-cation.  I a weeks more vacation time then the husband, so I'm reading, resting, relaxing.... okay, today was chiropractor, bank, blackberry checking, laundry and groceries, BUT that's it. I'm going to enjoy my time to MYSELF!

The other good news.. the fridge is full of good foods for me to eat, and healthy choices.  I'll get in some naps, some dog walks and some hip therapy work.   Very exciting!!


  1. Major changes are obvious! Keep it up...you should make a list of the INTERNAL changes as well.

  2. I like Drazil's idea of the internal changes as well. I also like noting the things that I can do now and how I feel.

  3. your progress pics are awesome- I can totally see a difference.
    Enjoy your staycation!

  4. I hope my prior comment did not seem negative in anyway. I do see a difference in the two latest photos, it is just a little in all sorts of places--was what I meant. :D

    :-) Marion

    1. Not in the slightest Marion!! :) yes, changes are happening. I wish it was faster and more noticeable, but the one who is responsible for that... Is ME!! I'm getting there!!