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.

Saturday, March 8, 2014




What have I been doing different....
1. Tracking my calories
2. Quit morning and afternoon snacking by half
3. More water
4. Lotsa eating in
5. Protein protein protein 

It's the simple things. 


  1. I haven't had the sleeve yet, but I am doing the six months of pre-op classes. So I'm working at getting my weight down and I have to agree that tracking what I'm eating makes a huge difference. My issue has been not getting enough calories in, which has been a shock to me! Finding balance has always been hard. Thanks for sharing your story!

    1. Awesome Katy! Tracking always pays off for me. The my fitness pal ap has been a big help (and its free!).
      I can't wait to read more about your story as you transition to health! Thanks for stopping in!