Lategram from yesterday when I put on this shirt for the first time winch I started my pre-op diet--and I didn't have to stretch it out! And it's a 2X (had been wearing a 3x for comfort and looseness) and a smallish one at that! Lost a total of 14.3 pounds in the 12 days of the pre-op liquid diet that I did! I'll count that as a successful start considering I couldn't ever break past 242 for months! .
#vsg #vsgpreop #nsv #itsthesmallthings #gastricsleeve #vsgcommunity #preopliquiddiet
These are my official pre-op pics ! I started at 326 and will post a weekly update ! I can’t thank Dr. Jawed enough ! My friend was amazed how quick it was when he went to tell him it was all done ! 45 minutes and a lifetime of hope given to my son and I. I picked up my son for the first time in 3 days and as soon as he saw me he busted into tears in from of his whole class. He definitely misssed me and said thank you Dr.Jawed for not hurting my mommy 😭. I cannot wait to see how positive this change will have on my life and the new exciting things waiting for me! @njbariatricsurgeons
thank you so much for this !! You have given me a new chance at life and a longer life with my son!
My 4 incisions ... took a shower today and took off the clear bandages .. no pain just gas pressure ! The blood is dried not fresh ( don’t get worried ) Dr. Jawed was absolutely amazing!! @njbariatricsurgeons
Last meal, before my surgery tomorrow morning, is a bowl of beef brother. I'm so nervous but so ready for this to be done. I'm so grateful to my boyfriend, my darling friends and the few family members who are showing even a little bit of support during this first phase of my transformation. I have happy tears because of all this support, and sad tears because of the few people who aren't concerned for my health and wellbeing. I will remember this and treasure the people who cheered me on and shut out the 'haters'. #vsgcommunity #preopdiet #vsgpreop #thestruggleisreal #sonervous
SWIPE- I posted the shirts earlier this week but didn’t post me wearing them (I got asked to do it because I guess they thought I was lying, so here you go, you know who you are). I also didn’t even think about the difference in my pant sizes 🤷🏽♀️. But here’s the proof. Two months difference. Slow and steady wins the race...even though my only opponent is myself.
Another month down! Only 3 more months in my 6 months of supervised weight loss period!! I can’t wait for this period to be over and move on to surgery! I am trying to be patient and use this time to prepare for surgery and get my mind right. But I’m so excited to keep moving forward!! #vsgpreop #vsgsupport #vsgjourney #vsgcommunity #makingchanges
Hump day is a wrap. I did my best today and I’ll do my best tomorrow. Each day is a gift to be your best.
I take it one day at a time, keep my inner dialogue going, quieting the temptations and as always, my faith in the Lord has brought me this far and in Him will bring me to goal 💖
It's like she's talking directly to me....
Holy smokes - is this real life? A week from today I’ll officially be sleeved.
I know this journey will require a lot of hard work, and won’t be easy, but I can’t wait to see where it takes me.
Wanted to share an example of our new healthy lunches! This is our salmon sushi bowl. It includes: white rice, grilled salmon, nori seaweed, avocado, black sesame seeds, green onions, sea salt, black pepper, rice vinegar, fish sauce, lemon and orange juices. Very tasty! Was so filling I had to save half for later.
#healthymeals #asiancuisine #sushibowls
. #weightlossjourney #salmonbowl #asianfood #hashimotos #vsgpreop #healthychoices
SWIPE-...because sometimes you want your food to “feel” fancy, even when it ain’t 😂🤣
Day 1 of my Pre-Op Liquid Diet!
Now I have actually done a 2 week liquid diet with a friend about a year ago before their surgery. So I know I can do it. But I swear this time it feels so different, because I know at the end of this is my surgery. && that brings me joy. Mind over Matter! 🤗 I’m missing a few things in the photo, premiere shakes by the case, low sodium broth, && I think that’s it. I was told to drink 4 protein shakes a day. Luckily Premier Protein Shakes actually taste pretty good. 👌🏽 I threw in some screenshots to explain why we liquid diet before surgery and an idea of what my meal plans will look like. 💕💕💜💚
#vsgfamily #vsgsurgery #vsgbeforeandafter #vsgpreopdiet #wls #vsgliquiddiet #vsgpreop #vsgjourney #vsgsupport #vsg #vsginstacrew
Officially met, and slightly surpassed, my surgery goal weight! 🙌🏻 Here’s to hoping I can shed a few more pounds over the next week to help aid in my recovery even further.
2.4 more lbs down! You already know I’ll take it!!!
Good morning! I wanted to talk about non-scale victories today. With the remnants of hurricane Florence now reaching the NYC area, I wanted to wear a comfortable pair of jeans for the rainy day instead of a dress.
I have an entire closet full of clothes that didn't fit me. I've kept them in hopes of a miracle that I would somehow thin out again and get back into my clothes. I decided to pull a small pile of jeans down from the top shelf of the closet. I carefully checked labels and then tried one on. It fits!!! As well as my carseat buckle belt. The jeans are a low rise size 20, so they are sitting more on my hips than "mom jeans" being closer to my bellybutton. I'm so happy to be able to get into these! The other jeans ranged from size 14-18 so I'm looking forward to being able to get into those as well and then the day the size 14's become too big, I will cry tears of joy since I've never been below a 14 in my adult life. 😱😱😱😱😱😱😀😀😀😀😀 #smallvictory #nonscalevictory #myjeansfit #vsgpreop #hashimotos #makinggoodchoices
Smiling because after an incredibly emotional and tumultuous weekend, I’ve firmly decided to move forward with my decision to have #vsg
and regain control of my life/health.
The road ahead won’t be easy, no weight loss journey is, but when I face challenges I’m going to keep reminding myself why I’m doing this:
▫️To avoid developing complications or other health problems such as heart disease or type-2 diabetes, both of which run in my family
▫️To break the cycle of yo-yo dieting (I’ve been on a diet since I was 13, and most of the people in my life don’t remember a time when I wasn’t trying to lose weight)
▫️To help (in combination with a lot of mental health work) break my addiction to food
▫️To do (and wear) all of the things I felt I couldn’t when I was struggling with my weight
September 26, I’m coming for you. 👊🏻