Not sure what I would do without this man. He is my rock and my soulmate. He has been at the hospital all day with me even though I fell asleep during all of our conversations lol
I have pain as expected and it hurts when I stretch my abdomen but I've been able to walk and reclining in my comfy hospital chair. I am so excited to be on this side of the bridge 🤩👏🏽💯❤ #rny #bariatricsurgery #gastricbypass #wls #wlsjourney #healthy #weightloss
So glad that surgery is over!!
Post op smiles with the hubs. I did it, on the losers bench now!
On happy meds and going back now.
I DID IT!!! 🎉🎉🎉 My 3 days are up! I will be taking a shower with the specialty soap the hospital gave me (I have to use it tonight and tomorrow morning) and then going to bed 😴 I have to be at the hospital at 6am 😨 so I will be up at 4:30am to get my stuff into the car, etc.
YOU GUYS, its finally here!! Thank you guys SO MUCH for following me on this journey. You guys have no idea how much I appreciated your comments, emails, messages, etc during these 3 days. I couldn't have done it without this platform. LOVE YOU GUYS 😘😘 #rny #bariatricsurgery #gastricbypass #myweightlossjourney #losingweight #wls #wlsjourney
I've gotten a TON of new followers lately so I wanted to introduce myself again: my name is Desiree and I'm (almost) 28, married and have one child. I've struggled with my weight and food addiction since I was a child. My lowest adult weight was 215 pounds in 2008 when I graduated high school. Between age 18 and 20, I gained 65 pounds, making it up to 280 pounds. Right before my 21 birthday, I met a guy who I thought was perfect for me, but looking back, he just loved food as much as I did. He was a jealous and mean person. Food became our priority. After 2.5 years with him, I had gained 90 pounds, getting up to 370 pounds. I had lost my dignity and self esteem along the way. I broke it off, feeling I deserved better and moved in with my grandparents in February 2014. I started going to the gym for the first time ever and doing Weight Watchers. I lost 15 pounds in a month. I finally focused on me. Out of sheer dumb luck, I met the most wonderful man alive, my now husband. We got closer and fell in love and set our wedding for September 2015. During the time after we met and the spring before our wedding, I lost 142 pounds. On July 4 2015, I lost my grandpa. I was devastated. I was at my lowest of 228. Between his death and our wedding I gained 15 back. We got married and I was 243 pounds. I got pregnant 2 months later, at 245. I gained 45 during pregnancy and another 20 in the two years after Grayson was born, despite my attempts at losing again. Every diet and exercise regime I tried didn't work like it had before pregnancy. I lost any motivation as my son turned one. I started looking into bariatric surgery. I worked for a Cadillac Dealership and they didn't have coverage for it, so I started applying for jobs in my County, knowing they did cover it. Starting the process in August 2017, I finally started my county job February 2018. Six months later, I am less than 24 hours away from getting gastric bypass!! Sorry this is so long but A LOT has contributed to my journey! 😂😎❤ #RNY #bariatricsurgery #gastricbypass #wls #wlsjourney #fat2fit #weightloss #myweightlossjourney #extremeweightloss
The STRANGEST thing happened today: while my mother in law and I were doing our running around, we saw a dragonfly everywhere we went. Now, in Ohio, these are not as common to see where there isn't water so to see not one or two but six or seven today was EXTREMELY rare. But they came to us. And I looked it up online and they symbolize "change and change in the perspective of self realization; and the kind of change that has its source in mental and emotional maturity and the understanding of the deeper meaning of life." HOW could this be anything BUT a sign for me? ❤ #rny #wlsjourney #wls #bariatricsurgery
Cheers to my last taste of food! Although, this is just processed shit 🤣 tomorrow morning I start my clear liquid diet for 3 days! I am actually very excited about it. I'm just sick of eating tbh 🤷🏽♀️ I'll be posting a decent amount over the weekend to keep my mind off my hangry attitude lolol 😎 #snickers #wls #wlsjourney #rny #liquiddiet
Waiting to see my surgeon for the LAST TIME before the day of my surgery 🤩🤩 It's getting real now! I will be called this Friday afternoon with the time of my arrival for Monday. I've been instructed to not eat or drink ANYTHING (not even gum) after midnight Sunday night. Also, I've been given a special soap for the night before and morning of so I can be squeaky clean for surgery 🤗 less than 72 hours til my liquid diet! (Sorry if you're annoyed by my countdowns. I can't help it 🤷🏽♀️) #wls #rny #losingweight #fat #bariatricsurgery #gastricbypass #myweightlossjourney #before