Real transformation requires real honesty

If you want to move forward get real with yourself.

Safety Restrictions On My Birthday…Boooo!👎🏽

Last year I was on a safety restriction and I couldn’t walk without assistance. I was 3 weeks post op on my birthday last year. I had already dropped 35 pounds from my highest weight. I was in a good place even though I was in pain. My doctor had prescribed me a blood thinner…

Let Your Light Shine ✨

Let Your Light Shine so brightly that others can see their way out of the dark I want to be the best inspiration I can be to others on the same journey. It’s a challenging road to travel but I’m proof that you can do it. 12 months 3 weeks 3 days post #verticalsleevegastrecomy 270…

Listen to YOUR body folks

When you have Vertical Sleeve Gastrectomy you are informed that you should not to eat and drink at the same time (it prevents overwhelming your stomach)

Nobody ever talks about the scars⚠😬

Scar Update After surgery YOU WILLL HAVE THEM. My procedure was laparoscopic, so I was left with 5 small puncture marks and 1 larger one (the hole they pulled the stomach through). When I came home I had bruising and everything. I had a stitch that did not dissolve so I pulled it out (with…

It’s A Birthday Celebration!

I promised myself this year would be different. The only person i need to compare myself to is my yesterday self 90lbs⬇ Last year for my birthday I was recovering from surgery. I was only able to eat soft foods and I was very restricted with movement and everything.I promised myself this birthday would be…

270 ➡ 183 and shrinking

12 months Update strength does not come from what you can do. It comes from overcoming the things you once thought you couldn’t.

It’s okay to be scared.

It’s okay to be scared. Being scared means you’re about to do something really brave The smile in this picture…(sigh) I had a belly full of butterflies. I thought this was going to be the last time I saw my husband. 😥 I was so scared but, I needed to be brave for him and…

One year later….I’m a whole snack in these streets😁

Beautiful are those whose Brokeness gives birth to transformation and wisdom January 2019 vs February 2020 I remember this day like it was yesterday. These photos were the morning before surgery. We had just parked the car and was getting ready to walk towards the hospital doors when I looked at my husband and I…

That wasn’t exactly tasty 🤨😲

“I stopped eating sugary and processed foods back in January 2020 in preparation for surgery.” Food Info⚠️.I am almost 13 months post op and I’m still learning things about myself and this new tongue that I have. Okay, so this is typically how my mornings go especially when I’m on the run. I usually grab…

My Life changed forever on this day

e had a patient interview to discuss why I felt like I needed surgery?, what surgery did I think was the best option for me?, what did I plan to change and do different?, and what lifestyle changes I was going to make to ensure I had a successful surgery and post surgery experience

Watch Me Shrink: My waist use to be 50 inches

**Shrinking Sunday** talk about losing inches. My waist use to be 50 inches around. I am at such a loss for words. I am so glad that I have been keeping up with documenting. When I say crazy the proof is on the tape I’m still in shock with the fact that I actually went…

Shrimp Quesadillias

Shrimp Quesadillas for dinner I knew I couldn’t finish it all….but I tried! #yum #dinnertime #vsg #wlscommunity

Can you say dizzy🥴

Welp! I’m at the ER…..had a crazy dizzy spell this am lasted about an hour. My bariatric nurse instructed me to go into the hospital to get checked out. I had just finished dropping the kids off to school. I started to drive home and all of a sudden my vision became blurry and my…

Back When I Attempted Keto

“***Weight Loss Wednesday*** “This was back when I attempted keto for the 1st time. It took 6 months to drop 20 pounds trying to get prepared for a wedding. I didn’t really see any change. Fast Forward to 2020 I’m down 69 lbs in 8 months. 84 lbs down from my highest weight. I haven’t…

VSG Update

before and after vsg bariatric surgery