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1 year Surgiversary

One year ago today I had my sleeve gastrectomy.  Hard to believe it’s been a whole year but I’m so proud of how far I’ve come.  There were some difficult times but for the most part I was lucky and had no complications from the surgery….my recovery has gone smoothly.  The most difficult things for me have been “sipping” water throughout the day, not drinking water while eating, and remembering all the vitamins.  You have to space out your water and vitamins so your smaller stomach can absorb them.  If I were to take all 3 multi-vitamins in one sitting I would only get the benefits of 1 of them.  That’s about all my stomach could absorb at once.  I’m still working on these things and am doing much better.  My Yeti tumbler has been a big help.  Only problem with that was I brought it home for the long weekend and then forgot to bring it to work yesterday.  I may have to get one for each place! 🙂

The scale finally moved again this week….just a pound but that’s cool!  These last 10-15 pounds (haven’t quite decided my goal yet….my main goal is to get to a “normal” BMI) will be harder and I’m a slow loser as it is.  But I couldn’t have done this without the surgery and my only regret is that I didn’t do it sooner.

I started out wearing 22/24 and 2XL and am now wearing size 10 in pants and M or L in shirts.

Weekly weight update: (highest weight ever was 253)

Starting Weight – 1/6/15: 218

Current Weight – 1/20/16: 164

Total Loss –  54

Here’s a pic in the same outfit from a year ago….not a bad transformation! 🙂

PicMonkey Collage

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