Stuff to read

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

One year update

I had the vertical sleeve gastrectomy a year ago without a single problem or complication. I didn't exercise (bad I know, but I will start) and have pretty much stuck to the general diet of the program, with the occasional slice of pizza or bite of pasta. Eating out is no problem; the leftover other half is lunch. Most places have some form of fish, chicken, beef and a vegetable.

At 331 pounds where I started, I barely fit in size 28 jeans and a 3x top. Now I'm wearing size 22 jeans, and a 1x top it's a lot easier to breathe, walk, and I have more energy. I know I will lose more slowly now but I will keep going. Maybe one day I can be size 16. That would be fine by me.

I'm glad I did it, and I would do it again.

33 comments:

  1. i'm in the same boat. its been almost a year for me and i have not hit goal. but i've lost a lot of weight. now its trickling and very very slow to come off. but thats ok. eventually we'll get there. :) best thing i ever did.

    ReplyDelete
  2. that is some great progress! Remember its not the destination but the journey! Sometimes I get hung up on stressing about the number on the scale and wanting it to go down quicker, but its going. :)

    ReplyDelete
  3. Wow, I started out at 332 as well, and I hadn't been feeling as though I did my sugery justice. You get so caught up in the "goal" you lose sight of what you have accomplished.

    And I say you have accomplished a lot!

    ReplyDelete
  4. I will hit my one year sleeve anniversary on Oct. 7th 2011. I have had phenomenal success, and feel amazing. Be PROUD of the new skin you are in and continue rocking this journey!!!

    ReplyDelete
  5. Hi Donna - new follower Heidi here - you should be so proud of your journey and your weight loss so far! I'm a sleever too and it will be my surgery anniversary on the 29th November this year. Like you I haven't exercised but have just started... sort of. All the best with your continuing journey and well done:)

    ReplyDelete
  6. Can I ask -- what size sleeve did they give you? I'm 4 weeks out (32 french bougie) and can't imagine eating much of anything again. It's freaking me out so much. I don't know how I will get in 70g of protein for the rest of my life on solid food with this tiny stomach!! :-(

    ReplyDelete
  7. How are things going? I am one year out in MArch.

    - Lisa
    http://inweighovermyhead.blogspot.com/

    ReplyDelete
  8. Hello, I'm writing from France and I have just discovered your blog which I find really helpful. My Hubby is getting a sleeve this week, and I've been desperate to find a few recipes other than pureed carrots for when he can start eating pureed food. Thank you so much for your great recipes. I hope your weight loss will go on until you reach that size 16.

    ReplyDelete
  9. http://certifiedbariatricsurgeons.com
    Gastric Sleeve or Vertical Sleeve Gastrectomy Generates Weight Loss through Gastric Restriction, Reducing Stomach Volume, Call For Info 619-270-5388.
    weight loss surgery mexico
    bariatric surgery mexico

    ReplyDelete
  10. I know this post is old but I wanted to say I hope that you are still going strong. My husband is about 9 days out from his gastric sleeve surgery. We are excited and nervous. We are also writing a blog ( http://jimmys-gastric-sleeve.blogspot.com ) to chronicle our journey. Wishing you all the best.

    Christiana

    ReplyDelete
  11. gastric sleeve mexico:
    Get a gastric sleeve of mexico
    Going through a gastric sleeve mexico surgery poses some risks that must be considered first. Much like any other major surgery, there are risks that come along with it. Some of the potential gastric sleeve risks and complications include cardiovascular disease, arthritis, diabetes, and some types of cancer.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I had to laugh at your comment and am not sure where you sourced the information from. I guess the funniest part about your comment and ironically, is that if many of these people (myself included) don't have this surgery, we are almost guaranteed to get one of your listed CVD, arthritis, diabetes, cancer (especially bowel) and many other comorbidities. Actually the complications can include a leak or risk of infection (these are the two biggest risks) but most people are willing to take this risk as they want quality of life.

      Delete
  12. I hope my surgery goes as smooth as yours seems to have!!! Many thanks again.
    MINI BYPASS

    ReplyDelete
  13. This is the most useful application of gastric sleeve surgery at this time, because it appears to be faster and/or easier than other weight loss surgeries in these high-risk people.
    for visit:-
    GASTRIC SLEEVE MEXICO

    ReplyDelete
  14. Tummy tuck Mexico is assured way of changing anyone’s lifestyle in a short span of time. Medically it has been proven to be a safe procedure.
    TUMMY TUCK MEXICO

    ReplyDelete
  15. ...to date I have gone from a size 26/28 to an 18 and lost 122 pounds. I feel stronger now than I did a year ago although I had a set back in February with a heart attack. I know I would not have survived had I not lost the weight. My team of Dr.'s are taking great care of me and I look forward to another year, God willing. Thanks for you post!!!!

    ReplyDelete
  16. Keep up the good work. You've done so well. I am scheduled to have my surgery during the 2nd week of July.

    ReplyDelete
  17. This is very essential blog; it helped me a lot whatever you have provided.
    gastric sleeve

    ReplyDelete
  18. Hi Donna, I just stumbled on this blog while researching eating hot foods (i.e. soup) a year or so out of VSG. I saw that you haven't posted in awhile and hope that you are well. We are all Sleeve Sisters, afterall. :)

    ReplyDelete
  19. This blog has helped me adjust my view. I am one year post sleeve. Gone from 287lbs and a size 20 to 204 and a size 12. But I am torturing myself bc the weight loss has slowed. Literally in a mad panic. But reading this has helped me re-examine what I am doing for myself. What is also strange is dealing with peoples reaction to YOU. I love how people are constantly looking to see if there is a weight gain or loss... or the crazy things people blurt out like "You are not flabby!" OMG what do you say to that -- "Thank You" But I have to remember this is marathon and not a sprint. Life is good and I need to take a step back and savor the moment. This was one of the best decisions I have ever made in my life. Super grateful.

    ReplyDelete
  20. Good work…unique site and interesting too… keep it up…looking forward for more updates...
    Gastric sleeve surgery Mexico

    ReplyDelete
  21. I am a laborer and do not earn much. I needed a gastric bypass surgery done but the prices of most of the hospitals were very high. But when I heard of the gastric bypass prices at your hospital I saw some light. They were very much in my reach. I went for the surgery at your hospital and it was successful. Thanks a lot.

    lap band cost
    gastric sleeve mexico

    ReplyDelete
  22. The gastric sleeve, also known as Cost of gastric sleeve, is the newest and fastest growing surgical option for weight loss. This minimally.gastric sleeve post op diet

    ReplyDelete
  23. I am 6 weeks post op.. I started my journey at 242 and am down to 214.. I cant really tell a difference in my clothes or anything really.. Its kind of disappointing.. I cant really find foods that I enjoy or really desire.. I'm keeping high hopes though, because I have a wedding dress to get into in a couple months!

    ReplyDelete
  24. A low price does not indicate your surgeon is less skilled than a higher priced surgeon. Many times the cost of the surgery is set by the hospital and the surgeon can choose to take advantage of that pricing or increase his/her price. Some surgeons prefer to offer their patients the lowest possible price because they feel this brings in more patients and the increased number of patients offsets any loss in price per case.
    gastric sleeve cost
    gastric sleeve surgery cost
    sleeve gastrectomy cost
    gastric sleeve testimonials

    ReplyDelete
  25. Obesity has become a leading cause of concern today. There are a variety of ways to combat obesity and bariatric surgery comes as a last resort. It is chosen so because the post surgery care involves making lifelong changes to your lifestyle. some information about Sleeve Bariatric Surgery in India

    ReplyDelete
  26. I have been suffering from my anxiety attack. Each time I got depressed I crave for food. I have been doing a lot of exercises but I really can't follow my diet regime so I've decided to take a metabolic surgery. I've been searching for top gastric sleeve surgery in Mexico. Some of the people I know have undergone this type of surgery and obviously, they love the results.

    ReplyDelete
  27. Sleeve gastrectomy is a surgical weight-loss procedure in which the stomach is reduced to about 15% of its original size, by surgical removal of a large portion of the stomach, following the major curve.
    This procedure can really help you with obesity problems, especially when u choose the one of the top gastric sleeve surgeons !

    ReplyDelete
  28. dont you love when people make theses web pages then disappear off the face of the earth .... makes you wonder

    ReplyDelete
  29. My husband Kevin had his done on the 16th of march.he was bleeding inside so we had to stay in the hospital for a week straight.we didn't like it but he is all better now and he lost 20 pounds so far.and he can keep up now with our 1 old daughter who can move.I'm so very proud of him.if u have faith and want a better u.then this is the way to go to lost weight if your health will let u.who ever has this done I wish u the best recovery and good luck with it.

    ReplyDelete