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Wednesday, November 16, 2011

100 lbs. lost on my 6 month surgiversary!!


100 POUNDS GONE!!

Amazing, stupendous, marvelous, fantastic, incredible, outstanding, magnificent, phenomenal!!!
I feel sooo incredibly thankful and blessed.  6 months ago today I was wheeled into the operating room to have a vertical sleeve gastrectomy performed, the amazing surgical weight loss tool in which 85% of the stomach is removed, creating a sleeve or tube in the shape of a banana.  This procedure permanently reduces the size of the stomach and is done laparoscopically and is not reversible.  It has given me so much more than I could have ever dreamed.  100 lbs. lost in 6 months?  NEVER would I have dreamed it.  I am rarely hungry.  I only eat a few ounces at a time.  Food doesn't rule my life anymore.  What a gift.  My mind is having a hard time wrapping itself around this.  

I have gone from 282 lbs. to 182 lbs.  From a size 22 to a size 12.  I have lost tons of inches, and will post those measurements and comparison pictures this weekend, but don't have the time this morning.  I just wanted to shout out my excitement and not let this moment go by.  How fun was it to see THAT number on the scale on my six month surgiversary?! 

Woo Hoo!!!!

 

6 comments:

Sheila said...

WOW!!! There are not enough words to describe the feeling...CONGRATS Sandy! I'm soooooo happy for you.

BTW, I count you as one of the people I 'converted' to having the sleeve instead of another type of surgery. Must have been fate that our paths crossed. :-)

Michelle "Shelly" said...

Congratulations!!!!

If Only She Were Thinner said...

Welcome to the Century Club! YAY!!!

FreeJulie said...

Way to go, Sandy, major congratulations to you!!! How exciting!!

Jacquie said...

Woohoo! Congrats!

Robyn's Nest said...

One Hundred Pounds & six months- what wonderful milestones. I am very, very happy for you