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The Journey "just Do It"!



It seems like just yesterday I stumbled upon vertical sleeve talk and I became obsessed. I read all the blogs and looked at all the pics. Finally it was my time to have my surgery and it all became real. I thank those who prayed for me and those who emailed me to checkup on me. I am proud to say after five months that I am now 153lbs and I was 211lbs at the start of my journey. I know 211lbs may not seem like much but I am only 4"11 tall. The sleeve has transformed me from a size 18 to a size 10 and I feel great. Now I won't say it has all been peaches and ice cream cause that would be a lie. I have horrible heart burn after eating spicy food, I still can't drink alot at a time, and I wasn't prepared for the rapid diminishing of clothes in my closet that fit. I literally stood in my closet the other day and wanted to cry cause I couldn't find anything to wear to work.:) I didn't know if they were tears of joy or frustration. I can say one thing and that is I wouldn't change anything for the world. I often think when I was young I took my weight for granted and I treated my stomach like a trash can but now that i have been given a second chance, I think twice before I eat something. To all of those who are contemplating it Like Nike says "JUST DO IT"!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


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Congratulations on your weight loss. You have much to be proud of and I have heard especially women talking about clothing and trying to keep up with the change in sizes. You may see if there is a second hand store close that you might shop at to find some nice used clothing as it seem silly to have to buy all new to only not be able to wear them in a month as they are now too big. Keep up the excellent work.

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I have changed to many close sizes. I am down to a size 8 pant and a medium top, which is headed for a size smaller. I love but hate to have to get new cloths, it is costly. But worth it, I love looking sexy and cute now. ;)

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