Jump to content
Are you looking for the BariatricPal Store? Go now!


Gastric Sleeve Patients
  • Content Count

  • Joined

  • Last visited

About BlessedBeyondMeasure2012

  • Rank
    Aspiring Evangelist
  • Birthday 06/13/1981

About Me

  • Biography
    I married my best friend January 2008 and we have the two most amazing children God ever made.
  • Gender
  • Interests
    Spending time with my family and becoming a healthier me
  • City
  • State
  1. BlessedBeyondMeasure2012

    Veggie Spaghetti

    I have a Vegetti and I love it! I love to spiralize zucchini, toss it in a little olive oil with salt, black pepper, garlic powder and red pepper flakes. Sautee for just a couple of minutes and it is great as a side dish or topped with other yummies! Its super easy to use. I got it at Bed, Bath and Beyond for $15 I think
  2. BlessedBeyondMeasure2012

    Article about weight loss surgery/cosmetic surgery

    I've been contemplating as well. Thank you for this info. One more added to my pros list too!!
  3. BlessedBeyondMeasure2012

    A favorite item that you could do without

    I love my fitbit as it keeps me motivated to get all my steps in, I have an Aria scale that I use to track my weight (it and my fitbit sync to my iphone through the fitbit app and they give me lots of useful info), food scale and measuring spoons. I use more measuring spoons than I do measuring cups as I weigh everything. Right after surgery a shot glass was really handy for getting my fluids in. I could put an ounce in at a time and I knew I had a certain amount of time to get that Fluid in. The shot glass was the perfect size and it was nice to drink out of something glass and not plastic. I also bought some ramikins to use instead of full size bowls and some smaller 1/2 cup (I think) rubbermaid containers. Helped out tremendously with not eating too much. Good luck!!!
  4. Woo hoo!!! Today is my one year surgery-versary and I don't think I could be any happier! I am down 141 pounds total and around 106 or so from my surgery one year ago today. This has been one of the best decisions of my life and I would do it all over again tomorrow if I needed to. My surgery was such a success that my sister followed suit and had a sleeve done in November of this last year. She is doing great as well. It is REALLY STRANGE to me for someone to call me "skinny". I've had many people tell me that I've lost enough and really should stop losing but I am technically still obese and I refuse to stay obese! I still have a little ways to go and I know this is going to take more work to get off but it will be so worth it! To any newbies out there, work your sleeve and it will work for you. Do what you are supposed to and it will do what it is supposed to! The first picture here was sometime November or December 2012, the second one was about 2 weeks ago. It's the most recent that I have The second set of pics is just of me in that dress, cause I thought it was pretty flattering!! (I acatually got told that I have amazing calves when I was wearing my heels in this dress and I can say that was an absolute first!!)
  5. I lost most of the weight I've lost so far by the 6 month mark. I started at 332, I was 297 the morning of surgery, at my 6 month mark I was 220.8, and this morning I was 191.4 (I'll be a year out tomorrow). You can keep losing but it does get harder. Part of what gets harder for me is now I am able to eat anything, and now I have to CHOOSE to eat what I am supposed to. Keep working, you are doing great! The weight loss doesn't have to stop at 6 months
  6. BlessedBeyondMeasure2012

    I need advice

    Tomorrow is my 1 year surgery-versary and I'm like BeBe. I can't eat near what I did before surgery in one sitting. Take for instance this weekend, my husband and I went to Buffalo Wild Wings. Before, I would have ordered 12 regular wings, fries, maybe we would have shared an appetizer and then probably gone for ice cream after (MY WORD that sounds horrible now), anyway, I ordered my 12 wings because I like to have more than just one sauce, but those 12 wings fed me for 3 different meals. With no sides, appetizers or Desserts. What I eat now is more like what I should have been eating before. There is a limit to everything that I can eat (except wavy Lays potato chips but I SHOULDN'T be eating them anyway) but I haven't found anything that I can not eat. You have to listen to your body and advance the amount you can eat when it is ready. I have not once been sick and haven't thrown up since surgery. There have been a few times, within about the first 4 months after surgery when I was still learing what full felt like that I thought I was going to be sick because I over ate or drank too soon after eating. Things will get more normal but you will also get a new normal and that's a good thing. I'd do this all over again tomorrow if I needed to. I'm down 140 pounds and am thrilled about the changes that have come about because of my sleeve.
  7. BlessedBeyondMeasure2012

    Love and hate my sleeve tonight

    I'm fighting old demons tonight. I want to eat! My supper tastes good!! But my tummy is super right tonight and no more needs to go in. I am so thankful for my sleeve right now so that I can't just keep eating because knowing me from my previous life, I would have if I could. It's been a rough day and food can no longer be my comfort. I think ill just go snuggle with my hot hubby!
  8. BlessedBeyondMeasure2012

    Plastic surgery in Louisiana

    I haven't has PS yet but Holly Wall in Shreveport is amazing. She is who I will be seeing in the future. I know several folks she has worked in and my sister used to work for her. She does great work. Where in Louisiana are you?
  9. BlessedBeyondMeasure2012

    Life after sleeve

  10. BlessedBeyondMeasure2012

    Tomorrow Is 1 Year

    Way to go!!! You look great and I'm sure after you get all healed up from you LBL you will look even better! Congratulations on your success
  11. BlessedBeyondMeasure2012

    Anyone Else Cold All The Time?

    I'M SO COLD!!! Last winter not only was I 100+ pounds more than I am now but I was also pregnant. I carried my little heater in my belly and froze EVERYBODY out at work. I wear a coat at work because I need pockets all the time. Even with my sleeves pushed up back then I was hot. Coat or no coat, I was sweating at any given time. I don't think I used the heater at work at all last winter. I have a nurse that works with me and last winter would seriously wear 3 layers of clothes when she worked on my hall. Now I'm the one freezing. I wear at least one coat everyday and usually layers under it. I wore two pairs of pants and three tops this past weekend when I had to do some work out in my nonheated garage. I usually change clothes as soon as I get home and put on at least two shirts and fuzzy PJ pants and fuzzy house shoes. I sleep in a t-shirt and PJ pants which I have NEVER done before. I used to sleep in spaghetti strap tops or tanks and would still get hot. Even my husband lets me cuddle with him now I'm almost 9 months out and it doesn't seem to be doing anything but getting worse. I've lost so much insulation. I have this nifty scale that tells me what my % body fat it. When I started losing weight I started at 55% body fat (171 pounds of fat). As of this morning I was around 43% body fat (and only 83 pounds of body fat). I have stinkin lost 90 pounds of FAT! Of insulation! No wonder I'm cold! I'll take being cold all time time though, I can always add more layers. When you are hot, you can only take so much off before you get arrested!!
  12. BlessedBeyondMeasure2012

    So thankful for this little sleeve of mine :)

    What a great song! Ha ha ha! Yes mam, it is gonna be a GREAT Christmas!
  13. BlessedBeyondMeasure2012

    When Life Gets In The Way Of The Sleeve

    I want to be contagious too!!! I loved reading your post I could not have said this better myself. I don't know what to do when people can't stopping about how much weight I have lost or how good I look. The compliments are so nice but it has been so long since I have gotten compliments like that that I don't know how to take them. I don't like being the center of attention. I also feel like everything that I am doing is for my family but when I'm out exercising in the evenings after I get home from work I actually feel guilty that I'm not in the house sitting on the couch doing nothing with my family. I feel guilty that my husband has the kids for another half hour to hour without my help. I know taking care of me helps them in the long run it just that... balance.
  14. BlessedBeyondMeasure2012

    8 Months and 9 Days GOAL!

    WOO HOO!!! Way to go!!! I'm am super pumped for you And you are so right, 200 gone would be pretty great to see!
  15. I am currently smaller than I have been in at least 15 years. I can't remember what I weighed when I started college but I'm pretty sure that I haven't been this close to 200 since high school. My goal was to be 197 on Christmas. That will put me 9 months out from surgery and I will have lost 100 pounds since surgery. AND I think I can make it. I was lucky that I lost some weight before surgery so I've currently lost right at 129 pounds total and I am so thankful that I had a sleeve done. It has been one of the best decisions I've EVER made and I have no regrets (of course other than the typical "that I didn't have it done sooner" ). I have always been happy with who I am. Who I am amounts to more than how much of me there is but I have a whole new outlook on life. I feel better so I feel better about myself. I have always been someone who smiles all the time but now I seriously catch myself with achy cheeks because I am smiling so much. I feel so blessed to have had the opportunity to have this surgery. I am thankful for all the support I have at home but from this forum as well. I can't wait to be able to post my W-ONDERLAND picture of my scale in a couple of weeks!!!

PatchAid Vitamin Patches