Counting down to Gastric Sleeve Surgery on February 6, 2018.
I've been through every diet imaginable and even had eating disorders at my lowest points. Even then I didn't lose weight.
My motivations for weight loss are:
I want to feel more confident in my body.
I want to feel like my body matches my presence, personality, and voice.
I want to protect my already weakening joints
I want to reduce my migraines and lower back pain.
I want to have more energy and stamina.
I want to be stronger and more flexible.
I want to not worry about weight limits on experiences like zip lining or zorbing.
I want to be able to lift my own body for things like rock climbing and maybe even pull-ups one day.
I want to fit comfortably into seats on trains and airplanes.
I want my partner to be able to carry me.
I want to be able to buy clothes here in Taiwan.
I want to take photos with my friends.
I want to go out without fear of being discriminated against because of my weight.
More about my body:
Size 18 pants
Post Surgery Goal: 150lbs
Height: 5 feet 7 inches
Starting Weight: 262 lbs
Weight on Day of Surgery:
Current Weight: 158 lbs
Goal Weight: 150 lbs
Weight Lost: 104 lbs
Surgery: Gastric Sleeve
Surgery Status: Pre Surgery
First Dr. Visit: 12/17/2016
Surgery Date: 02/04/2018
Hospital Stay: 1 Week or More
Surgery Funding: Insurance
Insurance Outcome: n/a