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Dec 26

VSG 6-Month Surgiversary!!

That’s right, y’all! It’s been 6 months since I’ve had my Vertical Sleeve Gastrectomy surgery! And I couldn’t be happier with the results. In only 6 short months my life has been drastically changed for the better. A while back, I wrote a post about all the things I wouldn’t miss about being fat. Here’s the modified list of all the things that no longer pose a problem for me:

  • No more snoring at night.
  • No more sweating for no apparent reason.
  • No more painful periods.
  • No more worry about breaking a chair.
  • No more being short of breath
  • No more constantly being self-conscious
  • No more worrying about eating in front of others
  • No more being squished in an airplane or movie theater seat
  • No more obsessing about food
  • No more physical pain in my shoulders, back, knees or legs
  • No more not being able to go to the restroom easily
  • No more wearing flats or ugly shoes because high heels are exhausting and painful
  • No more missing out on life
  • No more comparing myself to every other woman
  • No more feeling lazy or tired all of the time
  • No more not being able to keep up
  • No more not fitting into clothes…ALL THE TIME
  • No more tugging at my clothes to hide the rolls
  • No more being the fat person in the family
  • No more dreading people’s reaction when they are next to me on a plane
  • No more knocking over things because my butt and hips have a mind of their own
  • No more long showers and needing a nap after them
  • No more lnowing that stepping on the scale means I’ll be eating a **** ton of pasta and in a deep depression that night
  • No more thinking if I just lost the weight, I’d be able to tackle the world
  • No more society assuming I am a lazy pig
  • No more not chasing my dreams because the anxiety of being on display is crippling
  • No more wearing tights or spanks and just dying to rip them off at the end of the day
  • No more rarely wearing dresses
  • No more being the one who would rather take the picture then be in the picture
  • No more cankles
  • No more wide width shoes
  • No more not crossing my legs…..because I can’t
  • No more sitting and using my belly as a table
  • No more doing everything I can to avoid bending over because let’s face it, it’s freakin’ hard to get back up
  • No more feeling miserably ill after eating too much
  • No more PCOS
  • No more not being able to give myself a pedicure without sweating and being short of breath!
  • No more having to shift my weight from one hip to the next (in order to give my knees a break) when standing for any amount of time
  • No more knowing that ultimately, my weight gain was my own doing because I was too afraid to just be me
  • No more shame.
  • No more hopelessness!!!!

I am sooooooo happy with my progress! Sure, I still have a long way to go yet. Sure, I could have done some things better along this journey thus far. But above all, I’M NOT THE PERSON I USED TO BE!!! I’m better, healthier, happier and wiser.

If you have time, please watch my video talking about my journey thus far, and what my goals are for the next 6 months. Enjoy! ;)

2 comments

  1. Queen of Crop

    Love love love this list and you sound great!!! Happy New Year! BTW, what’s a cankle???

    1. Carla

      Hi Q! Sorry, I think “cankles” must be a part of the black urban vernacular LOL! Cankles are when your ankles are so swollen that the entire lower leg and ankle are the same width. Another term we use for this condition is “tree stumps”. :)

      http://www.webmd.com/healthy-beauty/features/quick-facts-about-cankles