I'm Back and Better than Ever!!!
I had the Gastric Sleeve done at North Florida Regional Hospital on August 15th and have lost to date 29 pounds. I am back to exercising Walking and Swimming! It feels great to get rid of almost 9 inches in my waist. My clothes are fitting rather loosely and I am working hard at making sure I take my vitamins and eat correctly. A Whole different Life for me but I can say it was not as bad as I had expected. Each day I feel better and better.
It has been a long journey as I had been on diet pills previously for about a year and a half. I managed to loose 70 pounds but once off the pills I regained 20 pounds. It took 6 months to gain back but I was still disappointed I didn't keep it off longer. I am happy I had the surgery done and it is a great tool but not a cure to Obesity. Without eating properly and exercise the pounds will not just fall off; it takes hard work which I intend to stay committed to. I have seen too many people gain their weight back and I have worked too hard to let it happen. I have a great support group and I want to say I appreciate you cheering me on!
Here is a recent pic of what I looked like a couple weeks ago. Down 25 pounds in this pic.