1st Big Chop: 10/8/11
Laparoscopic Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass Surgery Date: 10/30/2013
Current Weight: 215 lbs
Starting Weight: 305 lbs
Highest Weight: 320 lbs
Goal Weight: 175 lbs
Weight Loss: 90 lbs
Goal Pounds Remaining: 40 lbs
I was overweight in high school, but lost over 75 pounds during my first year in college to reach my ideal body weight. I realized after reviewing photos of myself over the span of my 33 years of life, that I've constantly been a Former Fat Chick; I'd lose significant amounts of weight, only to regain it again months or years later. Some of the reasons for my weight fluctuations have been due to stress, depression, poor dieting, and oversized portion sizes. I've reached my weight goals before, and WILL do it again... this time FOR GOOD.
This is my diary, and I am once again on the journey to (PERMANENTLY) becoming a FORMER FAT CHICK.
belindapendragon asked: Hey There Ms. MeeYow, hope you're having a good day. I stumbled across your blog last night as I looked up blogs of peeps who have had the RNY surgery. I've had the Lap Band and had it repaired to no avail. So now I'm researching having revisional surgery to RNY. I just want to say that I love your blog & all of the positive energy on your blog pages. Continued success on your weight loss journey & I hope you'll allow me to ask a query or two about your RNY weight loss journey. Peace, B:)
Hi there! I’m sorry to hear that you’ve experienced difficulty with your weight loss surgery. I’m happy to help by answering any questions that I can, and I’m delighted to know that you enjoy my blog! Please feel free to stop by as often as you like. :o)
shuga74 asked: hi Ms. MeeYow! I'm completely inspired by your weight loss and health journey. You look amazing! How do you feel since your procedure? like, are you sick and nauseas often?
Hi Shuga! I’m so happy to hear that in sharing my journey, I have inspired others. I think that having weight loss surgery was the best decision I have made in my life thus far! However, it’s certainly NOT a quick fix… you must monitor the quality and the quantity of the food you eat for the rest of your life, get enough rest, exercise, drink plenty of water, as well as continue to take a medley of multivitamins and supplements to maintain the highest quality of health. I don’t have nausea often because I don’t eat foods that prompt “dumping syndrome” such as simple sugars and white carbohydrates, and I listen to my body when it says it’s full and avoid overeating.
use-cocaine-daily asked: just saw the pic of you in the pink bathing suit on my dash. first of all, damn girl that color is BANGIN on you! second of all, you are so beautiful and even though we don't know each other I am so proud of you for everything you've done and gone through. you deserve to love your body <3
Thank you so much for reaching out! I sincerely appreciate your kind words… it’s been a long journey, but with supporters like you cheering me on, it makes each step a little easier. :o)