Today’s post is a new topic that I haven’t blogged much about. I have made a couple YouTube videos about it on my vlog channel though (so follow me on YouTube as well if you are interested in random beauty/WLS/foster parenting topics and other such randomness)
Ok enough self promotion (that is so annoying and I apologize in advance)
If you don’t know already, I had WLS (weight loss surgery, for those new to the lingo) 11/7/16. Although there are four types of surgery options, I had RNY aka standard gastric bypass.
For the last two months I have been trying to get used to my new normal. I have also been hesitant to post or vlog much about it. I think for me the hesitancy was due to me being in denial that this surgery was going to work for me. I kept thinking “ok great, I’ve had surgery but will I really loose any weight?” That is completely ridiculous to think that way but apparently it’s totally normal.
So as it turns out, I will (and have) lost weight and I figured it could be helpful for others considering the option of WLS if I honestly chronicled my journey through my vlog and blog. I may not always be consistent but I will randomly be posting my progress, set backs, NSVs (non scale victories) and more.
Don’t worry, my blog (and vlog if you follow me on YouTube) will still continue to be beauty/makeup and foster parenting related too and not all about weightloss and post-op life to keep things interesting. That’s the beauty of following me, you never know what you might get as my topics are all over the place, but that’s me and this is my life.
My hope is that someone out there finds me relatively entertaining and laughs at my sarcasm and decides to follow me on this journey we call life. That they can relate, get a laugh or two and be motivated to take charge of their life and health to be the best they can be as well is my ultimate goal.
So as I stated my surgery date was 11/7/16, and I am two months out or 8 weeks basically. Now that I’m adjusting to this new way of life, so many things in my life are different and those things are happening really quickly.
I posted a vlog about it, as well as went over my WLS food product empties for the month of December. Check it out below.
Regarding total weight loss see stats below:
Pre Surgery: 280 lbs
Day of Surgery: 270 lbs
1 Month Post Op: 251 lbs
2 Months Post Op: 241.6
Total lost since surgery: 28.6 lbs (38.4 overall)
I’m very proud of the lbs lost but I struggle and work hard at this every day. Struggling with battling old behaviors, not always staying on plan and not always counting calories and measuring out my food just to name a few. I will always be honest about what I’m doing well and what I’m not doing so well at along the way to be as open and honest with you all as I can be. It’s so important to understand that WLS is not a magic wand that will take all your weight problems away. It is simply a tool to help you reach your weightloss goals that requires a lot of hard work, dedication, and self control.
So that’s my progress update for now. Don’t forget to comment, like and subscribe for all my future updates and randonmness!
Until next time,
Crazy Jess 😘