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The Big 2013 Update

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Whew, it’s been a while.  Every time I post I talk about how I’m going to update more often but then I fall right back into the habit of doing everything via Facebook.  Aaah, Facebook!  What a love/hate relationship I have with that site.  It keeps me in touch but is also one of the biggest sources of aggravation for me.  It’s also killing my blog!  Only because I let it, of course, but still… So, I think my last post was in May or something.  That seems like forever ago, what a year this has been.  I’ll try to ... Read More »

365 Days of Self Portraits: Days 107-113

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In an effort to gain self confidence and deal with body image issues still remaining after my weight loss, I decided to take part in a 365 project focusing on self portraits.  My hopes are that after a year of taking a photo of myself ever day, that I will stop hating photos of myself, stop picking apart the things I hate about my body and learn to accept myself in a way that I haven’t been able to before.  It is uncomfortable, challenging and at times scary as I am also putting myself out there in a way I ... Read More »

365 Days of Self Portraits: Days 93-99

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In an effort to gain self confidence and deal with body image issues still remaining after my weight loss, I decided to take part in a 365 project focusing on self portraits.  My hopes are that after a year of taking a photo of myself ever day, that I will stop hating photos of myself, stop picking apart the things I hate about my body and learn to accept myself in a way that I haven’t been able to before.  It is uncomfortable, challenging and at times scary as I am also putting myself out there in a way I ... Read More »

The Things You Don’t Expect Post-WLS

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A friend of mine posted a video on our little WLS group today and I literally laughed out loud.  I can relate to every single thing the girl says in this video and I applaud her for making things that suck so damn bad be so funny. Though she goes about it in such a funny way, you may think she is exaggerating… but sadly, she isn’t. [youtube id=”f8dbITs2R-w” width=”600″ height=”350″] Be prepared, because when I showed this video to my husband and asked if it seemed familiar?  He said yes, especially the swearing.  So yeah, there’s going to be ... Read More »

The Best Year Ever – In Photos!

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Something I really wanted to include in my 1 year post-op update was a video slideshow of everything that has taken place over the past year.  It turned out to be way more work than I was expecting (self imposed, of course!) so I did my update and saved it for later.  I would have loved to include lots of things, like photos of different meals, more day to day photos and people who inspired me… but after seeing how many photos I wanted to add, and needing to find a 3rd song, I agreed that I would keep cutting ... Read More »

My Gastric Bypass: 1 Year (Long Overdue!) Update

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Well, can you believe it? It’s been one year already!  One year ago at the very time that I am typing this I was just out of surgery and my exciting post-op experience was about to begin!  Seriously, I have been living in a time warp because it feels like it was just a few months ago.  I cannot believe that it’s been a year already.  What an amazing, crazy, mind-blowing year this has been! I’ve not given a proper update since my 7 month point, sorry for that. I really did have the best of intentions going in but ... Read More »

My Gastric Bypass: 7 Month Photo Update

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So it’s been 7 months now since my surgery and I am still as happy as can be! It has been a long day today and the next few days will be equally busy. I’m totally tired out… but, I knew if I didn’t do this update now that it wouldn’t get done for quite a while. I’m not going to do the usual writeup, because to be totally honest, nothing has really changed since I last wrote.  I think I’m reaching that point where it all just becomes life.   Everything isn’t new anymore and now it is just about ... Read More »

A Little Perspective For The Day

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Uploaded this photo to Instagram a few minutes ago and thought I’d share it on my blog as well. Anyone who has had weight loss surgery or been in the process of losing weight can tell you that there are times where you lose perspective. Where things seem to be going too slow, where you feel like the same old you again or just aren’t feelin’ it as much as you usually do.  Today was one of those days for me… When I feel that way I go back in time, whether it’s looking at photos, trying on old clothes ... Read More »

My Gastric Bypass: 6 Month Update

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What the hell? Six months already?  Have I mentioned how I feel like I’m in a total time warp lately? Eish… Anyway, once again I am late with my photo update, but whatever, that’s just how I roll.  I actually did plan on having them done on time this month but then with losing Spencer and everything, ugh… I just didn’t feel like it. I STILL don’t feel like it, if I’m totally honest.  A part of me really hates doing these monthly photos because I’m so critical of myself.  Also, seriously… it’s hard to take photos of your body ... Read More »

The Day I Finally Got Into My Husband’s Pants (5 Month Update)

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Remember the time when my husband got into my pants?  Well last night he got to return the favor! Get your mind out of the gutter, if you clicked the link you know I’m not talking about that. Yesterday was 5 months since my surgery, and I feel like I’m in a total time warp.  How on earth has five months gone by so fast?!  I had done my last update late, at 4.5 months rather than on time two weeks before… so I wasn’t really into doing my usual photos as not that much has changed in the past ... Read More »

My Gastric Bypass: Post Haircut Hair Loss

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WOW, what a difference a haircut makes!  Check this out. This was my hair loss before I cut my hair: That wasn’t even the worst of it, this was when it just began. There were days that I easily lost twice as much, like what I lost on this day: So after getting sick of it I decided to cut my hair shorter and now I am having a major WTF moment, because look at what I find on my hands in the shower now, since the haircut: WHAT IN THE HELL?  It’s hardly even there! So my only conclusions ... Read More »