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Bariatric Gastric Sleeve Surgery Update & Results – 1 Year Post-Op

Bariatric gastric sleeve surgery results - This is an update 1 year after gastric sleeve surgery including before and after pictures (or is it before and during?). She gained weight during the last month by getting away from her healthy diet. She talks a lot about adjusting to her new body and how it feels to lose so much weight! Also discusses set backs and how they have affected her plan.

My bariatric gastric sleeve surgery was April 6, 2017 so it has been 13 months since my surgery. I have lost 191 pounds so far, regained 26 pounds and relost 15 for a total net loss of 180 pounds. I an publishing this post as I wrote it over a couple of weeks. It details the journey I had in my outlook and attitude, from total despair to hope. It is very long, but I hope you’ll stick with me and follow along as I struggled and eventually overcame my food issues. This post really began at the end of … Read more

Bariatric Gastric Sleeve Surgery Update & Results – 11 Months Post-Op

Bariatric gastric sleeve surgery results - This is an update 11 months after gastric sleeve surgery including before and after pictures (or is it before and during?). She is losing weight quickly and eating a healthy diet that she can maintain for life! She talks a lot about adjusting to her new body and how it feels to lose so much weight! Also discusses set backs and how they have affected her plan.

My bariatric gastric sleeve surgery was April 6, so it has been 11 months since my surgery. I have lost 188 pounds so far and now, for the first time ever, weigh less than my husband. My goal initially was to lose 220 pounds, but now that I am approaching that, I’m wondering if I’ll be happy there or want to keep losing. As I type this, I just ate a piece of Allie’s most recent baking project (a red velvet cake with rainbow chip frosting), and I feel sick. Really, really nauseous. Every time I eat something I shouldn’t, … Read more

Bariatric Gastric Sleeve Surgery Update and Results – 9 Months Post-Op

Bariatric gastric sleeve surgery results - This is an update 9 months after gastric sleeve surgery including before and after pictures (or is it before and during?). She is losing weight quickly and eating a healthy diet that she can maintain for life! She talks a lot about adjusting to her new body and how it feels to lose so much weight! Also discusses a set back and how it has affected her plan.

My bariatric gastric sleeve surgery was April 6, so it has been 9 months since my surgery. I have lost 166 pounds so far. I have had a rough two months since my last update. Well, not rough exactly, the time was truly wonderful, but it was rough for my weight loss. I lost 19 pounds during November and only 1 during December. First, we had Thanksgiving. Joe and I combined my new food needs with the family’s traditional Thanksgiving menu and came up with what we thought would be good for everyone: roast turkey (spatchcocked of course), mashed potatoes … Read more

10 Cold Weather Exercise Tips for the Whole Family

10 cold weather exercise tips for the whole family - You can workout with your kids all year long, even in the winter, whether you go outside or stay inside is up to you! Lots of tips, ideas, and suggestions here. If you plan ahead and wear the right clothes, you can have fun with your kids and stay strong and healthy all year.

A couple of weeks ago, I published a post about making exercise a family habit. As I said in that post, I make the girls walk with me almost every day. We walk about 1.5 miles. If I’m walking by myself, I can make the whole walk in 31 minutes, but with the girls, it usually takes 35-38 minutes. When it was very hot outside, we sometimes skipped our walks. I hate to be in the heat, and I didn’t want to stress our bodies too much. Now that the weather is getting colder (and quickly, it seems), I had … Read more

Bariatric Gastric Sleeve Surgery Update and Results – 7 Months Post-Op

Bariatric gastric sleeve surgery results - This is an update 7 months after gastric sleeve surgery including before and after pictures (or is it before and during?). She is losing weight quickly and eating a healthy diet that she can maintain for life! She talks a lot about adjusting to her new body and how it feels to lose so much weight!

My bariatric gastric sleeve surgery was April 6, so it has been 7 months since my surgery. I have lost 146 pounds so far. I just measured myself for the first time in six weeks. I step on the scale every morning, but measurements are much less exact and take longer to see change. Since April 6, I have lost 17 inches at my waist. 17 inches! Almost a foot and a half and very close to 1/3 of my total starting girth. I can’t believe what a difference that is. When I held up 17 inches on my tape … Read more

10 Tips to Exercise With Your Kids

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This is a post I originally published in October 2012, but it seems appropriate to republish now. I’m 6 months post bariatric gastric sleeve surgery, and I make my girls go on a walk with me every day. We walk about 1.5 miles at lunch, although I’m thinking about adding a second walk after work. 10 Tips to Exercise With Your Kids According to the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, if one parent is obese, there is a 50 percent chance that their children will also be obese. When exercise becomes part of the family culture, everyone wins. … Read more