About Gastric Girl

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Tomball, TX, United States
My name is Laurie. I'm 34 and I live in a suburb of Houston, TX. My life isn't super exciting or ultra dramatic, but I love it! My blogs are just a peek into my life as I know it. I'm quite random and have an opinion on everything, but I love everyone's aspect on things, even if I disagree. The world would be quite boring if not! :-)


The difference in 10 months...

Anytime I get frustrated with my slowing weight loss (which is on a daily basis nowadays), I try to think of the changes in my life in the past 10 months since my RNY surgery.
  • No more high blood pressure
  • No more sleep apnea
  • Normal cholesterol
  • Went from Super Morbidly Obese to Morbidly Obese to Obese - just 6 lbs from being "overweight"
  • Went from size 28 or 30 jeans to size 14.. and if all my weight weren't in my ass and thighs, I'd be a 12.
  • Went from a 4x top to size L
  • I can ride comfortably in an airplane seat
  • I can ride any rollercoaster I want
  • Chairs with arms don't stay attached to my ass when I stand up anymore
  • All booths are comfy
  • I can cross my legs
  • I get attention from the opposite sex
  • People see me as an inspiration (yeah, I don't get it either!)
  • I'm not the biggest girl everywhere I go anymore
  • I'm more assertive... I don't hide behind my weight anymore
  • I am comfortable doing any number of activities that my size would have hindered before.
  • I have energy now
  • I am learning more about nutrition and health than I ever thought I could know

Yes, I have a ways to go to reach my "ideal" weight. But, my journey is far from over. This is just the beginning!

Xoxo to all!


Kim H. said...

AMEN!! I'm starting to see some of these too, and now that this gallbladder thing is behind me... I'm more determined to get better about eating clean and health... and getting my butt off the couch to workout as much as possible!!

ShopDownLite.com said...

What a great story - congrats on your journey!