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! :-)


Two Year Anniversary!

Wow, where has the time flown? Today marks my two year anniversary of my surgery. In these two years, I have learned more about myself than I have ever known in the 31 years prior to that.
Let's compare... it's always fun!
Two Years Ago: 312 lbs
Today: 158 lbs (teeter between 155-160)

Two Years ago: Size 30/4X
Today: Size 8-10/M

Two Years Ago: Size 8 1/2-9 shoes
Today: Size 8 shoes, sometimes 7 1/2

Two Years Ago: Worried if I could fit in some chairs
Today: Have lots of wiggle room

Two Years Ago: Zero Confidence
Today: Working on Being Thrilled With Myself.. My brain is trying to catch up with my body!

Two Years Ago: High Blood Pressure, Sleep Apnea, Elevated Blood Sugar, Eczema
Today: Wonderful Blood Pressure, No Sleep Apnea, Excellent Blood Sugar, Clear Skin

There are so many small changes that have happened in my life that turn into a great change.. Has it been easy? Are you freakin kidding me? NO! Having surgery is far from the easy way out. I have had complications. I have had to get my gallbladder removed, a hernia repaired, and am currently working on getting rid of ulcers. Was it worth it? HECK YEAH!! I'd do it again in a heartbeat.

What's in store for me for the next two years?
Maintenance. I'd like to lose a few more pounds, and I'm sure it will happen. I also want to continue to work on debt, so eventually I can afford to get rid of my extra skin, and get some boobies! LOL

Hope all is well with you... Today is my Friday, so life is good! :)


Kim said...

Congrats, Laurie! Happy Surgeriversary...or however you spell it! I wish my sleep apnea would have gone, but sadly I still have it; narrow airway...but I am still happy with everything else!

You rock, girl!

Susy said...

YAHOO! Great day! Time to enjoy like healthy! Congrats!

Liza said...

Congrats Laurie!!! You are truly an inspiration to people like me who are still trying to get there!! Congrats!!!

Fiona of Cork said...

Congrats to you Laurie! You have done so well and I am so happy for you! Keep up the fight...you are worth it!

Falon said...

Congrats! You have made such amazing progress and it is inspiring to newbies like me. You go girl!

KrysTros said...

Congrats! You deserve it! My sleep apnea seems to be declining quickly. I cannot sleep with the CPAP anymore as I take it off while sleeping so I will have to get it adjusted soon.

Jil said...

A big fat Yay for my girl!



Lisa Sargese said...

There's nothing like wiggle room in theatre seats, airplane seats or seats in general! Congratulations on achieving your goals! You're looking like actress Carrie Preston in your latest pic :-)

Kim H. said...

Better late than never, right? Congratulations girl! You look great, and it sounds like you are incredibly happy - I am so grateful for you!