Well here I am, officially a year out from the Vertical Sleeve Gastrectomy. This time last year I was in intense pain and 115 lbs HEAVIER. Today I am 25 lbs below my weight loss goal and weighing in at 125-127 lbs, maintaining quite well now :)
I am still fighting my sleeve to eat and drink enough but at least I am no longer losing. After having an Upper GI and a EGD done the decision has been made. In a few weeks I will be going in for a panniculectomy, which is basically a tummy tuck to get rid of all the excess skin and while under the GI will come in and attempt to dilate the portion of my sleeve that is kinked in hopes that it sticks and I will be able to eat more again. Praying for good results on both!
Today I found out I was picked to be one of 10 finalists in the Progresso Souper You contest!! Voting is March 12th-25th. People can vote daily :) The 3 people with the most votes get round trip airfare for 2 to LA, hotel, food, car service, $1,000 cash card, $1,000 clothing card and a full on makeover for the contestants, including hair, nails, and makeup! AND the coolest part? Tickets to the live Biggest Loser Finale!! The other contestants get $100 cash card :) So either way, I'm a winner and super excited at a chance at some awesome prizes thanks to Progresso!
It has definitely been a life changing year!