Going though my jeans to find what doesn’t fit anymore. #vsg #wls #bariatricsurgery #verticalsleeve #gastricsleeve A photo posted by Robin Elizabeth (@robnelzabeth) on Nov 8, 2015 at 10:58am PST I can cross my legs. #vsg #wls #bariatricsurgery #verticalsleeve #gastricsleeve A photo posted by Robin Elizabeth (@robnelzabeth) on Nov 2, 2015 at 7:51am PST Just put Read More →

I’ve been so many sizes. Not only that but I’ve kept a lot of my smaller sizes in totes in hopes that one day I’d be able to wear them again. I have totes filling up my shed that are labeled Size 14 or Size 16 or just Too Small. I’m currently in Week 6 Read More →

I’ve heard about it but honestly didn’t think much of it…until it happened to me. I initially hoped it was TOM (Time Of the Month) but then I started kinda freaking out because the weight still wasn’t moving a week later. Then I looked online and found out it’s really common in the first month Read More →

I’ve been on a journey for a while now, 3-6 months, working towards my VSG, also called a Gastric Sleeve surgery. It took me a long time to get to a place where I was willing to go this route, mostly because it’s scary but my 2 year battle with lower back pain finally made Read More →

I’ve been overweight most of my life. I was skinny for a few years towards the end of high school and in college, mostly because I was starving myself. I remember well gaining the weight and convincing myself I could stop it but somehow it kept creeping back on. I remember once thinking 190 was Read More →

I’ve been slowly telling people what I’m doing. Some people might not feel they want to share this kind of thing but I have a pathological need to share everything I’m going through and this existed long before social media. If I don’t tell people generally what’s going on then I feel like I’m hiding Read More →

For as long as I can remember I can’t stomach protein powders alone. I mean if I throw protein powder in the blender with a banana and some other stuff it’s ok but just protein powder with a liquid is something I have trouble drinking. The problem is, it makes me sick and I know Read More →

So here are my details, can’t believe I’m putting them out there. Age: 37 (as of February) Height: 5’0 (or 5’1 seems to depend on the day) Current Weight: 222 (though the scale at the clinic says I’m at my highest even though my home scale and gym scale say this weight) Highest weight: 228 Read More →

So I had my first appointment with the Dietician and there is a list of things I need to change about my daily food/water: More water, a lot more water More protein, a lot more protein Much less bread No more caffiene No more beer Bring more protein snacks in from home No almond milk, Read More →

So I had my immersion day where I spend a day listening to different doctors who are part of this whole shebang. I learned a good amount of information and heard some of the same stuff for the umpteenth time. I got my binder, my bariatric binder. I got a ton of checklists and shopping Read More →