πŸƒπŸ„πŸŒΏ E L L E πŸŒΏπŸ„πŸƒ (@elle.losing.lard)

Throwback to four years ago when Mr. G. and I were still long distance (he was in LA, I was in DC), and I came to visit him in California. At this point, I was lazy, depressed, barely moving, eating takeout every day, and could barely go up a hill without taking a hundred breaks. I was also the SAME weight I am now. I was the SAME weight last year when I changed my eating habits 100%, worked out almost every day, went hiking all the time, did races every weekend, and counted every single calorie that went into my mouth. Something ain’t right.. No standard tests came back from the doctor giving me a reason why I suddenly couldn’t lose a significant amount of weight anymore, or why my β€œset point” seemed to be 237lbs whether I worked out and ate 1,200 calories a day, or stayed in bed and ate takeout twice a day. I’m really hoping this surgery fixes whatever the fuck is wrong with me, but I’m still really tempted to go to an endocrinologist and try to dig deeper. I need ANSWERS. I’ve lost 70+lbs multiple times before, but these past few years I lose 5-10lbs and that’s it - no mas! I really just can’t take it anymore! I’m 35 and want to enjoy what’s left of my most active years while I still can!😀 #WLS, #VSG, #Obesity, #WLSInstaCrew, #WLSInstaFam, #MyFatLife, #PreWLS, #VSGInstaCrew, #VSGInstaFam, #GastricSleeve, #PreVSG, #WLSJourney, #VSGJourney, #VSGDiary, #WLSDiary, #TBT

πŸƒπŸ„πŸŒΏ E L L E πŸŒΏπŸ„πŸƒ (@elle.losing.lard)

My new pill organizer! 😊 Shoutout to those who have shared this! Found it on Amazon for $12, and I ❀️ how cheery and colorful it is! 🌈 BTW, y’all - these are the BEST tasting gummy vitamins I’ve found! I know I won’t be using these post-VSG (will have to substitute for rat-ass tasting chewables 😭) , and that makes me kind of sad, but it’s worth the sacrifice πŸ€·πŸΌβ€β™€οΈπŸ˜‚πŸ’Š #WLS, #VSG, #Vitamins, #WLSInstaCrew, #WLSInstaFam, #MyFatLife, #PreWLS, #VSGInstaCrew, #VSGInstaFam, #GastricSleeve, #PreVSG, #WLSJourney, #VSGJourney, #VSGDiary, #WLSDiary, #Olly, #BariatricVitamins, #BariatricNutrition, #PillOrganizer

2 P h a t 4 J e a n sℒ️ (@2phat4jeans)

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βœ–οΈI’m already struggling with what to wear! Everything looks sloppy on me 😴 I have always had big shoulders and a wide chest but since iv lost a lot of my weight around my top section all my clothes look funny πŸ˜‚ ohwell only a short while not a long while lol

πŸƒπŸ„πŸŒΏ E L L E πŸŒΏπŸ„πŸƒ (@elle.losing.lard)

Dinner: Carby, but tasty. However, this is my least favorite of the Trader Joe’s veggie burgers so far. Tried it plain, but didn’t really get any of that β€œsweet n’ spicy’ taste, so rummaged through the kitchen junk drawer and found an old Chick-fil-A sauce. πŸ˜‚ Thankfully, that amped it up a bit. More toppings would have helped, but the ideal is always not to NEED toppings and sauces at all. πŸ’πŸΌβ€β™€οΈπŸ₯™πŸŒΆοΈ #EasyEats, #CalorieCounting, #HealthyLifestyle, #WLS, #VSG, #WLSInstaCrew, #WLSInstaFam, #Dieting, #VSGInstaCrew, #VSGInstaFam, #GastricSleeve, #WLSJourney, #Bariatrics, #VSGJourney, #VSGDiary, #Diet, #WLSDiary, #PreWLS, #PreVSG, #LowCal, #BodyDiary, #TraderJoes, #Vegetarian, #VeggieBurger, #VeganEats

Secretlysleeved (@secretlysleevedat28)

I feel like my activity is a huge contributor to my stall. It's close to non existant to be honest. I'm not looking for crazy machinery. I'm focusing on cardio so a treadmill and stairmaster is all im looking for really. Any pros or cons to PF??
#vsg #vsgcommunity #vsglife #vsgjourney #vsginstacrew #vsginstafam #vsgchronicles #vsgduring #verticlesleeve #verticlesleevegastrectomy #gastricsleeve #vsgliving #bariatricsurgery #bariatric #bariatriclife #bariatricliving #bariatricsurgery #bariactricsupport #bariatricjourney #bariatricchronicles #wls #wlscommunity #wlsinstacrew #wlsinstafam #wlslife #wlsliving #wlsjourney #wlschronicles #wlsduring

πŸƒπŸ„πŸŒΏ E L L E πŸŒΏπŸ„πŸƒ (@elle.losing.lard)

Has anyone considered or had pre-WLS egg retrieval for freezing? πŸ’‰πŸ₯šπŸ€” I’m going to ask my surgeon tomorrow, but I’m thinking of doing it before the surgery if Mr. G’s insurance covers it (I’m 99% sure it does). I’m 35 today, 36 in September, and if I get VSG this year, it means I won’t be able to even TRY until I’m 37, and if I get to goal weight, the last thing I’m going to be thinking about is getting knocked up right away. I know @morganlosing has been really open about having had this done for different reasons (read the article on @dadlosing β€˜s IG), but anyone else? Even if unrelated to VSG/WLS, I’d love to hear your experiences with egg harvesting, retrieval, and/or freezing for later use. ❀️ #Fertility, #EggRetrieval, #EggHarvesting, #Infertility, #IVF, #EggFreezing, #EmbryoFreezing, #DelayedFertility, #WLS, #VSG, #WLSInstaCrew, #RNY, #WLSInstaFam, #PreWLS, #VSGInstaCrew, #VSGInstaFam, #GastricSleeve, #PreVSG, #WLSJourney, #VSGJourney, #VSGDiary, #WLSDiary, #GastricBypass, #DuodenalSwitch

Shareezy (@shareezys_vsgdiary)

I signed up for a gym membership a while back but I think I like walking outside more! πŸ™ˆ So, this week I've been on vacation and I got back to AZ on Tuesday. I told myself I'll start working out on Monday again. Well, today for some reason I couldn't wait any longer! I bought me some pre-workout and I went for a 3.5 mile walk! πŸƒβ€β™€οΈ
Yaassss πŸ’πŸ»β€β™€οΈ #vsg #vsgaz #vsginstacrew #vsgfamily #vsginstafam #vsginsta #vsgcommunity #vsglife #vsglifestyle #vsgpostop #vsgsurgery #verticalsleeve #wls #wlscommunity #wlssurgery #azvsg #azwls #weightloss #weightlossjourney #weightlosssurgery #bariatricsurgery #bariatricsleeve #workout #3milewalk #walking #mangagastrica #cirugiabariatrica #losingweight

πŸƒπŸ„πŸŒΏ E L L E πŸŒΏπŸ„πŸƒ (@elle.losing.lard)

Pre-op diet weight stalls 😀 P.S. I like this filter because it makes me look like Gollum πŸ˜‚ #WLS, #VSG, #WLSInstaCrew, #WLSInstaFam, #MyFatLife, #PreWLS, #VSGInstaCrew, #VSGInstaFam, #GastricSleeve, #PreVSG, #WLSJourney, #VSGJourney, #VSGDiary, #WLSDiary

I'm a fucking lady πŸ˜„ (@kmnyq_the_vsg_omen)

When your fucking day causes you to #fallout not one but fucking TWICE...
Picking up #girlscoutcookies , cubicle move at work, errand running. I'm officially done...and I still have things to do .....
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Sarah (@ketosarah27)

Guess what this turned into? Yep! The return of the Philly cheesesteak skillet πŸ˜„πŸ˜„πŸ˜„ my man loves to hunt so there's always ground venison at my disposal, which is perfect for this recipe since it requires a pound of lean ground beef. Venison is as lean as you can get! No filter needed, it's beautiful on it's own 😍😍😍
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Recipe is here: https://momtomomnutrition.com/food-and-recipes/lean-beef-cheesesteak-skillet/
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#LAURASKETO #lowcarb #lowcarblife #lowcarbvsg #lowcarbdiet #lchf #lowcarbhighfat #lowcarbgirl #lowcarbresults #ketodiet #ketogirl #ketogenicdiet #ketoresults #ketoweightloss #vsg #vsginstafam #vsgcommunity #vsgresults #gastricsleeve #gometabolismgo #oneyearvsg

Michelle (@happy.life_vsg)

YOU GUYS!!! I can't even believe this... I got an insane price on some khaki-style shorts from Banana Republic Factory (like, $5.75!) and I ordered them in a smaller size, thinking I would give myself time to get into them this summer. Friends... I am in a SIZE 4!!!!! And they zipped and buttoned easily! What is even happening right now?!?! Who's body is this?!?! I must be dreaming! #vsg #wls #weightloss #extremeweightloss #bariatricsurgery #weightlosssurgery #verticalsleevegastrectomy #gastricsleeve #sleevelife #vsgjourney #wlsjourney #bariatricjourney #wlslife #vsglife #bariatriclife #fattofit #fromobesetobeast #vsgcommunity #wlscommunity #bariatriccommunity #vsginstacrew #vsginstafam #wlsinstacrew #wlsinstafam

Cassie (@sassypants_vsg)

Two of my favorite grocery stores. 😍 Too bad my totals show that I shopped while hungry! πŸ™ˆ #traderjoes #luckysmarket #grocerychaos

www.RosemarieFit.com (@rosemarie_fit)

I’m just gonna jump on the old bandwagon - here is my #TBT from senior year of high school. Notice anything different from others who have posted??? I wasn’t obese!!! I didn’t gain my weight until I got to my 20s, I BLEW UP around age 22 when I started my office job. (I had a chubby phase when I was 13 that lasted a year) Gaining weight was hard on me emotionally. Because I knew what it felt like to be thin. I saw how people treated me differently. I stopped getting attention from guys. It wasn’t that I was β€œugly”. I always thought I was cute and always tried. But things were just different.
I tried and tried to lose weight every way I could think of on my upward climb to 255. But I just couldn’t do it by myself. I needed a tool. I reached my 30s, still trying, 31, and then finally I just got fed up with my life. And I decided to go for the gastric sleeve. Best decision of my life. If you want to know more about my experience with vertical gastric sleeve or VSG, please visit my YouTube (link in bio) I have a video there titled my VSG experience. :)
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