• Weight Loss Surgery: Life Update

    Hey curvies!!!

    I am excited to bring you all another update. Just a reminder my second Instagram account is now Curvybee_RNY_ (here). Since January of this year I have been on this Weight Loss Surgery (wls) journey. With the support from Nurse Practitioner, surgeon, my family, boyfriend, and friends I am proud to say I had my surgery May 12, 2017. Guilt is real when dealing with food and being more active now.

    I know there are a lot of you confused by this post, because everything seems to be going well for since surgery but there are a few things I have not mentioned.  First up is food. I used love food and kinda still do, but since surgery I had to change my relationship with food. I had to stop using food as a celebratory tool, you know eating because I passed a class or eating because I actually worked out. My motto now is to “eat to live not living to eat.” Also, a major difference is the fact that I can no longer tolerate some of favorite foods. No more beef, chocolate, or white carbs.

    I can no longer tolerate microwaved food, I now use a convection oven while at work and the regular oven when reheating food at home. That was a big struggle early on, because when you are reheating food you are ready to eat and now I have to wait before eating. On the upside is that my food tastes so much better.

    I have a little guilt, because I feel like I waited to live. It is weird that I have this guilt, because I honestly I felt like I was living my best life prior to surgery. Yet, I am so much more open to trying new things. I have been out more this year than probably all of last year. There is a mixture between feeling better in terms of not feeling tired all of the time or worrying about my ankle looking like a grapefruit while enjoying a night out. With all of the changes I do not feel guilty about having surgery and I will continue to live my best life. So happy to be down 80 pounds!!!

    P.S If you would like to see an updated picture check below:



    1. Shelly
      September 16, 2017 / 12:15 pm

      Awesome. Thanks for sharing your journey. Where do you find such supportive bras? As I’m losing, I can’t seem to fit old bras. I need support especially for my back.

      • September 16, 2017 / 12:27 pm

        Thank you!!! I only wear Lane Bryant Cacique bras. They are durable and supportive.

    2. September 16, 2017 / 12:15 pm

      You look great and you feel great! Kudos for deciding to share so openly! As for the microwave. I chose not to have one for 4 years. I was finally given one because my friend felt sorry for my daughter, but I loved using the oven to warm. I still don’t purchase many microwaveable foods, but not having a microwave will change your whole life!

      • September 16, 2017 / 12:29 pm

        Thanks Angela!!! I was torn about sharing it and ultimately felt like my journey would help people in the long run. Not using the microwave has changed my life lol for the better.

    3. Gregory McDaniel
      September 24, 2017 / 2:36 am

      I see you are well on your way. You are still beautiful. I wish you nothing but the best. Congratulations on the graduation as well.

    4. Ramey
      April 28, 2018 / 6:34 pm

      I got a question about your weight loss experience. Have you been getting a lot of loose skin after loosing so much weight and does it bother you?
      Im considering doing something similar for my health but im worried about how it will affect my skin..

      • May 2, 2018 / 3:47 am

        Skin is skin. I have loose skin but I deal with it. Loose skin is not detrimental to my health.

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