Taken in January 2014.
Current DL compared to 2006 DL.
I have been overweight my entire life. My highest recorded weight was 436#, on 10-16-2012, and I was basically bedbound. I was tired of not being able to leave the house. I decided to have the vertical sleeve gastrectomy on 02-18-2013 and don't regret it. I weighed 383# on the day of surgery. My most recent weight, on 02-26-2014, was 218#.
To become mobile again.
I am currently following a low sugar, low carb, low fat, and low calorie plan prescribed by my surgeon and nutritionist.
I am 43 years young, married, with three cats and two dogs. I take online college courses and am studying to become a Paralegal. I enjoy photography, social networking, blogging, and photography.
I had the vertical sleeve gastrectomy on 2-18-2012 at 383#. My highest recorded weight was 436# on 10-16-2012, when I started my medically supervised weight loss program to prepare for weight loss surgery.
I still have mobility issues due to degenerative joints in my knees, but am trying to lose more weight to have a knee replacement next Spring.
Updated: I am scheduled to have my right knee replaced on 4-29-14! I finally am accomplishing my goal to become mobile, again! :-)
| current weight: 210.0
Tina!! Life is about choices! We become the choices we make. Every choice impacts our progress. We CAN take daily action based on the choices that's consistent with better lifestyle changes! The results of our choices WILL fulfill our lives in a positive way! Letís commi to making daily healthy CHOICES!!
C = Create a new normal that will get you to your desired results!
H = Have a sense of constant belief in yourself and abilities!
O = Open to new ideas and experiences by taking charge of your life!
I = Implement an action plan for each goal from start to finish!
C = Change self-defeating habits into never-ending self-improvements!
E = Embrace goals by utilizing positive thoughts, decisions and actions!
S = Set yourself up for success and inspire those around you to do the same!
~ Monika ~
809 days ago
Tina! Our JOURNEY is about self-improvements! Letís welcome each day to make it meaningful! Get motivated! Set daily goals! Develop plans! Take effective action! Break old habits! Compete against self! Make progress! See results! Letís get so healthy that when others look at us, they want to be healthy, too! Have fun! Be happy! Live life! TOGETHER, letís JOURNEY and fulfill the benefits of healthy living!
J = Journey from turning each goal into extraordinary results!
O = Open to new ideas by replacing bad habits with healthy choices!
U = Utilize positive thoughts, decisions and actions in all that you do!
R = Reduce stress, eat healthy, drink water, exercise regularly and improve health!
N = Never give up on yourself towards a healthier and happier you!
E = Enjoy your journey of self-discovery and personal growth!
Y = You will achieve a sustainable, long-term and effective lifestyle!
~ Monika ~
838 days ago
Tina on your weight loss!! I'm so proud of you! Keep being the winner that you are! Sending lots of WOOHOO hugs to you! You ROCK!!
~ Monika ~
881 days ago
Tina! Think of healthy living as a career. Make goal setting a regular part of your life. Become a permanent participant in sustaining better lifestyle choices. Focus on one goal at a time to become a healthier you. Develop an action plan for each goal and finish what you start. Each positive change will lead you to better results. You CAN and WILL turn your GOALS into the results that you are striving for!
G = Give each goal 100% of commitment from beginning to completion!
O = Open your mind to new ways of doing new things!
A = Add variety to nutrition plan, fitness activities and inner well-being goals!
L = Live life embracing healthy choices, positive changes and personal growth!
S = Strive to exceed daily with a combined mind-body-soul balance!
~ Monika ~
892 days ago
Happy New Year, all the best for 2014 !
Thank you for all your encouragement and support.
We can do this, enjoy your day !
905 days ago