Meet @jamie_c_vsg A little more than a year ago I realized I needed to get healthy or face serious health issues in the near future. At 32 years old I weighed 240 pounds, had high cholesterol, PCOS, and couldn't keep up with my family. I lost my father to heart disease when he was only 45 years old and I began to realize I was quite possibly following in his footsteps- something I refused to do to my own children.
I underwent vertical sleeve gastrectomy surgery on June 20, 2016. Surgery was a great tool, and I've learned to eat right and started to exercise. Since surgery I have lost 96 pounds and have never felt better! My cholesterol is great, my PCOS appears to have gone away, and most importantly I can keep up with my kids!
I hope my account can serve as a source of motivation for those in a similar situation embarking on their own weight loss journey. I followed many accounts before even deciding to undergo surgery and they were a big source of motivation and info Body positivity is a matter of being comfortable in your own skin. Whether it be 300+ pound skin, 120 pound skin, skin that may be a little loose, skin that may have stretch marks, or skin that has had plastic surgery... It's just important to love yourself, regardless of your body. It's all changeable. If someone is starting the weight loss journey I highly suggest looking into every option available to you. Surgery isn't for everyone, but there are other great alternatives that may work for them! Starting tip: make sure you're mentally prepared for the life changes you will make. Most of this journey has been mental for me, and without having prepared myself before I don't know that I could have succeeded as I have this far! #wlstories . . . More pics of this transformation available on our snapchat; username: wlstories