Wow! I can't believe that one year ago today I had Vertical Sleeve Gastrectomy surgery (VSG)!!! 🙌🏻👏🏻🎉 Time has flown by! VSG was my last resort to losing weight! I had tried and failed all diet plans out there! Due to my height and some medical issues I decided to have VSG! Now I wish I had done this years ago! I have lost 80 lbs so far from VSG, 96 lbs from my highest weight and I have 4 lbs to go! I've gone from a size 20 to a size 3 in pants and from an XL top to an XS. I can even wear a size large in bottoms and a large in tops from the little girl section lol I have had no issues and no regrets! I am so proud of myself and I don't mean to brag because I never do! This wasn't an easy process! Some people think that by having VSG that it was an "easy way out"! By no means was this easy! Even though I can only consume 4 oz. of food right now I still have to watch what I eat and exercise! Now I am allowed to eat whatever I want as long as it is healthy. But, I am proud to say that I haven't ate bread, pasta, popcorn, rice, and I have not drank soda for one whole year!! 😁 And I don't plan to! I don't crave it so why eat it? I do still have a sweet tooth which I had hoped would go away from VSG. But I just choose healthy sweets like coffee, fruit, protein bars, protein shakes, and I love 🍌 nice cream! I also still follow my surgeons rules such as waiting 30 min. before and after eating to drink fluids, I never use a straw, and I take all my vitamins! I am also proud to say that I crave healthy food now and enjoy working out! Overall I am so proud of reaching my high school weight of 105 lbs. and soon to be my goal weight of 100 lbs. I've had some people tell me I'm too thin or that I replaced one bad habit for another. Which is not true and not nice to hear but they don't understand that for my height of 4' 7'' that 100 lbs is a normal weight for my petite height! I do want to thank my husband, son, family, friends, & my new WLS FB friends & WLS Instagram friends for your support! You all have been so encouraging and I hope to have inspired some of you with my journey! I am one year out and 4 lbs away from my goal but my journey doesn't end here.