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So it’s been awhile since I posted a really good vsg related anything. So here it is, literally letting most of it all hang out 😬😎. I had surgery on 02/19/18 Presidents Day and I don’t regret a damn thing. 
Also excuse the towels in the background. I’m in the bathroom...( towels belong in there 😘) Did Cheryl ever get her new She-She’d ? .
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#vsg #postvsg #vsglooseskin #vsgpostop #vsg9month #verticalsleevegastrectomy #verticalsleeve  #vsglife #vsgafter #vsgcommunity #vsgjourney #wls #wlscommunity #wlssupport #vsgsupport #vsgsupportgroups  #vsglatina
So it’s been awhile since I posted a really good vsg related anything. So here it is, literally letting most of it all hang out 😬😎. I had surgery on 02/19/18 Presidents Day and I don’t regret a damn thing. Also excuse the towels in the background. I’m in the bathroom...( towels belong in there 😘) Did Cheryl ever get her new She-She’d ? . . . . . . . . . #vsg  #postvsg  #vsglooseskin  #vsgpostop  #vsg9month  #verticalsleevegastrectomy  #verticalsleeve  #vsglife  #vsgafter  #vsgcommunity  #vsgjourney  #wls  #wlscommunity  #wlssupport  #vsgsupport  #vsgsupportgroups  #vsglatina 
I’ll play along. I love seeing everyone’s old pics. 11 years vs 37 years (the ten feet bangs & sweater are my mom’s fault!) and 14 years vs 37 years. #howharddidpubertyhityou .
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#postvsg #vsgpostop #wls #vsg #sleeve #vsgcommunity #weightloss #wlscommunity #weightlossjourney #vsgjourney #bariatricsurgery #gastricsleeve #vsginstacrew #wlsjourney #weightlosssurgery #verticalsleevegastrectomy #vsglife #vsgsupport #vsgfamily #vsgsurgery #bariatric #wlsfamily #bariatricsleeve #verticalsleeve
I’ll play along. I love seeing everyone’s old pics. 11 years vs 37 years (the ten feet bangs & sweater are my mom’s fault!) and 14 years vs 37 years. #howharddidpubertyhityou  . . . . . . . . #postvsg  #vsgpostop  #wls  #vsg  #sleeve  #vsgcommunity  #weightloss  #wlscommunity  #weightlossjourney  #vsgjourney  #bariatricsurgery  #gastricsleeve  #vsginstacrew  #wlsjourney  #weightlosssurgery  #verticalsleevegastrectomy  #vsglife  #vsgsupport  #vsgfamily  #vsgsurgery  #bariatric  #wlsfamily  #bariatricsleeve  #verticalsleeve 
Today vs 3 years ago.
A lesson dramatic weightloss taught me: how you feel is 1000% more important than how you look. Generations of women have been conditioned to believe from our first moments of awareness that our value is determined by our attractiveness, that our body shapes determine whether we are worthy of love and respect, and many who dared to exist outside a very narrow definition of "beautiful" in this culture grew up having virtually no sense of self-worth or self-esteem. Obviously, this doesn't lead to all women growing up with weight or body-image problems; speaking for myself, however, these beliefs planted the seeds of self-loathing and self-destruction that flourished into full-blown mental illness in adulthood, and the extra weight I carried was the direct result and major symptom of that. If you're struggling with body image issues or feeling discouraged about the number on the scale or what you see in the mirror, I have this to say to you: Love yourself first. Love yourself now, whoever you see looking back at you, whatever stage in life you are at. I have transformed my life completely in the past three years, but not by only changing my body. I changed my mind. I finally decided I was worth it. I chose to love and radically accept myself exactly as I was, and only then could I begin to take the steps to restore myself to physical and mental health. #facetofacefriday #postvsg #weightloss #transformations #selflove #selfcare #wlscommunity #ketolife #wlsjourney #f2ffriday #thenandnow #beforeandafter #fattofit #fitfam #healthandfitness #mentalillness #recovery #depression #bodydysmorphia #eatingdisorders #ednos #mentalhealth #effyourbeautystandards #loveyourself #nevergiveup
Today vs 3 years ago. A lesson dramatic weightloss taught me: how you feel is 1000% more important than how you look. Generations of women have been conditioned to believe from our first moments of awareness that our value is determined by our attractiveness, that our body shapes determine whether we are worthy of love and respect, and many who dared to exist outside a very narrow definition of "beautiful" in this culture grew up having virtually no sense of self-worth or self-esteem. Obviously, this doesn't lead to all women growing up with weight or body-image problems; speaking for myself, however, these beliefs planted the seeds of self-loathing and self-destruction that flourished into full-blown mental illness in adulthood, and the extra weight I carried was the direct result and major symptom of that. If you're struggling with body image issues or feeling discouraged about the number on the scale or what you see in the mirror, I have this to say to you: Love yourself first. Love yourself now, whoever you see looking back at you, whatever stage in life you are at. I have transformed my life completely in the past three years, but not by only changing my body. I changed my mind. I finally decided I was worth it. I chose to love and radically accept myself exactly as I was, and only then could I begin to take the steps to restore myself to physical and mental health. #facetofacefriday  #postvsg  #weightloss  #transformations  #selflove  #selfcare  #wlscommunity  #ketolife  #wlsjourney  #f2ffriday  #thenandnow  #beforeandafter  #fattofit  #fitfam  #healthandfitness  #mentalillness  #recovery  #depression  #bodydysmorphia  #eatingdisorders  #ednos  #mentalhealth  #effyourbeautystandards  #loveyourself  #nevergiveup 
This pucture was taken yesterday in front of my house right before I left for a ride into NYC. What the hell was I thinking?  #firstsnowfall2018 #snow #winterfashion #winter #allblack #dkny -----------------------------------------------💜
#lifeaftervsg #vsginstacrew #vsgfashion #ootd  #vsgjourney #bariatricbabes #wlsjourney #vsglifestyle #fashionaftervsg #vsgcommunity #wlscommunity #ohsochicvsglife  #weightlosssupport #wlssupport #imageaftervsg #imageafterwls #fashionafterweightloss #bariatricsurgery #vsgootd #wlsood #postvsg #weightloss #fashionafter40
This pucture was taken yesterday in front of my house right before I left for a ride into NYC. What the hell was I thinking? #firstsnowfall2018  #snow  #winterfashion  #winter  #allblack  #dkny  -----------------------------------------------💜 #lifeaftervsg  #vsginstacrew  #vsgfashion  #ootd  #vsgjourney  #bariatricbabes  #wlsjourney  #vsglifestyle  #fashionaftervsg  #vsgcommunity  #wlscommunity  #ohsochicvsglife  #weightlosssupport  #wlssupport  #imageaftervsg  #imageafterwls  #fashionafterweightloss  #bariatricsurgery  #vsgootd  #wlsood  #postvsg  #weightloss  #fashionafter40 
Dinner! Per my surgeon’s orders, I haven’t had any fresh, raw veggies / fruit in the past 6 weeks (all that was allowed was a couple steamed veggies and canned peaches or pears). I was finally able to have some today & it was so good. This is half of the half-size chicken salad at Wendy’s. Wasn’t able to finish but I got most of this portion down. Yay for salad. Oh, how I’ve missed it. 🥗
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#postvsg #vsgpostop #wls #vsg #sleeve #vsgcommunity #weightloss #wlscommunity #weightlossjourney #vsgjourney #bariatricsurgery #gastricsleeve #vsginstacrew #wlsjourney #weightlosssurgery #verticalsleevegastrectomy #vsglife #vsgsupport #vsgfamily #vsgsurgery #bariatric #wlsfamily #bariatricsleeve #verticalsleeve
Dinner! Per my surgeon’s orders, I haven’t had any fresh, raw veggies / fruit in the past 6 weeks (all that was allowed was a couple steamed veggies and canned peaches or pears). I was finally able to have some today & it was so good. This is half of the half-size chicken salad at Wendy’s. Wasn’t able to finish but I got most of this portion down. Yay for salad. Oh, how I’ve missed it. 🥗 . . . . . . . . #postvsg  #vsgpostop  #wls  #vsg  #sleeve  #vsgcommunity  #weightloss  #wlscommunity  #weightlossjourney  #vsgjourney  #bariatricsurgery  #gastricsleeve  #vsginstacrew  #wlsjourney  #weightlosssurgery  #verticalsleevegastrectomy  #vsglife  #vsgsupport  #vsgfamily  #vsgsurgery  #bariatric  #wlsfamily  #bariatricsleeve  #verticalsleeve 
Was feeling my outfit a little bit yesterday after the gym. Still see myself as the huge woman I started out with, even though I know realistically I'm not. Not sure if that's body dysmorphia or something else, but I'm trying so hard to see the differences in my transformations for myself. This past weekend was the first time I've been clothes shopping and I found I am between a L/XL in blouses and shirts (no longer a 2X/3X) and about a size 18 in jeans (no longer a size 22 and plus size jeans look baggy on me now). I felt overwhelmed when I had to look for jeans that fit me so I'm gonna try again some other time, but I got some new blouses and it felt good to have more (and cuter) options. Doing my best to have my brain and eyes catch up with my body.

#sleeved #sleevedlife #postopvsg #postvsg #vsgliving #vsg #vsgfamily #vsgpostop #vsgjourney #vsgsupport #vsgcommunity #wlsjourney #wlscommunity #wls #wlssupport #wlsfamily #weightloss #weightlossjourney #losingweight  #bariatriccommunity #bariatricsleeve #bariatriclife #sleevesisters #vsgsisters #losersbench #diabetic #diabetes #diabetessupport #watchmeshrink #bodydysmorphia
Was feeling my outfit a little bit yesterday after the gym. Still see myself as the huge woman I started out with, even though I know realistically I'm not. Not sure if that's body dysmorphia or something else, but I'm trying so hard to see the differences in my transformations for myself. This past weekend was the first time I've been clothes shopping and I found I am between a L/XL in blouses and shirts (no longer a 2X/3X) and about a size 18 in jeans (no longer a size 22 and plus size jeans look baggy on me now). I felt overwhelmed when I had to look for jeans that fit me so I'm gonna try again some other time, but I got some new blouses and it felt good to have more (and cuter) options. Doing my best to have my brain and eyes catch up with my body. #sleeved  #sleevedlife  #postopvsg  #postvsg  #vsgliving  #vsg  #vsgfamily  #vsgpostop  #vsgjourney  #vsgsupport  #vsgcommunity  #wlsjourney  #wlscommunity  #wls  #wlssupport  #wlsfamily  #weightloss  #weightlossjourney  #losingweight  #bariatriccommunity  #bariatricsleeve  #bariatriclife  #sleevesisters  #vsgsisters  #losersbench  #diabetic  #diabetes  #diabetessupport  #watchmeshrink  #bodydysmorphia 
#throwbackthursday to almost 3 years ago when my XL hockey jersey just barely fit (notice how my whole body isn’t in the photo 🤣) to last night when I tried it on over my new winter coat .. and there was still room. I know @handlebars_not_lovehandles30 understands this sense of accomplishment •
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#throwbackthursday  to almost 3 years ago when my XL hockey jersey just barely fit (notice how my whole body isn’t in the photo 🤣) to last night when I tried it on over my new winter coat .. and there was still room. I know @handlebars_not_lovehandles30 understands this sense of accomplishment • • #vsg2017  #vsg  #vsgcommunity  #wls  #wlscommunity  #postvsg  #mealprep  #weightloss  #weightlossjourney  #vsgjourney  #wlsjourney  #newlifenewme  #livinglife  #verticalsleeve  #miriamhospital  #bariatricbabes  #postopvsg  #lifeafterwls  #iworkedhardforthis  #gymlife  #dedication  #dedicatedcouchpotato 
This is why I love this community. I did not want to work out tonight. Wasn’t going to. Had already settled in with an excuse & gave myself an out. Then I was scrolling my feed & read @crunchysleever’s last post and, sure enough, it got in my head & got my ass on the treadmill. 🙌🏽
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#postvsg #vsgpostop #wls #vsg #sleeve #vsgcommunity #weightloss #wlscommunity #weightlossjourney #vsgjourney #bariatricsurgery #gastricsleeve #vsginstacrew #wlsjourney #weightlosssurgery #verticalsleevegastrectomy #vsglife #vsgsupport #vsgfamily #vsgsurgery #bariatric #wlsfamily #bariatricsleeve #verticalsleeve
This is why I love this community. I did not want to work out tonight. Wasn’t going to. Had already settled in with an excuse & gave myself an out. Then I was scrolling my feed & read @crunchysleever’s last post and, sure enough, it got in my head & got my ass on the treadmill. 🙌🏽 . . . . . . . . #postvsg  #vsgpostop  #wls  #vsg  #sleeve  #vsgcommunity  #weightloss  #wlscommunity  #weightlossjourney  #vsgjourney  #bariatricsurgery  #gastricsleeve  #vsginstacrew  #wlsjourney  #weightlosssurgery  #verticalsleevegastrectomy  #vsglife  #vsgsupport  #vsgfamily  #vsgsurgery  #bariatric  #wlsfamily  #bariatricsleeve  #verticalsleeve 
(Before / During) This is one of those times where I love the memory but despise the photo. This is from Aug 2016 & I’m pretty sure I’ve never posted this image without a giant emoji over my face & chin(s). Colin Donnell (so handsome!), who played John Barrowman’s son on Arrow, was sitting off to the side & John said *“Hey, Colin. Look what I get to do! Jealous much?” which made me laugh / gave me more anxiety & I wasn’t able to actually pose, so this is what I got. Great memory but horrible capture & depresses me every time I see it! I’m now glad (kind of!) that I have this bc that shirt transformation is an ego boost! Still a long way to go but also a long way from where I was. PS: Peep how hard that blue wristband is strangling my wrist on the biggest notch! (*This pose was 100% consensual. John let’s you know ahead of photos that, if requested, he will do certain hand grabs. It’s a very popular pose for him.)
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#postvsg #vsgpostop #wls #vsg #sleeve #vsgcommunity #weightloss #wlscommunity #weightlossjourney #vsgjourney #bariatricsurgery #gastricsleeve #vsginstacrew #wlsjourney #weightlosssurgery #verticalsleevegastrectomy #vsglife #vsgsupport #vsgfamily #vsgsurgery #bariatric #wlsfamily #bariatricsleeve #verticalsleeve
(Before / During) This is one of those times where I love the memory but despise the photo. This is from Aug 2016 & I’m pretty sure I’ve never posted this image without a giant emoji over my face & chin(s). Colin Donnell (so handsome!), who played John Barrowman’s son on Arrow, was sitting off to the side & John said *“Hey, Colin. Look what I get to do! Jealous much?” which made me laugh / gave me more anxiety & I wasn’t able to actually pose, so this is what I got. Great memory but horrible capture & depresses me every time I see it! I’m now glad (kind of!) that I have this bc that shirt transformation is an ego boost! Still a long way to go but also a long way from where I was. PS: Peep how hard that blue wristband is strangling my wrist on the biggest notch! (*This pose was 100% consensual. John let’s you know ahead of photos that, if requested, he will do certain hand grabs. It’s a very popular pose for him.) . . . . . . . . #postvsg  #vsgpostop  #wls  #vsg  #sleeve  #vsgcommunity  #weightloss  #wlscommunity  #weightlossjourney  #vsgjourney  #bariatricsurgery  #gastricsleeve  #vsginstacrew  #wlsjourney  #weightlosssurgery  #verticalsleevegastrectomy  #vsglife  #vsgsupport  #vsgfamily  #vsgsurgery  #bariatric  #wlsfamily  #bariatricsleeve  #verticalsleeve 
This is huge, this is such a #NSV. My calves were always too big to wear anything taller than the “shorts”. Now I can wear these 🙌🏻 •
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I save my @divebarnutrition bars for my traffic riddled ride home ... it keeps me from road raging.  And gives me a light at the end of the work day tunnel. (Photo was taken at a dead stop , clearly, and not posted while driving 💁🏻‍♀️). Dump Truck Brownie is a close second favorite to my first love, Churro 😍❤️ •
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I save my @divebarnutrition bars for my traffic riddled ride home ... it keeps me from road raging. And gives me a light at the end of the work day tunnel. (Photo was taken at a dead stop , clearly, and not posted while driving 💁🏻‍♀️). Dump Truck Brownie is a close second favorite to my first love, Churro 😍❤️ • • #vsg2017  #vsg  #vsgcommunity  #wls  #wlscommunity  #postvsg  #mealprep  #weightloss  #weightlossjourney  #vsgjourney  #wlsjourney  #newlifenewme  #livinglife  #verticalsleeve  #miriamhospital  #bariatricbabes  #postopvsg  #lifeafterwls  #iworkedhardforthis  #gymlife  #dedication  #dedicatedcouchpotato 
Asked @court311food to make me a half portion version of her burrata salad for lunch and, of course, she certainly delivered. The rest should make a very yummy dinner later. 
#protein #salad #sleeved #sleevedlife #postopvsg #postvsg #vsg #vsgfamily #vsgpostop #vsgjourney #vsgsupport #vsgcommunity #vsgprep #vsgeats #wlsjourney #wlscommunity #wls #wlssupport #wlsfamily #weightlossjourney  #bariatriccommunity #bariatricsleeve #sleevesisters #vsgsisters #losersbench #diabetic #diabetes #diabetessupport #healthyfood
Asked @court311food to make me a half portion version of her burrata salad for lunch and, of course, she certainly delivered. The rest should make a very yummy dinner later. #protein  #salad  #sleeved  #sleevedlife  #postopvsg  #postvsg  #vsg  #vsgfamily  #vsgpostop  #vsgjourney  #vsgsupport  #vsgcommunity  #vsgprep  #vsgeats  #wlsjourney  #wlscommunity  #wls  #wlssupport  #wlsfamily  #weightlossjourney  #bariatriccommunity  #bariatricsleeve  #sleevesisters  #vsgsisters  #losersbench  #diabetic  #diabetes  #diabetessupport  #healthyfood 
Get up and get it done!!! No excuses!!! You'll be amazed at how much you can achieve in 30 minutes! Best part about it is you can start at home. The gym is just another option.

#RissaFat2Fit  #vsg #verticalsleeve #wls #bariatricsurgery  #vsgcommunity #vsginstacrew #vsgjourney #wlstransformation #wlscommunity #vsgbeforeandafter #vsglife #bariatricbabe #vsginstafam #lifeafterwls #postvsg #vsglifestyle
Transformation Tuesday Couples Edition. My husband would not be happy if he saw this post. But, I couldn't help doing a Mr & Mrs Edition. He did not have wls surgery. He just changed his eating habits and worked out hard. He was motivated by my decision to have surgery and here we are today! --------------------------------------------💜
#vsginstacrew #vsgjourney #transformationtuesday #healthylatinavsg #vsginstafam #motivationalquotes #bariatricbabes #wlsjourney #vsglifestyle #selfcare #inspiration #vsgcommunity #wlscommunity #weightlosssupport #wlssupport #bariatricsurgery #extremeweightloss #postvsg #bariatricsleeve #sleevegastrectomy #gastricbypass #rnyjourney #weightloss #verticalsleevegastrectomy #positivevibes
Transformation Tuesday Couples Edition. My husband would not be happy if he saw this post. But, I couldn't help doing a Mr & Mrs Edition. He did not have wls surgery. He just changed his eating habits and worked out hard. He was motivated by my decision to have surgery and here we are today! --------------------------------------------💜 #vsginstacrew  #vsgjourney  #transformationtuesday  #healthylatinavsg  #vsginstafam  #motivationalquotes  #bariatricbabes  #wlsjourney  #vsglifestyle  #selfcare  #inspiration  #vsgcommunity  #wlscommunity  #weightlosssupport  #wlssupport  #bariatricsurgery  #extremeweightloss  #postvsg  #bariatricsleeve  #sleevegastrectomy  #gastricbypass  #rnyjourney  #weightloss  #verticalsleevegastrectomy  #positivevibes 
#NSV I shopping today and found these amazing #fryeboots I have never been able been able to wear tall boots before my calf’s were always to big nothing would ever zip up even the extra wide ones were too small. I found these ones they only had one pair of 8’s something told me to go for it and they actually fit! They don’t have don’t even have a zipper I have to pull these babies up! #leatherboots  #tallboots #kneehighboots #vsgcommunity #vsgjourney #vsgsupport #vsglife #vsginstacrew #wls #wlscommunity #wlsjourney #wlssupport #wlsfamily #wlsinstacrew #bariatricsurgery #nonscalevictory #losersbench #postvsg #happy #lovethem #shopping #shoppinglove
#NSV  I shopping today and found these amazing #fryeboots  I have never been able been able to wear tall boots before my calf’s were always to big nothing would ever zip up even the extra wide ones were too small. I found these ones they only had one pair of 8’s something told me to go for it and they actually fit! They don’t have don’t even have a zipper I have to pull these babies up! #leatherboots  #tallboots  #kneehighboots  #vsgcommunity  #vsgjourney  #vsgsupport  #vsglife  #vsginstacrew  #wls  #wlscommunity  #wlsjourney  #wlssupport  #wlsfamily  #wlsinstacrew  #bariatricsurgery  #nonscalevictory  #losersbench  #postvsg  #happy  #lovethem  #shopping  #shoppinglove 
I promise you my "tool" is doing it's job. I just knew I was about to murk my lunch. Definitely need to cut my meal prep plates in half. 🙄🙍🏽‍♀️🤦🏽‍♀️ #vsgproblems 
#RissaFat2Fit  #vsg #verticalsleeve #wls #bariatricsurgery  #vsgcommunity #vsginstacrew #vsgjourney #wlstransformation #wlscommunity #vsgbeforeandafter #vsglife #bariatricbabe #vsginstafam #lifeafterwls #postvsg #vsglifestyle
VSG goal no.2 complete. First was getting off my diabetes meds, now for something I've been striving for my whole adult life. In all my years of being a thrill ride junkie, I was always used to having to try out the tester seats of a ride and not fitting into almost half the rides in a theme park. I would always walk away from the ride feeling less about myself while my friends of a more normal size got to enjoy the ride I thought I never could. With all my weight fluctuations over the years, the one ride I was never able to fit into in Six Flags Great Adventure was The Batman Ride. One of the oldest thrill rides with the most unforgiving harness requirements in the park, I was never able to buckle and click the harness closed safely between my large boobs and bigger stomach. For the first time in my adult life this past weekend, I can now say that I fit into every single ride at Six Flags Great Adventure. I cried when my best friend closed that harness and buckled me in. This was the ultimate test of my progress and I'm so happy I made the decision of having this surgery 2 months ago. I'm 38 lbs down and my quality of life is improving faster than I thought it would. Best decision I've ever made :) #sleeved #sleevedlife #postopvsg #postvsg #vsgliving #vsg #vsgfamily #vsgpostop #vsgjourney #vsgsupport #vsgcommunity #wlsjourney #wlscommunity #wls #wlssupport #wlsfamily #weightloss #weightlossjourney #losingweight  #bariatriccommunity #bariatricsleeve #bariatriclife #sleevesisters #vsgsisters #losersbench #watchmeshrink #weightlossgoals #sixflagsgreatadventure #batmantheride #weightlossgoals #fitnessgoals
VSG goal no.2 complete. First was getting off my diabetes meds, now for something I've been striving for my whole adult life. In all my years of being a thrill ride junkie, I was always used to having to try out the tester seats of a ride and not fitting into almost half the rides in a theme park. I would always walk away from the ride feeling less about myself while my friends of a more normal size got to enjoy the ride I thought I never could. With all my weight fluctuations over the years, the one ride I was never able to fit into in Six Flags Great Adventure was The Batman Ride. One of the oldest thrill rides with the most unforgiving harness requirements in the park, I was never able to buckle and click the harness closed safely between my large boobs and bigger stomach. For the first time in my adult life this past weekend, I can now say that I fit into every single ride at Six Flags Great Adventure. I cried when my best friend closed that harness and buckled me in. This was the ultimate test of my progress and I'm so happy I made the decision of having this surgery 2 months ago. I'm 38 lbs down and my quality of life is improving faster than I thought it would. Best decision I've ever made :) #sleeved  #sleevedlife  #postopvsg  #postvsg  #vsgliving  #vsg  #vsgfamily  #vsgpostop  #vsgjourney  #vsgsupport  #vsgcommunity  #wlsjourney  #wlscommunity  #wls  #wlssupport  #wlsfamily  #weightloss  #weightlossjourney  #losingweight  #bariatriccommunity  #bariatricsleeve  #bariatriclife  #sleevesisters  #vsgsisters  #losersbench  #watchmeshrink  #weightlossgoals  #sixflagsgreatadventure  #batmantheride  #weightlossgoals  #fitnessgoals 
Sometimes looking back at where you were reminds you of how far you’ve come and what you’ve achieved ! These are my arm , waist and hip measurements from a couple of years ago and pre vsg. 
For me it wasn’t just about weight loss but about health and confidence and enjoying my life . 
I never pictured myself selling make up and skincare or helping other women feel good about themselves but I’m so glad I’m right here now ! #vsg #postvsg #vsgmum #vsgbeauty #vsgmakeup #gastricsleeve #wls #wlstransformation #beauty #beautyandthebeers #beautybiz #runningmum #tryhardrunner #14daysofme #bossbabe #plasticsafterwls #lipboss #senegence #lipsense #crueltyfreemakeup #crueltyfreebeauty #crueltyfree
Sometimes looking back at where you were reminds you of how far you’ve come and what you’ve achieved ! These are my arm , waist and hip measurements from a couple of years ago and pre vsg. For me it wasn’t just about weight loss but about health and confidence and enjoying my life . I never pictured myself selling make up and skincare or helping other women feel good about themselves but I’m so glad I’m right here now ! #vsg  #postvsg  #vsgmum  #vsgbeauty  #vsgmakeup  #gastricsleeve  #wls  #wlstransformation  #beauty  #beautyandthebeers  #beautybiz  #runningmum  #tryhardrunner  #14daysofme  #bossbabe  #plasticsafterwls  #lipboss  #senegence  #lipsense  #crueltyfreemakeup  #crueltyfreebeauty  #crueltyfree 
Sleeved 8/9/18  Progress Pic ***taken November 2018***...this journey isn’t perfect but definitely worth it! #progresspic #gastricbabe #vsgbaddie #bbwinstagramersinstalikes #bbw #bbwfashion #postvsg #plussize #ohandshesleeved #vsgpostop #wearebbws #vsgbaddie #threemonthspostop.
Wow, my sister and I were twinning today and didn't even know it. Great style runs in the family. I'm older so she gets it from me! -----------------------------------------------💜
#lifeaftervsg #vsginstacrew #vsgfashion #ootd  #vsgjourney #bariatricbabes #wlsjourney #vsglifestyle #fashionaftervsg #vsgcommunity #wlscommunity #ohsochicvsglife  #weightlosssupport #wlssupport #imageaftervsg #imageafterwls #fashionafterweightloss #bariatricsurgery #vsgootd #wlsood #postvsg #weightloss #fashionafter40
Wow, my sister and I were twinning today and didn't even know it. Great style runs in the family. I'm older so she gets it from me! -----------------------------------------------💜 #lifeaftervsg  #vsginstacrew  #vsgfashion  #ootd  #vsgjourney  #bariatricbabes  #wlsjourney  #vsglifestyle  #fashionaftervsg  #vsgcommunity  #wlscommunity  #ohsochicvsglife  #weightlosssupport  #wlssupport  #imageaftervsg  #imageafterwls  #fashionafterweightloss  #bariatricsurgery  #vsgootd  #wlsood  #postvsg  #weightloss  #fashionafter40 
Motivation Monday: From ages 16 to 31, I had the my weight on my  Driver  license at 180lbs even though I was well over 300 during most of that time. Each time I renewed, they'll ask me if my address or weight has changed,  and I'll tell them no. Last year Feb 2017 to be exact,  when I updated my license, the lady boldly  asked me, "how much you weigh because I don't think your weight has been updated in a while?"🤬🤬🤬. Although I wanted to grab her, I politely told her 270 although I knew I was over 350. 🙈🙈🤷🏾‍♀️🤷🏾‍♀️🤣🤣. Well, fast forward to  November 2018, I need to go find this lady at the DMV and tell her my weight is wrong  and she needs to bump that down to 238.....😎😎😎. When its time to renew in 2021, I will be at my goal and can truly put 180 or less. 🤗🤗🤗🤗 #RissaFat2Fit  #vsg #verticalsleeve #wls #bariatricsurgery  #vsgcommunity #vsginstacrew #vsgjourney #wlstransformation #wlscommunity #vsgbeforeandafter #vsglife #bariatricbabe #vsginstafam #lifeafterwls #postvsg #vsglifestyle
Motivation Monday: From ages 16 to 31, I had the my weight on my Driver license at 180lbs even though I was well over 300 during most of that time. Each time I renewed, they'll ask me if my address or weight has changed, and I'll tell them no. Last year Feb 2017 to be exact, when I updated my license, the lady boldly asked me, "how much you weigh because I don't think your weight has been updated in a while?"🤬🤬🤬. Although I wanted to grab her, I politely told her 270 although I knew I was over 350. 🙈🙈🤷🏾‍♀️🤷🏾‍♀️🤣🤣. Well, fast forward to November 2018, I need to go find this lady at the DMV and tell her my weight is wrong and she needs to bump that down to 238.....😎😎😎. When its time to renew in 2021, I will be at my goal and can truly put 180 or less. 🤗🤗🤗🤗 #RissaFat2Fit   #vsg  #verticalsleeve  #wls  #bariatricsurgery   #vsgcommunity  #vsginstacrew  #vsgjourney  #wlstransformation  #wlscommunity  #vsgbeforeandafter  #vsglife  #bariatricbabe  #vsginstafam  #lifeafterwls  #postvsg  #vsglifestyle 
I didnt think it was possible. I just accepted defeat and moved on. As I go through this journey my toxic mindset reveals itself and im like Lord, renew my mind, clean me up, let me see what you see, and help me not punish myself. Yall it's REAL in these streets!!! Check on your mental state. It's been way more than eating for me. I thank the almighty God for my support team cause I go from one extreme to the next. Oh my mom sent me this pic and INSTANTLY TEARS. Them tears fell like I was already crying and another way came.

#weightlossjourney #weightlosstransformation #gasticbypass #gastricsleeve #gastricsleevesurgery #wlsjourney #vsgsurgery #wholeness #wls #vsg #vsgcommunity #PREVSG #postvsg #bariatricsurgery #gymrat #loveyourself #selflove #financialfreedom #plussizebeauty #mentalhealth #selfacceptance #truelove #jesus
I didnt think it was possible. I just accepted defeat and moved on. As I go through this journey my toxic mindset reveals itself and im like Lord, renew my mind, clean me up, let me see what you see, and help me not punish myself. Yall it's REAL in these streets!!! Check on your mental state. It's been way more than eating for me. I thank the almighty God for my support team cause I go from one extreme to the next. Oh my mom sent me this pic and INSTANTLY TEARS. Them tears fell like I was already crying and another way came. #weightlossjourney  #weightlosstransformation  #gasticbypass  #gastricsleeve  #gastricsleevesurgery  #wlsjourney  #vsgsurgery  #wholeness  #wls  #vsg  #vsgcommunity  #PREVSG  #postvsg  #bariatricsurgery  #gymrat  #loveyourself  #selflove  #financialfreedom  #plussizebeauty  #mentalhealth  #selfacceptance  #truelove  #jesus 
Sunday Weigh-In: 265.8 I’m so close to 90 pounds lost; it feels like it’s taking forever! The crazy thing is it’s Shark Week for me (my first in a year!) & I’d usually gain at least 5 lbs during that time but I’ve kept losing instead. That’s a first! I thought for sure this week would be a stall. Pleasantly surprised.
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#weighin #postvsg #vsgpostop #wls #vsg #sleeve #vsgcommunity #weightloss #wlscommunity #weightlossjourney #vsgjourney #bariatricsurgery #gastricsleeve #vsginstacrew #wlsjourney #weightlosssurgery #verticalsleevegastrectomy #vsglife #vsgsupport #vsgfamily #vsgsurgery #bariatric #wlsfamily #bariatricsleeve #verticalsleeve
Sunday Weigh-In: 265.8 I’m so close to 90 pounds lost; it feels like it’s taking forever! The crazy thing is it’s Shark Week for me (my first in a year!) & I’d usually gain at least 5 lbs during that time but I’ve kept losing instead. That’s a first! I thought for sure this week would be a stall. Pleasantly surprised. . . Total Loss: -87.2 lbs / Since VSG: -20 lbs (approx) . . . . . . . #weighin  #postvsg  #vsgpostop  #wls  #vsg  #sleeve  #vsgcommunity  #weightloss  #wlscommunity  #weightlossjourney  #vsgjourney  #bariatricsurgery  #gastricsleeve  #vsginstacrew  #wlsjourney  #weightlosssurgery  #verticalsleevegastrectomy  #vsglife  #vsgsupport  #vsgfamily  #vsgsurgery  #bariatric  #wlsfamily  #bariatricsleeve  #verticalsleeve 
Getting ready for church and wearing this  gorgeous sweater. Yup, I love sweater weather and the fact that the church I attend is serious when they say, "Come as you are." I'll be praising Jesus in jeans! 
Happy Sunday, darlings. What are you getting into today? Tap for brands. -----------------------------------------------💜
#lifeaftervsg #vsginstacrew #vsgfashion #ootd  #vsgjourney #bariatricbabes #wlsjourney #vsglifestyle  #fashionaftervsg #vsgcommunity #wlscommunity #ohsochicvsglife  #weightlosssupport #wlssupport #imageaftervsg #imageafterwls #fashionafterweightloss #bariatricsurgery #vsgootd #wlsood #postvsg #weightloss #fashionafter40
Getting ready for church and wearing this gorgeous sweater. Yup, I love sweater weather and the fact that the church I attend is serious when they say, "Come as you are." I'll be praising Jesus in jeans! Happy Sunday, darlings. What are you getting into today? Tap for brands. -----------------------------------------------💜 #lifeaftervsg  #vsginstacrew  #vsgfashion  #ootd  #vsgjourney  #bariatricbabes  #wlsjourney  #vsglifestyle  #fashionaftervsg  #vsgcommunity  #wlscommunity  #ohsochicvsglife  #weightlosssupport  #wlssupport  #imageaftervsg  #imageafterwls  #fashionafterweightloss  #bariatricsurgery  #vsgootd  #wlsood  #postvsg  #weightloss  #fashionafter40 
It’s the little changes that I notice the most that is making this journey so cool. More neck. Slimmer face. Smaller stomach bulge lol
July 27 (right) and today November 10 (left)
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#postvsg #1monthvsgsurgerversary #vsgjourney #vsgcommunity #sameoutfitdifferentday
It only took 85 lbs lost for me to really see changes. Others have told me but it’s not the same as seeing it yourself. So glad I came across these pjs in my closet to use for comparison shots. Yes, the tag is still on them. Not taking it off until I’m at a comfy weight to wear this so I can enjoy ripping it off. Batwoman’s hand is smaller, too 🦇
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#postvsg #vsgpostop #wls #vsg #sleeve #vsgcommunity #weightloss #wlscommunity #weightlossjourney #vsgjourney #bariatricsurgery #gastricsleeve #vsginstacrew #wlsjourney #weightlosssurgery #verticalsleevegastrectomy #vsglife #vsgsupport #vsgfamily #vsgsurgery #bariatric #wlsfamily #bariatricsleeve #verticalsleeve
It only took 85 lbs lost for me to really see changes. Others have told me but it’s not the same as seeing it yourself. So glad I came across these pjs in my closet to use for comparison shots. Yes, the tag is still on them. Not taking it off until I’m at a comfy weight to wear this so I can enjoy ripping it off. Batwoman’s hand is smaller, too 🦇 . . . . . . . #postvsg  #vsgpostop  #wls  #vsg  #sleeve  #vsgcommunity  #weightloss  #wlscommunity  #weightlossjourney  #vsgjourney  #bariatricsurgery  #gastricsleeve  #vsginstacrew  #wlsjourney  #weightlosssurgery  #verticalsleevegastrectomy  #vsglife  #vsgsupport  #vsgfamily  #vsgsurgery  #bariatric  #wlsfamily  #bariatricsleeve  #verticalsleeve 
#facetofacefriday Feb 2017 (gallbladder surgery) vs last week. I’m nervous I’ll never fully lose the chins / neck thing bc it runs on my maternal side but it’s slowly going down at least, along with cheeks. I’m surprised I’m even posting an updated profile pic really because I so dislike my profile, even at 125 lbs in high school. But, it’s all about noticing & focusing on the progress!
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#facetofacefriday  Feb 2017 (gallbladder surgery) vs last week. I’m nervous I’ll never fully lose the chins / neck thing bc it runs on my maternal side but it’s slowly going down at least, along with cheeks. I’m surprised I’m even posting an updated profile pic really because I so dislike my profile, even at 125 lbs in high school. But, it’s all about noticing & focusing on the progress! . . . . . . . #postvsg  #vsgpostop  #wls  #vsg  #sleeve  #vsgcommunity  #weightloss  #wlscommunity  #weightlossjourney  #vsgjourney  #bariatricsurgery  #gastricsleeve  #vsginstacrew  #wlsjourney  #weightlosssurgery  #verticalsleevegastrectomy  #vsglife  #vsgsupport  #vsgfamily  #vsgsurgery  #bariatric  #wlsfamily  #bariatricsleeve  #verticalsleeve 
Late breakfast of @formulite_australia mixed in the nutri bullet so it's nice and frothy like a milkshake. First time trying honeycomb flavour and it's yum
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At the moment I have no appetite until lunchtime or later. I often don't eat breakfast anyway as I'm rarely hungry in the morning but I'm sure the pain meds have had an affect. I get drowsy randomly and I'm sitting at home all day which is a snacking danger. So I'm aim to have a formulite and a big salad daily to get in some decent nutrition.
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#bariatricsurgeryau #wlsaustralia #gastricsleeveaustralia #vsg #aussieweightlossbabes #postvsg #postbariatricsurgery #postgastricsleeve #vsgeats #whatsonmyplate #breakfast #protein #nutrition
Late breakfast of @formulite_australia mixed in the nutri bullet so it's nice and frothy like a milkshake. First time trying honeycomb flavour and it's yum . . At the moment I have no appetite until lunchtime or later. I often don't eat breakfast anyway as I'm rarely hungry in the morning but I'm sure the pain meds have had an affect. I get drowsy randomly and I'm sitting at home all day which is a snacking danger. So I'm aim to have a formulite and a big salad daily to get in some decent nutrition. . . #bariatricsurgeryau  #wlsaustralia  #gastricsleeveaustralia  #vsg  #aussieweightlossbabes  #postvsg  #postbariatricsurgery  #postgastricsleeve  #vsgeats  #whatsonmyplate  #breakfast  #protein  #nutrition 
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So I’ve been sick, Cecilia too, and I’ve been so down in the dumps, just feeling sorry for myself, overwhelmed with being a homeowner and wife and mom, but I’m working on pulling myself out of it. I’m down 33 pounds in a month, and I’m finally able to eat some actual food, so that’ll help lol. Almost the weekend! #postvsg #selfcare #momlife #ittakestime
🌱 So I’ve been sick, Cecilia too, and I’ve been so down in the dumps, just feeling sorry for myself, overwhelmed with being a homeowner and wife and mom, but I’m working on pulling myself out of it. I’m down 33 pounds in a month, and I’m finally able to eat some actual food, so that’ll help lol. Almost the weekend! #postvsg  #selfcare  #momlife  #ittakestime 
Okay but WHO IS SHE 👀 I mean it would be great if the front butt would leave, but we are working on it 💪🏻 •
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#vsg2017 #vsg #vsgcommunity #wls #wlscommunity #postvsg #mealprep #weightloss #weightlossjourney #vsgjourney #wlsjourney #newlifenewme #livinglife #verticalsleeve #miriamhospital #bariatricbabes #postopvsg #lifeafterwls #iworkedhardforthis #gymlife #dedication #dedicatedcouchpotato
One of my biggest fears with weight loss has been having alot of loose/excess skin. Thankfully things have been shaping up fairly well. Not bad as I anticipated. 
#RissaFat2Fit  #vsg #verticalsleeve #wls #bariatricsurgery  #vsgcommunity #vsginstacrew #vsgjourney #wlstransformation #wlscommunity #vsgbeforeandafter #vsglife #bariatricbabe #vsginstafam #lifeafterwls #postvsg #vsglifestyle
Holy crap, am I really less than 100 lbs away from my goal weight already??? Exactly 90 LBS to go and I'm where I need to be to be healthy. And somehow, the gap between now and a fully healthy me feels less and less wide. And I won't stop until I achieve that goal!!! 💪💪💪 #sleeved #sleevedlife #postopvsg #postvsg #vsgliving #vsg #vsgfamily #vsgpostop #vsgjourney #vsgsupport #vsgcommunity #wlsjourney #wlscommunity #wls #wlssupport #wlsfamily #weightloss #weightlossjourney #losingweight  #bariatriccommunity #bariatricsleeve #bariatriclife #sleevesisters #vsgsisters #losersbench #diabetic #diabetes #diabetessupport #watchmeshrink #baritastic
Holy crap, am I really less than 100 lbs away from my goal weight already??? Exactly 90 LBS to go and I'm where I need to be to be healthy. And somehow, the gap between now and a fully healthy me feels less and less wide. And I won't stop until I achieve that goal!!! 💪💪💪 #sleeved  #sleevedlife  #postopvsg  #postvsg  #vsgliving  #vsg  #vsgfamily  #vsgpostop  #vsgjourney  #vsgsupport  #vsgcommunity  #wlsjourney  #wlscommunity  #wls  #wlssupport  #wlsfamily  #weightloss  #weightlossjourney  #losingweight  #bariatriccommunity  #bariatricsleeve  #bariatriclife  #sleevesisters  #vsgsisters  #losersbench  #diabetic  #diabetes  #diabetessupport  #watchmeshrink  #baritastic 
Late breakfast today of pimped up porridge:
a scoop of vanilla @formulite_australia mixed with water, a tablespoon each of oats and lupin flakes, a tablespoon of coconut yoghurt, blueberries and chopped prunes finished with some cinnamon
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#aussieweightlossbabes #postvsg #postbariatricsurgery #postgastricsleeve #bariatricsurgeryaustralia #bariatriclife #vsgeats #whatsonmyplate #breakfast #healthybreakfast
Wore pink today in honor of the women who were brave enogh to run for office in yesterday's mid-term election. Congratulations to them all! ----------------------------------💜
#vsginstacrew #vsgjourney #healthylatinavsg #vsginstafam #motivationalquotes #bariatricbabes #wlsjourney #vsglifestyle #selfcare #inspiration #vsgcommunity #wlscommunity #weightlosssupport #wlssupport #bariatricsurgery #extremeweightloss #postvsg #bariatricsleeve #sleevegastrectomy #gastricbypass #rnyjourney #weightloss #verticalsleevegastrectomy #positivevibes
Wore pink today in honor of the women who were brave enogh to run for office in yesterday's mid-term election. Congratulations to them all! ----------------------------------💜 #vsginstacrew  #vsgjourney  #healthylatinavsg  #vsginstafam  #motivationalquotes  #bariatricbabes  #wlsjourney  #vsglifestyle  #selfcare  #inspiration  #vsgcommunity  #wlscommunity  #weightlosssupport  #wlssupport  #bariatricsurgery  #extremeweightloss  #postvsg  #bariatricsleeve  #sleevegastrectomy  #gastricbypass  #rnyjourney  #weightloss  #verticalsleevegastrectomy  #positivevibes 
No pain, no cake 💪🏻🧁 I’m a firm believer in balance. Put in the work and allow yourself to enjoy that donut or beer on a Saturday. There’s no reason to deprive yourself of things! •
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No pain, no cake 💪🏻🧁 I’m a firm believer in balance. Put in the work and allow yourself to enjoy that donut or beer on a Saturday. There’s no reason to deprive yourself of things! • • #vsg2017  #vsg  #vsgcommunity  #wls  #wlscommunity  #postvsg  #mealprep  #weightloss  #weightlossjourney  #vsgjourney  #wlsjourney  #newlifenewme  #livinglife  #verticalsleeve  #miriamhospital  #bariatricbabes  #postopvsg  #lifeafterwls  #iworkedhardforthis  #gymlife  #dedication  #dedicatedcouchpotato 
Last year I felt physically done! I was slowing deteriorating at 28 years old! Unhappy, overweight and in pain. Everything hurt! No one should feel this way. You’re worth it! No matter what road you take, just take the first step. I chose to take my life back and be the best version of myself. 105lbs gone! Posting these old pics is hard but I want to show you if I can do it, YOU CAN DO IT! 🤗 ❤️ 💪🏼💪🏼 #postvsg #vsgsurgery #vsgjourneygastricsleeve #vsgsupport #wlscommunity #wlspostop #weightlossjourney#gastricsleevesurgery #preopvsg #gastricsleevecommunity #vsgsisters #vsgcommunitysupport #verticalsleeve #wlspreop #losingweight #pcosweightloss #weightlossdiary #postsurgery #losersbench#vsgcommunity #wlsbossbabesunite #wlssisters #wlsfamily #vsgfamily#losingweight #weightlosstransformation #transformationtuesday #ilost100lbs #100lbsgone
Last year I felt physically done! I was slowing deteriorating at 28 years old! Unhappy, overweight and in pain. Everything hurt! No one should feel this way. You’re worth it! No matter what road you take, just take the first step. I chose to take my life back and be the best version of myself. 105lbs gone! Posting these old pics is hard but I want to show you if I can do it, YOU CAN DO IT! 🤗 ❤️ 💪🏼💪🏼 #postvsg  #vsgsurgery  #vsgjourneygastricsleeve  #vsgsupport  #wlscommunity  #wlspostop  #weightlossjourney #gastricsleevesurgery  #preopvsg  #gastricsleevecommunity  #vsgsisters  #vsgcommunitysupport  #verticalsleeve  #wlspreop  #losingweight  #pcosweightloss  #weightlossdiary  #postsurgery  #losersbench #vsgcommunity  #wlsbossbabesunite  #wlssisters  #wlsfamily  #vsgfamily #losingweight  #weightlosstransformation  #transformationtuesday  #ilost100lbs  #100lbsgone 
New lifestyle. Who dis? Naw, for real, who is this?  The lifestyle I'm learning to adapt to is 100% different than what I've been accustomed to my entire life. I've never been this "woke" on how to treat and take care of my body . I'm branching out and trying healthier food options and even have the nerve to enjoy working out. In the words of the Late Pastor Humphrey, "It's getting gooder and gooder!" #RissaFat2Fit  #vsg #verticalsleeve #wls #bariatricsurgery  #vsgcommunity #vsginstacrew #vsgjourney #wlstransformation #wlscommunity #vsgbeforeandafter #vsglife #bariatricbabe #vsginstafam #lifeafterwls #postvsg #vsglifestyle
New lifestyle. Who dis? Naw, for real, who is this? The lifestyle I'm learning to adapt to is 100% different than what I've been accustomed to my entire life. I've never been this "woke" on how to treat and take care of my body . I'm branching out and trying healthier food options and even have the nerve to enjoy working out. In the words of the Late Pastor Humphrey, "It's getting gooder and gooder!" #RissaFat2Fit   #vsg  #verticalsleeve  #wls  #bariatricsurgery   #vsgcommunity  #vsginstacrew  #vsgjourney  #wlstransformation  #wlscommunity  #vsgbeforeandafter  #vsglife  #bariatricbabe  #vsginstafam  #lifeafterwls  #postvsg  #vsglifestyle 
LOVE cycling!!!! I wish @soulcycle didn't break my bank or I would go every single day. Sticking to my lil gyms spin classes for now 🤷🏻‍♀️#werk #spinclass #wls #verticalsleevegastrectomy #vsgsupport  #vsginstacrew #bariatricsurgery #postvsg #weightlossjourney #progress #fitnessgoals
Top of the morning folks. First Born and I exercising our bodies. Next stop,  exercising my right to vote!!! #RissaFat2Fit  #vsg #verticalsleeve #wls #bariatricsurgery  #vsgcommunity #vsginstacrew #vsgjourney #wlstransformation #wlscommunity #vsgbeforeandafter #vsglife #bariatricbabe #vsginstafam #lifeafterwls #postvsg #vsglifestyle
Listen....I'm so pumped, motivated, excited and focused. Time to celebrate a few more non-scale victories.  I work a desk job so I'm typically sitting the entire 8 hours with the exception of going to the restroom. Well, we had a seminar on wellness and ways to get to moving even at work. Well, I work on the 3rd floor of my building so today I went up and down those flight of steps 5 times,  then a co worker joined me and we completed another 5. I done over 100 squats, and did calf pulses. Im going to have to shower as soon as I get home.  Then I go into the restroom and the new dress pants I bought 2 weeks ago are now baggy. Well on my way to a legit size 16 down froma 24.  Yoooooo...... if you ain't loving yourself the way I do, come talk to me. Self-love is something serious. 
#RissaFat2Fit  #vsg #verticalsleeve #wls #bariatricsurgery  #vsgcommunity #vsginstacrew #vsgjourney #wlstransformation #wlscommunity #vsgbeforeandafter #vsglife #bariatricbabe #vsginstafam #lifeafterwls #postvsg #vsglifestyle
Listen....I'm so pumped, motivated, excited and focused. Time to celebrate a few more non-scale victories. I work a desk job so I'm typically sitting the entire 8 hours with the exception of going to the restroom. Well, we had a seminar on wellness and ways to get to moving even at work. Well, I work on the 3rd floor of my building so today I went up and down those flight of steps 5 times, then a co worker joined me and we completed another 5. I done over 100 squats, and did calf pulses. Im going to have to shower as soon as I get home. Then I go into the restroom and the new dress pants I bought 2 weeks ago are now baggy. Well on my way to a legit size 16 down froma 24. Yoooooo...... if you ain't loving yourself the way I do, come talk to me. Self-love is something serious. #RissaFat2Fit   #vsg  #verticalsleeve  #wls  #bariatricsurgery   #vsgcommunity  #vsginstacrew  #vsgjourney  #wlstransformation  #wlscommunity  #vsgbeforeandafter  #vsglife  #bariatricbabe  #vsginstafam  #lifeafterwls  #postvsg  #vsglifestyle 
Let’s talk hair loss. It’s real! This is also why it’s so important for us to stay on top of our vitamins and protein intake. This was hair loss during the shower and then of course my hair loss during styling. #hairloss #postvsg #hairlossiareal #wlssideaffects #maintain #myweightlossjourney #myjourney #fromfattofit #mywlsjourney #myvsgjourney #onedayatatime #vsglife #myvsgjourney #vsg #showerhairloss #stylehairloss
Today I brought the scale back into my life. I’ve been hovering at 177 for far too long; dialing in my nutrition, water intake and exercise to make the best of the 6 weeks remaining before my one year post op appointment on 12/14 (it’s ACTUALLY my one year to the day). •
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Today I brought the scale back into my life. I’ve been hovering at 177 for far too long; dialing in my nutrition, water intake and exercise to make the best of the 6 weeks remaining before my one year post op appointment on 12/14 (it’s ACTUALLY my one year to the day). • • #vsg2017  #vsg  #vsgcommunity  #wls  #wlscommunity  #postvsg  #mealprep  #weightloss  #weightlossjourney  #vsgjourney  #wlsjourney  #newlifenewme  #livinglife  #verticalsleeve  #miriamhospital  #bariatricbabes  #postopvsg  #lifeafterwls  #iworkedhardforthis  #gymlife  #dedication  #dedicatedcouchpotato 
Morning kicked off with 3 miles on the treadmill. My current goal is to jog/run 15 minutes non-stop

#RissaFat2Fit  #vsg #verticalsleeve #wls #bariatricsurgery  #vsgcommunity #vsginstacrew #vsgjourney #wlstransformation #wlscommunity #vsgbeforeandafter #vsglife #bariatricbabe #vsginstafam #lifeafterwls #postvsg #vsglifestyle
Sunday Weigh-In: 268.2 Forgot today was Sunday and didn’t take a scale pic this morning when I weighed. Oops. Not much lost since last Sunday (-2.2 lbs) but as long as the scale is inching down instead of up, I’m happy.
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Sunday Weigh-In: 268.2 Forgot today was Sunday and didn’t take a scale pic this morning when I weighed. Oops. Not much lost since last Sunday (-2.2 lbs) but as long as the scale is inching down instead of up, I’m happy. . . . . . . #postvsg  #vsgpostop  #wls  #vsg  #sleeve  #vsgcommunity  #weightloss  #wlscommunity  #weightlossjourney  #vsgjourney  #bariatricsurgery  #gastricsleeve  #vsginstacrew  #wlsjourney  #weightlosssurgery  #verticalsleevegastrectomy  #vsglife  #vsgsupport  #vsgfamily  #vsgsurgery  #bariatric  #wlsfamily  #bariatricsleeve  #verticalsleeve 
My Bro! Nothing like having an accountability partner to share this journey. Good,  bad, ugly, cute, highs and lows.

#RissaFat2Fit  #vsg #verticalsleeve #wls #bariatricsurgery  #vsgcommunity #vsginstacrew #vsgjourney #wlstransformation #wlscommunity #vsgbeforeandafter #vsglife #bariatricbabe #vsginstafam #lifeafterwls #postvsg #vsglifestyle
I don’t know who this girl is walking around in @brooksrunning attire, with her @adidas Boston Marathon sneakers on, while getting in her @marinecorpsmarathon 10k finisher shirt (they were sold out at the race last weekend) ... but I like her. Meal prepping and homework underway; trying to get ready for a successful week of healthy foods, plenty of gym time and overall happiness. •
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#vsg2017 #vsg #vsgcommunity #wls #wlscommunity #postvsg #mealprep #weightloss #weightlossjourney #vsgjourney #wlsjourney #newlifenewme #livinglife #verticalsleeve #miriamhospital #bariatricbabes #postopvsg #lifeafterwls #iworkedhardforthis #gymlife #dedication #dedicatedcouchpotato
I don’t know who this girl is walking around in @brooksrunning attire, with her @adidas Boston Marathon sneakers on, while getting in her @marinecorpsmarathon 10k finisher shirt (they were sold out at the race last weekend) ... but I like her. Meal prepping and homework underway; trying to get ready for a successful week of healthy foods, plenty of gym time and overall happiness. • • #vsg2017  #vsg  #vsgcommunity  #wls  #wlscommunity  #postvsg  #mealprep  #weightloss  #weightlossjourney  #vsgjourney  #wlsjourney  #newlifenewme  #livinglife  #verticalsleeve  #miriamhospital  #bariatricbabes  #postopvsg  #lifeafterwls  #iworkedhardforthis  #gymlife  #dedication  #dedicatedcouchpotato 
I ordered a pair of @judybluejeans online on a whim... I’ve never been one to wear jeans- I’ve always been too fat and they were uncomfortable and actually painful around my stomach, because that’s where I carry a lot of my weight. Anyway, since I reached my post-pregnancy weight of 165, I thought I’d give jeans another shot. The lady only had three pairs available.. sizes 3, 7, and 13. I thought to myself, “ok self, let’s get the 13s and make them our goal jeans. 🤨” y’all I get these beautiful ass jeans today in the mail, slip them on, and I’ll be damned!!!!! They fit like a friggen glove! I wore them for the rest of the day today and they are so comfortable, too. Being fat consumed my life and it’s how I’ve always identified myself (hello, my username). But I’m not fat anymore. I’m healthy and so, so incredibly proud of myself. I walked around all afternoon/evening, telling each family member, “OMG THESE ARE SIZE 13 AND THEY FIT 😍🤩” lmao. I’m serious. I probably drive them (and y’all) crazy, but this shit never gets old. If you’re stuck, stalled out, or even just starting, I hope this can give you a little but of motivation to keep on keepin on. 💪🏻 #weightloss #vsg #vsgcommunity #vsgjourney #150lbsdown #bcgoaldigger #goaldigger #size13 #judybluejeans #judyblue #wls #wlscommunity #wlstransformation #vsg4yearsafter #postvsg #sleevesurgery #sleevelife #wlsfam #wlssupport
I ordered a pair of @judybluejeans online on a whim... I’ve never been one to wear jeans- I’ve always been too fat and they were uncomfortable and actually painful around my stomach, because that’s where I carry a lot of my weight. Anyway, since I reached my post-pregnancy weight of 165, I thought I’d give jeans another shot. The lady only had three pairs available.. sizes 3, 7, and 13. I thought to myself, “ok self, let’s get the 13s and make them our goal jeans. 🤨” y’all I get these beautiful ass jeans today in the mail, slip them on, and I’ll be damned!!!!! They fit like a friggen glove! I wore them for the rest of the day today and they are so comfortable, too. Being fat consumed my life and it’s how I’ve always identified myself (hello, my username). But I’m not fat anymore. I’m healthy and so, so incredibly proud of myself. I walked around all afternoon/evening, telling each family member, “OMG THESE ARE SIZE 13 AND THEY FIT 😍🤩” lmao. I’m serious. I probably drive them (and y’all) crazy, but this shit never gets old. If you’re stuck, stalled out, or even just starting, I hope this can give you a little but of motivation to keep on keepin on. 💪🏻 #weightloss  #vsg  #vsgcommunity  #vsgjourney  #150lbsdown  #bcgoaldigger  #goaldigger  #size13  #judybluejeans  #judyblue  #wls  #wlscommunity  #wlstransformation  #vsg4yearsafter  #postvsg  #sleevesurgery  #sleevelife  #wlsfam  #wlssupport 
This @bangenergy drink was banging.  I cannot believe how close to cotton candy this really taste. I picked mine up from @gnclivewell
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This is a VSG NO NO but I had to taste it. The bubbles arent overwhelming and I let ir sit for a few. .
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#bangenergy #cottoncandy #vsgnono #postvsg #vsglife #preworkout #creatine #bcaa #iworkout #letsgetswole #bubbly #energydrink #fitlife #postgym #weightlifting #weightloss #gains #workingout #fitness #fitnessblog #foodjournal #bariatricbabe #drinksofinstagram #fitnessofinstagram
#sweetsweatwaisttrimmer #sweetsweat #doitforthegram #lowcal #livealittle #nofoodpolice
This @bangenergy drink was banging. I cannot believe how close to cotton candy this really taste. I picked mine up from @gnclivewell Have you tried this? . . This is a VSG NO NO but I had to taste it. The bubbles arent overwhelming and I let ir sit for a few. . . #bangenergy  #cottoncandy  #vsgnono  #postvsg  #vsglife  #preworkout  #creatine  #bcaa  #iworkout  #letsgetswole  #bubbly  #energydrink  #fitlife  #postgym  #weightlifting  #weightloss  #gains  #workingout  #fitness  #fitnessblog  #foodjournal  #bariatricbabe  #drinksofinstagram  #fitnessofinstagram  #sweetsweatwaisttrimmer  #sweetsweat  #doitforthegram  #lowcal  #livealittle  #nofoodpolice