About VSG

Sleeve Gastrectomy is a surgical weight loss tool in which the stomach is reduced to about 25% of its original size, by surgical removal of a large portion of the stomach, following the major curve. The open edges are then attached together (often with surgical staples, glue and possibly cauterization) to form a sleeve or tube with a banana shape. The procedure permanently reduces the size of the stomach and is performed laparoscopically and is not reversible.


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Wednesday, January 25, 2012

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Hubby was doing the whole... "rawr do a spin, you look hawt" comments so I'm smiling like an idiot :)

Monday, January 23, 2012

FMM Jan 23, 2012

It’s Monday again, and you know what that means!  It’s time for Friend Makin’ Mondays so let’s get started…
If you’ve taken part in FMM then you know the rules. If you’re new, please take a moment to answer this week’s question on your own blog then add your link in the comments section here at: http://www.alltheweigh.com/2011/11/friend-makin-mondays-dating/www.alltheweigh.com so we can all see your FMM questions and answers. Please invite your blog readers to add their links here too so everyone has to opportunity to be seen. The idea is to connect with other awesome bloggers so take a moment to post your own FMM post and comment on a couple of other posts. Now it’s time for this week’s topic!

 FMM: Short Answers

  1. Mac or PC? PC, I have no Mac experience.
  2. Do you paint your own nails? Yes, toes sometimes.  I have gel nails though.
  3. Beach or mountains?  Beach, Totally.
  4. What’s the title of the book you’re currently reading? The Hunger Games Trilogy.  I'm halfway through Catching Fire right now.
  5. Do you dance?  Badly. White girl has no rhythm
  6. CNN or Fox News?  I don't watch the news.
  7. Do you ride a bicycle?  Only at the gym.  My bicycle hasn't been ridden in gosh... at least 6 years.
  8. Do you get a yearly flu shot?  Yes, I have asthma so if I don't, I usually end up in the hospital months later with pnemonia.
  9. Best movie you’ve seen in 2012?  So far I've seen The Change-Up... it was pretty good.
  10. Do you prefer to workout at home or at the gym?  I'm too lazy to go to the gym but I do prefer to work out there over doing it at my home gym.  I make less excuses when I'm at a REAL gym.
  11. Last airport you were in?  Comox, Vancouver Island, BC 
  12. Married or single?  Married
  13. iPhone or Android? iPhone
  14. Do you prefer to be in pictures or taking pictures?  Both.  I like to take them more than be in them I think though....
  15. Favorite brand of sneakers?  I've only ever worn Saucony so... those I guess 
  16. Do you like snow?  Sometimes. I live in the land of snow so there's days that it totally sucks
  17. Do you have/want to have kids?  I don't want any but I do have a step-son who's 16
  18. Summer or Winter? Summer. I'm a fair weather lass 
  19. Do you know how to swim?  Yes, I was on the swim team in high school :) 
  20. Do you prefer to shop in store or online?  Mostly in store, the eye buys for me.

Now it’s your turn to answer this week’s questions!  Don’t forget to come back and link up in the comments!  And don’t forget…If you have an idea for FMM, send me an e-mail with the details, and you might see it here!  Happy Monday!

Sunday, January 22, 2012

Weight loss surgery is not a free pass

Came across this video on YouTube this weekend from a very honest VSG'er that is 3 years post op explaining how his choices have affected his weight. Yet another reminder how this surgery is just a TOOL and that we still have to make good choices and not over stuff our new stomachs or we risk regaining weight.