My name is Caryn and I’m 25 years old. I’m 5’4” and I currently weigh 176 lbs.
There are moments when I look in the mirror and I don’t see the progress. Days when I’m walking down the street and I leave myself a much wider berth than I really need. Days where I’m puzzled by the attention I’m getting. Times where I’m trying on clothes and by default I grab an XXL and and XL before I realize I have to come back out and pick up a medium or a large. Often, I forget just how much I’ve lost.
But looking at this, I realize how much has changed. 117 pounds are not pocket change. I’ve gotten my health and my youth back. No more sleep apnea. No more aching back. No more creaky knees and lethargy and migraines. I’ve energy for my baby boy. I’ve got the drive to cook for us. And I feel so much better in my skin.
It’s not perfect. I still struggle. And Lord knows there’s still more to lose. But I’m proud of this. And I’m excited to share the VSG/WLS gospel.
At my highest, I weighed 295 lbs and I’ve managed to whittle away 119 lbs through hard work, sacrifice, and vertical gastric sleeve in January 2013. I’m feeling so, so proud of what I’ve accomplished, and so excited for the change that’s yet to come. Over the last year and a half, I gained back my life, my health, gave birth to an ADORABLE baby boy, and have changed for the better in so many ways.
I’d love to have you along for me on this journey.
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