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  • Glutes and hammies today! (Ignore my swollen stomach 🙄) After I got my plastics, I lost some mass from not working out and not eating much. I’m finally building up  and gaining some mass again! 💪🏼
  • Glutes and hammies today! (Ignore my swollen stomach 🙄) After I got my plastics, I lost some mass from not working out and not eating much. I’m finally building up and gaining some mass again! 💪🏼
  • 7 1 4 minutes ago
  • Insurance has approved VSG!  Now we wait for a surgery date .... start the pre-op diet tomorrow!  Ready to do this!! #vsg #vsgcommunity #vsgjourney
  • Insurance has approved VSG! Now we wait for a surgery date .... start the pre-op diet tomorrow! Ready to do this!! #vsg #vsgcommunity #vsgjourney
  • 2 0 13 minutes ago
  • Today is my last day of solid foods.  I start a liquid diet tomorrow and I'll be on clear liquids for just a little over a week. The liquid diet is stage 1 and I'll move on to stage 2 after my post OP appointment. So I'm enjoying this fresh over easy egg today. I initially had this idea that I was going to eat all my favorite things before surgery but now i really have no desire.  Don't get me wrong I know I'll always enjoy food just in a diffrent way afterall it's my love language, making food for people is what warms my heart the most. It's how I show people I care about them. Two days left, I'm ready for this!
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#cilsjourney #progressnotperfection #loveyourself #goals #weightloss #vsg #vsgcommunity #wls #weightlosssurgery #bariatric #verticalsleeve
  • Today is my last day of solid foods. I start a liquid diet tomorrow and I'll be on clear liquids for just a little over a week. The liquid diet is stage 1 and I'll move on to stage 2 after my post OP appointment. So I'm enjoying this fresh over easy egg today. I initially had this idea that I was going to eat all my favorite things before surgery but now i really have no desire. Don't get me wrong I know I'll always enjoy food just in a diffrent way afterall it's my love language, making food for people is what warms my heart the most. It's how I show people I care about them. Two days left, I'm ready for this!
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    #cilsjourney #progressnotperfection #loveyourself #goals #weightloss #vsg #vsgcommunity #wls #weightlosssurgery #bariatric #verticalsleeve
  • 13 1 18 minutes ago
  • Hey guys 👋🏾 Happy Monday and a brand new start to the week ahead! 
I wanted to share with you my new favorite snack creation 😎
It is a tomato basil rice cake with 1 wedge of laughing cow cheese and some pepperoni slices. It is so yummy an filling. This was my breakfast and it is a nice & light and not heavy at all. Let me know if you try it! Also instead of cheese & pepperoni you can use avocado and cucumbers.
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#vsgcommunity #vsglife #vsg #vsgeats #vsgeats🙋 #bariatriceats #bariatricsurgery #bariatricfood #bariatricsleeve
  • Hey guys 👋🏾 Happy Monday and a brand new start to the week ahead!
    I wanted to share with you my new favorite snack creation 😎
    It is a tomato basil rice cake with 1 wedge of laughing cow cheese and some pepperoni slices. It is so yummy an filling. This was my breakfast and it is a nice & light and not heavy at all. Let me know if you try it! Also instead of cheese & pepperoni you can use avocado and cucumbers.
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    #vsgcommunity #vsglife #vsg #vsgeats #vsgeats 🙋 #bariatriceats #bariatricsurgery #bariatricfood #bariatricsleeve
  • 4 1 25 minutes ago
  • Tagged by a few people for this, I think it’s awesome. Pic 1 is my dog Weasel, pic 2 (still on a country kick) pic 3 my wife and I at our nephews 5th birthday party yesterday, (Carnival themed) if your tagged, post it!
  • Tagged by a few people for this, I think it’s awesome. Pic 1 is my dog Weasel, pic 2 (still on a country kick) pic 3 my wife and I at our nephews 5th birthday party yesterday, (Carnival themed) if your tagged, post it!
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  • Walked up and down stairs at work for a little over 10 minutes. My lungs are screaming and my legs are dead 💀
  • Walked up and down stairs at work for a little over 10 minutes. My lungs are screaming and my legs are dead 💀
  • 3 1 35 minutes ago
  • My biggest fear is gaining all the weight back that I’ve worked my butt off (literally even though there wasn’t much there to begin with) to lose. And lately I’ve struggled because I’ve watched the scale just fluctuate amongst the same few pounds. Not necessarily gaining or losing, just staying stagnant. This is extremely frustrating for me because up to this point I was always losing. I knew eventually I would stop losing, and I had seen the scale slow down quite a bit in the past, but I guess I wasn’t prepared for the day when it actually would stop.
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My surgeon told me I should end up losing 60-70% of my body weight after surgery. Which would put me about exactly where I am so why don’t I feel ecstatic? Joyous? Even content? Because I know I’m still considered overweight for my height and age. And I don’t just mean, I feel fat so I’m overweight. No, my BMI is still 3.8 points higher than it had to be to fall into the “normal” category. And as a person of science, that bothers the hell out of me.
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So lately I’ve really had to dig deep and get out of this funk I’ve been feeling about myself and my progress. The scale is not the only determining factor for weight loss, actually it’s probably one of the worst ways because it can’t factor in that salty lunch that you had yesterday making you retain water. It can’t factor in the seven pounds of muscle mass you’ve gained by hitting the weights harder at the gym. It can’t tell you that the fecal matter you haven’t been able to let out in the past two days, weighs two pounds itself. The scale is just a cumulative composition of everything your body is carrying around in it. I know it’s frustrating when you have a tendency to focus in on that number but it doesn’t show the whole picture.
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Just remember, you aren’t a number on a scale. There’s so much more to you than that.
  • My biggest fear is gaining all the weight back that I’ve worked my butt off (literally even though there wasn’t much there to begin with) to lose. And lately I’ve struggled because I’ve watched the scale just fluctuate amongst the same few pounds. Not necessarily gaining or losing, just staying stagnant. This is extremely frustrating for me because up to this point I was always losing. I knew eventually I would stop losing, and I had seen the scale slow down quite a bit in the past, but I guess I wasn’t prepared for the day when it actually would stop.
    ♦️
    My surgeon told me I should end up losing 60-70% of my body weight after surgery. Which would put me about exactly where I am so why don’t I feel ecstatic? Joyous? Even content? Because I know I’m still considered overweight for my height and age. And I don’t just mean, I feel fat so I’m overweight. No, my BMI is still 3.8 points higher than it had to be to fall into the “normal” category. And as a person of science, that bothers the hell out of me.
    ♦️
    So lately I’ve really had to dig deep and get out of this funk I’ve been feeling about myself and my progress. The scale is not the only determining factor for weight loss, actually it’s probably one of the worst ways because it can’t factor in that salty lunch that you had yesterday making you retain water. It can’t factor in the seven pounds of muscle mass you’ve gained by hitting the weights harder at the gym. It can’t tell you that the fecal matter you haven’t been able to let out in the past two days, weighs two pounds itself. The scale is just a cumulative composition of everything your body is carrying around in it. I know it’s frustrating when you have a tendency to focus in on that number but it doesn’t show the whole picture.
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    Just remember, you aren’t a number on a scale. There’s so much more to you than that.
  • 17 1 52 minutes ago
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The after picture isn’t great but y’all get the point!!!! The first picture was take 13 months ago and the second picture was taken this weekend. It’s insane to look back and see what I was doing to myself. How did let myself get to that point? But I have learned I have to stop looking at my past like that and realize everything happens for a reason. It’s part of my beautiful journey that has made me so strong. The best thing I have done for myself is put ME first and take back my life.
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    The after picture isn’t great but y’all get the point!!!! The first picture was take 13 months ago and the second picture was taken this weekend. It’s insane to look back and see what I was doing to myself. How did let myself get to that point? But I have learned I have to stop looking at my past like that and realize everything happens for a reason. It’s part of my beautiful journey that has made me so strong. The best thing I have done for myself is put ME first and take back my life.
  • 7 1 53 minutes ago