Q:Wow, you look absolutely amazing! Beautiful transformation, I'm sure you are happy. Good luck! - Brandon(a fellow weight loss patient)
Thank you so much Brandon! I am very very very happy :)
I’m cutting my hair off this weekend…. maybe I’ll lose a pound haha.
but really, I want a pixie cut
I’m kinda stalled right now. I’m at 190 so about a 105lb loss so far. I think I’m about to get my ass really in gear now that I have an internship and work schedule that will actually allow me to work out 5 days a week.
I do like NY. I actually have learned to love it. It’s the shit that’s happening in my life that suck ass. Mostly with guys. I also just don’t have any friends here yet. Since I am just starting a new job this week I should be making some friends in no time. It’s just been pretty lonely here, that’s all.
If I ever get the toned ass or stomach I’ve always wanted to achieve… I’ll probably never wear clothes. Just bra and underwear or bathing suits.
Imma show that shit off!
I just ate my feelings…
And I hate myself for it.
Boys fuck everything up.
"For me, the tattoos, the beard, the bald head-it’s just an image that gives a little tilt to everything. At first, a lot of people are a little standoffish, but when they get to meet me, they’re surprised to see that I’m a cool guy, that I have my head on my shoulders."
“What do you see yourself doing 10 years from now?”
“Ten years from now, I want to run an uplifting program. There are a lot of people from the inner city just like me. White, Black, Hispanic-it doesn’t matter. They often follow a certain path, a certain image. People say that if you’re black, by the time you’re 25, you’re either dead or in jail. I would like to break that stereotype.
In 10 years, I want to be a spokesperson for the young people coming up. I want to show them that it doesn’t have to end on the corner, or selling drugs, or doing the opposite of what you should be doing. You can be from wherever you’re from, and still do the right thing. You don’t have to necessarily do what’s in front of you. I’ve tried it. We’ve all tried it. I was lucky enough not to get into trouble, to get out of it and keep moving forward. It wasn’t for me. I learned that fast. You move on, you get a job, and slowly but surely you separate yourself. That’s the key. It’s always been something I take a lot of pride in.
I see young kids walking around, talking loud, swearing. Guys, that’s not the image you want. You don’t have to do this. I know you watch a lot of movies and a lot of TV. But 10 years from now, when you look back at your 16-year-old selves, you’re going to laugh at yourselves. You’ll think, I was a real asshole; I was a real fool. You don’t want that image to stick with you when you’re 25, and 30, and 40.
So, with my tattoos, you can think what you want, but when you walk up to me and shake my hand, you’ll say, Alright, this guy has his head on his shoulders.”
I worked with this guy at Nike in Boston! Nice dude.
Omg guys, I’ve been so busy. I feel like I’m neglecting you all. Don’t hate me please!
Q:Heyyy... So I am thinking about doing the 5 day pouch test . Did you had any results with it ?
I had great results with it. By day 4 I had lost 5lbs. It’s pretty hard the first day, my best advice is to just keep drinking water between protein shakes. I actually did the protein for 3 days straight… so I kind of did a 6 day test lol. Just to warn you… you’re going to have to pee A LOT!
Q:how much weight did you lose in the first year?
I’ve lost a little over 100lbs since surgery. I had my surgery last October. I wish I had lost more, but I’ve struggled a bit since my 8th month post op.
Q:thank you so muchh ! :)
Happy to help!
Q:Hi, I found your blog looking thru wls tags, I just had my gastric bypass on November 5th of this year, I wanted to know if you have any advice? or any helpful tips? I dont know anyone who has ever done the surgery, & I just want to be as educated as possible :) btw you look gorgeous! LOVE your before and after pictures. You were beautiful before and your beautiful now. Thanks so much. <3
Thank you so much daaaahling! lol
My biggest piece of advice is to never ever ever give up. And drink lots of water lol.
But really, do not let any stall make you feel like you’re not losing. Throughout the process you will have stalls every 3 weeks or so for the first 5 months. Don’t think it’s not working for you, because when you think you’ve stalled, all of the sudden you’ll lose 10 more lbs. Also you should really work out. Go running, do work outs, whatever works for you. It will bring your happiness up to almost obnoxious levels. Seriously when I get into hard core workout mentality, I’m miss suzy sunshine haha. Oh, and don’t buy new clothes for at least the first 7 months… thrift thrift thrift. You’ll drop pant sizes about every two weeks, so there’s no point in buying new stuff.
Feel free to check out my youtube videos… just search gastrickaleigh. I used to post almost every week with what was going on, so people have told me they help.