Gastric Kaleigh

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I'm Kaleigh a 23 year old lady that has just moved to NYC from Boston.

This is my journey through my life post Gastric Bypass Surgery.

Height: 5'6

Highest Weight: 310+ lbs
Surgery Weight: 285 lbs.
Current Weight: 183 lbs.


Surgery Date: October 22nd, 2012

I’m incapable of leaving you alone." … "Then don’t.

(Source: ohmrgrey, via lovethyfox)

— 5 days ago with 6946 notes

I’d love to find me a fella with a nice haircut, a quality beard, and a great job.

— 1 week ago with 6 notes
#relationshipgoals  #relationship goals 
Click here to support Help Me Continue My Weight Loss Journey by Kaleigh Welch →

gastrickaleigh:

I can’t give up. I need your help.


Almost two years ago I my whole life changed when I had gastric bypass surgery. Before surgery I was around 300lbs, very quickly over the first year and a half I lost around 120lbs. I was working out, eating healthy, and in a great place mentally.

Over this most recent year I have moved to NY where I’ve been trying to get a real job, and figure out my life. I haven’t had as much luck as I thought and have been jobless a few times. I still haven’t been able to afford a place of my own. And I still haven’t found that 9-5 job that I thought I’d easily get. Yes, it’s the typical life of a 20-something year old chasing dreams in the city. All of these factors have thrown off my healthy lifestyle after surgery, and I have gained some of my weight back (20lbs).

The lack of funds has caused me to become depressed, and unable to afford the healthy foods I need as well as the vitamins that I have to take every single day. I no longer have the motivation to work out as much because I can’t afford the gym membership I signed up for. I am well aware that no one needs the gym to work out, but I find more motivation going to the gym rather than being distracted in my house.

I have a blog where I have inspired people to keep on track with their weight loss goals. I feel like I am failing my followers by gaining the weight. I still want to lose another 60lbs, but it’s extremely hard when you can only afford ramen noodles! 

I am hoping to raise around $1000. That will cover a gym membership for a year, vitamins, and some grocery shopping for a few months. I will be keeping close track of my goals this time as long as I can. I want my heath to be my top priority in my life. I have come so far from being morbidly obese. I won’t let you down, and most importantly I won’t let my self down.

Thank you so much if you chose to donate. You will be helping me achieve what I’ve been working towards for two years now. I want to continue inspiring, and you’re help will be an inspiration to me.

I could really use some help guys. I was literally scraping up nickels and dimes out of my purse just to buy an apple today for my lunch. I feel absolutely pathetic asking for help, but it’s becoming harder every day. I got a job but won’t be getting paid for another two weeks.

— 1 week ago with 6 notes
Confidence is key.

I’m pretty nervous to go out like this tonight. Got some belly showing. Thank god my stomach is tan! The red lipstick makes me have an extra layer of confidence though.

Confidence is key.

I’m pretty nervous to go out like this tonight. Got some belly showing. Thank god my stomach is tan! The red lipstick makes me have an extra layer of confidence though.

— 1 week ago with 8 notes
#confidence 
Lunch.
Tuna sandwich with cucumber “bread”.

Lunch.
Tuna sandwich with cucumber “bread”.

— 1 week ago with 9 notes
#food diary  #health food  #lunch  #healthy food  #healthy  #fitblr 
Anonymous asked: If you're asking for donations on go fund me, do you think you should be flaunting the fact that while you can't buy healthy food, you can buy concert tickets?


Answer:

I bought the tickets in April or May when I was still working. It was before my internship. They were a groupon. $25 ticket. I still haven’t figured out how I’m supposed to get upstate. Thinking about selling my camera.

— 1 week ago

I’ve used all of my sister’s eggs this week…. Oops!

— 1 week ago
Kings Of Leon concert in less than a month

Holy shit guys! I haven’t seen them in 4 years since they canceled their last tour. I literally cried when that happened. THEY ARE MY FAVORITE BAND IN THE WORLD!!!!!

My best guy friend from college and I have a tradition of seeing them. I haven’t seen him in 2 years and I CAN’T FUCKING WAIIIIT!!! I’m going up to Saratoga Springs for the concert. That’s where we saw them last. I suprised him by buying tickets on groupon. He hasn’t seen me in person since I’ve lost weight. He’s one of those friends that everything will be just like it was where we left off when I see him even though it was 2 years ago. I love this kid. (In a brotherly way ((he has a gf)))

— 2 weeks ago with 2 notes
#kings of leon  #kol  #kings of leon concert  #concerts  #concert 
Dinner for the next few days.

Ground turkey, peppers, black beans. Seasoned with some onion powder, chili powder, and some hot sauce (I love spicy)

Dinner for the next few days.

Ground turkey, peppers, black beans. Seasoned with some onion powder, chili powder, and some hot sauce (I love spicy)

— 2 weeks ago with 2 notes
Click here to support Help Me Continue My Weight Loss Journey by Kaleigh Welch →

I can’t give up. I need your help.


Almost two years ago I my whole life changed when I had gastric bypass surgery. Before surgery I was around 300lbs, very quickly over the first year and a half I lost around 120lbs. I was working out, eating healthy, and in a great place mentally.

Over this most recent year I have moved to NY where I’ve been trying to get a real job, and figure out my life. I haven’t had as much luck as I thought and have been jobless a few times. I still haven’t been able to afford a place of my own. And I still haven’t found that 9-5 job that I thought I’d easily get. Yes, it’s the typical life of a 20-something year old chasing dreams in the city. All of these factors have thrown off my healthy lifestyle after surgery, and I have gained some of my weight back (20lbs).

The lack of funds has caused me to become depressed, and unable to afford the healthy foods I need as well as the vitamins that I have to take every single day. I no longer have the motivation to work out as much because I can’t afford the gym membership I signed up for. I am well aware that no one needs the gym to work out, but I find more motivation going to the gym rather than being distracted in my house.

I have a blog where I have inspired people to keep on track with their weight loss goals. I feel like I am failing my followers by gaining the weight. I still want to lose another 60lbs, but it’s extremely hard when you can only afford ramen noodles! 

I am hoping to raise around $1000. That will cover a gym membership for a year, vitamins, and some grocery shopping for a few months. I will be keeping close track of my goals this time as long as I can. I want my heath to be my top priority in my life. I have come so far from being morbidly obese. I won’t let you down, and most importantly I won’t let my self down.

Thank you so much if you chose to donate. You will be helping me achieve what I’ve been working towards for two years now. I want to continue inspiring, and you’re help will be an inspiration to me.
— 2 weeks ago with 6 notes
#weight loss surgery  #weight loss  #surgery  #wls  #gastric bypass  #rny  #rny gastric bypass  #vsg  #vertical sleeve gastrectomy  #gastric sleeve  #lap band  #gastric band  #health  #losing weight  #get healthy  #Healthy Life  #healthy eating  #healthy  #health food  #fitblr  #fitness  #working out  #workout  #run  #running  #gym  #gym workout  #Fitsperation  #fit  #fund me 
Drinking breakfast.
(Vanilla Greek yogurt, mixed berries, mango, crystal light lemonade, vanilla protein)

Thank god for NutriBullet

Drinking breakfast.
(Vanilla Greek yogurt, mixed berries, mango, crystal light lemonade, vanilla protein)

Thank god for NutriBullet

— 2 weeks ago with 4 notes
#health  #healthy  #smoothie  #nutribullet  #fitblr  #weight loss  #losing weight  #wls  #weight loss surgery  #gastric bypass  #vsg 

I want the kind of love that Ed Sheeran could sing about.

— 2 weeks ago with 5 notes
#love  #relationships  #dating  #couple 
Gotta have me my bows and hoes.

Gotta have me my bows and hoes.

— 2 weeks ago with 1 note
#me