Her Story: Cieanna

Name: Cieanna aka Cici Age: Sexy 31 lol Procedure Type: Gastric Sleeve What prompted you to make the decision to go for wls? I had a miscarriage in 2014 and was told it was due to my weight that i was unable to carry the baby. Did/do you feel any pressure by a doctor to…

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Her Story: Nichelle

Name: Nichelle (@see_chelles) Age: 29 Type of procedure: gastric sleeve (No surgery to date) What prompted you to make the decision to go for wls? Honestly it was free with my employer and I’ve struggled with my weight for a long time so I thought it would be a good option. Did/do you feel any…

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Her Story: Jasmine B.

Name: Jasmine B. Age: 24. Procedure: Undisclosed What prompted you to make the decision to go for wls? For a long time I have been a plus size gal.  I love being a plus size girl.  Its something so empowering about being plush. But I recently hurt my knee.  I had my acl replacement and…

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Her Story: Dallas

Name: Dallas @thee_dallas Procedure Type: (laparoscopic R-NY gastric bypass surgery 2004) Age: 41   What prompted you to make the decision to go for wls? I couldn’t even walk a block without my whole body being in pain. I was about 375lbs (at the time, not my highest weight). I had tried EVERYTHING else, I…

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All the Ways I Plan to Treat Myself – 4 Cheap Ways to Self Care

Recovery has been an absolute draaaag albeit necessary.  I have slid back into my 9-5 though thanks to the graciousness of my boss; I am working from home. I almost sorta kinda miss my desk; but hubby has rearranged our bedroom to include a little office space for moi. I thank God everyday for a…

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No Thank You to the Politics of Blogging

These last few days have been pretty trying if I do say so myself. I under went a thyroidectomy 4 days ago to treat a rather large goiter that was growing in my neck. I have talked about my health pretty openly on this blog so in case you ever want to catch up; simply…

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Thyroid Chronicles: Surgery Up Next

Hey blogger baes! I know it’s been a minute since I’ve stopped in and updated ya’ll on my health. If you’ve followed me for a bit then you know I have an autoimmune disease called Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis. You can read all about it here and here. I met with the surgeon this past week and…

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Save Your Faux Concern: 4 Reasons I’m Not Here for Your Internet Shame

Recently I was having a conversation with a friend and they told me that an old male friend of mine had quite a mouthful to say about body positive women and their ways. Now, what was intriguing to me is that this person was a man I used to date; which means clearly he has…

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Who Do I Become After the Weight Loss?

I’ve had the pleasure of knowing a few people in my life who have opted for weight loss surgery for one reason or another. Right now, that is not an option on the table for me because we have to focus on the care for my thyroid. But needless to say, anyone who’s experienced a…

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Meeting my Nutritionist for the First Time

Today was a pretty big day for me. After finding out I had Hashimoto’s, I knew I was going to have to do a bit extra than most people in order to find my way with weight loss. I am a person who absolutely needs structure, I thrive off of it. So a few weeks…

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