30 Days Later….Rising to the Challenge!

Hello, again!

First, the Resources page here on SeeSondraSlim has been SUUUUPER updated, and there are tons of valuable resources. Links to: A gigantic protein shake recipe list, a chart that breaks down the benefits of Gastric Bypass and LapBand, A web-based TV channel that will not only inform and educate, but CRACK YOU UP!,Β  a chart that breaks down what most major insurance providers require to approve and pay for bariatric surgery, and tons of other goodies! Be sure to check it out! Might come in handy for you, or someone you know considering or adapting after WLS.

Now, the even better stuff! As promised, I am posting the 30 day photos and baring my white stomach for the world to see! (By the way, I just ordered my Jergen’s Natural Glow lotion on Amazon, and I am ECSTATIC, because it’s like $10 in the store, but I got THREE of them for $20 on there! AMEN! That white skin issue will be history by the time the photo shoot arrives!)

Ahem….tangent? Anyways, I am very excited, because I have to admit, as time passes I do see subtle differences. I still need to work a lot on the toning, but once I get my car, I’ll be in the gym RIGHT AFTER work! And I cannot wait, because I realize that I really enjoy the gym. I get in the zone, and time just kinda flies….I used to count down the seconds on the machines, but now….I am always trying to add time to them, because I can SEE my end result goal in my head. Lovely!

Moving on (another tangent! GOODNESS!), I am excited to see what ya’ll think of the newest photos. I want feedback, you hear me? I am not posting my flesh just for kicks and giggles….I want opinions. Don’t tell me I’m hot or anything…just clue me in on what differences YOU see. I’m a horrible judge of my progress outside stepping on the scale, because I look at myself constantly….in storefront windows, car windows, freezer doors at the grocery store, my mirror at home, I even use my phone as a mirror…..but hey….a girl’s gotta make sure she looks good, right?!?!

So, here they are. 14 weeks post op, and last time I checked? 62….yes, SIXTY TWO pounds lost!!! Feel free to refer to last month’s post, “I Can’t Believe I’m Doing This.”

Side View!

Front View!!

To be honest, I’m really not very happy with these.Β  But then I think back…..

This was just 3 weeks BEFORE surgery!

No matter how I feel about it, we have come a loooooong way from that! That dress is too big now!

OH! And while we’re at it! If you haven’t yet, please “like” SeeSondraSlim on Facebook. The little like button to your right there will do it with no hassle! And also, please hit the “Subscribe” button! I promise, all it means is that you’ll get an email when a new post is published. No spam, no drama. There are also little buttons at the end of each post, so you can share your faves on Tumblr, Twitter, Facebook, via Email, or tons of other ways I can’t even tell you about, because I don’t have them. Lol.

You guys are awesome!

The Next “I Can’t Believe I’m Doing This!” challenge update will be posted at the beginning of November, right before the Boudoir Divas photo shoot on 11/8! I sprung for hair, makeup, the works! So, we shall see about maybe sharing one of those shots with you! πŸ™‚

‘Til Next Time!


9 thoughts on “30 Days Later….Rising to the Challenge!

  1. Elyse says:

    OMG!!!! I’m so proud!!!! Glad that even though I’m not there in person to see it I can still see the progress!! LOVE IT!!! Miss u!!!


  2. christal says:

    you look awesome! And you can totally tell a difference from your first picture post! And thanks for posting Boudoir Divas! Totally gave me Christmas present inspiration! xoxoxoxo


  3. sondrajo says:

    Thank you, both!

    I miss you too, Elyse. But I will see you soon!

    And Christal, that is a GREAT idea! I am excited to see what kind of magic they do when I go! πŸ™‚


  4. 20-something Sweetheart says:

    Hey girl, thanks for following my blog yesterday. I just got a chance to check yours out, and wow! Great job! Very excited for you. I can definitely see the difference between your first post and now. How much were you to start? Which surgery did you have? Hope all is well! πŸ™‚


  5. sondrajo says:

    Of course!! And thank you so much! I was 305 lbs when I weighed in pre-op on June 20th, and now I am 243! πŸ™‚ I had a Vertical Sleeve Gastrectomy. It’s a newer procedure, but I wouldn’t trade it for the world! Thank you so much again for following. I can’t wait to see where YOUR journey takes you! πŸ™‚


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