Sunday, March 21, 2010

Before and after...4 weeks post op

Been wondering where I’ve been?

I wish I had great news, like I won the lottery and took a trip to Hawaii…but alas…I had a quick admission to the fantastic Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center for nausea and dehydration. It was very unexpected, but the important thing is that everything is fine and I’m home now…but back on a liquid diet. It’s been quite a rough week for me and I still can’t get my head around my emotions about this setback, but as soon as I do, I hope to write about it here.

SO- until then, I want to put up the post I meant to put up a few days ago.

A lot of people ask me to put up some before and after shots, since most of you have no idea what I looked like before I had my surgery. So, I picked a few of my favorites and thought I would share. I am also putting up a picture of me 4 weeks post op…40lbs gone.

This is surprisingly nerv-racking for me. But, here we go…

This is me at my 5 year college reunion...May 2009. When I started college, I remember praying I wouldn't have a skinny roommate. She didn't have to be bigger than me, but please let her have a muffin top or double chin...just so I wouldn't have to feel like a giant whale every time I got dressed. See the adorable blonde on the right? Yeah...god has a weird sense of humor. (But I love that girl to death and wouldn’t have wanted it any other god- it's all good)

In July 2009, I went to Sesame Place with my good friend Ang, and my adorable godson Nicholas. There was a water park. So, the question was- would I wear a bathing suit?


Why? Well, one reason was because I think I had on enough girdle and SPANX to make sure my gut stayed in that skirt, that it would have taken me hours to change...I was bulletproof…seriously.

This is a picture of me in the pre-op area the morning of my surgery…no make-up….glasses on…I was looking H-O-T-T!

Finally- here I am now…4 weeks post-op and 40lbs lighter. I wasn’t feeling too well that day, so please ignore the paleness and enjoy!


  1. You are doing great and I'm telling you it just keeps getting better! Congrats on being 40lbs down!

  2. you look awesome, girl! sorry to hear about the setback, but you keep on trucking! keep up the great work!!!!


  3. Looking good girl! I am so proud of you for doing that, I know how hard it can be!

  4. My friend just won at the euromillions online lottery. Oh man! I am feeling so envious. Feels bad when your friend loses, but feels worst when he actually wins! I feel like hell when he invites me for a drink. Never mind! May be someday I will win too!

  5. Pre or Post, you've always been a beautiful woman, Kristen.

  6. Given sump pumps and floods, I'm not surprised you hit a bump. A lot to handle, yes? You'll be over the hurdle in no time. Looking forward to reading about the next adventure!

  7. I worry about you, you have to learn to de-stress as well. I am so proud of you and I agree, you were beautiful before and you are beautiful now. Nothing will change who you are, I think you are send me that polka dot black dress! LOVE YOU!