by Kayla 

My 160-Pound Weight Loss Journey with Gastric Sleeve Surgery

Hey everyone, Kayla here. I wanted to share a weightloss update with you. About ten months ago, I decided to undergo gastric sleeve surgery in Tijuana, and it’s been a transformative experience. I’ve lost 160 pounds since then, and the changes to my daily life have been incredible.

The Benefits I’ve Experienced

Walking has become a significant part of my life now. I can comfortably walk 3-5 miles without getting winded, a stark contrast to before. It’s not just about being able to breathe easier; my muscles now tire out before my lungs do. Fitting into places I used to struggle with, like chairs and airplane seats, has become much easier, and simple things like crossing my legs have become possible and comfortable.

I’ve also noticed a significant increase in my energy levels. I feel more agile, flexible, and overall more comfortable in my own body.

The Challenges Along the Way

That being said, it hasn’t all been smooth sailing. One of the drawbacks I’ve faced is hair loss, a common side effect of rapid weight loss. It’s been tough seeing my hair thin out, but it’s starting to grow back, albeit slowly. I’m considering a shorter hairstyle to manage this change better.

Mentally, it’s been a bit of a battle too. There are days when I feel I should be doing more in terms of diet and exercise. But when I look at the progress I’ve made, losing an average of 10 pounds a month, I try to remind myself that sustainable weight loss is about making good choices consistently, not perfectly.

Gratitude and Reflections

Going to Tijuana for surgery was a big step, and I don’t regret it for a second. The only thing I wish is that I hadn’t waited so long to take this step. I’m still on my journey, with about 60 pounds to go to reach my initial goal. Once there, I’ll reassess how I feel and if I want to lose more.

Stay Connected

Thank you to everyone who’s been following my journey and offering support. If you’re interested in more regular updates, check out my weekly vlogs on YouTube. If you have any questions about gastric sleeve or my experience, feel free to ask in the comments.

Here’s to the journey ahead and finding balance in our choices. Thanks for being a part of my story.

About the Author

I've been creating content since I was a kid and I've always had a serious case of wanderlust. Here you will find my latest blogs and vlogs where I share my story and my passions with you!

Kayla Winter

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