Laura explains how soon after gastric bypass surgery she began losing weight.
After gastric bypass surgery, the weight came off very quickly. The first week I lost 19 pounds in a week. I hadn’t lost five pounds in a week and in the first month I lost 30, and I believe six months I would say was my milestone. The size in your clothes just continues to drop. I would have to find things on sale because , you know, one week you are a 12, the next three weeks later you are a 10, and it continues to drop.
I would have to say my milestone was six months when I really figured out, “Wow, I have really lost some weight here. I look like a different person.”
My dress pant size changed from a size 16-18, and currently now a size 8. I never wanted to even wear dresses before, but now I am starting to wear them, short sleeves. I was the woman that was always in long sleeves or a jacket to cover as much up as I could, but now, well, you can see me now. I wear short sleeves and I am loving it.