Sunday, June 20, 2010

Weight Loss Surgery: Best. Decision. Ever.




June 20th 2006, 9 AM.
I made the BEST DECISION of my life.

56 comments:

Karen Butler Ogle said...

You are stunning as always, Michelle. Congratulations and MANY happy returns.

Hugs,
Karen

Miss Vickie "The Queen Bee" said...

Absolutely beautiful!

ramblinsuze said...

*HUGS* Congratulations on the milestone. You are gorgeous both inside and out and a huge inspiration to those of us just starting this journey. :)

JavaCupcake said...

You look amazing Michelle!!!

Congratulations!!! You are MY inspiration! :)

xoxo
Betsy

Wendy N said...

Congratulations on your big week, Michelle!

And may I wish you an early Happy Birthday!

BTW... we ALL "won" when you decided to have surgery, as we have all benefitted from your awesome recipies, etc! Thank you so much for sharing with us!

Fab Kate said...

:) you look AMAZING :)

Miss Soul said...

Yay!! Happy Surgeriversary...Happy Early Birthday...and here's to an ice cream maker lol. Thanks for all you do...

Anonymous said...

you dont look like the same person. I can only hope I look as good after I loose my weight. I had RNY May the 13,2010.

stubblebubble_2000@yahoo.com

battynurse said...

Congratulations!
You are such an inspiration. Thank you for sharing your journey and recipes and everything.

Tifagirly said...

Wow!

Wanda said...

Michelle,

I for one have loved your recipes and have used them to help me follow my journey through the weight loss process. I am now two years (or will be by June 30) and never regret one day. Thank you so much for what you do. Congratulations on your 4 years!!!!

Wanda
wwfh2003@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday/anniversary. I look forward to seeing your 10 ten pictures. You are my role model.
Hugs,
Sharon

cineKate said...

I just had my surgery 6 days ago and feel physically AND mentally scrambled. I'm so very happy that I've found your blog, Shelly. You'll be a perfect start to a support community for me.
It's great to know that my love for culinary creativity won't have to suffer.
Thanks for being here,thanks for the encouragement, happy birthday and congratulations!
Kate, New Mexico

Anonymous said...

My one year surgiversary is this coming week. Your blog has helped transform me into someone who couldn't cook a thing to someone who enjoys being in the kitchen making healthy food. While your "after" photo is stunning, what is truly stunning is the obvious joy that has been released in you since you had surgery. As I've lost weight, the joy inside me has been set free for the world to see. Sure, I physically look better today but I could give two hoots about that because what brings me greater joy is the joy of knowing that I'm going to live longer and that I don't wake up each day wondering how I'll have enough energy to make it through. Michelle, you give us energy and life through your encouragement. Keep it up! Thanks!

Anonymous said...

Thank you so much for your site...you are truly and inspiration. I had my RNY 05/24/10. Congratulations on 4 years and Happy Birthday :0)

aljunggust@hotmail.com

Anonymous said...

Hi Michelle!

We share a birthday, although I think I am a year older. I'll have a drink for you at my party this week!

Suzanne

dramamama3 said...

You are beautiful!

Rebecca Welter said...

Congratulations - you have done fabulous, and your recipes help so much!

kimha@aol.com said...

Happy surgiversary and early Birthday! You continue to inspire me on a daily basis, and I look forward to checking your blog every day. You have also "inspired" me to buy a lot of things on Amazon...hopefully I won't have to add an ice cream maker, and can win one instead! My surgery is finally scheduled for 7/1! Yeah!

Andrea said...

You look so amazing! Happy "Birthday!"

Lisa said...

Congrats-- I love reading your blog! You are an inspiration to all of us!

brit said...

Congratulations on the weight loss! I love your recipes - especially the cake and ice cream. :)

Best wishes,
Brittany

Anonymous said...

Rock on! You look awesome, you are so beautiful (even before the New York makeover) Congrats to you!

Shelley, Flagstaff, AZ

THE DASH! said...

Oh and Happy Birthday - sorry, dunce here forgot to add it. Hope you are spoiled.

THE DASH! said...

Holy crap! Is that what you look like? The pics at the bottom on the slide show don't do you justice. You are a stunner - and soooo thin now. Look at those collar bones. What a fantastic accomplishment.

Anonymous said...

i want this so bad. looking good in your nyc pic. pick me, pick me.

leslie
punkbright@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

retweeted on twitter

leslie
punkbright@yahoo.com

Mary Lou said...

Congratulations, and Happy Birthday!

You are a constant source of inspiration and information! Thanks for all you do.

Anonymous said...

You look amazing. I love the hair color and style. Congratulations on an your amazing journey thus far. I'm one year into my own journey and am down 100+ lbs and 7 sizes. Thanks for this blog, I enjoy it so much.

greeneyes6181226@yahoo.com

Patti said...

Wow! You are amazing! such an inspiration! I really want to try your protein ice cream. Happy Birth days! Both of them!

Patti
pcorrea9@gmail.com

Jessica said...

Congratulations on your anniversary and birthday! Thank you for being an inspiration to us all!

Jessica Pfenning

Anonymous said...

I am 4 days post-op and I'm so excited to try your recipes! I was very concerned that I might get tired of the same thing all the time, but there's no way I will with sooooooo many awesome things to try! Thank you for providing us with inspiration and hope for a MUCH better life;-)

Chris M.

kerrig said...

You look AWESOME! You know, Food Network is taking applications for the Next Food Network Star. I really think you should apply. You are so creative I know you could kick A@@.

Theresa said...

I love your blog.

Theresa

funmama1@yahoo.com

Becky said...

My God woman, you are beautiful! Happy Birthday and thank you for all of the tasty recipies.

bd32667@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

You look 30 years younger .. remarkably beautiful!

Denise H
rayvin@zoominternet.net

Becky said...

I love your recipes! I'm only a week out from surgery, and when I feel miserable about my liquid diet, I look at your lovely recipes to make myself feel better. It helps to know that something good is coming. I hope I win the ice-cream maker, and Happy Birthday!

-Becky

Anonymous said...

You have been an inspiration to me thru my weight loss journey. I love your recipies and they are easy to adjust for my allergies. Keep the blogging going!

Joy O.
o.joy72@yahoo.com

James said...

You look great. I want this machine to try and make frozen yogurt with Greek Yogurt. Thanks for the giveaway.

kelly
kellyjamise@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

michell, you are stunning! congrats- so proud of you!!!!

=)posted your link on facebook too....

kris
knecessaryrn@windstream.net

Melissa said...

Congrats!! Love the blog. Keep writing. I am 7 months post-op and down 82lbs.

hairdiva100 said...

Happy Birthdays Michelle! You look AMAZING!


Best Wishes,
Amy
amyatthestudio@yahoo.com

Amy said...

Homemade ice cream is the best. When I make protein ice cream it just fits into my program better. Thanks for the ice cream recipes!

Amy

FlipFlopGirl said...

How very fun! Happy Early Birthday! I am 6 weeks post-op, so reading your blog has been a wonderful inspiration. Thank YOU!

Dena said...

I know my WLS was my best decision ever! Your story is so inspiring and your recipes are wonderful and helpful. Thank you for sharing your story, Shelly!

Becky anewbecboo Cooper said...

Wow honey, never saw that picture yet, you are just amazing!!! Happy Surgiversary and YOU GO GIRL!!!!
thanks for being an awesome inspiration to me!!! love and miss you

The Curvy Life said...

CONGRATULATIONS!!! You look great! I just celebrated one year... best decision I ever made too!!

La-

Holly said...

Love your blog! You are wonderful!

Leah Railey said...

Congrats on your success! It is certainly life changing, isn't it. I am 2.5 years post-op. Thanks for sharing all your fabulous recipes.

lrailey@csus.edu

Anonymous said...

You are such a gift. I just forwarded your site address to my cousin's daughter who lives in El Cajon who is having surgery on July 2!
Rosemary Probst
probst1566@comcast.net

Anonymous said...

I, too, made the best decision of my life last October and have lost a total of 100 pounds. Eighteen of them were before surgery. Your website is awesome and I look forward to checking in regularly. Keep up the great tidbits for us WLS patients.....

Anonymous said...

Hello I received your website from Michelle at Journey Clinic, have'nt had my surgury yet, hope to by next month or Aug. I truly Love all your receipes, information, its wonderful, thankyou so much, may God bless you, your family, Thanks again michelle for giving me this website its the best!!!!

Thanks
Lynda

Meghan said...

Congrats! You look amazing and are such an inspiration to me. I read your blog and it makes me strive to be creative and make better choices.

Meghan
megemur75@hotmail.com

Haven Womack said...

Sending you a latte (coffee pun intended) love and best wishes as you celebrate your natural birthday AND your re-birthday so close together. I send folks to your blog often for wonderful recipes and inspiration so keep up the good work! MUAHS, Haven

Jennifer Miller said...

YAY for you!! Such a beautiful woman!! You are a great inspiration for continuing to keep it all off this far out! I was thinking about that today when I realized I'm almost 2 years out. I hear so often people that gain after a year out and there's really only a few that I can recall that are true success stories and you always are at the top of that list. Congratulations!

Shana said...

Thanks for all you do to help us. Have a great birthday.