How I make sure my coffee shops always get my drink right... a stack of sticky notes in my car I always write my order on!
24oz iced triple shot white coffee breve with sugar free pumpkin and sugar free coconut.
When your four year old can snap a great picture of you. 👌🏻 I’ve been MIA in here. In a stretch of 9 days, I worked 8 of them!! With Fall comes flu season and flu season means the hospitals are busy! I’ve been a bit relaxed on carbs lately, still avoid sugar like the plague mostly. My scale has not worked in a week. And I’m just over here trying to live my best life in maintenance mode. Here’s to puffy vests that don’t make me feel like a whale!
My first post-op photo! Woke up to some balloons, flowers, a gorgeous salt lamp from Amber, and the wonderful faces of my friends and family. Recovery wasnt so bad. The pain killers got me over the hump, but I was up and walking around within hours, and got released the next morning. Healing up much faster than expected!
When a year goes by in the blink of an eye, it's easy to forget that your body has changed during that time. I had my two year surgery follow up on Tuesday and my surgical team was thrilled that I've lost 40 pounds in the 8 months since I've seen them last when statistically a lot of people are putting weight back on at this point. I still can't believe I'm 152 pounds. Most days I still see myself at 352 pounds, so it's a mind-fuck to see that number on the scale. Back on B1 to stop the deficiency and it's symptoms. This is my body now and it's so hard to wrap my head around but occasionally when I do let myself see the progress, I am so damn proud.
Tomorrow is my 30th birthday. I am half way though my 6 month dietician requirements and I’m so ready to never look like this again. My back hurts. My body aches. My jeans are super hard to button. I’m just done with being like this. I’m especially tired of being asked if I’m pregnant. Here is the promise I make myself as I turn 30, take better care of yourself, love yourself inside and out. This is the year my life changes for the better. 3 months pre surgery. 11 months pre wedding. We got this! #gastricbypassjourney#currentstatus#290lbs
You know that moment when you’re too busy living life to take a #transformationtuesday picture? Instead you’re getting a way before photo paired with a picture from the cruise. If you had told my first photo me that I would be in a bikini in public in a few short years? I never would’ve believed you. Yet, here we are. Kinda amazing!!
this time last year, i knew the surgery was coming up so i was eating EVERYTHING to say goodbye to the foods i'd miss. so i was at my heaviest in the left pic at 289 lbs. fortunately, 10 months after surgery, i really haven't had to give up many foods - but i do still have to eat in moderation.
i do hit weight loss stalls every now & then, but i'm still losing - just much slower.. which i'm fine with since i really don't want to have to deal with too much loose skin. i'm honestly at an ideal weight for myself now which is 176lbs so i don't feel like i need to push myself to lose more - great if i do, but ok with it if i don't - but i definitely don't want to gain. the surgery definitely made me learn to eat better & exercise more so i'm on the right track still!
in any case, still so crazy how much can change in less than a year - except my love for the san antonio spurs hasn't changed.. even without kawhi 😭 yay for nba being back! & yay for thrift store finds. so excited for the skirt but too cold to wear in texas now.. .
Holy #transformationtuesday .. down more than 70 lbs in a little over a year. This journey has been one of the toughest things I’ve gone through. I have always struggled with my weight since having my first child. I’ve worked out, tried all the fad diets, I’ve lost, I’ve gained, I’ve lost, I’ve gained again and yes the weight loss has been such a reward but no it’s not the easy way out. I know a lot of people, especially those who don’t struggle with weight issues or health issues will say, “Gastric Bypass is the easy way out.” Wrong, I did have my surgery because I had a life threatening issue that gave me no other option. But if I had the option, having this surgery would not be something I would choose. Having the surgery has been much harder to deal with than losing weight the natural way. Being hungry, not being hungry, the nausea, the vomiting, the hunger pains, the gas emptying, the dehydration, the vitamin taking, the hair loss, struggling with keeping my sugar up and dealing with so much more that comes along with having this surgery. So please, next time you want to look at someone and try to deter them from having surgery for weight loss reasons, remember that this may be their only option. #chattanoogadonutwall#losingweightishard#gastricbypassjourney#mystory#myjourney#mylife#itsnoteasy#gastroparesisfighter 💚 #tryingtolivemybestlife
#transformationtuesday falls on the same day as my belated two year surgery follow up. I am feeling all the things today so here is a transformation side by side that makes me feel even more things. I have overcome so much, I have defied odds, I have fought tooth and nail to stay alive and stay active and work towards my goals in the face of great adversity. 200 pounds lost (at least) between these two photos