This was super hard for me but I wanted to do it for my own liberation. I’m definitely not ready to wear a two piece all the time. Showing my stomach was a weird experience because while, it’s all I could think about, no one else even seemed to notice. Someone even stopped and offered to take our picture. Society tells us that unless your tummy is flat, to hide it. Well, for a temporary moment, I said 🖕🏻 that! Had a wonderful time with my love being in the ocean for the first time.
Keeping it simple: 3 pieces of turkey, 1 cheese slice, 2 pickle slices, 1/2tbs of jalapeño cream cheese and 4 grape tomatoes. Weighed right under 4oz and satisfying. Quick and cheap. I love experimenting and trying new recipes but i also have to be practical when making food purchases as it’s just me and i never finish food before it goes bad. This is one of my go-to lunch or snack options.
I made deviled eggs for breakfast. 😂 per my husbands request. This is his plate. It just looked too pretty, compared to my 4. Filter because they looked nasty in the picture for some reason. I think the colors are on my phone are off, since I dropped it. 😬 I used olive oil mayo and mustard and I used chili lime seasoning for the top.
Cheers to a better day, today. It’s a new day. I’ve got my protein coffee. I have my breakfast in front of me. Things are going to be ok. Thank you to everyone who reached out and said such sweet things. I think that helped so much. I just scheduled him an eye appointment because they also suggested it. She said she thinks he might be color blind, which I had suspected. He only knows brown and pink colors. I was so upset last night. There isn’t anything wrong with my son but sometimes that overwheming feeling gets me. I honestly get upset at every meeting because they have to show you where a 4 year old is and where he’s supposed to be at his adjusted age and I always get upset because he doesn’t meet any of them. He is very smart. He is working backwards. She said he can make the sounds of the letters and sign them but can’t tell her which they are. She said his brain works backwards. I fully think he’ll be an engineer someday! Anyways. Seriously, thank you for all the positive vibes because I certainly needed it.
I finished my 3 day #freshiicleanse & Im super proud of myself - it consisted of 4 juices and one big metaboost salad a day consisting of greens, mango, goat cheese, slivered almonds, carrots and balsamic vinegarette. I was pleasantly surprised to never once feel hungry while doing the cleanse (thank goodness for the salad) and feel WAY less bloated and energized! I went to the gym normally on my cleanse days and I did feel a little weaker but was able to push through! I did not do this cleanse to lose any weight but to truly cleanse my system but I did end up losing 6.2 “pounds” which is majority water weight I’m sure BUT I’ll take it haha I’m going to the states today until Friday and am gonna try and continue to make the healthiest choices that I can! ✌🏼
I still feel like the girl on the left ...that was after my first doctor cancelled my surgery ...I was depressed and stressed out . I had most 20lbs on my own and was determined to keep going . So glad I found Dr Greco. He helped save my life . Physically , mentally, and emotionally I was shutting down #vsg gave me what I needed to lose weight..it’s so much more than that tho! It woke me up again. My confidence came back ...my energy ...life. This is the best thing I’ve ever done for myself . #vsgfamily#vsg#verticalsleeve#morethanweightloss#wls#tool#ww#healthymama#sleeved
A year ago today I had a surgery that changed my life. I decided to have VSG surgery, and even though it was terrifying, I knew it was something I had to do to take charge of my life, and of my health. .
The last year has forsure been an adjustment, and has definitely had it's difficulties. But I wouldn't trade this journey for the world. I can finally say I'm healthy, which isn't something I couldn't come close to saying before.
I still have a ton of progress to make, but I mean from where I started... I'm pretty proud of myself. 🤷💁 Thank you to every person that's been there for me along the way, I couldn't do this without you. ❤️
Let’s talk about the HEART. I haven’t been on any high blood pressure medication in 2 months. This is the first time I’ve seen my Resting Heart rate this low in a very long time. I hope you are paying attention to ALL the victories, not just the scale, not just your pants becoming looser. My resting heart rate is normal!! 💕 that’s a big deal and just one other huge plus because of the surgery. Be healthy!!
Can’t wait to use this as a before photo! My boyfriend encouraged me to take this so I thought, fuck it.. take a full length photo of me and I’ll embrace it. Still felt so vulnerable though. My Super FINALLY hit my account last night with only days spare. So surgery is now paid 😄😄 All that’s left which I will pay not with super is my hospital excess. Also going great with pre op, barely hungry unless I smell my boyfriends dinner.. that’s distracting when your saliva glands go full steam ahead. 6 sleeps to go 🙃🙂#VSG#bariatricsurgery#verticalsleevegastrectomy#verticalsleeve#weightlosssurgery#optifast#preop#weightlossjourney
#day2of28 - here’s my day in a nutshell y’all! The first pic is after we finished #upperfix . The last pic was after our mile walk...but I of course failed to stop my Fitbit lol!
The second pic is a healthy take on chicken pasta con broccoli. It is made with veggie-made noodles from Birdseye, light Alfredo, leftover rotisserie chicken, steamed broccoli and mushrooms. It is SO good and just under 250 calories a serving woot woot! It makes me so happy to find and create (and recreate) meals in a healthy way💜💜
Today I’m down to the weight I was when I did my first @ragnartrail relay. It will always be one of my favorite races. 🏃🏻♀️ My NSV today is that my Ragnar jacket fits me again so I’m wearing all my gear out tonight. #ragnar#ragnartrail
I’m so happy to say this picture has ZERO editing/filters. Not even the brightness or anything! I usually edit the color levels on pictures to fix the lighting, but I wanted to share a raw photo of me. ❤️ I love that I’m gaining confidence to take selfies again!
Yep, it’s Taco Tuesday 🌮🌮, BUT I didn’t make Tacos🤣🙈. I started to, but then I started looking around in the fridge and decided to get a little creative. This wasn’t the first time I’ve made this meal but I think it’s the first time I’ve made it since vsg. Turned out scrump-diddly-umptious!!! Still sorta kinda like tacos though because I kinda seasoned it like I would if I were making tacos and we’re having tortilla chips with it...so yeah🤷🏽♀️