My commitment to living a healthy life continues with making better choices so I won’t give in to cravings. I like recipes that are easy, and this concoction only took about 10 minutes to prepare. Avocado Cacao Pudding (credit @fabfitfun ) 2 avocados 1⁄2 cup cacao powder 1⁄4 cup maple syrup 1⁄2 cup + 2 TB unsweeted almond milk Pinch of salt 1 tsp vanilla . #healthyrecipes #suzfoodjournal #avocado #fabfitfuntv #eatthisnotthat #wlsjourney #commit30 #vidahealth
I’ve returned to keeping a food journal and have been exploring mindfulness through podcasts, Pinterest, etc to find success on my journey. I stumbled on this graphic and the tips below from a local dietician @rebel_dietitians and I wanted to share for the greater good. Mindful Tips: Here are some tips to help you eat more mindfully: a. Print out this coloring book graphic b. Slow down your eating c. Take smaller bites d. Put down the fork between bites e. Take a breath before eating to settle down and set the tone for the meal f. Sit at the table g. Turn off the screen (TV, computer, or smartphone) h. Turn on music i. Savor your food . . #wlsjourney #mindfuleating #mealprep #portioncontrol #commit30 #healthyeating
This is amazing! Korean bbq chicken bowl with kale, carrots, corn and bulgogi sauce.
Haven’t seen you guys in a while! If you don’t remember, I’m Suz. I had gastric bypass surgery 3 years ago. I lost 120 pounds with my tool by changing my eating habits, tracking my food, meal prepping, taking my vitamins, and following a daily fitness routine. I had a nasty fall and spent a lot of time in physical therapy recovering from a concussion. I lost my physical endurance and and after a while, my motivation too. But I’m taking baby steps to get back to where I need to be. It’s been far too long.
Checking in to say hello...I’ve had some health related issues in the past few months related to stress, anxiety, etc. I’m doing much better now, and it appears that I may have found some alternatives to stress eating. So far so good, but it’s only been a week. I did get some bloodwork done while at the doctor’s office and while my blood chemistry tests were good, I do have severe anemia and vitamin D deficiency. I’ll have some more testing to determine the cause of my anemia. I did have a health scare last night. My husband and I went to see my favorite group last night and I passed out just minutes before the show. I was well taken care of by the staff at the venue, they had EMTs and doctors there to evaluate me. The cause of my blackout was anemia and a sudden drop in my blood pressure. It happened very quickly, I barely remember what happened. So, with that being said, looking for suggestions or recommendations for favorite vitamins or info that will help me get a handle on this. Xo. . . . . . #wlsjourney #wls #rnylife #anemia #gastricbypass #wlscommunity #lifeafterrny #rouxeny #wlssupport
Just looked at the date and realized that TODAY is my 3 year surgiversary! Holy cow!!! How did that happen??? No regrets from me! Best decision I’ve ever made. Only wish I had done it sooner. I’m 48 years old and feel amazing. Prior to my #wls I was miserable with uncontrolled diabetes, severe sleep apnea, high blood pressure...the list goes on and on. I can do so many things I couldn’t do before. You know it’s amazing to ride roller coaster and go to concerts and dance all night, sit comfortably on an airplane- not that I do this everyday, but I don’t have that fear that I won’t fit in a seat or any other embarrassing situations that happen when you are overweight. So, no I didn’t do anything special for this occasion today, but I wanted to share with you that for me, life is great! . . . #wlsjourney #wlscommunity #rouxeny #rny #rnylife #weightloss #rnycommunity #gastricbypass #surgiversary #nsv
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Oh HI everyone! I’m just out here living my life! I had an incredible night with my family celebrating my husband’s birthday. I still always have the same mindset of being morbidly obese (even after almost 3 years from having #wls ) so, here’s my #NSV . I insisted on getting seats at the concert instead of getting the general admission tickets where you stand the whole time. Well, the music was amazing and this girl danced all night long! I actually hit my daily step goal last night...too bad I didn’t put in my Fitbit until going to the concert !!! So thank you to this awesome band for getting me moving last night! I had a great time and I’ll believe in myself next time!!!
Beautiful girl, you can do hard things. This has been my motto for a very long time. For most of my adult life, I have been morbidly obese. I finally realized it was time to take charge of my health because my diabetes was out of control and I had other co-morbidities like high blood pressure, sleep apnea, etc. I had weight loss surgery and regained my health. I lost 125 pounds. Many of my health issues are now a distant memory. I started running and participated in several 5Ks. But last year, I was dealing with a severe concussion. I had to take a break to allow my brain time to heal. It’s been a difficult road for me to get back into my routine, but I know I have to put my health first. I made this keychain via @vintage.suz # moonflowervintagegems to remind me of my strength and persistence. I love to inspire others and I love creating these beautiful atlases via my #sidehustle @vintage.suz. If you are interested in ordered one like this, or a different design, please reach out. . . . #plunderstylist #customatlas #beautifulgirlyoucandohardthings #beautifulgirl #inspire #wlsjourney #fashionblogger #gastricbypass #wlscommunity #rnylife #fashionjewelry #jewelry #motivation #moonflowervintagegems #vintagesuz #linkinbio #mombosslife
Not WLS RELATED but I would love to have your support... Friends, if you are local to the Ashburn VA area, please stop by and say hello!!! I’m so excited to be one of the featured vendors at the #Sip &Shop @century21redwood on 6/21. It should be a lot of fun!!! 🌙🌻🦋💙 Follow me at @vintage.suz #plunderstyle #ashburnva #shoppingevent #moonflowervintagegems #novashopping #ashburn #virginia
Some days I feel like a failure...getting back in the gym has been causing some feelings of dread. Not for the workout part, but walking through the door. I am keeping up with my exercise by walking and staying active but I want to hit some machines and regain some muscle definition in my arms and back. This is not meant to be a negative post. I don’t hate my body, looking at my reflection in the full length mirror, I can see that I haven’t gone too far off the rails. I am happy and I am motivated to get back in shape. If you read all of this, thank you! I appreciate your support. Happy Thursday! #wlsjourney #fitnessmotivation #plunderstylist #summerscoming