NSV!!!! Think it’s time for new pajama bottoms. The top is actually a night sure my mom gave me cause apparently me and her wear the same size now lol. But let’s just say these bottoms need to be replaced cause one wrong move and I’m gonna lose them lol.
Micaela and I took a 4 week trip down to Arizona and Las Vegas, I am down to 204 today and a size 14.
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i missed #facetofacefriday , so here it is on sunday! i don’t think the left photo was my highest weight, but i remember feeling really good about myself back then. that dress was a size 16, but i’m pretty sure it was mislabeled, because i was wearing sizes much larger than that on the regular. my face got smaller and my glasses got bigger! but still rocking the red hair. ❤️
Hey wls family! I haven’t been very active on this account for the last week, I’ve been in a pretty strange headspace.
To be totally transparent, which is something I strive to always be, especially on this account, I’ve been weary of scrolling through this feed. As my surgery date gets closer I’m starting to reach levels of anxiety that I’ve never experienced before.
I’ve been afraid of coming here and seeing posts from people that are post surgery and spending what seems like endless time at the hospital, getting transfusions or having to get some sort of revision, because it makes me stop and ask myself if I’m doing the wrong thing? I know that I’m making the right choice for myself ultimately but damn, the nerves are REAL.
I’m reminding myself that everyone’s journey is different and that for the most part, I am in full control of my outcome. Taking my supplements and vitamins, following the restrictions closely, listening to my healthcare team and trusting their guidance.
I’m nervous, but I’m excited as hell. It feels weird to be someone that’s “looking forward” to 9/11, but that’s my surgery day, and I am going to embrace it.
i did a tequila tour today and had my first sips of alcohol since surgery. i am nearly 7 months post-op, and was not much of a drinker before surgery and don’t think i’m much of one now, either. i think i had total of less than a shot of tequila, total. the poor women pouring for me kept wanting to give me more, and i was just like, “poquito. muy poquito!” this one was really good. i did not buy a bottle, though, because i didn’t want to deal with US customs and explaining about the cannabis. a couple tiny artisan bottles are coming home, though!
I saw this today and I just had to speak on it- This resonates with a lot of us, I’m sure. I see memes all the time talking about how fat girls are usually the ones with great personalities, laid back, funniest, smartest etc.. We make light of it, but there may be something deeper there. The farther away from it I am, the more I can look back and see how being OBESE shaped my perception of myself, my perception of how others saw me and valued me, and the way I navigated in the world. There can be a lot of mental “heaviness” that comes along with being an obese person in our society. I think that’s why so many of us come to realize that the mental part of a weight loss journey is really the hardest. I speak not only for myself but for many people I’ve met on this journey. I thought loosing weight would fix the image I had of myself for the past 22 years. I Spent the last year obsessed over a number on a scale. In my mind happiness and self acceptance wouldn’t be a thing until I hit that number. I’ve realized that people don’t understand me when I say “I feel like a new person” its more than just being in a smaller body, if you know anything about body dysmorphia you’d know that to you I might seem smaller but to me I still see that same 370lb girl. When I say I feel like a new person I mean that for the first time in my life I’m seeing the world differently and the world is seeing (and treating) me differently. Its all so overwhelming. I believe that most post op bariatric patients eventually find themselves in the same boat as me. We feel lost. I’m always in my head thinking about this stuff. The mental health part of this I crazy hard. I’ve come to realize that im in that “now what” part of this journey. I’m at the stage in my journey called “maintaining” meaning my body has stopped loosing weight and I fluctuate back and forth 5-10lbs. But is this really it? Will it ever be enough? #weightloss#weightlosscommunity#weightlossgoals#weightlossinspiration#weightlossjourney2019#rny#rnybabes#rnybeforeandafter#rnybypass#rnychangedmylife#rnycommunity#rnygastricbypass#rnygastricbypasssurgery#rnyjourney#rnylifestyle#rnypostop#rnyrnytransformation#rnysav
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It's Greenland #NSV story time my friends.
When planning this trip, what would be a more epic adventure than sea kayaking in Disko Bay on the coast of Greenland while the "sun sets" (it doesnt this time of year, but as close we it was gonna get and time if night between 9 and midnight bodes for amazing light)? Even more epic??? My first time kayaking, ever.
When I lived in Alaska i yearned to kayak the kachemak bay, but I was too big to fit in a kayak and too out of shape. I wanted it so badly, to be that close to the water, the sealife. I knew it would be magical.
Fast forward back to Greenland. Here are the #NSVs : fitting in the under dry suit onesie with mo problems. Fitting in everything. Dry suit, kayak skirt, the kayak. When paddling my arms never got tired and my legs didnt hurt from 3 hours of bracing inside the kayak.
I never expected to be as scared as I was once I was in the water. I had envisioned a magical journey in which I would instantly love. I did not. It scared me and kinda broke my heart all in the span of the first 5 minutes. It was shakey, I was uncertain and inexperienced. Talk about humbling.
My fearless kayaking #workwife@smashcache took the reigns and I trust her. She got us around and was a fucking champion beyond belief. She told me to relax and breathe and take photos so I had a different focus. Love that girl for getting me through a rough anxiety ridden time. .
And I would still do it all over again, scared and all. .
After I returned, a few weeks later, my friend and gym bud Sharon would get me in a lake on a paddleboard and I would love it. Sometimes it just takes practice. 💜
Today’s lunch 2oz of rotisserie chicken salad, 1 oz of grapes and 1/2 of a brown berry multigrain sandwich thin. It’s super easy for me to forget to eat since having surgery so I like to prep my meals to go. And this was just the ticket. Working on cutting my carb count but it’s been a struggle. Most foods I like, like bananas are carbs. Still losing weight but trying to find a happy medium.
My room is always a mess 🤷🏻♀️ but I’m finally seeing the scale move again and I’m down 68 pounds since February. Now that I’ve gotten used to my routine at my new clinic I’m going to start going to the gym Monday morning. To start I’m thinking just 3 days a week but I’ll see how that goes and might add a day or 2. I’ve really been paying attention to what I eat by tracking everything and choosing less processed foods and eating out less. 💛
Got a bit ambitious with the grilled tomato but god damn breakfast is honestly my favourite meal of the day
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Day 3 Post Op: I was discharged from the hospital and now I’m at a hotel. We don’t head home until Monday after I see the doctor and have my drain removed. I can’t get in the bed and I’m only comfortable sitting in a chair with my feet up. The extent of which I can eat is this jello pictured above. The pain is more than I anticipated, and I feel really bad for crying at my husband the last few days. I’m struggling to get through this part. #postop#gastricbypass#rnygastricbypasssurgery#3dayspostop#weightlossurgery
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Good advice for everyone, not just Bari patients... from The EVERYTHING Post Weightloss Surgery Cookbook
August 2018 >> August 2019.
Yesterday I hung out with a dear friend who, after seeing my success, had #wls 8 months after I did. We talked about what it was like to finally be able to eat real food again post op, the struggles, the pain, the tears, the feelings of doubt and regret. We talked about how those first three months felt like an eternity then, but looking back feel like they passed in the blink of an eye. We laughed about how servers never know when to bring you your check at a restaurant because it looks like you haven’t touched your meal, and how long leftovers last. We got real about body dysmorphia, and our relationships with food. But the most important thing we talked about was how neither of us could have made a better, more important decision to better our lives. I’ve hit a plateau at #95lbsdown but I’ve been fully enjoying my summer when I feel like it and keep it in check the rest of the time. I never thought I’d be “skinny” enough to wear cargo pants but this morning I tried some on and felt like Kim Possible or something, so I took a photo to remind myself how far I’ve come and how I’ll never go back to disrespecting my body the way I used to. #wlscommunity#rnygastricbypasssurgery#weightloss#transformation#weightlosstransformation#beforeandafter#beforeandafterweightloss#oneyearpostop#bariatricsurgery#vsg#rnybeforeandafter
Landon Matthew entered the world fast as can be last night with a labor that lasted 1hr 15min and pushing for less than 10 minutes taking us all by surprise. Labor was perfect without any complications. He is perfect. I am beyond in love!
Down -3 lbs this week...I’m 240 lbs right now (right pic) & I literally can’t believe all of this took place in only 4 months & some weeks post op....I’m loving my body right now but more will come...she’s a transform-her.
Left- August of Last year✨
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