Gained weight this week so just means I gotta go that much harder! When things don’t go as planned you can either fall deeper in the hole or climb back up and keep pushing forward; the choice is yours!
Doing some weighted decline sit-ups to workout my core. Only my second time trying this exercise out but trying to incorporate more intermediate/advanced core workouts into my routine since I’m finally at a weight that I can efficiently do so.
Couldn’t do a single proper sit-up last year so getting here feels pretty good. Next big step is to get more comfortable with the form and try to up the weight from 25 lbs to a plate (45 lbs)! (WEEK 72: 237 LBS, ~ 201 LBS LOST)
Processing things is important, perspective more so... So yesterday I overate. First, let me get it out there, when someone shares they're freaking out or stressed out over something, even if it is as insignificant to you as a cup of bone broth, writing to them "It's just broth, calm down"? Wrong advice. I'll tell you sometime where to stick that. As I shared this morning it wasn't just broth... but I digress... It was just something though. Something obvious from the outside that I was not seeing on the inside because I have a propensity to want to attach importance and drama to every moment. To me yesterday was about my demons rearing their head, and trying to take control and a raging addiction... Today, in a phone just about 30 minutes ago, @theketoroad made an observation I hadn't, he said, "You're headed back into a deeper calorie cut and could just have been hungry. You will have days you are hungry because... you. are. hungry." I was stunned because honestly in my head every movement I make on this last leg of my weight loss phase is in many ways uncharted territory so I see everything through this lens of importance, instead of realizing sometimes life happens and a feeling is just a feeling, not a deeper intention and motive. I took a deep breath and tried to get into my head, was it just hunger? Honestly, the moment is passed so there is no way to know either way, what matters now is the value I place on that moment in my reflection. I am choosing to see it as a day I was hungry and overreacted. They will come again, and I am more ready now. It is amazing how a simple moment of perspective can truly help. When I breathed out in that moment talking to Jon I released a lot of the weight I had started piling on my shoulders yesterdays, and the days leading up to it. I am done with that. I am good. Let's move on, we have work to do! Soon things will change!! #mindset#perspective#hunger#dieliving#keepdigging#alwayshungry#amazeyourself#deeperstateketo#199by2020#noexcuses#keto#ketoaf#obesitysurvivor#weightlosstransformation#Ketotransformation#obesity#weightlossjourney#nsng#lchf#Fatguyforum#weightlifting#intermittentfasting
An ex boyfriend of mine from a few years ago told me to stop training my back because it started to “not look feminine”. I dumped him then went to the gym to do some heavy DB rows. This ones for you mate 🙌🏼😂
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Hair represents me on so many levels... crazy, messy and no idea what’s going on💁🏼♀️
Guess who is BACK from CAMMPP!
So since Sunday night I’ve been in transition. Still going through some bumps in the road getting used to service, sleep/not on 24/7 sleep and having to take care of campers. Sunday night and Monday night this week was def my worst night of sleep—crazy dreams.
Last night I actually SLEPT.
Also getting back in the grove of eating non-Sysco food, my body hasn’t been doing to well for eating healthy food/food regardless.
Teaching starts on September 5th so I’m giving myself this week of sleep, catching up with people and then next week is full school focus 😎
Let’s say I’ve got some ideas rolling but boy did it feel good to give myself some mind space and break from working out the way I was and now ready for a baller routine again 🤩
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Oh boy oh boy! Let me share some quick advice! ⠀
This 2 year difference took a lot of hard work! Physically AND MENTALLY!!! You cannot change your body without first changing your mind!⠀
Let me repeat that! YOU CANNOT CHANGE YOUR BODY WITHOUT FIRST CHANGING YOUR MIND! You need to want this, you need to sacrifice for this, you need to work your butt off for this! ☀️⠀
It took me 7 years to finally realize I was doing something wrong! Seven years of trying diet after diet, exercise after exercise! NOTHING WORKED! 😔⠀
Until finally I realized I needed to change my mindset, my outlook on life! Stop playing the poor me card and do something about it! ⠀
I started meditating, really focusing on what I had control over to change! Change the negative self talk to positive self! Instead of I can’t do this, I said YOU CAN DO THIS! Personal development is key! 👌🏼⠀
That’s when everything started to change! I’m am so lucky I have people around me who have stuck by me through the good, the bad and the ugly! Not everyone is so lucky! ⠀
I am so lucky to have a husband who has stood by me and pushed me and motivated me from the sidelines. Our marriage is better than ever! I love my self so I turn I can be loved by someone else:) I know my self worth and Will has always been there to show me even when I couldn’t see it!❤️⠀
If you need a support team, I got you!!🙏🏼⠀
THINGS TO REMEMBER: ✨
• You’re allowed to change your plans. 🌈
• You don’t have to be happy all the time. 💜
• Showing emotions is healthy & okay. ☀️
• Authenticity is better than perfection. 🌸
• You’re amazing just the way you are ♡
A year ago, today...my life changed forever. Each step that I took, walking into that hospital, felt like a mile. But I was so ready...it was insane. The scariest part of this entire journey, was how confident I felt about the decision to go through with the survey. Do you ever feel like sometimes fear can follow confidence? I just knew I needed to do it. I was 24 years old, in a body that was eventually going to give up on me. To be honest, I don’t remember ever “looking” like the girl on the left. I didn’t truly feel that overweight. But I saw the way people looked at me...and that’s how I knew. “The girl with the pretty face”.
The things that my weight held me back from, are ultimately a blessing...but back then, felt like a complete curse. “You can sit in the front Molly” or “No, that’s ok...I don’t like roller coasters.” And goodness, don’t even get me started on the airplane seat situation🙄 Regardless of what got me to that point of desperation, I was aware that being obese was NOT what God wanted for me. I was called to be healthy and treat my body with respect.
I used to stand in front of the mirror every morning, and the first thing I saw was my heart. I was confident in my purpose, my hope, and I knew that God’s love for me was far bigger than what I thought I deserved. BUT...then I saw my body. It was road block that never left. I was trapped.
Truthfully, this is the first time I’ve gotten emotional about it all...since my surgery day. People ask “Are you happy?” “How do you feel?” And even though some days I physically feel like crap...I’ve truly never been so happy. There was an actual load lifted off. 150 lbs can really make a difference.
So today...a year later. I’ve never felt so grateful about my life. What the body can do, how it works, and how incredible God is for allowing change like this. I. AM. HAPPY. #surgiversary#ds#weightlosstransformation#duodenalswitch
Sometimes we can let our past experiences define us. They can make us become what happened to us. They can define us. I could have just told myself that living a life being 500 pounds was just the life I was supposed to live. That it was just who I was. I could have let everyone else’s opinions of me make me feel like that is just who I was always going to be- the “shy fat girl”. I could have just given up and taken on that role forever. I could have decided to lose over 300 pounds and be left with all of this loose skin all over my body and just said “this is good enough”. I could have listened to all of the doctors who told me it was only “cosmetic” to have skin removal surgery and I could have went on with my life pretending I was not in physical and mental pain because of it. I could have just given up, and not had the surgery and carried around 30 plus pounds of extra skin for the rest of my life. After I decided to have surgery I could have given up and decided it’s too hard, too painful and I can’t make it through. I could have told myself this is not worth it. I am not worth it. I could have accepted that life was just hard for me, and there was nothing that I could do about it. I could have let all of those experiences break me and define me. But I didn’t. I am the only one who will decide who I am, and I will be the one to choose who I become! I will not ever give up or back down or let my circumstances define me. I am not what has happened to me. I am what I choose to become.
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