I DID IT ❗️❕❗️ AFTER WEEKS OF STAGGERING UP AND DOWN 172-174, here I am 👸🏼
It’s funny, I posted in my story yesterday about how I feel like I’ll never get below 170lbs- although I made it a goal- i made it one because of that reason solely. Whenever you think you can’t do something; challenge it! 💪🏻
I didn’t want my goal to be too unrealistic, or set myself up for failure, but I needed a goal to look forward to, and set strides in motion towards progress. SO: A few months back I set a goal if 170lbs by Christmas.
170 has always been a personal threshold my weight. My body must be happy at 170 and likes to fight me every step of they way trying to get below that.
WELL HERE I STAND- 169.6 🤭🥰
Today’s menu, except dinner 🍽 🥚Breakfast: 1 large hard boiled egg, 5 turkey lil smokies, and 1/4 cup of grapes
🥣Snack #1 Tiramisu Yogurt (yum!) 🥗 Lunch- Salad with grilled chicken breast, tomatoes, Colby cheese, tortilla strips, and avocado ranch dressing 🧀 Snack #2 Deli Roll Ups (turkey and cheese)
Der Tag der OP, 29.07.2019 - ich hatte SO Angst! Mein Mann war total gelassen, mein Assistenzhund schmiegte sich die letzten Minuten vor OP nochmal an mich - oh, wie ich diese Minuten in mein Hirn eingebrannt hab. Danach ging alles ganz schnell, OP Hemdchen an, Thrombosestrümpfe hatte ich morgens zu Hause schon übergestülpt, und ab in den OP. Kein Beruhigungsmittel bekommen, wurde vermutlich vergessen, und ich konnte nur noch weinen, den ganzen Weg bis zum OP, und auch dort wollten meine Tränen nicht aufhören zu laufen. Diesen Tag werde ich niemals vergessen, er war zugleich der schlimmste und der beste Tag meines Lebens.
Exactly one year ago today I went to my very first doctors appt to talk to my surgeon about weight loss surgery.
At that time I was broken, I was tired, I was depressed all the time, I was just not happy. I was truly crumbling and collapsing - And I knew I had to do something to change.
I never could have dreamed at that time that this journey would take me this far. I didn't even know if surgery would work for me or if I would meet the requirements to get it. I just knew something had to change.
And now a year later I am at a place I never imagined I would be.
I'm 120 pounds down and living my best life. I can do things I haven't been able to do for years. I no longer worry about my weight holding me back from doing the things I love. And I am just all around a happier and healthier person.
This is to the woman that saw my breakfast post this morning and decided to comment & shame me for my food choices. Honestly, it’s for anyone that enjoys spending their time on social media bullying strangers.
I decided when I started this page that I wouldn’t engage in conversation with people that chose to be cruel. Truthfully, I’ve been lucky, this was only my second encounter with this type of incident. Both times, I immediately blocked the individual because I don’t have time in my life for negative, toxic garbage.
But of course, I can’t control the way these things make me feel and I’d absolutely be lying if I said I didn’t spend all morning feeling like shit about it and that, in itself, makes me so angry.
Yesterday I was home for lunch and had some scrambled eggs. I was amazed how full they kept me all afternoon! Leia really wanted some, but I told her she had to wait. I think she thought not looking at me would help her cause. .
━═★ѕυrprιѕe! alѕo a ғew ѕнoυт oυтѕ★═━ ¸.✿¨¯`✿´¸¸.✿¨¯`✿
I don’t even know what to say. I had this post all planned out after my husband snapped these pics of me before our nightly run from zombies walk 😂😂 I gotta pretend y’all to keep that pace up. Any who I was really surprised after getting home to see these photos. “Damn I’m really that small” I shouted out as my husband side eyed me like “yes ho you are” (he verbally said this too😂😂) I’ve been stressing about the scale staying pretty stagnant (thankfully no weight gain) but forgot to account for the inches lost.....all forms of loss matter ♫ ...•* ★¨`*•♫.•´*.¸.•´ ♫ ♫ ...•* ¨`*•♫.•´*.¸.•´
In addition I really want to shout out everyone who recommended @fleetfeetmtpsum for my running shoes. My NY ghost 12 shoes arrived and literally they are like floating on clouds. I actually came back from a walk without any foot pain. Thank you so much Fleet Feet for the quality you put in your shoes I’m sold on y’all for life 🥰😍
3 2416 hours ago
Sooo I have officially lost 13 pounds, in 11 days! I am so excited that my body is doing this! Going from 389.8 to 376.8 in less than two weeks is absolutely incredible. My surgery is on Monday and I am still nervous but now I am excited as well.. I love myself for who I am now but I am excited for my health and physical pain to be over. It may take a year but I cannot wait!
Today I am exactly 4 months + 18 days post op!
I had gastric bypass surgery on July 16th at Taunton Musgrove, UK 🇬🇧 First of all, I can honestly say that having this operation was the best decision I’ve ever made! My advice to anyone contemplating the surgery would be DO IT! ❤️ The first few weeks for me were the worst, the gas pains were getting me down the most - they hung on for dear life! 😖 once the gas pains had died down and I got past the liquid diet stage (also extremely difficult and depressing for me), I felt like I had turned a corner! Once I started on soft mashed foods I started to feel myself again, bar struggling with drinking water. I felt extremely dehydrated for at least a week as liquids were giving me a horrible sharp pain in my stomach 😖
Fast forward a few months and OH MY GOD!!! I feel AMAZING 😄 I have already passed my 5 stone (which is unbelievable for 4 1/2 months!). I have so much more energy and the tiniest things like walking feels so much easier!
Now that the bypass has had time to settle, there isn’t any foods whatsoever that I struggle with; I’ve been so so lucky! I still treat myself every now and then with some crisps or a couple squares of chocolate. I don’t have trouble eating meats or sweet food, just as long as I chew it well and eat slow! 😁 I’ve been able enjoy a glass of wine every so often 🍷 + small glasses of fizzy pop on occasion. It’s amazing to still be able to enjoy my favourite foods and still loose weight. Best feeling in the world!
If anyone out there is worried about getting this operation, my advice to you would be GO FOR IT! You will not regret it. Once you get past the first 3 weeks/month, you will feel like a new person 😘 .
Seven month update. Feeling good back to normal energy, swelling is mostly always down though it does crop up occassionally. My tummy is still numb in certain areas and I dont think it will ever go away lol sleeping still is not the best and I cherish my rare good sleep nights but at least I'm getting them occassionally, finally lol body still doesnt feel like its mine but 🤷♀️ idk if it ever will #fattbrainforlife
November was a frustrating month for me. The scale fluctuated 3-4 pounds each week and I think I ended where I started. I have afraid to check. Going to 6oz has been a mental challenge. Because it is SO MUCH MORE FOOD than i have been eating since 1/18 but at the same time opens the door to “regular size” ordering portions and food options. It takes so much control to keep the portions at 4-6oz-3/4 of a cup and to stay away from snack foods. My discipline was inconsistent this past month. Instead of getting hard on myself, I am posting this picture to motivate me to keep going. This is a MEDIUM button down shirt. I havent worn a shirt with buttons in years. They never fit right. So I am looking to get back on track this month and remember what amazing things my body has done this year and there is still work to do! #weightlossjourney#weightlossporgress#weightlosssurgery#gastricbypasssurgery#gastricbypass#rny#rnygastricbypasssurgery#rnygastricbypass#shrinkingmsmurphy
0 3819 hours ago
July ➡️ December
I know I’ve been posting a lot of pictures, but I’m finally starting to notice the weight loss and can’t get over it! I actually asked the hubs if the mirror was making me look smaller than I was. 😂
75 down, 75 to go!
6 incisions. I had the robot do the surgery. Most of yesterday and monday are a blur. So far everything has stayed down but everything makes me burp.. so far so good. I am still very sore at the incisions but that is normal. I also didnt really have any gas pain. #rnygastricbypasssurgery#gastricbypass