2019 · Bariatric Surgery - My Story · beginnings · Exercise · Uncategorized · walking · weight loss · WLS

Crown

I am beginning a Couch to 5K program this morning. I am certain this will kill me. The old me.

I am excited for the future with this program, and the paths it will open for me.

I am not a runner. Never have been. But I want to get back in the habit of exercising. I know that my body isn’t going to like it at first…maybe never…but it will be good for my mind, body and soul.

What things do you do to stay in the healthy mindset? How are your New Year goals going this January?

Blessings!

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2019 · Affirmations · Autoimmune · Bariatric Surgery - My Story · lupus · Random Stuff · Random Thoughts · Uncategorized · weight loss · WLS

Ten Year Challenge

Ya, so I got caught up in this…

First profile picture:

And then December 2018:

I posted that it is a ten year difference, and 115 pounds!!

So incredibly proud of my ten years. I really am in love with my wrinkles. Really!

What do you love about the last ten years? But really? I am so grateful for my weight loss surgery and the gifts it has given me.

I haven’t been well the past couple of days…but I can guarantee that if I didn’t have gastric sleeve I would be much worse now.

I am so thankful for so many things…but especially my surgery.

Blessings.

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Queen

Being a large woman for the majority of my life, Queen’s “Fat Bottom Girls” is almost an anthem for me.  I feel empowered when I hear this song or I should say when I sing along with this song.

https://youtu.be/VMnjF1O4eH0

This cartoon caption made me giggle. What song is your anthem or inspiration?

Blessings!

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Knees

So after a 115 pound weight loss:

Apparently per my rheumatologist I am no longer bone on bone with my knees!  I am to take it easy with exercise, and to build up the muscle around my knees, but for the most part, I can start doing things I want to do as long as my body allows it.

Dancing, yoga, jogging—really anything I want to try.

2 Years ago yesterday…was my gastric sleeve surgery and while I am not at my lowest weight I am no where near my heaviest! I have had some regain but no guilt. I am so very grateful for my path here.

So…blessings today and always!

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Gain

I believe that I have always been an open book.  Probably tell more than I should, but  accepting that this is where I am today and holding myself accountable.  So…I have gained 7 pounds and back to 192.4 lbs. UGH! 

I know what I have done to get here. I am not going back to where I was…stopping it now before it gets out of hand. 

Falling, but getting back up again.  Right?!

Blessings! 

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Honey Garlic Chicken

David found this recipe, and I am a big believer in someone other than myself can figure out what to have for dinner.  You can find the original recipe here at The Recipe Critic.  She has a lot of yummy sounding foods to try, and I think I will be trying the slow cooker Mongolian beef next.

Made the sauce…

Sautéed the chicken thighs…

Stir together and serve. My plate. Tangy, sweet, a yummy dish that we will be making again.

David’s plate…with rice.

Blessings.

 

Bariatric Surgery - My Story · Meal Prep · Uncategorized · weight loss · WLS

Meal Prep

I am not the best at meal prep. 

The past couple of weeks however I have made an effort to cook enough for lunch and dinner to get us through the week. 

Dinner tonight with leftover kraut, brats cooked in cider and boiled potatoes. 

David’s plate. 

Chicken salad with sugared pecans for lunch for the week. 

Trying. Right? 

Blessings!!

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Guest Posts

In the next week or so, David (hubby), will be guest posting on his perspective on my weight loss journey and our new life. Obviously the changes we make affect the people around us, so I thought it might be good to hear from someone affected by my changes.


Hopefully, we will all be able to learn something about others touched by the weight loss journey.

Blessings.