Time for a #flashbackfriday
! This was taken earlier this year, as I hung out at Disneyland. I BEGGED my friend to not post this photo, because while I left the house thinking I looked great, I saw myself and wanted to break down and cry. I couldn’t believe this was me; that I had gotten that big. I knew my weight, as I was a little ways into my program, but I hadn’t come to terms.
I kept telling myself that it was just bad angles, or ill fitting clothing, anything to not face that I had done this to myself. I refused to take any photos after that encounter. Up to this point I had insisted on only taken face photos when I was out with friends. I could hide my weight with good angles, or hiding behind people.
Despite my insistence my friend posted the photo anyways, and I wanted to hide. Run away from the world, but in a way I am glad she did. Because it gives me another photo to look back at, another look at who I will NEVER be again.
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Face to face Friday and maaaaaan has it been a week. This is the face of a mom of FIVE dealing with adoption courts, insurance companies after a car wreck on vacation, and an undefined stomach bug. Oh and researching car seats because replacing all of them at once is good times 🙄 No makeup and hopefully the added benefit of stress helping me lose a little extra on vacay. 🤷🏻♀️
I'm lucky enough to work at a food place where my co workers make me miniature versions of anything I want 😂 Waldorf chicken salad in a lettuce wrap
Today was 1 week post op since my surgery 10/11/2018.. I wish you could see the stats better but I first visited with my surgeon in March at 350.6.. I didn't actually get serious about weight loss until June when it hit me this IS REAL.. so since June I lost 55lbs on my own and since surgery I have lost around 13lbs weighing 282.5 my BMI has already dropped around 10points from Morbidly obese to severely obese so obviously I still have a ways to go but I'm excited to continue to see the drop! Not just the scale but all aspects! 🙌🙌
I got your Face to Face Friday, girrrrl!!!! I accidentally came across this video last night....
My first thought when seeing this video after the initial shock was: I can’t believe you went out in public looking like this!! 😭. I dismissed those negative thoughts and became grateful for it- where I came from, what I’ve learned so far, and the places I still have to go!
If I didn’t get to that point I wouldn’t be here today with the knowledge I have. God takes us places where we need to refine ourselves. I did this to myself, but He brought me out of it. Everyday I learn something new about myself. I love my new life and where I’m going.
Life is not easy; it was not easy then and it’s not easy now. It’s easier to live weighing 116lbs less, though.
If you don’t take advantage of this journey then you’re not living life to your full potential.
You will be blessed for your efforts.
You will have results when you exchange your bad habits for healthy lifestyle changes. Not all at once though, one at a time. Get rid of one bad habit at a time. Add one healthy lifestyle change at a time. Doing too much change at once can lead to feeling overwhelmed, which can lead to feeling defeated, then depressed. There’s no deadline on YOUR journey. Make the best of it and share what you’ve learned; because YOU have a story to tell too. 💗
And the story behind the meat is in my stories 😂
Slowly but surely I am fitting into other brands size 8. These are a Levi's sz 8, and if it weren't for the copious amounts of loose skin on my stomach, they'd fit perfectly. They fit Amazing in the legs, but the belly is just a tad tight. That will change soon enough though!!! I am hoping I will get to a sz 6 after my tummy tuck, I have a LOT of loose skin on my belly. I pulled the measuring tape tight today and my waist was 30.5-31", but I'm pretty hippy too. I would love to weigh less but I'm already quite skinny, that getting below 170 would prob be unhealthy for me. Especially with my height and low body fat % already (23.5). So we shall see what happens with time! I'm excited for every aspect of this journey!!!