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This dumb expression happens: -When you don’t hate bathing suit shopping. -when the plus size ones were too big (xl for the win!) -when you shamelessly text 5 people asking for opinions and only one was your husband -when you wear a one piece and not a skirt or short bottom for the first time since elementary school #wls #vsg #vsgjourney #vsgcommunity #wlscommunity #wlsjourney
Ok y’all this week is soft foods week woohoo! I had tuna salad, Cheerios (on approved list) and a ricotta bake this weekend already; all delicious. Tonight I made stuffed mushrooms (cooked in the air-fryer)with imitation crab meat and a small amount of cheese on top, mashed potatoes and deviled eggs. Side note, this is a small salad/dessert plate in these pictures. This is all I could manage to eat with the addition of one whole (2 halves) deviled egg. I know I am SUPER limited on the amount of food I can eat but WTF; I couldn’t even touch the potatoes for real. I mean I guess that’s good but this measurement is 1/2 cup (two 1/4 cups cause my 1/2 cup was MIA lol!) of potatoes so how in the hell am I to track what I actually ate? The egg and mushroom I just tracked as a whole item but the potatoes....I can’t even lol! I’m tryin to get better at tracking my food, but I honestly don’t know what I will be able to eat when the time comes you feel me? Not yet anyways 😔
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Body image issues don’t disappear overnight. In fact, they take years to get over. The girl on the right is still self conscious. Still hates areas of her body. Is still critical. I have lost 90 lbs and still feel heavy. I remind myself in moments like this that it is a process. . . . . #vsg #vsgcommunity #wls #wlscommunity #vsginstacrew #weightlossjourney #weightloss #vsgjourney #gastricsleeve #weightlosssurgery #wlsjourney #vsglife #bariatricsurgery #weightlosstransformation #vsgsurgery #verticalsleevegastrectomy #wlstransformation #gastricbypass #fitness #weightlossmotivation #rny #bariatric #health #vsgbabe #verticalsleeve #sleeved #wlssupport #wlsfamily
These size 18 shorts (down from 24) were not Bermuda-length. Don’t think that has happened in ages. At least not without me cringing at any sight of my thighs. Here they are in all their smooshed-while-driving glory. #vsgjourney #beforeandduring #vsgcommunity #wls #wlscommunity #wlsfamily
Leftover beef & chicken fajitas from the lake! 😬😬🙌🙌 #vsg #vsgcommunity #vsgjourney #vsgeats #vsginstacrew #wls #wlseats
Went to targèt and got a few things to try . Ughhh the G2 😔 I hate drinking calories and the sugar 😭 (but I used to drink regular soda so wtf am I) . I hope this stuff is good bcuz I HATEEEE spending $$$ on trying new things and then not liking them . #wls #wlscommunity #wlsjourney #wlssupport #vsg #vsgcommunity #vsgjourney #vsgsupport
Meatball casserole. Homemade sauce from a while back. Costco chicken meatballs and a ton of cheese. Easy, very low carb. Definitely delicious. #vsg #vsgcommunity #dirtyketo #keto #fueledbyketo #lowcarb #jerf
So yesterday I meal prepped for the week. Tonight's dinner was some of that delicious food..grilled chicken tenderloins(177g) and roasted asparagus, brussel sprouts, red onion and sweet potatoes (100g). I also have some Louisiana hot sauce to dip my chicken in. #wls #wlscommunity #vsg #vsgcommunity #momafterwls #momaftervsg #healthyeats #mealprep #lainesvsglife #journeytofitmom
Tagged by the awesome @lisagetsfit4life for a #sds . . I’m actually sitting at the computer doing a little research on my knee injections and looking up a few things for vacation all the while watching Supernatural. Yep, I went back down the Supernatural rabbit hole again. 🤷🏻‍♀️ I’m basically willing to do anything to keep my mind busy and off the day I had at work. Going to ice my knee and hope it’s ready for the gym at 6:30am! I’ll tag a few... do it if it moves you... • • • #vsginstacrew #vsg #vsginstafam #vsgcommunity #vsgsupport #vsgjourney #sleeve #gastricsleeve #gastricsleevesurgery #bariatricsurgery #bariatrics #bariatricbabes #duodenalswitch #duodenalswitchsurgery #bariatriccommunity #weightloss #weightlosstransformation #weightlossinspiration #weightlossjourney #weightlossmotivation #weightlosssurgery #wls #wlscommunity #wlssupport #myjourney
So here are my thoughts.. instagram is super awesome for accountability and connecting with lots of people at one time. I was thinking that it would also be cool to have more of a vsg buddy to be a sort of pen pal. Someone I can be a little closer with and maybe send each other letters or vsg products or anything you want! Like a subscription box for a vsg friend hahah that might sound crazy but I think it could be really cool and motivational to have that little extra support and someone who understands what your going through! Let me know your thoughts babes ❤️✌🏻 . . . #newfriends #penpal #vsgbuddy #notinaweirdway #support #vsg #preop #weightloss #fitness #weightlossjourney #motivation #transformation #fitfam #goodvibes #inspiration #findingmyself #health #nutrition #wls #vsgcommunity #gastricsleeve #weightloss #vsgfamily #wlsjourney #vsgsupport #wlstransformation #vsgsurgery #vsginstafam #vsglife
Never miss a Monday! I was busy finishing meals for this week and couldn’t make it to the gym this morning before work since I went in 1 hour early but I did the damn thing on my lunch break! Woot woot! Monday sweat sesh is complete! 💪 #vsg #vsgcommunity #vsgbeforeandafter #vsgjourney #vsgeats #vsgsurgery #vsginstacrew #vsgfood #vsgmeals #vsgfamily #vsglife #vsgsupport #gastricbypass #gastriccommunity #gastricbypassjourney #gastricbypasseats #gastricbypasssurgery #losersbench #weightlosslife #weightloss
I did that😳 -47 pounds. I went weeks without food. I cried. I got frustrated. I couldn’t sleep. I had to change my bandages & clean incisions. I experienced pain. I took countless medications. I had to change my eating habits. I had to follow a strict diet. STRICT DIET. I had to sit there & eat my sugar free jell-O while people around me ate good food. I fought through it. I still have to fight. Every day. But I did it.💪🏻 #weightlosstransformation #weightlossjourney #vsg #vsgbeforeandafter #vsgsurgery #beforeandafterweightloss #weightloss #motivation #vsgcommunity #vsg #wls #wlscommunity #weightlossmotivation #gastricsleeve #gastricsleevesurgery #teamlosing #weightlossbeforeandafter #vsgcrew #vsglife #vsglifestyle #lifeaftervsg #sleeved #lifeafterwls #vsgsupport #wlscommunity #weightloss #gastricsleevecommunity #myweightlossjourney #healthylifestyle
I am loving the difference in these photos! I’m hella fluctuating with my weight right now but I’ll never be the size I was in the left photo ever again! ❤️ #tinytummy #happyinmyskin #vsgcommunity #gastricsleeve #gastricsleevesurgery #wlstransformation #weightlosstransformation #weightlossjourney #sixweekspostop
#motivationmonday I saw this phrase recently and I couldn’t agree more. Putting yourself in that position is not a bad thing. It’s not selfish to want the best for yourself. It’s not selfish to recognize when you’re not being valued the way you should. For me, getting this surgery was finally the way I made myself a priority.
Update: Officially down 100lbs 🕺🏻
I just feel like it was time for a Selfie 🤗💕💁🏼‍♀️ #vsgfamily #vsginstacrew #vsgsupport #vsgjourney #vsgcommunity #vsg #vsgbeforeandafter
6 DAYS LATE BUT HOLY COWWWW!! 🐮🐮😍😍🙏🏼🙌🏼 Officially under the 200 mark guys 😭😭❤️ I was so excited for this milestone and I’m here but I’m no where near done yet! It’s still the beginning of this adventure 💪🏼 ⚖️ Day of surgery 05/18/18 - 257 pounds Today 09/24/18 - 195 Total weight loss = 62 pounds ⬇️ • • • • • #vsg #weightloss #weightlosslife #weightlossjourney #weightlossmotivation #4monthspostop #vsgsurgery #vsgmotivation #vsgweightloss #vsgsupport #vsgcommunity #bariatricbabe #bariatriccommunity #bariatricsurgery #bariatricsupport #bariatricweightloss #gastricsleeve #sleevegastrectomy #getfit #milestone #under200 #happiness #lifestyle #lifestylechanges #changesforthebetter
I haven’t sweat this much in a long time!!! Anyone else notice how much harder your normal distance seems to be when you change up the route?! Walked in my neighborhood tonight instead of at Trashmore and took a totally new route. And it kicked my butt!! But I loved every minute of it! The introvert in me loves the serenity of my neighborhood. Knocked out 3.2 miles in 50 minutes which frankly is pure trash 🤣😭😅 especially given my 5k is in less than 2 weeks. This past weekend put me back some in my progress, so I’ve got some ground to make up!
🌸TRANSFORMATION TUESDAY 🌸 Let’s just start of by saying how proud I am of my body changing the way it has in such a short period of time. 12 months ago I wouldn’t have realised how much I would’ve lost in just 20 short weeks! I have dropped 45 kilos since surgery and I have no idea how many cms. On the weekend my partner and I went down to Albany to visit his family, every single person have noticed a massive change, not just in my body but in the way I talk and how much more comfortable and confident I am now. It honestly blew my mind away that having this surgery has already changed my life in such a small small amount of time. I’m definitely not at the finish line yet but I will get there. #transformationtuesday #vsgcommunity #vsgjourney #wlscommunity #wlstransformation #vsgbeforeandafter #watchthisspace #albany #family #loving #bodytransformation #wow #longwaytogo #notgivingup #never
Ya... I’m the random solo traveler asking people to take picture... regardless idgaf!!! The man that took my pic was making fun and telling me to smile. He said I was radiating happiness!!! Little does he know- I truly am!!!! Never would I think I’d go on vacation and make sure to plan my workouts. I biked 30+ miles today!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I can’t get over that - it’s simply amazing 🚴🏾‍♀️🚴🏾‍♀️🚴🏾‍♀️ #lifeisbeautiful
This face scrub from Teami has actually gotten rid of the bumps on my forehead 🙌 I recommend using it 1-2x per week along with your other skincare. From now through September 30th, they are offering 25% off purchases over $34 if you use my code WS25. (I do make a little commission if you use my code) #thankyouteami #teamipartner
Knit and sew .. in space! #vscofilter #vsco #vsgcommunity
Transformation Tuesday!! Forgive the sad face even in the 'after' photos - posing for these doesn't make me smile. But, I'm stoked with the work I've done and even though I have more to go, this is a great start! #transformationtuesday #transform #beforeandduring #notfinished #goals #vsg #vsginstacrew #vsgcommunity #vsgaustralia #wls #wlscommunity
BEST LONG WEEKEND AWAY ✖ not weightloss related but mind and spirit related. I went down to my friends parents property for the weekend to get away, it cleared my head and helped my heart 💕 I pushed my comfort zone, I tried new things, saw baby animals and I had an amazing time with my girl who is quickly becoming like family! Thanks @isabellafreeland for an amazing weekend of laughs and memories, you are one of a kind, just like our friendship! x ___________________________________________________ #australia #appreciationpost #farmlife #extremeweightloss #fitfam #wlspostop #progress #vsgprogress #vsg #vsgisonlyatool #vsgcommunity #vsgpostop #vsgperth #vsgaustralia #vsgfamily #vsginstacrew #vsgjourney #verticalsleeve #verticalsleevegastrectomy #sleevedlife #wlssupport #wlsaccount #weightlossjourney #weightlossgoals #weightlossdiary #weightlossaccount #bariatric #bariatricsurgery #bariatricbabes
2nd dietary consultation part 2/2...
Who are you when you’re at your best? Have you ever envisioned your life, best case scenario, if nothing could go wrong and you couldn’t fail? It took me so many years to be safe in my truth. To accept and live in my own dopeness. No one is perfect and I’m so happy that I’ve stopped trying to be! I’m a sweaty, emotional, childish, goofy, sexy, stubborn, passionate ass mess! I love me and my only mission with every client is they find that same love for themselves! #motivationmonday . . . . . #motivationalquotes #thickfit #vsg #fitnessmotivation #fitlife #ebonyfitness #blackfitness #positivevibes #healthiswealth #wellnessnursecoach #weightlossjourney #inursecoach #vsgcommunity #pcos #PCOSwarrior #bingeeatingrecovery #selflove #blackwomendoworkout
2nd dietary consultation part 1/2...
Healthy stroganoff with spaghetti squash- low carb 😍 Ps if you have an instapot I cooked the spaghetti squash in it, in only 5 minutes vs 45 minutes in the oven 💜 https://cupcakesandkalechips.com/skinny-beef-stroganoff/ #lowcarb #vsg #vsgcommunity #vsgeats #spaghettisquash #pinterestrecipe
So I did 7hours of fasting. From today. I didn’t count from my last meal from yesterday, it would be more. I did pretty well, I got reall hungry when some friends were eating donuts, so I went to my car and waited til they were done. #vsgcommunity #vsgfasting #fasting #vsgcommunity
Happy #transformationtuesday Still can't believe this is my body now 😍 excited to work on it even more 💪🏻I was so unhappy in the first pic Now -19kg down 🎉🎉
When you have to eat in the car because you don’t have a car and your borrowing a car to get to appointments, so it’s pretty much like home? I miss my Prius!! #iifym #iifymlifestyle #vsgcommunity #keto #ketoislife #ketolifestyle #ketodiet #ketogenicdiet #ketojourney #wlscommunity #wlseats #vsgeats #vsgjourney #vsgmeals #vsgstrong #vsgdiet #wlseats #wlsmeals #wlsbabes #wlsgoals #vsgbabes #vsggoals #vsgfood #wlsfoods #wlsjourney
Got my EGD done today to check if I had any ulcers, gerd, hernias, a few biopsies & so far everything looks normal I'm so thankful for that. Next step is meeting with the surgeon to discuss my options which I'm really looking forward to. This procedure wasn't invasive at all, I did get put to sleep but not deep anesthesia but I do hate getting an IV. All in all glad I did it! #wls #wlspreop #wlscommunity #pcoswlspositivity #pcosweightloss #pcosweightlossjourney #wlssupport #wlsjourney #vsg #vsgcommunity #vsgjourney
excited to try this cookie butter protein shake from @gnclivewell ! my focus has been all over the place lately and I haven’t been making good choices with food. starting tomorrow this will be my breakfast so I can get back into my groove before surgery next month! 😛🍪-Rae #vsg #vsgeats #vsgpostop #vsginstacrew #vsgcommunity #verticalsleevegastrectomy #wlseats #wlscommunity #wlsjourney #gncleanshake #leanshake #gnc #lowcarb #highprotein #lchp #gnclivewell #cookiebutterleanshake #cookiebutter
NSV: I was able to sit in a ride with Mikey AND buckle us both- even with my purse in my lap. I’m so glad that I’m able to do things with him that I couldn’t do before. #vsg #vsgcommunity #nsv #nonscalevictory #weightloss #weightlosssurgery #weightlossjourney #newbodywhodis #losingweightfeelinggreat #heismywhy
I’ve been on the hunt for something like this since my surgery. Since I can’t have carbonation or sugar, that really limits my options as far as caffeinated beverages go, but I also work several 16hr shifts a week and I NEED my caffeine. I’m not a fan of the energy drink taste, so when I saw this coffee #monster I DIED ☠️. It tastes like an iced latte! Definitely gonna repurchase. #vsg #health #motivation #losingweight #weightloss #weightlossjourney #weightlosstransformation #vsgjourney #vsgbeforeandafter #vsgcommunity #vsgsurgery #vsgeats #vsgfood #vsgsupport #vsgfamily #sleevegastrectomy #wls #wlscommunity #wlstransformation #wlseats #wlsjourney #wlsbeforeandafter #wlsbeforeandafter #wlsfood #wlssupport #support #diet #keto #quote #sundayfunday
My favorite dinner -scallops -sautéed spinach -balsamic glaze drizzle #healthierme #healthierlife #healthierlifestyle #healthierliving #vsglifestyle #vsgcommunity #vsgjourney
“Examine me, O Lord, and try me; test my mind and my heart” – Psalm 26:2 . I am currently reading through this study with my community group and it’s amazing! We are in week one and Priscilla is starting us off right with the discussion of obedience. It’s so amazing and so convicting. . As part of the study I began to analyze how I am or am not obeying what God is calling for me. So this past week I got to dive into this study and kick off my liquid diet. This weekend was my first few days of the diet and I was also out of town (which was good and bad). Being out of town got me out of my own space, so I couldn’t sit alone and potentially allow myself to fall into the temptation of food. It also forced me to be intentional with my meals, and pack and plan everything I would “eat” over the weekend. But, it ultimately put me in the uncomfortable position to be surrounded by other people eating. In those moments, every morsel of food looked delicious and I was super annoyed. BUT, I got over it. Afterwards I felt accomplished and I thought “hey, I can do this”. . God paved this way for me to radically change my life and my health. And I must be obedient and follow this path he has created for me. . “When we refuse to follow God’s direction, it’s usually because we’re convinced that whatever He’s asking us to give up is greater than what we’ll gain.” – Priscilla Shirer
2 ingredient dough empanada? I have no idea what to call these but delicious! Check my story! . . Ground chicken, peppers, onions, garlic, seasonings, and greek yogurt, self rising flour (2 ingredient dough recipe) ---------------------------- #vsg #vsgcommunity #vsgsupport #vsgjourney #vsgnj #vsginstacrew #vsginstafam #postopvsg #postvsg #wls #wlsvsg #wlscommunity #wlssupport #wlsjourney #wlsnj #postwls #gastricsleeve #verticlesleeve #sleeved #sleevegastrectomy #sleevedlife #bariatricsupport #bariatriccommunity #wlstransformation #vsgeats
Grabbed lunch with my mama in between a busy day of errands... she was born in Sri Lanka so southeast Asian food makes us happy. Shared with her, ate the spinach and the chickpeas and the yogurt. She got down on the rice & bread 😹 Sooo good 🤤
I bought these cause they where marked down and they have a few months befor expiring so I don’t like them so the hype is all that it is a hype they taste like dirt 😬#vsgjourney #vsgfitness #vsgcommunity #vsgcommunity #sleevelife #vsglife
Dinner salmon and butternut squash noodles with cream cheese a wedge of laughing cow cheese and salt and pepper in a 4oz container I’m full after a few bites of salmon still seems so weird to me so thankful for my tool just need to stop eating so fast #vsgpostop #vsgcommunity #vsg #vsgjourney
Do you ever catch a glimpse of yourself in the mirror and think “who is that?!” I felt that way this morning and it was so liberating! I woke up super rested this morning and the scale moved 🙌🏽 I know the scale fluctuates a lot for me, but this morning it said 171 and it made me super happy & motivated! I’m also wearing a size medium shirt from Old Navy so that’s another positive this morning! I can already tell it is going to be a GREAT week! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #wls #wlscommunity #wlstransformation #wlsjourney #wlsbeforeandafter #wlssupport #vsg #vsgcommunity #vsgbeforeandafter #vsgjourney #vsgsurgery
A year ago. I love getting tagged in old photos and seeing how far I've come! I was a little over a month out from surgery. Many didn't understand why I chose VSG. I'd gotten the weight off before, why didn't I just do what I did before? Many will question then they'll see that your hard work coupled with this amazing tool was the best decision EVER! I wouldn't change a thing....except maybe doing it sooner🖤 #wowza #illtakeboobsfor500alex #thanksvsg #vsgcommunity #vsgjourney #journeytothelifeilove #imlovingit
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