Tonight im really struggling. Im on day 12 of my 14 day pre-op liquid diet. I'm proud of myself because ive not cheated once. My surgery is Thursday and I just keep telling myself to push through. I'm at the hospital tonight working 3rd shift and the struggle is real. I can't sleep at all so im exhausted. I feel just super weak and drained. My whole body hurts and my heart is just racing. I'm sure part of this is nerves and lack of sleep. At this point i'm forcing myself to get all my protien shakes in and water for the day. I'm so grateful that my surgery is near and I really am happy!! I'm just wondering if anyone else felt like this on the pre-op liquid diet right before surgery. I'd take any tips or tricks to get me to relax, i cant seem to shut off my mind. I want to use this to open and honest about my journey and today im just struggling. I just have to make it through this shift! On the bright aide im down 17lbs since bein on the liquid diet!! 😊😊😊 #vsg #vsgcommunity #vsgjourney #vsgsurgery #vsgsupport #vsgfamily #vsgsleeve #vsgweightloss #wlscommunity #wlssupport #wlslife #bariatricsurgery #bariatricsleeve #weightlossjourney #livershrinkingdiet #preopvsg
My surgery is officially 2 weeks away and I am super nervous/excited! I have my nutrition class and pre-op on Wednesday and then my liquid diet starts next Monday!😬 #vsg #vsgcommunity #vsgjourney #vsgsurgery
- I get a lot of questions on how I transformed my mental health. With my physical health, I felt Unstoppable and wanted to challenge my body daily! Mentally, I struggled. I ended up in a really dark place and had to pull myself out! Here are a few things that will help you transform your mental health.
Value yourself by treating yourself with kindness. Taking care of yourself phsycailly will improve your mental health. Surrounding yourself with positive people that lift you up rather than tear you down. Volunteer your time to help someone else in need. Learn how to deal with stress by using coping skills. Quiet your mind through meditation. Set realistic goals for yourself. Break up your routine, a little change of pace can perk up a crazy schedule. Most importantly seeking help is a sign of strength. With my weekly therapy sessions where I'm able to focus solely on Noelle has brought me to where I'm at today. I'm in the best physical shape of my adult life and the happiest I've ever been!
Please remember that self care means giving the world the best of you instead of what is left of you! - #regrann
I’m sitting here looking through photos on my Facebook and I came across this one on the left. I look at this picture and have no idea who that girl is, I don’t even remember looking that way. What I do remember is how I felt, we were visiting family in Nebraska and were at the Omaha zoo. We had just got on the train and I was so happy that we were sitting. I was completely exhausted, hot and so miserable and not even that smile could hide how miserable I really was. I look at the picture on the left and I see a strong woman, the strongest version of myself that I’ve ever been and in that picture I really was as happy as I look. I hopped up on that wall like it was nothing and I sat there feeling so proud of how I felt and looked. I smile when I look at that picture on the right, I’ve come so damn far! Words can’t describe how I feel when I look at this comparison, I’m literally a different person! This beautiful journey I’m on is far from over, I made a new goal tonight and I’m so excited to get working towards it!! #beforeandduring #myweightlossjourney #fitfam #wlssavedmylife #illneverstopfighting #weightlosstransformation #sidebysidetransformation #vsgtransformation #mybeautifuljourney #vsgjourney #wlsjourney
Meal Preppin and Steppin 😜😜
Omelette with bacon
Baked chicken, potato, carrots
BBQ wings and Brussel sprouts .
Homemade guacamole with chips
When our photographer asked us to sit on the floor for some photos 🙄 Some of you may know how uncomfortable it is trying to get up and down/trying to cross your legs/trying to get a good angle...(which explains the cute sweat all over my face 😂💦) Sitting on the floor comfortably✅ Another #nonscalevictory
And for the questions about my #workoutroutine
... I don’t have one at the moment. Just playing volleyball 3-4 nights a week and loving it🏐☺️
My weight isn’t the only thing that has changed since surgery and isn’t the only thing that counts. I can’t even begin to explain how much weight loss surgery not only saved my life (literally) but has changed my life for the better in more ways that I ever imagined.
Today I ran for 10 minutes in one go! I was even able to run an extra 5 minutes again at the end! I have NEVER been able to do this the most I have ever ran in one go was 5 minutes and I struggled so Ive usually just stuck to small walk/run intervals. One of my big goals is to be able to run a 5k and I feel like after today this is something I’ll actually be able to achieve! I’m so incredibly proud of myself and everything I have achieved and it’s incredible how much my fitness has improved and what our bodies are capable of. 😭👏🏽🙌🏽💪🏽🙋🏼♀️ #wls #wlscommunity #wlstransformation #weightlosssurgery #vsg #vsgcommunity #vsgjourney #gastricsleeve #gastricsleevesurgery #fitness
First post! I officially have a surgery date for VSG, it will be October 29th! I have a lot of emotions about it but I’m super excited to get started on this journey. I know that it’s not going to be easy at all but it’s going to be so worth it in the end. I’m just glad that all the different tests are over and that I’m thankfully approved to have it. To be approved for surgery, I had to have cardiac testing, a sleep evaluation, clearance from my primary doctor, a psychological evaluation, and I had to have several scheduled calls with different people from my insurance company. So, here’s to counting down the days and getting ready for my pre-op liquid diet! #vsg #vsgcommunity #vsgjourney #vsgsurgery