Tuesday, May 31, 2011

New pictures, new losses, and new gains

So I am now down 72 pounds in 5 months post op... I am half way there. I am so proud of myself that I have accomplished that much. But at the same time, I am always wanting more. I just have to remember I have lost a ton of weight and remember to proud of myself despite my brain saying otherwise.

I ran my 2nd 5k on Saturday 5/28/11. It was at St. Bonifest in Edwardsville. I improved my time and got 45:33 last time it was 46:20. I was hoping for a faster time, but I still improved which again im proud of!

I took some new pictures. here they are!

Monday, May 23, 2011


NSV=Non Scale Victory
So I wanted to share some of my NSVs I have had in this process.
I guess ill start in the beginning. I lost my pregnant stomach after the first 20 pounds I lost even before my surgery.  Ummm instead of wearing 2x-3x shirts I can now fit into Larges!! As you have seen in previous posts I have now been able to fit into jeggings and tall boots!! My legs are starting to look fabulous! I used to wear 101/2-11 shoe now i wear 8 1/2 wide. some 9s. Never realized my feet were fat. I can now fit down the slide at the park. It is no longer a tight squeeze!! (pic bellow!!!) I can also fold my leg up in my car while driving. (pic below) oh! I almost forgot, I went to the dr the other day, and she grabbed the "normal" size bp cuff and it fit!! woo hoo!!
 Me last week

 My jeggings

me on the slide

 me in car

Monday, May 9, 2011

Hello Jeggings!!

ok, so im normally not in a size 17 but today I fit into my size 17 jeggings!!! My legs look tiny in them!!

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

My biggest struggle

so, my biggest struggle with this wls process is defintly making sure i chew my food. I know it seems like an easy concept but if you really think about how you eat, you will see no one chews. You chew chew swallow. I keep getting "stucks" because I dont chew enough. I got stuck yesterday with kraft mac n cheese. tiny noodles got stuck because I pretty much just swallowed it down. it hurts so bad, and it is only my own fault. I just have to work harder on it.