Wls photo challenge today is dinner. It’s salmon Tuesday around here so I made a glaze with epicures sweet and spicy mustard, garlic and a little soy. I think this is my new fave! #dinner #wlsphotochallenge #dinnerideas #salmon #epicure #rny #wls #weightloss #weightlossjourney #weightlosscommunity #bariatricmeals #bariatricfood
Sweet Potato And Peanut Stew Ingredients 1 tablespoon oil 1 small onion, diced 2 cloves garlic, minced 1 medium sweet potato, chopped 2 cups broth 14 oz can diced tomatoes 1/4 cup peanut butter 2 teaspoons chili powder 1 teaspoon salt 14 oz can chickpeas, drained 2 cups tuscan kale, destemmed and chopped Instructions Heat the oil in a dutch oven over medium heat. Add the onion and saute about 5 minutes, until translucent and just starting to brown in spots. Add the garlic and saute until fragrant, about 1 minute. Add the sweet potato, broth, tomatoes & their juices, peanut butter, chili powder, and salt. Stir well to ensure the peanut butter is thoroughly mixed in and there's no clumps remaining. Simmer, uncovered, for about 15-20 minutes, or until the sweet potatoes are tender. Once the sweet potatoes are tender, add the chickpeas and the kale to the dutch oven. Stir to combine and heat until the chickpeas have warmed through and the kale has wilted. . . #foodforthought #bariatric #weightloss #homemadefood #vsg #wls #weightlossjourney #vsgcommunity #gastricsleeve #weightlosstransformation #sleeve #vsgjourney #foodporn #gastricbypass #bariatricsleeve #melbournefoodie #wlsjourney #transformation #rny #lowcarb #protein #weightlosssurgery #verticalsleeve #verticalsleevegastrectomy #healthy #beforeandafter #health #vsginstacrew #foodporn #protein
Busy day in the kitchen today.. made 2 keto pizzas to freeze for the nights I want take out. #weightloss #weightlosstransformations #weightlossjourney #weightlossmotivation #healthyliving #fitness #fitlife #strengthtraining #gym #workforit #LAfitness #wls #rny #goals #workout #workingout #protein #weightlifting #healthyfood #nsv #motivation #healthandfitness #beforeandafterweightloss #fitfam #strong #motivation #weightlossinspiration #determination #muscle
Yesterday I was officially 8 months out. I felt really down yesterday because my body dysmorphia was going crazy, dumb, and stupid. It didn’t help that I’m up in weight because Of my cycle. I just felt embarrassed and sad. I’m sure it has more to do with weight loss and hormones changing logically. But it doesn’t make it easier. I think what really makes this suck is that I had a goal in mind for august and it just feels like I fight my body to make the goals I want. I won’t stop trying because honestly it’s always about health at the end of the day. It’s just mentally exhausting sometimes. Anyways, technically speaking my stats are relatively the same as last month. Even though, I did reach a low of 231 this passing week. So I’m just going to leave it at that. NSV’s: - People keep applauding me for being confident. I didn’t even notice my change in behavior as much but apparently a lot of people see it. Which is nice. - Fitting through spaces I know I couldn’t fit through before! My brother didn’t even scoot in at the table for me to sit next to him. I just went right through. - My clothes are fitting really nicely. I’m fully into a size Large in both my tops and bottoms. (Mostly, depends on fit ) - Again so much more attention. Even when I least expect it. Overall, it’s been a good month and I shouldn’t let my brain stop me from celebrating. Cheers, Bre🐍
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Right after surgery to now. Can’t believe I’m almost at a year post op. . #weightlossjourney #weightloss #vsgcommunity #weightlossmotivation #vsgjourney #popularphoto #popularpic #vsgfamily #vsgeats #weightlosstransformation #wls #teamrebel #cleaneating #weightwatchers #instaplus #rny #beforeandafter #sleevedlife #wlsjourney #sleevegastrectomy #fattofit #extremeweightloss #lapband #weightlosscommunity #weightlosstransformations #vsgbeforeandafter #vsgproblems #facetofacefriday #transformationtuesday #vsg
It's just the beginning for me. I've got many insurance hoops to jump through. Many appointments... But I'll get there. Plan is to have my #rny gastric bypass in about 6 or 7 months from now.
My daughter made me my very own weight loss tracker! I mean I had to beg her but she did it! #unicornmom #artsydaughter #weightlosstracker #30days #notthatimcounting #rny #pouchtime #gastricbypasssurgery #wls #bariatricsurgery #bariatriccommunity #rnylife #surgerydate #2ndtimesacharm #september102020 #wlsjourney #wlscommunity #wlsjourney #wlsfamily #wlsgoals #wlslife #wlslifestyle #wls2020 #futureloser #weightlossgoals
Rubbish pics, but I'm happy today! Found this top at the back of my wardrobe. I bought it this time last year to wear for my birthday. It didn't fit. It was skin tight and super short. Today, its miles too big. But I'm wearing it with pride anyway! Motivation to break this lockdown stall!!!! . . . . . #gastricbypass #wls #weightloss #rny #weightlossjourney #wlscommunity #bariatricsurgery #weightlosssurgery #gastricsleeve #wlsjourney #weightlosstransformation #rnycommunity #gastricsleevesurgery #rnygastricbypasssurgery #rnygastricbypass #motivation #transformation #bariatric #sleeve #rnyjourney #weightlossmotivation #wlstransformation #gastricsleeve #gastricsleevejourney #healthyeating #healthylifestyle #gettinghealthy #changing #lifechanging #100lbsdown
Trying to break my stall and get more excercise in on my days off work! Went for a fast walk around Rother Valley my local park earlier. Walked around the big lake in 45 mins! This is amazing to me, as a couple of years ago I couldn't even get 1/5th of the way around it. I was so big, unfit and anxious. Today I went by myself, and wasn't bothered that I was a sweaty mess just from the fast walking! I wasn't bothered by the people running or cycling past little old me trying to just walk around in a decent enough time. Small steps but I'm happy with myself! . . . . . #gastricbypass #wls #weightloss #rny #weightlossjourney #wlscommunity #bariatricsurgery #weightlosssurgery #gastricsleeve #wlsjourney #weightlosstransformation #rnycommunity #gastricsleevesurgery #rnygastricbypasssurgery #rnygastricbypass #motivation #transformation #bariatric #sleeve #rnyjourney #weightlossmotivation #wlstransformation #gastricsleeve #gastricsleevejourney #healthyeating #healthylifestyle #gettinghealthy #changing #lifechanging #100lbsdown
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This made me cry... #transformationtuesday 😭
Today was leg day My Fitbit died so I couldn't log my workout. But it was brutal and amazing. I learned to walk again in a swimming pool, I was talking about that today with Astrid. It's a very surreal feeling when you really think about how all of this started in 2012 and how long I've been at it. How much weight I've lost, muscle I've gained, muscle I've lost, weight of gained. It's a definite circle of failures and victories. But the one thing that I don't do is give up, I have way too much to live for. Too much to look forward to even in this time of a pandemic, even when things are really hard and I'm alone I still don't give up.
It's hard... It's been hard to love you. It's been hard to love you all my life, it's been hard to accept you for who you are. It's been hard to accept the failures that I've had, I've done nothing but eat my feelings since I was a little girl. It's been hard to try to dig myself out of a pit, to try to be a better wife. To try to be a better friend, It's been hard to take care of two dogs that rely on you. It's been hard not to be angry with you because we can't have children. It's been hard to take medication after medication after medication to try to fix something that can't be fixed. To know that you're broken, to know that no matter how much you try you're always going to find flaws that you can't hide. That you're always going to have food addiction, that your addiction to the gym isn't always that healthy. That you're not the perfect wife, you're not the best friend. But I do appreciate you, for keeping me alive this long, for putting up with my s***, for constantly doing your best to stay alive. No matter what I put you through, no matter how much pain we're in. You just keep going, you just keep pushing, and you allow me to try to be better every single solitary day. And when we fall you help me stand back up again. And I appreciate and love you for that.
Down to pound and a half from yesterday drinking lots of water and completely and utterly exhausted I have a goal and I'm going to crush it #noexcuses
I have a goal to lose 15 to 20 lbs before a little over a month for me it's actually doable remember I have a distal bypass it's not the same as everybody else's it just means that I have to work three times harder. a lot of people just assume the distal bypass is super easy, and that you're just going to drop all your weight. Actually it's one of the hardest experiences I've ever gone through and the most medication I've ever taken in my life. You don't get it unless you've been there unless you have it but I have a goal and I'm going to crush it I just have to get my food in line and it'll come right off.
Post workout breakfast consists of a lot of protein I eat a good amount of cheese deli meat hot and spicy pickles one serving of triscuits I won't eat all that mayonnaise or mustard I put way too much on the plate on accident. That's the last 30 days of my exercise, and I got the cloud badge today which is 8,000 floors over my lifetime
Pretty happy with my workout today, it was half-assed I won't lie. An update on the shoes, I'm still having hot spots unfortunately but they are more comfortable than my other shoes so I'm still going to have to wrap my toes but at least my feet don't hurt. I just have problems with blisters
YOU 👏DONT👏 HAVE 👏TO 👏FOLLOW👏 ME!!!! Had a comment that I was not happy and that my posts were depressing all the time. Well I literally can't help that I'm in a situation that is a little hard for me to deal with sometimes. I have mental health issues that are hard to deal with, I have things that are really hard to deal with in the future with my health. So no it's not roses and peaches and unicorns and puppies. Sometimes it's dark ominous dreary and miserable. But I share both times with you guys sometimes more than others but I do the best I can and I didn't make this for you I made this for me. I made this channel these pages for me. So you don't have to follow me No one asked you to be here I do the best I can with what I've got and if I'm too much of a drag then I'm not the person for you. You don't know me well enough....
I got some crappy news yesterday which is fine because I'll deal with it one way or another. I'm not ready to talk about it It's nothing super terrible or anything like that. Just something that I'm going to have to fix, with medications and it's something that can't be cured. But it does make me need to appreciate what I've done a little bit more. Cuz I've been feeling kind of down today. And I haven't cleaned my house, and I haven't done the dishes and I haven't fixed the trash. And I'm in a lot of pain at the moment and I'm playing Diablo III with my wife and that's the only bit of joy I have right now. I'll tell you guys more about what the MRI said later on when I'm feeling a little bit happier.
Today I did 30 minutes on the spin bike, I got about 6 mi and I feel pretty good about myself. I did leg day yesterday at the gym and they're very sore so working them out a little bit really helped. I hope everyone's having a wonderful day, I hope you're getting some movement in. It's raining here so my body extra hurts, but I needed to get something done I couldn't lay in bed all day It would just hurt worse. I'm down to 247.2 which is a 5-lb loss from last week. And all I did was stop eating candy, and soda. So as long as I continue to eat better which is mostly just meat and cheese and triscuits I seem to be doing very well. PS where's your water lol! #legday #spinbike #pain #chronicillness #chronicpain #lovemybody #gymrat #gymtherapy #workoutathome #girlswhospin
Okay let's talk about something important, I got a very sweet message about how nice my breasts look after losing so much weight. So in the first picture you can see that I'm wearing a sports bra. Where I have all of my skin tucked in and they don't look that bad. In the second picture you can see where I have removed all of my skin from the sports bra and I am legitimately completely and utterly flat-chested. My breasts hang down past my rib cage and that's okay. I know one day I'll be able to get it fixed, and I look forward to that day I have a lot of extra skin. A lot of it can be hidden with clothes, it is all right if you have extra skin. Just don't let that deter you from being who you are. Extra skin doesn't change the amazing person that is inside you. They always say don't judge a book by its cover, well my cover is worn, it's been used far too often It's been abused. But what's inside is what counts. I just want you guys to know that it's all right to have extra skin. To not feel beautiful without your clothes on. It's okay to feel notas good with clothes on either. I just want you to know that it is okay to feel body dysmorphia, it is all right to have these feelings as long as you don't live in them. As long as you don't revel in them and stay in that negative mind space. Realize that you're a beautiful person inside and out, people love you for who you are not what you look like. Lot of hard work and dedication has gone into me losing weight. I realize that no matter what I do I'm going to have to pay to get my skin taken care of. That's going to take a very long time for me, and I'm 42 at the end of this year and that is going to be very hard for me. It's going to be at least three or four years before I can save up for that kind of money. But when I'm 45 and I'm snatched and looking great, I'm not going to feel much more different than I do inside right now. I know how hard I've worked, I know what I've put in. And I know I'm a good person and none of my skin changes that. I love your beautiful gorgeous amazing faces I hope you take something away from this post and know that you are loved wanted needed and unique and you would be missed! Xoxo
Digging it #transformationtuesday
- * #MotivationMonday - To Keep It Short & Simple... Go For It!! You’ll Be Glad You Did & Your Body Will Forever Thank You! DO NOT LET ANYYYONEEEE... Family, Friends & The Old Lady Across The Street, Talk You Out Of It Or Make You Feel Bad For Having Surgery To HELP Save Your Life. It’s Only A Tool & Will Aid In Your Long Term Goals. Let The Negative Nancy’s Stay Mad 🤪. • • <— August 21, 2019 (Surgery Day ) vs August 8, 2020 —> • • #curlygirlgetsfit #weightlossjourney #weightloss #vsg #vsgjourney #vsgsurgery #vsgfamily #vsgeats #vsgnyc #vsgpreop #vsgpostop #verticalsleeve #gastricbypass #rny #rnycommunity #wls #wlscommunity #weightlosssurgery #bariatricsurgery #fitness #fattofit #beforeandafter #healthyweightloss #blackfitness #transformationtuesdays #facetofacefriday #motivationmondays #transformationtuesday #womencrushwednesday
The greatest gift I ever gave myself was a future. I’m often hesitant to share side by side posts like this. Which, looking at my feed I know seems like a contradiction. I just don’t want people think that I was less than on the left. Or, that if they identify more with the version of me on the left, that I think they are less than. Let me be clear, on the left I was absolutely worthy. Worthy of love, of happiness, of breathing, of life. But in that body I was not healthy, physically or mentally. I was worthy of a future, but my time was running out. My limitations ranged from the fun things to the serious. I wanted to travel the world and climb mountains. I could barely make it up a flight of stairs. I wanted to live a long life. I likely wouldn’t have seen 40. I wanted to keep up. I was falling behind. People can be healthy, or unhealthy, at any size. I was not healthy at 167kg, with pre-diabetes, high blood pressure, aching joints. I did what I had to do to give myself a healthy future. I’m still a perfectly imperfect human, no more or less worthy of happiness or love or anything than the me on the left. I’m just a physically healthier version ❤️ . . . . . . . . . . . #weightlossjourney #extremeweightloss #wlscommunity #discoverunder10k #vegangirl #weightlossjourney2020 #sidebyside #wlstransformation #rnyrevision #transformation #transformationtuesday #veganweightloss #mindset #weightlossmotivation #fitspo #whatveganslooklike #fitness #healthjourney #selflove @wlstories #peronalgrowth #obesetobeast #vsg #rny #wls #beforeandafter
First time in a mall or fitting room in forever! I really needed to try on some pants because I had zero clue what size I was at this point. I am still so surprised but the best fitting jeans that I tried on?! A FREAKING SIZE 10!! Guys, I used to be a size 24. It was actually fun to shop today and I went into some stores that I haven’t been able to shop at in well over 10 years. If this is what 8 months post op can bring, can’t wait to see what the next 6 months or year can bring 💛 . #wls #wlscommunity #wlsjourney #rny #gastricbypass #rnycommunity #vsg #vsgcommunity #vsgjourney #rnyjourney #beforeandafter
Lunch i used that cauliflower zucchini bread alternative i baked sat to make a grilled cheese with cheddar cheese. 😋🌿💛 with a side green salad. Mmmm delicious healthy #remembertoycookedit
Good morning party people & happy Wednesday! • I am progressing and doing very well! I had my foley taken out about 3pm yesterday and have been able to go to the bathroom on my own. • • I take walk or 2 around the nurses station unassisted and I am also able to get in and out of bed/chair. • • I still have my j-drain in, but he will be coming out soon. I am also still on an IV for fluids and pain meds which are also scheduled to come out today! • • I was approved to move from Ice chips to clear liquids and I am happier than a pig in shit!