The Weight Loss Struggle is Real!!!
Jan 24, 2016
I know there are many of you out there struggling to lose your weight, and also many of you that have had WLS and are still struggling to keep the weight off.
I'm here to tell you that the struggle is real. Everyday I struggle to keep my weight off, and I'm almost 8 years post op. April 2016 will make 8 years post op for me.
I know my goal is to always watch what I eat, but more importantly, I make sure I EXERCISE along with watching what I eat.
Don't give up on your weight loss goals. It's very possible that you will meet your goals and exceed them as well.
I believe in you! YOU CAN DO IT my friends...YOU CAN DO IT!!!
Lots of love!!
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Have a blessed evening and keep up the good work. Remember, you are not your weight...you are special...you are a success...you are loved!!
Stay Encouraged Everyone!
Aug 23, 2015
For those who have had WLS, stay encouraged! I know it can be hard (on a daily basis) to follow all the "rules" after WLS, but those rules/instructions are very important to your well being and your future success.
Don't give up! Keep staying active, even if it means just walking up/down some stairs, or skipping the elevator, or going on a walk/run...just be active on a daily basis.
Keep your portion sizes small, and watch what you eat. Remember, we had this surgery to change our lives for the better, not to regain all the weight we lost.
Keep a smile on your face and show the world who you are...the NEW YOU!
Stay blessed & always encouraged!
Enjoy Life Today!
Apr 26, 2015
Life is a blessing, and your blessing is that you woke up this morning! Be thankful for that, and all that you have been given.
Life is short...no time to continue to be angry at people, or hate people. Forgive, love and move on! Yes it's hard, but soooooo worth it!
You are an AMAZING individual with so much potential. Let your light SHINE BRIGHT LIKE A DIAMOND...yep...that's from Riri! (LOL) Have a blessed day today!
Have a Blessed Day Today!
Apr 20, 2015
Stay blessed and always encouraged EVERYONE! What we've done with our WLS is hard work, and isn't easy...but it was soooooooooo worth it! Keep at it and stay positive. YOU CAN DO IT...just like I did...even 7 years post-op!!!
Merry Christmas...and Happy New Year!
Dec 20, 2011
Enjoy the food, just limit your portions and remember, you want to stay healthy and look great at the same time!!!
Glad to be back!
Nov 23, 2011
Glad to be back. I hope everyone is doing well on their weight loss. For those who are going to have their first surgery, good luck and God be with you. For those of us who have had our surgeries, keep up the good work keeping the weight off.
You can all do it! I know you can. I have complete confidence in all of you.
Well, I'm off to get ready for Thanksgiving. I hope everyone has a wonderful, blessed Thanksgiving with the families.
God Bless you all,
It's been a long time...
Apr 07, 2010
I was 281 lbs when I had my surgery on April 28th of 2008. I'm now down to 148 (size 6). People say that I look taller than I did when I was heavier. I'm 5'11", and I always wear heels, so that puts me over 6 feet tall.
I feel good about the way I look now, but believe me, it took over a year for me to realize that I didn't need to go to the plus size section of the clothing stores. I just naturally navigated my way over to that section, because I was so used to shopping there. I look at my clothes even now and say...wow, I can really fit into that? I remember when I couldn't even fit my leg into the size pants I wear now. I went from wearing a 3X (size 28) to now wearing a S (size 6). How amazing is that?
The only thing I need to do now is plastic surgery to remove all the excess skin that my lovely body shapers hides. (ladies...bodyshapers really work). I like my arms, they don't need to be done, but my stomach, and inner thighs...man they look terrible...like a monster. Everytime I walk it's like hanging jello. The bodyshaper really keeps all the excess skin in place. Thank goodness for them.
As I continue my journey, I am starting to feel more confident, and aware of myself and how I look/feel. I used to hate myself, didn't care what I wore, didn't care what I was eating, didn't really care about anything at all.
Now, I realize that I was living such an unhealthy life. I had diabetes, and high blood pressure. I almost lost my sight because of my diabetes. Now, I watch what I eat, and no longer have diabetes/high blood pressure. I stopped taking my meds for them the day of my surgery in 2008. I've been checked many times since then at my drs appts, and I'm quite healthy. GOD is good...all the time!
So, I leave you with this...don't give up on your weight loss. I plateaued for about 9 months in 2009, where I wasn't losing/gaining any weight, and that was depressing, but that soon passed, and the weight started coming off again.
Watch your carbs, and all the other stuff that made you gain the weight in the first place. Continue to exercise, even if it's a brisk walk...just keep moving. Watch your snacking...make sure if you are snacking between your 3 meals...that the snacks are fruit or veggies. I love to veg out on celery sticks or carrot sicks, or even nectarines or plums. Yummy!
Watch what you put in your mouth, watch the times of the day that you eat...don't eat after 8pm. Feel good about yourself everyday!
Good Luck...and until next time...GOD bless!
Change in my surgery date.
May 06, 2008
I am happy to have had my WLS. Dr. Moazzez and his team were absolutely wonderful.
I hope to be back to work in 2 weeks or so.