Sunday, March 23, 2014

100 pound party

I'm a little late on this post but my amazing friends threw me a party to celebrate my 100 pound weightloss. It was over the top and so much fun. There were "skinny" cocktails and healthy snacks. The guests brought pictures of things that weigh 100 pounds. It was so funny to see things that weigh the equivalent of what I've lost. Some of these include a 2 month old horse, a male deer and a huge missel. So glad I don't have to carry around that weight with me all the time anymore! The highlight of the party was an amazing photo book they made of my blog and my journey. It is priceless and such a great gift! I am blessed and have the BEST friends!
The hostesses.

My book!

My best friend!

Saturday, February 22, 2014

100 pounds!

I finally did it! 100 pounds lost. I've gone from a BMI of 43 to 26! Words cannot describe how I feel. I am so happy and feel amazing. I want to thank everyone for their support through this journey, especially my husband. He loved me at my heaviest and has listened to me puke and complain of nausea on a daily basis. This has definately been a life changing journey and I don't regret any of the challenges I've faced over the last 11 months. Now it's time to get fit and toned!
Size 18 to size 8!!!

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

10 months

I was really hoping to hit 100 by now but I have hit a wall! I'm holding strong at 97.5. I have increased my protein intake and have done some running but still nothing! I did find out I have an ovarian cyst the size of a small orange. That has to weigh 2.5 pounds right?!? I'm going to blame it! I am waiting to see if it will require surgery. Fingers crossed it just goes away and I can hit 100! 

I drank my first beer in 10 months this past weekend. I have avoided all carbonation but the beer went down very well. I'm still going to avoid sodas. Those are just empty calories anyway! 

Stay tuned for my big 100 post and pics!

My first beer!

Out with the friends! You can't see them but my skinny pants are a size SMALL! What?!? So exciting!

Wednesday, January 1, 2014

9 months

95 pounds! I've been lingering around 94 pounds for a while but finally hit 95. Only 5 pounds away from 100! Amazing! I have been eating basically whatever I want which is why I haven't been losing as much. I'm going to get back on the high protein and get these last 5 pounds gone!

It's a new year and definately a new me. I had my consultation one year ago on January 6th. I look back a pictures from last New Years and I don't believe what I see! 

I have gotten so much support and encouragement throughout this journey and I couldn't be more grateful! I want to share a sweet text I received from a dear friend that really struck home. I did not feel as heavy as I was because I was happy, now I just have the body to go with my personality!
Here's the only NYE pic I got this year and a few from last year. Who is that woman?!?

I also want to share a family Christmas picture that really shows how I've changed. 

I will do before/after pics in the infamous black and white outfit when I hit 100! Hopefully this will be before February 1st!

Monday, December 2, 2013

8 months

91 pounds! Not much new going on. Still eating small amounts and trying to get protein in. It's still a challenge. I have added a little more bread but not much. I tried a drink of soda the other day and it hurt so bad. I'm just going to avoid them forever. Sweets don't make me as sick but I still TRY to avoid them. I will eat the occasional star crunch or candy bar. I still have that sweet tooth!

Thanksgiving was interesting. I made myself small plates and could never finish any of them, but the fat girl inside me wanted to eat more. It's amazing how psychological our relationship with food really is.

I just finished the semester and am off until January 15 so I'm going to put my workout room to use. I've got to get back on track if I want to hit 100! I will for sure be doing some before and after pics at 100 if I don't do them before!

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

week 33

I'm definately losing a lot slower but I'm at 88.2 pounds. I really want to get back to exercising it's just so difficult with school right now. I don't have much else going on. We did have our first holiday meal this weekend and my eyes were bigger than my stomach! I was only able to eat 1/3 of what I put on my plate. The fat girl in me wanted to eat more but I couldn't. We got our family pictures back and I did a little comparison of last year, it's so strange to see what I used to look like! 

Monday, November 11, 2013

Week 32 - 7 months

The past two weeks have been great! As of today I am down 87.6 pounds. I bought some SIZE 8 jeans. That was my goal all along. I didn't have a set number of pounds I wanted to lose but I wanted to be a size 8, single digits. I don't ever remember being a size 8. I also wore a scrub top that was too small a few months ago! We got family pictures made and for the first time I wanted to be in the pics. I can't wait to see them! I also had my follow up and lab work this month. Everything was great and on track except vitamin d. I have to add a vitamin d once a week. I am more determined than ever to get to 100! My goal is to lose this last 13 pounds before Christmas. It was on Christmas Eve last year I told my family I was considering the surgery. I still could not be happier with my decision and I thank God for giving me the opportunity to change my life!

Here they are...the infamous size 8 jeans!!!