Sunday, August 31, 2014


Was talking to a friend about her blog today, so I figured that I should update mine. Its been awhile. Some big things have happened since I last posted. Well, big to me anyway!

A few weeks ago, I was wearing a size 16 jeans. They were getting baggy. So my mom and me went to Old Navy. I grabbed the jean cut that was best for my "body shape" and grabbed a 14 and then I grabbed a 12, just to see how far away I was from fitting into them, since they were on sale. I put on the 14 and the legs were a little baggy, but they fit. Then I tried on the 12, and they freaking fit! THEY FIT! I text my mom right away and some "come to the fitting room, I'm in the first room on the left" When she got there I opened the door and said do these look okay, and she said yes why and I said because they're a freaking 12! Needless to say, I bought 2 pairs! And I took a picture while I was in the fitting room, I was so happy! A 12!!! I started in a 22! So here is a little side by side. The picture on the left was about a year before surgery. No idea how much I weighed...but you get the point. 

I look like I had on a fat suit. 

This morning I finally got out of the 190's! That was pretty excited. I've been there for awhile. Which I guess now that I think about it, Its just been a little over a month that I was there. So that's really not that bad. But I was surprised that I even lost weight this week since I drank last weekend and then had a few on Thursday for the Seahawks game! 

Yesterday I went searching for some SPANX. Going to a wedding next weekend, and I need some. I found some :) They just make everything look so much better. Then I took William to Kohls to find a shirt for the wedding. He started looking at shoes afterward so I went over and looked at shoes too. I tried on a pair of heels for the hell of it. Never owned a pair, never been able to walk in them either. Well I put those babies on, and I rocked walking in them. I called William over and he said I looked fine walking in them. I was like "so I don't look like a newborn calf trying to walk" and he said no. 
Needless to say I bought my first pair of heels ever! And it was nice to find out they were on sale when we got to the cash register! So we will see how this goes on Saturday. I'll be bringing backup shoes (my boots) for dancing and the after party! William keeps talking about how he can't believe I bought heels. Well let me tell you, 84 pounds ago I wouldn't have ever tried to walk in them. 

Today we are going to the fair, with my parents and the girls. Pretty excited. Addison is so excited too. It'll be nice to feel like I can acutally go on the rides with her. 

Anyways, off to get ready for today! It's going to be a full day! Oh by the way. I am down a total of 83.8 pounds now! WOOT WOOT

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

8 months

So, I realized I haven't posted here in a LONG time! 30 pounds again to be exact. I'm horrible at remember to do it. But I'm going to try toupdate more, write more of my experience than I want to write on facebook. Write more, just in case someone happens to stumble upon this page that is thinking about getting this amazing, life changing surgery done :) Maybe I can be some inspiration to someone.

So, 8 months out and I'm down 80 pounds. I'm very happy that I am averaging about 10 pounds a month. Some weeks I've gained, but I expected it. They said if you drink one night, expect to gain some that week, or not loose. I sure get "buzzed" a lot faster now, A LOT fast now. But just as fast as it happens, its gone. So I have to drink multiple shots in a row if I want to actually drunk. And now I realize I am sounding like a drunk haha. I don't drink often, just what I have noticed :)

Another funny thing, I still take too much food, pretty much everytime I eat. Idk if that will ever go away. But I'm sure I've always done that. Just before surgery I would eat it all. Even if I was full. Now though, I stop as soon as a I feel full, which is pretty damn fast. Also, its funny thinking that I haven't had a soda since December. I don't even miss the shit. Before surgery I would stop drinking it, then go back to it. I liked the carbonation. Now that I know what it does to your stomach, especially after having surgery, the last thing I want to do is stretch it back out. But its crazy to think that I don't even crave it anymore.

Last night, I went to a support group at the weight loss center. The topic was cosmetic surgery. I pretty much went into thinking that I would never have anything done. Needless to say, I left wanting an arm lift, breast lift and tummy tuck :) It is so crazy seeing the before and after pictures and how much of a difference it makes!!

I have had about 6 or 7 shirts in the back of my closet. Bought them and they were too small. So they've been hanging there, in the back of my closet. Well last week I decided I would try one on. IT FIT! They ALL fit!! I am so happy. Some have literally been there for 4 years.

William got a 2nd job, so he now has to wake up at 2:30am, I usually would get up at 4. I've decided that I'm going to get up when he does (since his alarm wakes me up anyway, and IF I fell back asleep, I would probably wake up every 10 mins anyway) But I will wake up and do a 30 minute workout video. Why not? I know I won't do it after work, so I will do it first thing in the morning when I can't make excuses. Tuesdays and Thursday my mom and I are doing kettle bell classes. We've been going since..MAY? I think. I freaking LOVE kettle bell. Everyone should try it. I'm getting some damn good arm muscles :) Its funny to flex and actually a see little baby muscle forming!

Anyway, Here is my latest picture. I haven't measured yet this month to see how many inches I've lost. I'll have my mom do that tonight.

Sunday, April 6, 2014

50 pounds

This week, I was able to hit my 50 pounds lost mark! And then my body just decided to pass that right up. I'm down 52.2! I was very surprised when I got on the scale this morning, just since yesterday morning I lost another 2.2, I don't know how that is even possible.
I bought a new pair of shoes and had to go down a half size! Otherwise my feet were just slipping out of them. I saw myself in the reflective doors at the casino Friday night, and yeah my sweatshirts are way too huge. So today, I'm heading to the thrift store to get some smaller sweatshirts and shirts.
I officially weigh 220.8 and I couldn't even tell you the last time I honestly saw that number on the scale. Probably when I never weighed myself, in high school!
Last night for my reward to myself, I went and got a tattoo :)
I think that's about all for this week.

Sunday, March 30, 2014

3 months- DONE

So, last Sunday was my 3 month mark. I didn't do a post obviously...All I could even think about was the Oso landslide and I just couldn't write a post. It's still pretty much all that's on my mind, but I figured I had better update everyone.
Last week I lost 3.6 pounds, I think. Also, Friday last week I decided "oh lets see if this size smaller jeans will fit" I wasn't expecting them to, but they totally did!!! So now I've officially gone down 2 pant sizes!
This week I lost .6  I now only have 2 pounds to lose until I have lost 50! So hopefully that'll happen this week
Here is my 3 month picture, I think I posted it on facebook, but I can't remember from a week ago
Oh btw, those pink sweats, I am finally get rid of them. They literally hang off of me now. I'm also getting rid of some sweatshirts. William and my mom keep telling me that stuff is HUGE on me. It sucks getting rid of things that were your favorite haha. Now I just have to find new favorites :)
Now I need to go to the thrift store to get new stuff.

Sunday, March 9, 2014

holy moly

so, I totally forgot to update everyone last weekend. It was a busy Sunday. Today I'm going to be busy too, so while I have a second, I'm going to write a little something.

This week, I had 2 migraines, not sure what is causing them, but on Thursday night, I had the worst one that I've literally ever had. Made me miss work on Friday, but around 11 Friday morning it finally went away. Needless to say, I was miserable!

Last week I think I lost 2.6 pounds...If I remember right.

Anyways, this week, we went out 3 nights in a row for dinner :/ not a normal thing for us, so I wasn't sure what the scale would do this week. But I'm very happy to say that I lost 4 pounds this week! So now, I've lost a total of 43!! Holy shiiiiiiit! I can't even remember the last time I weighed this "little" I feel so awesome. Only 7 pounds until I hit the 50 pounds lost! I'm still trying to decide what I'm going to reward myself with, thinking a tattoo. But I'm not totally sure what to get yet. I kind of want something to symbolize a change, or something like that. But then I really like flower tattoo's, so who knows. I have 2-3 weeks to decide....

Last week I ordered a large women's shirt, a seahawks superbowl shirt, figuring oh I'll fit into it in a few months, since its a large women's, which I always wear mens...well I got it, and it fits me right now! That made me feel good, except eventually I'll have to get rid of it probably, unless I can shrink it!

Going swimming today at the new aquatic center in Snohomish, so I had to try on my swim suits, they still fit, thank god. But they probably fit like they should now, not as tight as they used to be. I could tell as soon as I put on the bottoms.

Tomorrow I have my 2 month check up at the weight loss center. Excited to see what they see about how much I've lost.

Anyways, I'm super tired so I'm gonna end this. The whole time change has messed me up today!! I will probably make a post tomorrow or Tuesday if there is anything to tell you about my appt tomorrow.

Sunday, February 23, 2014

2 months - DONE

So today marks 2 months since surgery!! Its crazy how much has changed.
Last night me and William were talking, and he has been craving coke really bad. Since he gave up drinking soda, since I had to, he decided he would also. And he asked if I 've been craving soda. And to be totally honest, I haven't. Then he said something about McDonalds, and I haven't even wanted anything from there. Quite frankly, I feel like if I ate fast food like that, I would instantly want to throw up. It doesn't even sound appetizing anymore. I don't know if most people feel like this after surgery, but my whole outlook on food has basically changed. I want food that I know will keep me full for 4 hours and that will give me energy, not make me tired and weigh me down (literally) I guess I just know that all that crap won't help me get to where I want to be. Having a WAY smaller stomach also helps :)
Friday night Mom and I went for our usual walk. But Norma keeps escaping from her harness, and there were a lot of people out on the trail, and the dogs LOVE to just run, we let them off their leashes if nobody else is out there. So we went a different way (off the paved pathway) Basically just on a grass trail, it ended up being like a 3.72 mile walk or something. On this walk, I'm guessing because of the uneven ground, I found that my tennis shoes are giving me an ingrown toenail, least I'm pretty sure. So I went yesterday and got some new ones. The dogs were SUPER tired Friday night, thank god. We got home and they ate and passed out.
William wants to lose weight now also, so as long as the rain isn't bad, we are going to start going on walks Monday-Wednesday with the dogs. They will be very happy about this. Might have to get Norma a smaller harness though.
Today I've been cleaning the house. I don't feel like it looks any cleaner though!! I need to go through the house and get rid of stuff that we don't need/use. Maybe we can do that this week.
Anyways, all you care about it is my weigh in this morning! My total for the week, I'm down 4.4 lbs!! Holy mother! I haven't done measurements yet, waiting for mom to do that for me later. So I've lost a total of 37.2!!
Next week I'm not expecting to lose very much. Seems like one week I'll lose a big number, then the next its about 1 pound. Probably my body just trying to catch up with itself. But whatever, I'll take whatever loss I can get. Here's my 2 month pic
Left is morning of surgery, Right was yesterday morning (I've since got my hair colored and cut)

and No dog photo bomb!! And I know Aunt Linda, my bed isn't made. It never is
I went to the thrift store and tried on a pair of smaller jeans. Not quite there yet, but I bought them. Because I liked them and I figured, when I need new ones and I go, I probably won't beable to find any haha. And hey, for $7.99 I couldn't pass them up!

Thursday, February 20, 2014

quick thought

Just a quick thought. I couldn't keep it to myself anymore. If you know someone that has decided to do weight loss surgery, please support them. Don't be an asshole about it. If we share with you what we've lost, what we are able to eat or some new awesome thing we tried and love, do NOT roll your eyes or just say "ok" We are obviously sharing this info with you because #1 we are freaking excited about it, and #2 we think that you might want to share with us that excitement.

I just don't get how people can be rude about it. Not that anyone has just told me to "shut the hell up" but people do notice small little things you do. And a "shut the hell up" might actually be better than doing the eye rolls and ignoring all the time.

It did bother me, but I just finally said "fuck it, I have enough support from other people anyway". But not everyone has all the support I have. I am honestly still surprised all I support I get. And a lot of it is from people that I would have never thought would give two shits. So to everyone that has/does support me through this life change, THANK YOU! Because it means a ton to me!

Anyways, enough about that. I'm going to just do a blog post now. May as well, its half way through the week.

I'm still having my small tiny portions. Went to Korean food on Monday night for a late Valentines Dinner. It was AMAZING. Didn't eat near as much as I would've before, and we actually had leftovers!! What?!?! We never had leftovers before! So that was nice, because I got it again the next day for lunch :) Its my most favorite food, thank god I got with Will, he introduced me to Korean food!

I've been weighing myself a few days this week, and I won't spoil my Sunday post, but I think its going to be an awesome one!! Plus, I get to do measurements Sunday, for my 2 months. So get ready for some pictures! I need to print some out, so I can start making a picture book. I'd rather do it as the year goes, rather than all at one time.

Okay, well this was way longer than I had meant it to be, but I know you guys don't mind ;) Check back Sunday!!