January 25, 2020

Where Ya Been?

If you have noticed, it’s been a little bit of stretch between posts. It’s not because I am not interested in blogging. I absolutely love sharing my journey with you.

You see, my world has changed! I now exercise every single morning with a 3 to 4 mile walk. I also now meal prep so I don’t fall into old habits.

I am also a bit hooked on closing my Apple Watch Fitness Rings! In fact I am obsessed with doubling and tripling most of them.

So this does take up a lot of time and by the time you add work into the mix and family time, it becomes a shorter day.

Priorities are in order for me and I could not be happier.

So in the last week I’ve been hitting goals that I never thought I would be able to hit again. I weigh myself on Sunday’s now. It’s just easier to do before I get dressed for church. It just feels good. I refuse to constantly get on the scale when I see every day victories. Like getting back into clothes I never thought I could, or taking the time to just breathe and be grateful for the blessings I have in my life right now.

If you would have told me two years ago…HELL one year ago I would have surgery AGAIN I would have looked at you like you were crazy. But then it just hit me! Why in the hell should I punish MYSELF because the Lap-Band failed me?

I had the money, I went for the goal and now I feel I have no much clarity in my life. I wasted 7 years on struggling with my weight battle all over again after losing that band. I was the PERFECT bander! I did what I was suppose to do. It was my tool and it failed. I DID NOT FAIL! The band did!

So I am going to be the good little “sleever” too! This is MY TOOL, my life and my choice and I am going to make the absolute best of it! I am excited for my future.

I am now six weeks out. I had an appointment with my nutritionist and I am released to try all foods now. For me that means HEALTHY foods, HEALTHY drinks and a HEALTHY lifestyle.

It’s interesting. When I had the Lap-Band, I had NO cravings what-so-ever. It’s like the disappeared. So far it’s the same with the sleeve. I have no desire for sweets or things that typically got me in trouble. And just like a good little tummy, she let’s me know when it’s time to put the fork down.

My closet excites me again. I’ve got clothes in there that I have been waiting to get into. I won’t be buying a new Easter dress and crying this year. I’ve got one that I will ROCK and ROLL in!

Life is much better on this side. I won’t be fooled into thinking it’s all a bed or roses but I am living my life to the fullest and getting use to new habits. I am researching recipes and exercises and planning new walking routes and planning for a possible 5K once I feel I can run again. I did it once, I can do it again! I can…and I will.

If you are thinking of Weight Loss Surgery. Take it seriously. Do not just think it is a magic pill. It is NOT! You put in the work! Some struggle more than others. Some have a harder time adjusting and some just are not ready in the head for this journey. Before you say “yes” I want to do this…really get yourself together mentally. If you do that then this journey will be easier! DO THE WORK and reap the reward.

Now excuse me….I have to go do some cooking. I got some YUMMY meatballs to make!

“You only live once, but if you do it right, once is enough.” ― Mae West

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