Muy buenas noches!😊
Otro día de vacaciones de no parar 💃, lo que tenía que ser un café con unas amigas se ha convertido en una cena en un japonés, el sushi no me encanta Así que he pedido una tempura de verduras y gambas, no he comido mucho, era una tempura muy gruesa para mi gusto 😔 .
No siempre se puede acertar jeje
One of my sweet #WLS buddies reached out to me recently and reminded me not to abandon my tribe... thanks @bygoshbyholly !! I promise I haven't left you guys, I'm just busy cooking this baby! But, since its #transformationtuesday I figured a post was in order. First photo on the left is me about two years ago, about 2 months after surgery and already down 50 pounds... and then me just a few days ago. Second set of photos is the night before surgery and then one from yesterday, almost 32 weeks pregnant. I've done really well and have gained just 3 pounds so far - hoping to keep it to 15 pounds or less. I feel pretty incredible and can't wait to meet our son in 8 weeks or so... and then, get back on the losers bench with you all and finish this marathon. Hope you are all doing well and reaching for your goals - it is SO WORTH IT!! #shrinkingtracy#nowpreggotracy#vsgcommunity#vsgfamily
So today is two years to the day since my weight loss surgery. I wasn't going to make a big deal of it, but then I decided I need to acknowledge it. To be honest, the girl on the left was dying. She was infertile. She was depressed. She was in constant, physical pain. She was scared she wouldn't live past 40.
The girl on the right has come a LONG way. She is LIVING. She is no longer infertile. She is happy all the time. She no longer hurts every single minute of the day. She knows she will live to a ripe old age as long as she continues to care for herself. She still has road to travel... there's still about 80 pounds to lose, and lots of excess skin she'll have to deal with someday. But that's okay... at age 41, she's 22 weeks pregnant with her miracle rainbow baby and she feels amazing. She's still down 185 pounds from her pre-surgery weight and hasn't gained a single ounce during this pregnancy. She feels and looks healthy. She smiles. She has so much to be proud of, and even more to look forward to.
I am proud of this girl. And I'm so thankful that I found the courage to have surgery and change the trajectory of my life. So... here's to the first two years of a new me. It deserved to be celebrated ❤️ #shrinkingtracy#twoyearspostop
One year ago versus now. And now includes being almost 20 weeks pregnant. I have days where I feel like I didn't make a lot of progress last year, but then I come across photos that remind me I'm too hard on myself. Still 185 pounds down from my surgery date in July 2015. Still haven't gained any weight with the pregnancy. I'll call that a victory for now and come December, I'll be back to finishing this marathon. Hope all my fellow sleeved sisters out there are doing great and running your OWN race, too! #shrinkingtracy#transformationtuesday#80poundstogoal
So, we went to a ballgame last night and it turns out we had gone to one exactly two years ago, too. The difference in these photos pretty much sums up everything... I feel and look like a different person. Didn't have to be pushed around like an invalid and sit in a wheelchair in the handicap section in the upper deck... I was able to stand in line and wait at the gate to get in, walk in and down the stairs to my seat on my own (five rows from the field, mind you), enjoy the game and walk back up the stairs without any trouble at all. The best part is being able to sit comfortably under my husband's arm (I love when he does that). Might seem like no big deal to someone who has never lost their health, but for me, it is everything. I can LIVE now and enjoy life! So thankful for #SleevieWonder ❤️ #sleeveschangelives
E o look do dia é jaqueta jeans destroyed, e t-shirt da @cea_brasil calça legging da @lojasbesni tênis da @stilettocalcados e bolsa Xing-ling porque eu sou blogueira do povo! Tô me achando, a Jade que se cuide pq eu tô aprendendo! #bariatricwoman#novavida#cirurgiabariatrica#bypass
I'm different in so many ways... outward change is obvious, but the inward change is even better. I am more confident and love myself more. I'm less tolerant of being treated poorly and more apt to stand up for myself. I believe in my ability to change, to grow, to become a better version of me. I'm back in church and making important new connections. It was a year of much change... and I hope 2017 brings me to the end of this particular marathon and the start of the next - a long, healthy life, hopefully chasing some littles, my fondest wish and desire. I know God is listening, I just pray He has decided to grant us our miracle. We have waited long... and I've worked hard to be deserving of it. Happy New Year to my fellow VSGers... keep on striving for that finish line with me!! 😘😘😘 #weareworthit#youdeservehealthandwellness#bestnine2016#bestof2016#shrinkingtracy
Yesterday, Erick was looking at something on his phone and said, "I don't want to make you cry, but you should see this." Well, I cried anyway. Left is Christmas Eve 2012 and right was last night. I always knew I was "big" and I always felt uncomfortable in a room full of people, like I was in the way. But my word, it was bad. The camera is honest and unkind. So thankful I've made so much progress, am so much healthier and determined to reach my goal by this time next year. #shrinkingtracy
185 pounds later, I am a new person. Once again feeling very thankful that God put me here in Olathe, led me to Dr. Hoehn and has been alongside me as I have worked to regain my health and life. I will never again let food or fat keep me from experiencing joy. "For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future." Jer 29:11 #shrinkingtracy#sothankful
Church #ootd 👗 ... my very first #lularoemadisonskirt and holy heck I am in love! Can't see them, but a pair of heather gray leggings and tall boots kept me warm on this frigid winter day and that's a white perfect tee under my cardi. Also a big milestone - I have not tucked a shirt in for many, many years. I kinda had to hold back tears this morning... feeling good about myself and I've worked hard for it. #shrinkingtracy#confessedLLRaddict
The human body sure can be fickle... After being stalled for more than a month, I stepped on the scale this morning and discovered I have somehow managed to lose 4.5 pounds since Thanksgiving Eve. While indulging in things I shouldn't be eating for the last five days. Makes no sense, but I will take it!
Also I am now the smallest I have ever been since I met Mr. Anderson... Which means I haven't been this weight in at least 16 years. Now THAT is cause for celebration! 🎉🎉🎉 #shrinkingtracy#determination#iwillgettomygoal#milestone
Wore a brand new #lularoemaxiskirt to church today along with my trusty black #perfect T that now has to be tied on the sides because it is getting so big on me! Also wishing I had gone a size down in the skirt because it's a little looser than my others. If I could just get a brachioplasty tomorrow, I would feel so good about how I am looking these days. Still, today was one of those moments where I looked in the mirror and could see all the hard work paying off, so I'm calling that a win! #shrinkingtracy#churchootd 👗
Big day in #shrinkingtracy land!!! I have been waiting on this milestone for FAR too long, or so it felt. To have come this far, a week shy of 15 months, feels amazing. 90 pounds to go to goal. So thankful for Sleevie Wonder!! #weightlosswednesday
What a difference a year makes! Top is Royals game we went to exactly one year ago today. Bottom is the Yanks/Royals game from just a few weeks ago. My favorite part is that I fit under his arm now, instead of trying to mash our bodies next to each other ❤️ #shrinkingtracy#facetofacefriday
Curled my hair and got all prettified for my first casual gathering with E's coworkers. I'm so thankful that I feel more comfortable in my own skin now and I am open to meeting new people again. Still a work in progress, but I've come a long way. #shrinkingtracy#lularoeleggings#lularoeirma#comfyandcute
Thankfully, another two week stall broke this morning. It was just what I was needing... A reminder that this journey isn't over yet and the hard work will pay off if I just stick to it!! #shrinkingtracy
Snagged these leggings from a fundraiser pop-up my friend @lularoelindseyb hosted, specifically because I knew they would match this Irma I had in my closet perfectly. Being pastel-ish, they are a bit "outside my cozy little box" and they probably show off more cellulite than the world really needs to see, but you know what? I don't give a darn 'cuz they are comfy, it was for a great cause, and I love 'em! 😂 #lovemelovemycellulite#shrinkingtracy#lularoe#lularoeleggingsaddict#lularoeirma