sorry I've been so mia from our community y'all- I miss the closeness and support I feel when I'm more connected but I've been trying to balance my life more while putting the most effort in I can to each thing I do.
BUT here are some pictures from my sisters wedding I wanted to share with you all!
Hope you're having a great week so far loves!
5 Minute Avocado Chicken Lettuce Wraps
via Daily Rebecca
4-6 romaine lettuce leaves
1 medium avocado
½ lemon or lime (for juice)
1 cup cooked chicken, shredded or cubed
1 roma tomato (or handful of grape tomatoes)
2 tablespoons chopped onion (red, green, white…whatever you like!)
¼ bell pepper, diced
Salt, pepper and garlic powder to taste
A goal without a plan is just a wish. // If there's anything I know it's that time and time again, I am not in control of everything. I can try to be and I can tell others I've got my shit together but truth be known, God has other plans. Take for example my life right now. 🤣 We sold our house in 3 days without our next being fully secured and we move in less than 3 weeks. Dont worry, weve got that beautiful house waiting for us now! Two of my four kids are changing districts and the other 2 will be in separate schools. Hello madness! I scheduled skin surgery 6 weeks from now. Woohoo! Then, God chuckled and said - let's send your husband away for military training, you can handle the closings and moving and everything else in between. 🤣 I got this. I'm a tough chick... but secretly, I may be slightly overwhelmed. The point is I can't control everything around me but I CAN control what I put in my body. I'll stress out and probably have a glass of wine or a piece of chocolate... or three but by meal prepping, getting the rest and nutrients my body needs and making sure I work out so I don't completely lose my mind - that I CAN control. // 16 months post gastric bypass and I'm maintaining this 130 lb loss. It's not easy every day but at this point this is life. Not a trend or a diet but a lifestyle. I'm 5'9, 170 lbs and I eat an average of 1600 calories a day. I don't count but am mindful of a high protein plate. I also lift heavy 5 days a week and for good measure I throw in a long run on the weekends. Next half marathon is 5 weeks out! ❤
Easy Cauliflower Fried Rice
via Primavera Kitchen
1 medium head of cauliflower, cut into florets
2 tablespoons sesame oil
3 beaten eggs
½ cup white onion, diced
1 cup carrot, diced
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 cup frozen green peas
3 tablespoons low sodium soy sauce (SUB coconut aminos*)
Fresh black pepper for taste
6 green onions, minced
Sesame seed for garnishing * Coconut Aminos: http://amzn.to/1STFU3X
pin it: https://www.pinterest.com/pin/203295370663749565/
His & Her Shakes... the look 👀 on your face when try for the 3rd year to get your husband on Shakeology by telling him the benefits & he cuts you off in mid-sentence & says "yeah... it's a SUPERFOOD shake"....
I started worrying about my weight sixteen years ago. A girl in my class told me that I was fat, ugly and no one would ever love me because I was so fat. That replays in my head still to this day, and it's my motivation. I know I'm loved by my circle of people, I know I'm not ugly, and I'm not fat anymore. The hurt caused from bullying about my weight was one of the reasons I decided on gastric bypass. I've maintained my weight from 155-160 for the past few weeks and have done alot of reflection. I've learned losing weight doesn't change a damn thing. People will still find something negative to say, not everyone will love you and there are days that I feel ugly. Making internal changes and positive self talk is so difficult but I'm trying daily to make sure it happens. One day at a time ♡ #radicalselflove#selflove#wls#rny#bariatricbabe#gastricbypass
Is this real life right now?!? I've never been in the 230's and I'm less than a pound from being in the 220's! I'm down 10 lbs in one week from my first post op appointment and down 38lbs from when I first started this journey to get my insurance to cover my surgery. Excuse me while I do a happy dance that I'm 230! 😜😜😜
#teamnotperfect have eaten all my food today and I'm starving at work soooo a diet soda it is. I have a soda probably once a month. The bubbles don't hurt my stomach they just make me feel full and that's the entire point for me right now. I avoided soda for the first 3-4 months post op and then would put about a half of one in as a "treat" every couple months or so. #bariatricbaddie 😂😂
What's your #teamnotperfect thing in your journey? (Note: #teamnotperfect is not to be confused with #teammywholelifesacheatmeal )
About to meet my surgeon for my 2 week post op appointment. I'm going to ask about the whole not feeling full when eating thing- other than that I feel good and I think I'm ready to start working again. 😂😜
Is anyone a part of overeaters anonymous? I know I have an addiction to food (hence therapy) but I also want to cover all my bases, especially if I’m even approved for surgery it could be MONTHS. PM me if you’ve been to a meeting and are willing to share info. #overeater#overeatersanonymous#overeating#overeat#overeaters#oa
There are many benefits of meal planning, including:
Save Money. There are many times that money has been tight for us and I've had to stretch our food budget
Don't Waste Food
Yes we treat hemorrhoids in our office! I know patients get embarrassed about hemorrhoids. Don’t be embarrassed! We have a female and a male doctor that can help you. Call our office at 760-300-3647 to schedule an appt.