I'm a tad bit late but TODAY marks one year of me changing my life forever! I never thought I'd get to this point before surgery but here I am! I stepped on the scale today just to compare how I was last year but beyond that (and what's most important to me), I just feel so good to be here, in this body. I lost a significant amount of weight but I gained so much perspective on how I should be taking care of my body. Staying active and eating healthier has been the key to this journey. I always have been a foodie, but I think this time around I am well aware of what I'm putting into my body and how it affects me. And that goes to say, each day will not be perfect because it definitely hasn't been easy for me, but thinking long term I've done pretty well. I'm so proud to be where I am in this journey and I realize that what has happened this past year has truly been a blessing in disguise. 💥STATS💥 126 pounds lost since highest weight (318 lbs); 98 pounds lost since day of surgery (290 lbs) 😱
Checking in everyone! Today has been by far my most sleepy day and I'm in a bit more pain than yesterday. I think the injectable numbing agent they put in my abs is starting to wear off. Additionally, I'm having some sort of swelling in my throat that is making swallowing solids super difficult 😔. Even my pills are hurting down into my chest, feels very similar to immediately post op VSG. Lucky me however, @proteinmilkshake had sent me some samples a few weeks ago to try for you guys and review, and I agreed to put a code out there if I enjoyed the product. Great news for me, I did! 🎉. So here's the code: TASHAROSE15 - it'll get you 15% off your order. I have had other companies send me samples and turned them down because of the taste, so know I'd only recommend it to you if I'm ACTUALLY using it. I normally HATE protein shakes but this one mixed with 8oz of milk is amazing - and the packaging cheered me up a bit too! Like little bursts of pineapple flavor. I can't drink booze anymore since VSG so this is a fun way to treat myself and get protein in. Highly recommend! So if you want to drink Pina Coladas and get caught in the rain 😉 for 15% off use TASHAROSE15 🍍🌴🍍🌴🍍
I missed #transformationtuesday so I'll make today's post a #throwbackthursday Scroll to see the transformation as of today. Taking a look at myself in a picture from exactly a year ago. This picture was in a regional ag publication and I remember being so horrified at the way I looked once I saw the picture. I was super active last summer, but I was just going through the motions at the gym, not doing strength training, and not paying very much attention to my diet or portions. In-short, I still wasn't thinking big picture. The mind has to change before the body can change. Never before have I felt like I finally have all the pieces of the puzzle. I love how my outlook has changed and I'm so excited about my #newnormal ! #weightlossjourney#bodygoals#preopvsg#wlscommunity
Happy One Year Sleeversary💜 You have come such a long way and I am so proud of you! You have lost 115lbs in a year and you crushed it! I have such a great role model. I've got some big shoes to fill. I love you ❤️😘 #wlscommunity#wlsjourney#transformation
sweet sweet dorm snacks! I have yet to do Wednesday's bbg circuit, but I was so so busy yesterday with getting everything moved in. Floor 9 makes moving in a little more difficult. But I'm off to go workout, and then have a night out with some friends🥂
Holy hot & humid! 😅Got almost 40 minutes of walking in today! Plus my two walking breaks at work! 💪🏼💪🏼 no gym tonight... With only 1 week of school left, I've got a ton to do!! I'm gonna start back on Sunday!