100 lbs lost

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2016 was a hell of a year.

I get a lot of questions whenever I share this stuff, and please know that is A-OKAY to send me those! I wouldn’t have gotten anywhere without people answering my questions or sharing their pictures, so here’s to paying it forward. All bodies are beautiful. Make a change only because you want to, okay?

***If a shitty person reblogs this and adds a link to their shitty product (as they often do), don’t believe it and don’t buy into that dangerous stuff. I ate less and moved more and got better at organizing my life. That’s all.***

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It’s 100 DAY!

Today marks both 100 lbs lost since surgery and 100 miles ran in 2017!

My focus for now is getting ready for my upcoming 5k and 10k races and on losing 20 more lbs which will put me at lowest weight in at least 10 years. I have also decided to double my running goal from 500 to 1,000 miles. 

It’s been a heck of a ride so far, and I can’t wait to see what’s next :)  

100/1000 miles for 2017! 

I need to stop weighing myself.

I think I’ve hit a stall. I haven’t lost any weight in a few days and despite my best efforts, it’s bugging me. Weighing myself has become addictive and I can’t help but compare myself to all the “ZOMG, I lost 100 lbs in two weeks” stories.

I know the weight will come off eventually. I suspect that I’m not losing as quickly as other because I didn’t start off with a high BMI. I need to remind myself that I didn’t do this for major weight loss. I did this to put my diabetes in remission.

Blerg. I hope I look back on this time and am kind to myself.

4/23/17
Inglewood, CA

Hi friends! I know I’ve been away from tumblr for a while. Tbh after my cousins accident I was just in a bad place mentally and emotionally. I am not ashamed to say that since then I’ve let myself go and I was eating emotionally. I’ve gained 12lbs and for a while I was feeling like shit. I kept thinking that I’ve just lost everything I worked so hard for.
But a few weeks ago, I just felt myself ‘wake up’ to my reality and I decided to switch my thinking. I just started thinking oh wait I lost 100 lbs before, what’s 12? I can lose that back. And it’s not just about how I look, I just don’t feel good. So, slowly I’ve been taking care of myself again. So you’ll be seeing more of me back on here.
I wanted to share this delicious salad with you guys. It’s so refreshing, full of protein, and just so colorful. Quinoa, cucumber, cherry tomatoes, bell pepper, heart of palm, peas, red beans, white beans, walnuts, and strawberries with a light olive oil and lemon garlic dressing. I literally feel my body thanking me when I’m eating it!

100 Days Ago

I took the plunge and started my Pre-op diet. I spent the previous 8 months fulfilling insurance requirements and preparing, but 100 days ago is when it started getting real.

This seems like a great place to take stock of where I am and where I am going on the journey so rather than a normal weekly report, here is a 100 day review.

Results so far

  • Down 96 lbs from Pre Op diet and 128 from Highest weight
  • 13.4 drop in BMI
  • Down 2 shirt and 4 pant sizes
  • Heart Rate, Blood pressure, Cholesterol, Vitamin / Mineral and hormone levels have all improved.
  • Activity up from sedentary to running 75 miles / month. I have also started swimming and kickboxing. 

Unexpected Struggles

It hasn’t been all rainbows and unicorns. I have had some struggles as well. Most of these a read about in advance but didn’t really “get it” until I was living with my new reality. 

  • I find I am spending a lot more time thinking about food. I have to be constantly focused on what to eat and when to eat it to ensure I get in the required protein while avoiding carbs. 
  • Staying hydrated is much more diffacult than expected. I can only drink a few oz at a time and plain water no longer tastes good to me. It is very easy to fall behind and not get enough water in.
  • Taking 6 vitamins a day, at exact times, is a bit of a pain. 
  • It is hard for me to eat anything solid before 10 am without feeling sick. 
  • I struggle to eat dense protein, like chicken without getting sick. 
  • If I eat too fast, too much or the wrong kinds of food, I will get sick. 
  • There are some days where I just feel queasy all day. 

What’s up next? 

  • This spring and summer are going to be very active for me. I currently have 2 5k, 5 10k and a ½ marathon scheduled. 
  • I have some cool WL milestones coming including 100 lbs lost and my lowest adult weight. I also hope to break into the 200s some time this spring!
  • I am starting to eat more volume and different, healthy foods. This will help me ease into my for life eating plan. 

So, 100 days in - I am very very happy with my decision to get WLS. I feel like I have been given a new lease on life and I won’t take it for granted. 

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A few years ago I didn’t want to leave my room. I was ashamed not just of my weight, but because I thought I would never be successful. If I couldn’t get my weight under control, then how was I supposed to succeed at anything?

But then I got diagnosed with Insulin Resistance and I was put on the same medicine my dad was taking for his diabetes for years. And that’s when something clicked in my brain: this is more than about looks. This is not about vanity. This is about my health. 

So I decided that my health was going to be my top priority. I learned what my body needs for fuel and how to responds to everything I put in it. I learned that it’s not about restricting calories but about adding nutrition. I lost 100 lbs and I gained my life. I shed more than just weight. I shed the disease that was going to eat me alive. My doctor took me off my pills and declared me healthy and fit and I never looked back. 

I became so passionate about healthy living that I switched my major to nutrition and got certified as a personal trainer, health coach, and weight management expert. 

And last week, I was a part of a fitness based pageant. Not only that, but I won the biggest achievement award ‘Miss I did it’!! 

With hard work and the right motivation I promise you everything is possible. A few years ago I didn’t think I would ever be ok leaving my room and my house, let alone get on stage in front of hundreds of people to show off my accomplishment that I’m so proud of!

Dream big, work hard, and become your dreams!

Left Picture: 1 year anniversary at 48 lbs lost, size 10-12, ran a 5k, BMI obesity class I. Right Picture: 2 year anniversary at 86 lbs lost, size 2-4, ran a 10k, BMI normal weight, my smallest weight ever and smaller than my husband for once in my life (teehee).

I know I haven’t updated you all in a while. I have been busy graduating, working, and studying for my boards! 

Only 14 lbs to 100 lbs lost! My ultimate goal putting my right smack in the middle of my healthy BMI range. Take that heart disease!

anonymous asked:

I have friends who are currently losing weight, one of them had gastric bypass and has lost 100 lbs or so, and her one year is coming up. My other friend is taking an aide prescribed by her dr and losing weight and it helps Keeps her weight loss off and helps lose more. I'm doing everything naturally, I get angry and jealous when they discuss their weight loss with me and their complaint. I'm just angry because I'm doing everything the only way I know how to and they can't see or learn from it.

You cannot compare your journey to anyone else’s. You know why? Because it’s YOUR journey. While your friends may be losing weight quicker than you, it does not mean they will be healthier at the end or keep it off in the long run. There’s actually science behind it - studies have shown that the LONGER it takes you to lose your weight, the MORE likely you are to keep it off in the end. It takes time to build up healthy habits. I know I personally struggle with my willpower and motivation still, and I’ve been on my journey for nearly 4 years. Anyone who has lost weight can tell you that it’s a neverending battle. You are constantly going to be working on yourself and on your journey. So instead of letting your friends’ journeys annoy you, work WITH them to keep each other accountable and motivated. Get them to work out with you and see how hard you work. Meal prep together so you can all stay on track with your individual diets. Encourage one another to keep going :) 

fitmom-mia submitted: 

Took this pic earlier today I was feeling amused trying on a waist trainer after getting a Cortizone shot for my bum knee. Underneath is a belief summary on my journey.

Over 100 lbs lost in about 18 months time…and still going!!! 👟👟👟. Very passionate about my journey have have fallen in love with the process so much that I’m about to get my personal training certificate!!! Please follow me as I’m going to start posting daily motivation along with experiences that may help others!!! fitmom-mia or on IG @fitmom_mia

—- View more & send Before and After weight loss progress photos HERE.

Progress photo: 100 lbs lost!

I’m very lucky to have a photographer boyfriend who accepts that I need my picture taken all the time. 

I have a bigger timeline progress set planned, but it’s been a week since I first hit 100 down, and I wanted to get something up real quick to mark that!

June Monthly Report / July Planning

June was a very good month for me from a fitness perspective! I hit 30 / 30 green days for a first time. ( I maintained all my healthy habits, every day for the month!) 

  • June Starting Weight: 393.5
  • June Ending Weight: 375
  • June Loss: 18.5
  • Total Loss - 100 lbs

Overall, I would give myself an A- for the month. Details below

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