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365 Days of Self Portraits: Days 107-113

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In an effort to gain self confidence and deal with body image issues still remaining after my weight loss, I decided to take part in a 365 project focusing on self portraits.  My hopes are that after a year of taking a photo of myself ever day, that I will stop hating photos of myself, stop picking apart the things I hate about my body and learn to accept myself in a way that I haven’t been able to before.  It is uncomfortable, challenging and at times scary as I am also putting myself out there in a way I ... Read More »

365 Days of Self Portraits: Days 93-99

Fighting Back

In an effort to gain self confidence and deal with body image issues still remaining after my weight loss, I decided to take part in a 365 project focusing on self portraits.  My hopes are that after a year of taking a photo of myself ever day, that I will stop hating photos of myself, stop picking apart the things I hate about my body and learn to accept myself in a way that I haven’t been able to before.  It is uncomfortable, challenging and at times scary as I am also putting myself out there in a way I ... Read More »

365 Days of Self Portraits: Days 64 – 70

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In an effort to gain self confidence and deal with body image issues still remaining after my weight loss, I decided to take part in a 365 project focusing on self portraits.  My hopes are that after a year of taking a photo of myself ever day, that I will stop hating photos of myself, stop picking apart the things I hate about my body and learn to accept myself in a way that I haven’t been able to before.  It is uncomfortable, challenging and at times scary as I am also putting myself out there in a way I ... Read More »

365 Days of Self Portraits: Days 36 – 42

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In an effort to gain self confidence and deal with body image issues still remaining after my weight loss, I decided to take part in a 365 project focusing on self portraits.  My hopes are that after a year of taking a photo of myself ever day, that I will stop hating photos of myself, stop picking apart the things I hate about my body and learn to accept myself in a way that I haven’t been able to before.  It is uncomfortable, challenging and at times scary as I am also putting myself out there in a way I ... Read More »

The Things You Don’t Expect Post-WLS

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A friend of mine posted a video on our little WLS group today and I literally laughed out loud.  I can relate to every single thing the girl says in this video and I applaud her for making things that suck so damn bad be so funny. Though she goes about it in such a funny way, you may think she is exaggerating… but sadly, she isn’t. [youtube id=”f8dbITs2R-w” width=”600″ height=”350″] Be prepared, because when I showed this video to my husband and asked if it seemed familiar?  He said yes, especially the swearing.  So yeah, there’s going to be ... Read More »

The Best Year Ever – In Photos!

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Something I really wanted to include in my 1 year post-op update was a video slideshow of everything that has taken place over the past year.  It turned out to be way more work than I was expecting (self imposed, of course!) so I did my update and saved it for later.  I would have loved to include lots of things, like photos of different meals, more day to day photos and people who inspired me… but after seeing how many photos I wanted to add, and needing to find a 3rd song, I agreed that I would keep cutting ... Read More »

My Gastric Bypass: 1 Year (Long Overdue!) Update

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Well, can you believe it? It’s been one year already!  One year ago at the very time that I am typing this I was just out of surgery and my exciting post-op experience was about to begin!  Seriously, I have been living in a time warp because it feels like it was just a few months ago.  I cannot believe that it’s been a year already.  What an amazing, crazy, mind-blowing year this has been! I’ve not given a proper update since my 7 month point, sorry for that. I really did have the best of intentions going in but ... Read More »

My Gastric Bypass: 7 Month Photo Update

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So it’s been 7 months now since my surgery and I am still as happy as can be! It has been a long day today and the next few days will be equally busy. I’m totally tired out… but, I knew if I didn’t do this update now that it wouldn’t get done for quite a while. I’m not going to do the usual writeup, because to be totally honest, nothing has really changed since I last wrote.  I think I’m reaching that point where it all just becomes life.   Everything isn’t new anymore and now it is just about ... Read More »

A Little Perspective For The Day

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Uploaded this photo to Instagram a few minutes ago and thought I’d share it on my blog as well. Anyone who has had weight loss surgery or been in the process of losing weight can tell you that there are times where you lose perspective. Where things seem to be going too slow, where you feel like the same old you again or just aren’t feelin’ it as much as you usually do.  Today was one of those days for me… When I feel that way I go back in time, whether it’s looking at photos, trying on old clothes ... Read More »

Let’s Get Honest – A Question for the Fitness Lovers!

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A friend of mine posted a link the other day on Facebook that got me thinking. The gist of the post was about how he thought about overweight people he sees out running. He speaks to a girl (not sure if she is real or just used as an example for prettier writing) and tells her that he wishes she’d not shy away, that if she would hold her head high and meet his eyes she’d see the pride he has in her.  How great he thinks it is that she is out DOING it.  That she shouldn’t be ashamed ... Read More »

My Gastric Bypass: 6 Month Update

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What the hell? Six months already?  Have I mentioned how I feel like I’m in a total time warp lately? Eish… Anyway, once again I am late with my photo update, but whatever, that’s just how I roll.  I actually did plan on having them done on time this month but then with losing Spencer and everything, ugh… I just didn’t feel like it. I STILL don’t feel like it, if I’m totally honest.  A part of me really hates doing these monthly photos because I’m so critical of myself.  Also, seriously… it’s hard to take photos of your body ... Read More »