Slacking in more ways than one…

7 Dec

Wow. I haven’t written anything since October…. my bad. I’m a slacker, and in more ways than one.


I really have been super busy and blogging is one of the last things on my mind, but maybe subconciously I’ve been putting it off because in all reality, I don’t have much to report. I’ve kind of slacked off. Which is hard to admit when most of my posts have been about how amazingly I’m doing. And don’t get me wrong, for the most part, I really am. But I’m getting lazy. I’ve slacked off on taking my vitamins, have not been tracking my food at all, and have not been exercising much at all. Why? I have no idea. It’s scaring me. I feel my old habits creeping back in and I feel like I’m losing control. Its time to take it back. 

One way that I completely lost control, and have taken back already, (and this is very hard for me to admit because its one of the “i told you so’s” of WLS, but I started drinking alcohol. Wine is my beverage of choice. I realized just how easy it is to transfer addiction. I found myself drinking 4-5 times per week. And not just one small glass. I can down a bottle easily. It knocks me on my butt, and I just go to sleep. Its not a good habit. I came to head with this on thanksgiving, when I got too drunk and embarrassed myself in front of everyone. I’ve decided no more, and although one week isn’t long at all, I haven’t had any since then. And yes, I have felt the urge. So for now, until I can control myself, no more alcohol. And it feels pretty good to be sticking to it.


As for the weight loss, it has slowed considerably. I got down to 184, but then over thanksgiving I gained 3 lbs back. Some of it could be because I’ve been battling constipation, but thats been my first gain since April, and it made me feel really crappy. 


So starting NOW. Not tomorrow, not monday, but now, I am starting over from scratch. I think I need to do liquids for a few days then slowly add back in protein and produce. Go back to the basics. 


If any of you have struggled with any of these things and have any input or advice to give, It is always much appreciated. 


Warrior Dash Photos

4 Oct

OK Guys, I’m so sorry these are so late. I’ve been SUPER busy. More about that in my post later this week…. Anyway. Here are some fun photos from the warrior dash. It was SO much fun.





















100 lbs down!!

6 Sep

Oh. My. Gosh.

I’ve dreamed about this day for years. Every single day I think about how close I am to being 100 lbs down.  What a huge number. It’s overwhelming.

Today, September 6th 2013, 248 days since my highest weigh in of 296, and 143 day since my surgery, I am officially 100 lbs down!

You can’t see it right now, but I’m doing the dorkiest happy dance you can imagine.

Just for reference, here is my first and most recent progress photos side by side. (the first one was actually taken at about 280, so I had already lost 16 lbs)


Ok. Enough of that. In other news, Warrior Dash is tomorrow. I’m terrified. But I love that today, hitting 100 lbs. down has motivated me so much… I feel like I can do this. My mom, my sister Kila and I are running together. We made camo tutu’s (pictures to come) and cut up camo t shirts. We are going to be fierce. 🙂

I will let you all know how it goes 🙂


Week 20 Post Op Update

1 Sep

Here’s the picture I talked about of Colby and I at the river, and a few more cute ones, just because! 😉

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This is me and Colby at the Deschutes River

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Selfie… of course. lol

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This was proof I actually put my feet in the water. I eventually got in it up to my thighs. It was freezing!!


And I just couldn’t pass up sharing this super cute picture of my baby Cash on my desk at work with me. Isn’t he the cutest thing you’ve ever seen?

Foam Fest 5k

15 Aug

So this is going to be a short post, because I mistly just want to show you all the photos of the Foam Fest 5k we did this last weekend. It was a blast. My mom, sister and I ran (well, walk/ran) together, and had really good time. We got foamy, muddy, and sweaty. We ran about 1/4 of it and fast walked the rest. The obstacles were super fun but challenging, and I am proud to say that I completed every one of them (with the exception of the slip-n-slide that had been shut down because it had a leak). So here are some pictures. Enjoy! 🙂

Also, I did a video blog last night but accidentally uploaded it onto Colby’s youtube account so once I switch it over, I’ll post it here too 🙂

















17 Week Post Op Update

13 Aug


Week 12 Update :)

7 Jul

Hey guys! Sorry it’s been so long since I posted on here!! Here’s a new video for you.

Hey Hey!

7 Jun

Hey Hey Ya’ll. 😉

Long time no type!


I keep saying I’m going to do all these fun blog posts, then I just get too dang busy. I hate being busy! 

I’ve been back to work for 3 weeks now, and its exhausting. On top of that, I’m working two jobs, about 60 hours a week. It’s far too much, when you add it with all of my other things I have to do. Here’s a small sample of my daily list: Shower(sometimes lol), Get cute, clean the house, do the dishes, do laundry, cook, walk the dog, clean the cat box, clean the house again!, eat, protein, water, sip sip sip, walk, work out, bible study,eat, drink, sell origami owl, photography, spend time with other humans, eat, drink, zumba, group fit, more dishes, eat, sip sip sip. Oh. And sleep somewhere in there. lol. It’s exhausting.

I found out this week that I have been approved to go unscheduled at my job at the hospital (meaning I’m still an employee, but just pick up extra shifts) which will be wonderful to have some extra time. I will be able to get all the hours I need at my other job, which I like better anyway.

I met with the physical therapist yesterday for my 7 week follow up. It was a different one than I saw before. She is the sports therapist at the local community college, so it was cool to get another perspective. She was super proud of me for some of the accomplishments I’ve made since surgery.

I ran (ok I walked) my first 5k!! It was in 1 hr. 7 min. which is slow, yes, but I did it. And for that, I am so so proud. It was seriously one giant hill. It was killer, and it sucked. But afterwards, I was so pumped. I can’t wait to do one again. Which I will be doing soon, because I am signed up for the 5k Foam Fest in August, and  the WARRIOR DASH in September. Both of them are going to kick my butt, but I can’t wait to say I did them. 

The physical therapist was also proud that I started jogging, but asked if there was any pain, and when I showed her where, she told me I can’t jog anymore until I am under 200. dang. I was just getting started too. But she said I was allowed to do fast walking and incline, so it will be just as intense. 

So for now, no more couch to 5k app for me. 

I’ve also started cooking a lot more. Ideally, I’d love to post all my recipes, but I just don’t have the time. Maybe someday 🙂

So some numbers for you guys to compare:

HW: 295

DOS: 258


yayyy! It’s just melting off. I’m so proud of myself. And I’m so proud of you all!! Love reading how everyone else is doing. It’s very encouraging.




Post Op Week 6 Update

1 Jun


Week 4 Post-Op Video

14 May




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