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  1. @NerdyLady Thank you for this post! Mental health is slowly starting to be something that people speak up and talk about. Although not bi-polar, I suffer from depression and anxiety. I have been on the same combo of Prozac & Xanax for a few years and this combo makes me my best me. I had a round of extreme anxiety last week. Like meltdown at work extreme. I am concerned that if I see my dr she will try to change my meds and I don't want to go experimenting again. Last time we did that she put me on Seroquel and that wasn't pretty. I am hoping my rough week last week was amped up due
  2. When I first started dating my husband 8 years ago I was the thinnest I'd ever been in my adult life. I had these little blue shorts that I loved. He hated them as he deemed them too short, but I loved them more for that. I gave them away a long time ago to a family member as there was no way I was getting into them ever again. Guess what I wore on July 4th?!?! She gave them back!
  3. I like this a lot. Reading what other people are regularly eating helps ease my mind and keep me on track myself. My week days look very similar with the only variable being dinner. This is what is planned for today and is a very typical day for me. 6am - Premier Chocolate Protein Shake 11am - 2oz roast turkey deli meat, 1oz Bellavatino Cheese 2pm - Oikos Triple 0 Salted Caramel Yogurt 5pm - 3oz turkey and pork meatballs in marinara w/ Cheese 7pm - 1/2 Cup Halo Top 79g Protein, 26g net carbs, 707 calories, 70oz of water.
  4. SUMMER! Sleeves be damned. I have "bye-bye" arms for sure. But I also like to let them breath.
  5. @Beth211 I understand! I am 3-1/2 months out and I fully get it. It may take you a little time (probably till solid foods) but you will soon not regret it. I too had my surgery quickly. Consult to Surgery was 1 week. I didn't have time to overthink it and I just leapt. Obviously I knew that I needed to be healthier and just dove in feet first. #1 worry and still is sometimes is not being "Fun" anymore. My house is the party house. We host everything. We cook and we drink beer. This is just who my family is. This surgery was about to change everything and it was a bit nerve-racking.
  6. @Gretta I am a Kroger shopper. I might give this a shot. I tried the carb master before and it was strong but I didn't think of blending it.
  7. Dr. Dirk Rodriguez is in Houston and it was $7K. I have never seen anything less than that. I believe they have some financing options.
  8. It is hard not eating things that you used to enjoy so much. What makes it easy for me is not being able to physically. It doesn't mean I don't want to eat cheese enchiladas all day everyday, it just means I can't physically. When I was only a few weeks out and cleared for solids everyone at my house got Taco Cabana and I used to LOVE their fluffy tortillas. I was doing good munching on my chicken fajitas and I thought I'll just take a bite of a tortilla. I waited for it to be heaven, but it wasn't. It wasn't and I actually got up and spit it out because it just wasn't worth it to me.
  9. Hope you guys feel better!
  10. This is my constant life. My daughter loves pink cupcakes. What she really loves is pink frosting and leaves behind the entire cupcake. The cake being my favorite part, this used to be ideal. Now this is torture. I have to smoosh it way down into the trash and run away!
  11. Ha guys. SO COLD!!! Pre - Surgery I was always hot. Always sweating. My husband has always kept the house obnoxiously cold (to the detriment to my light bill). Sometimes in the winter he cranks it down, opens a window and has 2 fans blowing full force. This has never bothered me, until now. Now, in Texas July I get up to use the restroom in the middle of the night and I am diving back into bed under the covers and squealing! COLD COLD COLD.
  12. Thank you! This just helped put me back into perspective. The difference between month 1 and 3 really is only 10% less. Instead of 20lbs difference I kept focusing on.
  13. One of my best friends tells me "Would you say those hurtful things to me? No? Then why would you say them to yourself?'" It always resonates with me when I'm tearing myself down.
  14. I'M OUT! For now I dropped another 2lbs to finally hit 50lbs. 1/2 way there already! I upped my protein last week. I was barely hitting 60 lately so I decided to go back to a shake in the morning. That seems to keep me going a lot better.
  15. Wouldn't that be ideal?? Old Ashlee would have said screw it, I'm taking a break from the gym to get Tex-Mex. But alas instead I upped my protein and keep chugging along. Sipping along rather. I sent my friends a snap yesterday of my tall glass of miralax with a caption of "remember when I used to chug beer". Not all of this is ideal, but I'm wearing a size 14... I'm also 5lbs away from being lighter than my husband for the first time in about 7 years.
  16. Sighhhhh at 5'10 and 182 I bet you look amazing. I do feel that I've aged 10 years, but I'm certain I didn't grow taller. You guys are the best. I love following both you and @burgandyBoy because we are all on such a similar journey. Also Happiest of Friday's to you!
  17. My first OOTD post. I have a job interview today so I treated myself to a Macy's trip on my lunch break yesterday. Dress is a large and sweater is a medium!
  18. Beautiful pictures! I may need some help from you getting my best friend a new lens for Christmas this year. I know 0.
  19. Go Trish Goooooooooo! So happy for you lovely.
  20. I keep hearing about the muscle loss. Maybe I am too early out? I have been doing circuit training for the last month with a friend and just the other day we were gawking at my quads and how defined they are. My calves are still pretty solid as well. Will I lose that? Or am I just uncovering what was already there?
  21. So I did my measurements last night and I am down 23inches from the start, and 9 inches in the last month. This puts me at ease a bit more. I will keep on keepin on.
  22. With our mutual love for ribs and good wine, I think you may be on to a good theory. Are you sure YOU aren't a 33yr old short girl?
  23. Gahhhh I'm jealous of your first day of summer. It's been in the high 90's here. I tired to run 2 miles outside last week and nearly blacked out. Enjoy your bike ride. I will keep chugging along until I break through this spell. Trying to up my protein a bit more. Switch it up and keep it fresh
  24. It's hard to explain. My daily mood on this journey is ever changing. Today is 3 months for me. I physically feel great. I feel that I look great. (Much better anyway). I've managed to stay on track for the most part and I exercise EVERY DAY. Like I'm killing it in that department. First month I lost 28lbs. Success. Second month I lost 14lbs. Slower but still success. Third month 8lbs......Stuck at 193 for a week. I know I know. This too shall pass. 2lbs a week is just hard to wrap my head around with the fact that I'm eating under 30 carbs a day, 60 grams of protein. Under 800 calories and co
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