You never, ever, ever know where your life is going to take you... This surgery and lifestyle change has taken my life and flipped it on it’s head. I started this journey in September of 2016 and had surgery in May of 2017. I was engaged and thought I was happy and living the life I wanted and needed. But the truth is, I never felt good enough for that man or that life. I relied too much on him for my happiness because I had none within myself. He just wasn’t the one. 🤷🏻♀️ I moved from NY to LA in search of me and I found her! She was hiding under a lot of bullshit, but I stripped everything away and fell in love with the woman I am. I got my own apartment. I scored my dream job. I found my happy in the small things. And somehow, this really great and handsome guy snuck in there too. I want for NOTHING. My life is mine and I hold it in the highest regard. I have the best friends, the best family and the best support system. I’m so happy in this moment, I could burst. This is what life is about... Finding out what you’re really made of, gaining independence and realizing you’re ENOUGH. I made this life of mine a reality, and I’m enough. Every other good thing is icing on the cake my friends.
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#transformationtuesday Cardigan style! I posted the photo on the left 9/7/17 celebrating a #NSV of being able to button up my cardigan around my body which I could never do before. Today I took this selfie (as I always do) and just now realized the difference! I am so happy my tummy is getting smaller. Its the part I am MOST self conscious about and the part I feel is not budging at all during this journey but this transformation helps me keep things in perspective!
Dinner for the family tonight was I just put all of the delicious fillings in a bowl and I’m good to go! I put the bowl next to my phone so you can really see what a serving size look like post-op 6mths. I did finish it but was stuffed!