Today is “Typhoon Day” (which I quote because Tropical Storm Ampil is quite the bust 🤣 We’ve had rainy days worse than this!). But we are sticking with our typhoon day plans, which included a Whole30 Mississippi Pot Roast! I mixed up an onion soup mix (from The Gracious Pantry), a ranch seasoning mix (from The Pinning Mama), used Fourth & Heart Himalayan pink salt ghee & found Whole30 pepperoncini peppers on Vitacost! ...Now we wait 9 hours to try this sensation that swept the nation! I can’t wait!
Day 1️⃣2️⃣ complete! Almost half way through! Baby steps 👣 The weeks been tough but you’re a fighter and we’re pushing through to the weekend. So many encouraging words from so many amazing people here and I’m forever grateful 😍 Dear future self, todays a good day and remember where you started!
Hoje é dia de relembrar...
Postei aqui que eu ia contar minha história com a obesidade e eu escolhi postar um pouquinho a cada quinta feira... Escolhi essa foto para começar:
2009. Ingresso da Universidade. Usava 44.
Apesar de ter sempre sido gordinha, desde a infância, aqui, nesse momento da minha história eu não estava obesa, apenas sobrepeso. Tinha acabado de descobrir a pedra na vesícula, e emagreci um pouco, mas eu ja me sentia mal com meu corpo.
Acredito que foi durante a universidade que aumentei a ingestão de porcarias, lanches, etc, e acabei engordando muito em 4 anos, pois ao término do meu curso eu já estava obesiane.
Não sabia eu que meu sonho seria entrar de novo nesse shortinho 44, e usar essa minha blusinha que foi pintada a mão e dizia: Don't Worry, Be HAPPY! (Não se preocupe, seja feliz). Diante da minha ansiedade em relação a aprovação da cirurgia pela Unimed, só posso dizer pra mim mesma: Don't worry, be happy.
Relaxar, não me preocupar, e ser feliz com qualquer que seja a decisão.
Esse é meu TBT de hoje... Abraço
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People often notice my china cabinet in stories & pictures so I thought I would legit explain it!
Okinawa housing is TINY! As a Navy family we are authorized to bring over 25% of our weight allowance for our household goods. (Like: BARE ESSENTIALS.) We brought even less- the military stores the rest back in the states for us! This cabinet (and almost all of our furniture) is government loaner furniture! Since we don’t have much storage, I use our China cabinet as a pantry for sauces, ghee, fizzy waters, bottled water, and snacks 🤣🤣🤣 The bottom actually has dishes & serving stuff, but the top is pantry goods.
Can I just say I HATE that the pause and stop buttons are so close on this machine?!? 😖 Half way through I WANTED....to pause to take a drink of water and instead hit stop 🛑 what the 💩?!?!?! UGH, only happened cause I wanted a picture for accountability. Right? Yeah, soooo I at least got a picture of the last half and as you can see my fitness watch has me clocked in at a lil over 30 mins. Not a great start to my step up to speed 3️⃣ Bit I at least got it done! Will be more careful tomorrow 😂
Fear -- It’s crippling when given power.
You can look at FEAR as:
▶️ False Evidence Appearing Real
▶️ Forget Everything And Run
In which scenario do you have control? Running isn’t control, it’s avoidance.
I was afraid to:
🌺 Get my hopes up that I could lose weight & gain muscle. I limited myself. I didn’t want to feel that disappointment because it didn’t happen. And guess what -- it didn’t happen -- self-fulfilling prophecy there.
🌺 Change the way I ate, because with all of the “fad” diets it always came back or was unsustainable long-term. I thought that by keeping the calories limited I would be okay & lose weight. Again -- I was wrong. I stayed at a plateau for 6 months before I gave into my nutrition guide. I found how much more I can actually eat when all food groups are incorporated in the right balance -- & I still lose weight!
🌺Tell my friends & family that I wanted to change, that I didn’t like the person I was. Yep -- that one right there was the Big Unknown. I thought I would be judged harshly or told that I was being “ridiculous” & I was “just fine” with how I was. I did hear that from some, but I also heard the opposite from others. I learned to lean on those that supported my decision, & quiet the voices of others that did not.
These changes didn’t happen because I wasn’t afraid. It happened in spite of fear.
What are you afraid of? Change, Failure, the Big Unknown?
Fear of failure or change only has power when you give it power. Everything changes, right? So why not have some control over that change. Once you accept that you have more power than fear - positive changes start to happen. Take back your power. .
My challenge groups are a perfect place to get the support you need to take control of your health & fitness. Not only do we share our health & fitness, but also exchange ideas on “life” -- like time management, nutrition, meal planning, kids, work, etc…. Which is appropriate -- life is a challenge right :-)
Let me know when you’re ready to move past that fear & take back your power with your health & fitness.