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Amanda

๐ŸŒŸ||VSG: 3/27/18||๐ŸŒŸ ๐ŸŒฝ|Iowa๐Ÿ’|wife ๐Ÿถ|fur momma ๐Ÿˆ ๐Ÿฅ€|murderino๐Ÿ’™|PCOS HW: 331 (1.1.18) SW: 307 CW: 251 (8.14.18) GW:๐ŸŒˆ๐Ÿ‘ถ ๐Ÿ”“50 ๐Ÿ”“75๐Ÿ”100

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Today I had to take a mental break from my desk and so I went for a walk around our building. I was in a very angry place and needed to clear my head. I walked by a glass door and caught my reflection. No matter how bad things can get, they eventually have to get better. My weight. Our infertility. My job. Things have been piling up for so long and I often forget to be grateful when things start to go my way. I have to put the work in, but the reward is worth it. Almost 80 pounds down and I couldnโ€™t be happier with that. I just need to remember to breathe and just get things done as I can. It eventually will fall into place. #sawmyreflectioninthesnowcoveredhills #jk #itwasadoor #my168dayadventure #march27vsg #vsg #vsggirl #postopVSG #vsggoals #gastricsleeve #vsginstacrew #WLScommunity #vsgcommunity #weightloss #weightlosstransformation #wls #vsgjourney #vsglife #vsgsisters #ssdgm #selflove #changes #goals #infertility #PCOS #bariatric #mercydesmoinesbariatric
I mean...is this what they call a cat nap? ๐Ÿ˜ he snuggled in there for a while last night. He knows just when I need those snuggles. #catmom #rammustatum #catsofinstagram #cat #nap #snuggles
Let me tell you โ€œpre-opersโ€ this is NOT a good thing. If you ask me โ€œwhatโ€™s one piece of advice you ignored?โ€ I (without thinking about it) could answer: Track your damn calories. I have been confused and fuzzy all day and couldnโ€™t figure it out...itโ€™s 5:30 in Iowa๐ŸŒฝ right now and I have only had 223 calories today at around 11? Iโ€™ve drank water/green tea, but you have to keep up on your calories. There isnโ€™t much that I โ€œcan eatโ€ that will boost my calories to the 635 I need(my doctor wants me around 850-900 calories a day) Iโ€™m at 33g of protein though! So Iโ€™m not mad about my food choices but this can start to throw my whole week off if Iโ€™m foggy while trying to prepare for my crazy busy week. Be careful, track your foods, stay sexy, and donโ€™t get murdered ๐Ÿฅ€ #baritasticapp #trackyourcalories #trackyourprotein #listentoyourdoctor #my168dayadventure #march27vsg #vsg #vsggirl #postopVSG #vsggoals #gastricsleeve #vsginstacrew #WLScommunity #vsgcommunity #weightloss #weightlosstransformation #wls #vsgjourney #vsglife #vsgsisters #ssdgm #selflove #changes #goals #infertility #PCOS #bariatric #mercydesmoinesbariatric
#plopping during dinner ๐Ÿ˜‚ used coochy for some conditioning + @kevinmurphyhair hair resort for the gel. Soooo tired so I actually currently am trying to gently fan it out so I can fall asleep ๐Ÿ˜ด determined to continue with this hair process!! #curlyhair #curlyhairprobs #curlyhaircare #curlygirlmethod #curlygirl #saturdaynight #turnup #actuallyturnthevolumedown #tooloud #naptime
I killed my protein game today WHILE floating down the river. Beef jerky for breakfast (18g protein; 140 calories; 2 oz) Bloody Mary + fixings for lunch (23g protein; 395 calories; a lot of ounces ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚) sirloin steak + cottage cheese for dinner (45g protein; 355 calories; 4 oz/.5 cup) {all stats coming from #baritasticapp } #makesmartchoices #teamprotein #alltheprotein #my168dayadventure #march27vsg #vsg #vsggirl #postopVSG #vsggoals #gastricsleeve #vsginstacrew #WLScommunity #vsgcommunity #weightloss #weightlosstransformation #wls #vsgjourney #vsglife #vsgsisters #ssdgm #selflove #changes #goals #infertility #PCOS #bariatric #mercydesmoinesbariatric
Doing nothing feels like floating on warm water to me: delightful and perfect ๐Ÿ‘Œ ๐ŸŒŠ #tubing #river #riverfloat #puckerbrush #desmoinesfloat #relaxation #livingmybestlife
I feel like I have a full grasp on my diet: reflux, amount, foods to stay away from, etc. Now I need the motivation to get my ass in gear and get active. I have a gym membership. I have access to beautiful walk ways. I have workout videos at home. I just need to get the fuck overmyself and stop using every excuse in the book to not do it. Want to know the LAMEST excuse I told myself this week? . . . โ€œYou are still losing weight without going, girl, youโ€™re fine!!โ€ . . . I am an idiot. #excuseafterexcuse #notacceptable #motivation #getyourshittogether #my168dayadventure #march27vsg #vsg #vsggirl #postopVSG #vsggoals #gastricsleeve #vsginstacrew #WLScommunity #vsgcommunity #weightloss #weightlosstransformation #wls #vsgjourney #vsglife #vsgsisters #ssdgm #selflove #changes #goals #infertility #PCOS #bariatric #mercydesmoinesbariatric
My #curlygirlmethod transition photos! #1 : today (8.9.18) #2 : Tuesday (8.7.18) #3 : Saturday (8.4.18; not using method) #4 : about a month ago? Nooo curl definition at all. I have not done a #finalwash and need to! Still not my beautiful curls I used to have but slowly getting there. Itโ€™s only been less than a week and Iโ€™m already seeing changes! I havenโ€™t changed my products at all, just my process! #curlyhair #curlyhairprobs #curlyhairdontcare #butlikeireallydocare #alot #plopping #deepcondition #scrunch #leaveinconditioner #cowash #2acurls #2bcurls #3bcurlgoals #makingacomeback #postopvsg #vsghairloss #vsg
That is all. If you have curly hair, you need to look into this voodoo magic.๐Ÿคฏ I am using the same products I have been using just washing my hair differently. Also #plopping is life ๐Ÿ™Œ #curlyhair #curlygirlmethod #finalwash #curlyhairprobs #postopvsg #hairloss #levothyroxineruinedmyhair #gettingmycurlsback #slowly #curly #hair
20 g of delicious protein. I serve it over the rice, but wonโ€™t hardly touch that. This is the perfect amount of salmon for my belly! ๐Ÿ˜ ๐Ÿฃ @acmesmokedfish โ€”these are life, but I can only get them for one week at a time at @aldiusa like once every six-ish months. Any chance of getting them more frequently?? #vsgeats #protein #alltheprotein #teamprotein #my168dayadventure #march27vsg #vsg #vsggirl #postopVSG #vsggoals #gastricsleeve #vsginstacrew #WLScommunity #vsgcommunity #weightloss #weightlosstransformation #wls #vsgjourney #vsglife #vsgsisters #ssdgm #selflove #changes #goals #infertility #PCOS #bariatric #mercydesmoinesbariatric
๐Ÿ…๐Ÿ…๐Ÿ…๐Ÿ…๐Ÿ… My little garden is gushing with tomatoes! ๐Ÿ…๐Ÿ…๐Ÿ…๐Ÿ…๐Ÿ… SPAM ME with your favorite ways to use tomatoes?! Recipes for using them now. Later. Freeze. Canned. Anything! I am making ketchup right now. Plan on canning some for later use. Freezing some for my tomato pasta dish. But I need recipes for pasta sauce, pizza sauce, salsas, soup bases....I am clueless. ๐Ÿคทโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿคทโ€โ™€๏ธ #gardenfresh #bigbeeftomatoes #somanytomatoes
Can we just...take this in for a minute? Is he not the sweetest thing in the entire world? Hard to believe he will be 1 next month!! #rammustatum #mybabyboy #catsofinstagram #cat #catmom
Someone recently messaged me and asked about my honest experience with surgery. Being only 4 months out, I was excited to be able to answer this, so I messaged back: โ€œThank you so much! My honest opinion is double sided. :-) *I* personally would do this over again in a heart beat. I have had almost no problems. My worst problem was reflux during my first three months which is to be expected while you are healing. As long as you follow the rules given by your doctors and teams you will be fine. They arenโ€™t telling you these things to be mean or deprive you. They are meant to help your recovery be a lot better and faster. Now. The harsh reality. If you are a constant complainer, always feeling sick, not ready to listen to advice....this is not for you. If you have a negative outlook on life (be honest with yourself) or expect this to be easy......this is not for you. You have to give up your addiction to food (which we all have or we wouldnโ€™t be considering surgery) and if you arenโ€™t willing to do that every second of every day.....you might want to reconsider. This is 95% mental and 5% physical..โ€ How would you respond if someone asked you this question? #my168dayadventure #march27vsg #vsg #vsggirl #postopVSG #vsggoals #gastricsleeve #vsginstacrew #WLScommunity #vsgcommunity #weightloss #weightlosstransformation #wls #vsgjourney #vsglife #vsgsisters #ssdgm #selflove #changes #goals #infertility #PCOS #bariatric #mercydesmoinesbariatric
Ugh! My curls are coming back, but they are flat, no volume, and SUPER frizzy. What gives?? I have started using Pureology curl shampoo and conditioner + style creme.. love the shampoo and conditioner but I think the curl product isnโ€™t a good fit. Any advice? I finger brush my hair, I use a diffuser, I use a t-shirt or microfiber towel.... I just want my beautiful curls back!! ๐Ÿ˜ฉ๐Ÿ˜ฉ #vsg #vsgpostop #vsghairloss #hairproducts #curlyhair #curlyhairproblems #pureology #iwantmycurlyhairback
My husband is an avid disc golfer. He got into some poison ivy unknowingly a couple of days ago (heโ€™s usually very aware!!) and it got around his eye....we are out of town for one of his tournaments, try to get him some relief. Tried Benadryl, calamine lotion to help with the itch, cold compress to reduce some of the swelling.. none of it seems to be helping. Any thoughts? #discgolfproblems #poisonivy #helikestotellpeopleibeathim #husband #drgoogledontfailmenow #homeremedy #toomany #weneedtriedandtrue
Yโ€™all. I love a good deal. And this?? This is a ๐Ÿ‘good๐Ÿ‘deal. Thanks to the new GIANT #salvationarmy on Council in Cedar Rapids! I had one almost exactly like this that got stolen out of my car about four years ago! I definitely didnโ€™t pay $4.50 for it though! ๐Ÿคฆโ€โ™€๏ธ #thriftfinds #thrifty #salvationarmyfinds #coach #wristlet #multicolor #coachpoppy #popsometags #20dollarsinmypocket #ilovethrifting
4 days into August! ๐Ÿคฆโ€โ™€๏ธ That means I get to change my post background! Lol fail! @theonlysara.grylls : what do we think of this one? Time has been flying by. My goal in July was to lose 25 pounds. I didnโ€™t make it. But I lost almost 16! I am proud of that. I lost 8 in June. I was really mindful of what/when/how much I ate. I also tried to focus solely on protein and water intake. I was a little more active in July than the previous months and I donโ€™t plan on slowing down in August! #my168dayadventure #march27vsg #vsg #vsggirl #postopVSG #vsggoals #gastricsleeve #vsginstacrew #WLScommunity #vsgcommunity #weightloss #weightlosstransformation #wls #vsgjourney #vsglife #vsgsisters #ssdgm #selflove #changes #goals #infertility #PCOS #bariatric #mercydesmoinesbariatric
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