It's a new dawn, it's a new day, and I'm feeling good.

January 17, 2014

Before you read, find some extra motivation for your day/life HERE courtesy of The Handey Way.
She always lifts me up when I need it the most.  
So let her do the same for you with this short and sweet post.

Gastric bypass is a funny thing.  Emotions run high in the craziest of times.  Like my last post... I read it again before writing this one and felt guilty for even writing it.  I know I said with this blog I would be 100% true, honest and myself at all times to really capture every emotion of this journey, but I did feel guilty.  I wish that I hadn't looked at the engagement pictures and found every single thing wrong with the way that I looked.  Instead, I wish I would've seen how happy Ben and I look together, how happy we are to be getting married and how we really are two people crazy in love with each other.  (thank you to those of you who commented, texted and called to remind of me of those things.  I heart you all pretty big.)

The truth is, despite losing 79 pounds, I'm still overweight.  I feel better, look better, eat better, work out harder, etc... but it's a process.  A journey.  A lifelong maintenance plan.  And those are the things I need to remember.  And just like my quote above, I just need to do my best and forget the rest.  Yesterday is gone and I will never see that day again.  So any bad choices I made regarding food or skipping the gym will be erased and today is a brand new opportunity for me to make better choices.  I am going to take the flaws I saw in the engagement pictures and use them as my biggest form of motivation.  I'm ready to keep pushing.

SW:  311
CW:  232
-79 lbs


  1. I keep saying to myself, "I'm not there yet, but I am getting there".

    Hunnie child, the weight took a few years to get there, it'll take time to take it back off!!

    It hopefully won't take as long to take it off, but you know are working on it.

    You are changing your life and getting fitter every day and becoming an inspiration to others. Stand tall. Be proud.


  2. As long as you're moving forward, you're doing something. It can be a baby step, a run, a huge leap, but either way, you're moving forward. And the most important thing to remember is YOU are doing it. No one else but you. Keep up your hard work, you are looking FABULOUS.

  3. You have to remember the old saying "Rome wasn't built in a day." So cliché, but so true! Either way, you can be proud of yourself for how far you have come and how brave you are to not only go through everything you have thus far, but sharing it with everyone! You are a freaking rock star! Keep doing your thaaaaang!

  4. You look gorgeous in your engagement picture. Just keep swimming, Just keep swimming <3

  5. "it's a process. A journey. A lifelong maintenance plan. And those are the things I need to remember." Yes! And it sounds like you're doing great. And your engagement photos are adorable!