Life + Weight Loss + Advocare

April 18, 2015

Well hey there kids.  It's been a minute since I've been around these parts and I can't say I miss it that much.  Life is, as usual, busy.  I'm working hard on school so I can finally be done with my Associates degree in July.  Then, I'm going to take a few months off until I head into the Bachelor's program, which will be another two years of school work for me.  As they always say, the time will pass anyway... right?
I figured I'd stop in and just update you guys on what's been happening lately.  So here we go!

  • I'm updating this from my brand spankin' new MacBook Air thanks to a nice little refund I got in the mail from my financial aid.  Since I'm technically graduating this year and didn't do a full year of classes, I had just enough to get a (much needed) new computer and I always said the next computer I'd get would be a Mac.  So ta-da!
  • I knew this all along, but more than ever I've discovered that gastric bypass IS.NOT. a cure all for being overweight.  Those pounds will come back.  Your body will eventually readjust to foods you never thought you'd eat again.  You will get on the scale one day and be like, where the hell did those 12 pounds come from?  It takes effort people.  It is a non stop struggle and will be for my whole life.  I'm not disappointed in myself or let down, but I do have to get back on track to work hard, eat (way) better, and let others inspire me like I want to inspire them.
  • This is where Advocare comes in.  When I did the 24 Day Challenge, it was a lot.  I think I wrote about how I probably wouldn't do it again because the fiber drink was nasty (but it really was), the vitamins were so overwhelming, etc... But I found myself replacing my fattening Dunkin Donuts coffee with Spark every morning and taking some supplements that help to curb my appetite.  So I decided to become a distributor for the discount and have also sold to some friends of mine, which is pretty cool.  Over the past few weeks, I've become obsessed with carrying my blender bottle with me everywhere so I can whip up some Spark at a moment's notice.  Fruit Punch is my favorite and I have it every.single.morning.  I also bought a month's worth of the appetite control vitamins, got a neat little app for my phone to remind me to take them, and another appetite suppressant pill to go along with all that.  The awesome thing about Advocare is that it's natural.  It's not like, insane crack-like pills that will make you shake and convulse, but rather natural ingredients that work with your body.  After my gastric bypass, I feel totally comfortable taking these!  (Not sure if I'd recommend them for someone who had gastric bypass until about 12 months out, just to be sure, but you could always ask your doctor.)  I feel confident that all of these combined will help me get back on track with my weight loss and get these damn last annoying 50 pounds off my body!  Now if I could just get my food prepping back in order... if it's not one thing, ya know!
  • A lot of y'all have reached out to me about missing my blog and God knows I love you all so much, but I don't see myself coming back to blogging full time.  I got a wild hair today and wanted to just update you, but I can't promise how regularly I will do that.  I am constantly on FB, Instagram and sometimes Twitter, so please feel free to add me on all of those!  I really do love talking and connecting with you guys, and just because I'm not here doesn't mean I'm not somewhere-  because I am.  (and if you ask my husband, I'm everywhere.  mwahahah!)
so much love, hugs and kisses to you guys!
thank you for always being there for me.
all my love, always!