4th of July - July 8th
These days every year. I am pretty much out of commission.
All my favorite foods, potato salads, bbq and amazing snacks people make.
And then it’s my birthday on the 8th so I eat treats until I explode.
I am not perfect but I am really trying to be mindful of what I eat.
Last night had a chicken breast and some watermelon instead of going to in and out.
We are never close enough to an in and out to make that decision and this weekend we are in Utah and I did it!
Baby steps to just a healthier life style.
9:53 am • 6 July 2013 • 2 notes
So this was my day. Work at Jimmy Johns because I don’t have classes on Tuesday and Thursdays. Then I went on a walk/jog… Mostly walk. I almost made it to four miles, but I didn’t want to run around my complex to round it up. This particular route was uphill for about half of it, so my legs feel like jello.
Today was hot, and running on deliveries 90+ weather was also a work out, plus it was busy today!
But hey tip for the day! Tip your waiters, delivery people, and cooks when you have the chance! You never know what their financial situation is, they might be a undergrad student like me who’s paying their way through school, bills, rent, and upkeep on their own car to bring you food and keep their job. Just a thought. :)
9:07 pm • 2 July 2013 • 1 note
So this is my wedding video/love story.
If you were wondering where I have been the last year, this might help answer that.
That and I went and lived in Florida and worked at Disney World for 4 months. That was a big chunk.
11:53 pm • 1 July 2013
Life can hit you hard, and it definitely hit me hard. I know it’s possible to lose weight, it just takes hard work.
I have to keep reminding myself, I have done it before. I can do it again.
11:46 pm • 1 July 2013 • 2 notes
I know I am a little late, but I am working on actually keeping up with this.
But this weekend I walked/jogged/ran a little over 5 miles. It was mostly walking, but I did a little over 3 miles on Friday, and 2 on Saturday. The saturday one, I attempted running… I am still sore. I haven’t ran for a long time.
So I took yesterday and today off, but I will be back at it tomorrow.
This is big for me. I have only ever really worked out at a gym, but recently I see people out and about and just running and getting tan and looking great… and I want to be them.
Currently I am going on walks late because it is so friggin hot, but I’ll get there.
Today I am grateful for my husband, he has been so supportive and sweet. He went on my walks with me, and is encouraging me to eat better, and doing it with me! We got a soup and salad to share when we were out shopping the other day! It is just refreshing to be doing this all with someone!
I promise to post more frequently! Stay tuned.
11:23 pm • 1 July 2013
Anonymous said: I hate myself. I hate the body I'm in. I was declined for the lapband. I'm at my breaking point. The friends that I have are so beautiful and thin and I'm the biggest, ugliest piece of shit around. The only man I've ever loved turned me down after I waited 5 years to tell him how I felt about him. And he rejected me. Nobody has ever thought I was beautiful. I am not worthy of love. I will always be the designated ugly fat friend. I've never hated anybody more than I hate myself right now.
I am in a constant battle with my body, but my biggest piece of advice is never give up. I mean there is someone out there that will love you no matter what. You are beautiful and you have to love yourself no matter what before you can change anything. Otherwise it won’t work.
11:13 am • 26 June 2013
Soooo… long time. No talk.
So for any of my followers that remember, hi! And for everyone else, I am Lauren. I want to start off by catching people up.
I am now 21 (almost 22) crazy! I am now married and I am close to finishing my undergrad in sociology with a focus in criminology.
When I got married in 2012, I was at my lowest weight of 161! A total weight loss of 154 pounds! I felt great and looked great, however I started to have problems with my band and for weeks I wasn’t able to keep food down and I was an emotional mess and I was extremely fatigued. I had to get all the fluid taken out of my band and… due to the fact that food is amazing and I hadn’t eaten more then a bite of anything for months without throwing up, I gained some weight back.
I never realized how good I had it before. I mean when I first got the surgery it was my job to be healthy and work out. Slowly I went back to school and keep up with healthy choices. Then I met my now husband and all of a sudden I have way more responsibilities. I now have to pay bills, keep good grades, keep my job and learning to balance all of that with being a new wife, somethings have fallen short. Like my health.
I am writing today to recommit to my journey.
I can’t wait to get back to work!
10:35 am • 26 June 2013 • 2 notes
Back to school
So I am back at school and this has been quite a successful start to the semester! I have been waking up at 5 am every morning and heading to the gym for an hour. I have kept this up for 3 days in a row along with getting all my homework done, eating healthy and fitting a small social life in. I also have news for you guys, I weighed in my after my first morning at the gym and….
September 1st: 218
September 12th: 215
Week weight loss - 3 pounds.
Total weight loss - 100 POUNDS!!
That day will go down as one of the best days of my life. I have accomplished the goal of loosing weight! I have lost as much as what I was back in 4/5th grade [I have always struggled with my weight]. I am as small as I was in high school, like my sophomore year. I am feeling great and looking even better. It has been such a blessing to see that number on the scale and get the extra push to continue and be in this amazing place that I am, so that I can continue to learn about health and continue to grow.
I feel like I might be the luckiest person alive.
Also this semester I have a new hair style
Bangs, shorter, blonder. I love it.
We went to disneyland last week and this was my early reward for reaching my goal.
That’s right, a buzz light year sweatshirt. :]
Expect to hear more from me, I am taking another nutrition class and a cooking class.
7:12 am • 14 September 2011 • 21 notes
Today is right about my one year since I started working with the doctors to get my surgery. I weighed in at 291 pounds when this picture was taken on the left and today I weighed in at 218. I have lost a total of 97 pounds since my weight loss journey and about 73 since I started working with the doctors.
I am so close I can taste it. I can see it. This is exactly the boost I needed to get refocused. My bum foot is doing better and I am back guys. :)
11:09 am • 1 September 2011 • 7 notes