This may NOT seem like a big deal to you all buuuuuuut let me explain to you all that this was a HUGE deal for me!!!This is THE SMALLEST I have been MY WHOLE ENTIRE TEEN AND ADULT LIFE!!! Possibly even longer but I have no record of my weight before 8th grade!!!
I'm Not going to lie, I did actually cry!!! Its such a huge deal for me! In 8th grade I went on this HUGE Slim Fast, (Did I ever tell you guys WHY I will never drink Slim Fast again??? LOL Lets just say we were low on cash, and I needed Slim Fast, buuuut NO MONEY to buy it, weeeeeeelllll MOM thought God had truly blessed me, WHEN SHE FOUND ME SLIM FAST AT A YARD SALE....and lets just say that after slugging those, outdated, chunky Slim Fasts down for like a month, I HAVE NEVERRR been able to even smell a can of Slim Fast, WITHOUT GAGGING!!! AHAHAHAHA!!! ) fat free diet and got down to the low 280's buuuuut after that I just could NOT push past that weight, I came to a big plateau and for months I could not push through it, instead of being able to maintain my weight loss, I slowly began gaining, till I had gained all my weight back and kept on gaining, til I was out of high school and in my early 20's I found myself weight 408 pounds. This was one of THE MOST HORRIBLE feelings in the world but I felt sooooo hopeless about losing weight! I was HUGE and it seemed like an impossibility to get out of! EVEN IF I lost 100 pounds, I WOULD STILL be over 300 pounds!!!
Then I got diabetes and because my sugar was so high and also combined with a big heart breaking-break up with someone I was supposed to marry, I dropped about 50 pounds without even trying. This was around 2008 and with a very nice compliment from a very kind and good looking guy, I decided to ACTUALLY TRY losing weight, through multiple weight loss techniques and programs I began to get down in weight, I got down to about 326, then in 2011, someone told me abut HCG, it was a rigorous program that got me down to what I had gotten down to in 8th grade, THE LOW 280's...
and once again, I hit a plateau that I could NOT push through, for MONTHS I was stuck in THE SAME SPOT without budging, I was sooooooooooooo HUNGRY and NOT losing any more weight, I maintained my weight loss for about a year and then slowly the weight began to come back on. For the last 4 years or I would gain and lose and regain and relose THE SAME 30 pounds, till the past summer, August 25th, after two years of research, indecicness, prayer, talking to A LOT of people, going to support groups, I FINALLY made the decision to have weight loss surgery...
For 6 months before the surgery, I met once a month with a medical weight loss nurse practicioner, I told her about how I always got stuck in this same spot and that I could NEVER break past this point in weight loss and that I just got stuck there and would be sooooo hungry and she told me that this time, I would most likely, once again hit a plateau at that point, buuuuut that this time it would be different, BECAUSE THIS TIME, even tho I was stuck there, THIS TIME, I would be able to maintain my weight loss through the plateau because THIS TIME, I would NOT feel hungry!!!
ANNNNNND she was right!! This time, I once again GOT stuck IN THE SAME spot, I always got stuck in, the low 280's I was there for about 3 months, BUUUUUT this time, I was able to do what I had never done before... .
I PUSHED THROUGH MY PLATEAU!!!This time I broke through my barriers!!!
This is my official 277 picture!!!
I know the outfit isn't anything to exciting buuuut I was in my workout and babysitting clothes and they had to make do for recording this, "BREAKING BARRIERS" moment in my life!!!
Okaaaaaaaaaaaay sooooo I have to explain this statement!!! I was remembering this time the other day and I just busted out laughing thinking about it!!! You know when someone has like shocking news and they are like, BELIEVE IT OR NOT...blah, blah, blah...etc..." So this one time Someone said to me one time, BELIEVE IT OR NOT, (But there was a strong emphasis on the NOT, that I wouldn't believe it) I ACTUALLY WEIGH OVER 200 pounds!!! I was like, Oh, Okaaaaaaaaaaaay...like, I was not even gonna make a big deal about it, at that time in my life I was weighing over 300 so just WHATEV right!!!
Buuuuuut remember them saying that, "Believe it or NOT, but I actually do weigh over 200 pounds!" and I remember just thinkin, I BELIEVE IT!!! AHAHAHAHAHAHAHA Sooooooo there you have it, THAT AWKWARD MOMENT WHENYOU BELIEVE THEM!!! BAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!
June was another great month!!! I'm having an awesomely GREAT SUMMER!!! I haven't gone ANYWHERE this summer and YET, it feels like its been BUSIER THAN EVERRRRR buuuuut in a good and FUN WAY!!!
Aw Seth's first Father's Day!!!
So satisfying to see what we've been learning in class being put to action, I'm believing this little will be receiving the Holy Ghost SOON!!!
Idk WHY buuuuuut I REALLY want this game...In case anyone is looking for birthday gift ideas for me...Oh yes, this is my birthday month!!! Hee, hee!!!
Yes, I got a fidgit spinner!!!
Preparing to be a good mom and trying to prepare a healthy, balanced lunch...I think I did pretty good...I woulda done just half a sandwhich buuuuut was pretty sure the kids woulda FREAKED out on me for that..bahahahaha...I also learned that I should probably wait to give them the chips and cookies because for some odd reason they were sooooooooooo FULL for the veggies when they were left on their plates!!! LOL
Soooooooo the other day when I was babysitting, Grace was running around with a rolling pin, rolling it over her stomach. When asked WHAT she was doing she said, I'm trying to flatten my stomach!!! Isn't that what you do with a rolling pin?!?!
We were all laughing soooo hard!!!
I HAD to try it out!!!
Soooo if you all are looking for a NEW weight loss tip...I Highly recommend trying Grace's technique!!! Hee, hee!!!
Last night at church, a HUGE miracle was discovered after classes!!! Sooooo this is what happened...The kids in our class got 4th of JULY twinkies for a treat, so they were running around like it was just THE COOLEST THING EVERRRRR!
So the kids were like showing off their twinkies to EVERYONE and they show them to someone and they were like,WAIT, you guys got 4th OF JULY TWINKIES for a treatANNNNNNND THE 4th OF JULYHASN'T EVEN PASSED YET???
At THIS CHURCH, THATS A MIRACLE!!!
BAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!! So true, Sooooooooooo TRUE!!! With them candy clearance sales, you do Christmas in July, Valentine's day in the fall????? UH YEAH, FALLING IN LOVE WITH JESUS, and we just happen to celebrate THE RESURRECTION OF CHRIST ALL YEAR LONG annnnnnnd Heeeeeey that's NOT a Ghost or a skeleton, THAT'S THE HOLY GHOST ANNNNNND IF YOUR FEELING DEAD LIKE A SKELATON, JESUS CAN MAKE YOU ALIVE!!!! BAHAHAHAHA!!! I was like, HEEEEEEEY you NEVERRRR KNOW, these twinkies COULD be from LAST 4th OF JULY!!! AHAHAHAHA!!! JK! JK!!! Juuuuuuuust KIDDDDDING!!!
Because the foolishness of God is wiser than men; and the weakness of God is stronger than men. (1 Corinthians 3:25)
I LOVE this scripture!!! God at his worse, if that is even possible, is STILL way, way, way WAAAAAAY better than US at our very, very, absolute best!!! May we at the very least, SEEK the foolishness of God in our lives!!!
For realz!!! Isn't it amazing how you can fall asleep with a heavy heart, whisper a prayer of help and wake up with your burden lifted!!! His mercies are new EVERY MORNING!!!! I loooooove God sooooo much!!! Hope you all are having a HAPPY, HAPPY MONDAY!!! Annnnnd if your NOT, just remember that you can take it to Jesus!!! Prayer works, it really, really does!!!! God is good, ALL THE TIME, GOD IS SOOOOOOOOOO GOOOOOOOOD!!!! "This is the day which the Lord hath made; we will rejoice and be glad in it." (Psalm 118:24)
Soooooooooo in May, I joined JABZ, Fitness boxing for woman...YES...BOXINING and I loooooove it!!! It's NOT like what you think, it's more like, used as a form of exercise
YES, I accessorize WHEN I excercisee...hee, hee!!!
I did manage to get in a few more GOOD hiking sessions!!!
Dave's killer bread/bagels...you guys should try them!!!
I also tried Orange Theory Fitness which I really enjoyed, buuuuuuuuuut, it was too expensive to do both and since Jabz is all woman, I decided to just stick with that for now...
buuuuut Orange Theory is definitely a very cool workout too!!!
Basically you wear a heart monitor and you want to go into the Orange (Fat burning) zone while you work out! What I liked about it is cuz your name is on a screen and you can see if your in that zone and if your not it pushes you to do more until you are!!!
definitlySooooooooo basically for the month of May I lost INCHES but no actual weight...which can be a bummer until you start trying on clothes...Hee, hee!!!
Basically there are sooooo many other things I want to try!!! I want to get a bike, I want to try Zumba, Pilates and cross body fitness and I want to take a volley ball class, and weight training class its so much fun being able to this stuff!!! I just need MORE MONEY AND MORE TIME...HEE, HEE!!! Weeeeeeeelllllll that was MAY...I'll let you know soon what all goes for June!!!
♥Mary Frances :)