#decwlsphotochallenge Day 31, December Goal Review ✏️ At the end of the month, I’d give myself a 90%! I hit my fitness goals in the first half of the month, but the last two weeks have only been about 2x / week. Other than that, I successfully made protein savvy choices at holiday events, I did mostly okay with baking (although I don’t think I’ll be testing that ability again for a while!), and I’ve officially broken into the 300’s 🎉 One month of trials and temptations down... a lifetime to go 😂 • • • #vsg #vsgcommunity #wls #wlscommunity #weightloss #weightlossjourney #verticalsleeve #verticalsleevegastrectomy #bariatric #bariatricsurgery #bariatricsleeve #sleevesisters
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#decwlsphotochallenge Day 30, New Year New Goals 🥂 I’m setting the bar pretty high on this one! 2018 is a big transition year for fiancé and I. With surgery behind me and saving for the wedding in 2019, this is going to be a year of sticking to the grind. I’m ready for it! 👏🏼 This year I’m going to lose the inches to squeeze into a size 18 by dropping into the 200’s. I still have 96 lbs to go until that happens though, so I plan on focusing on staying on track with fitness and limiting sweets since I’m so prone to that sugar addiction 🍬Here I go! • • • #vsg #vsgcommunity #wls #wlscommunity #weightloss #weightlossjourney #verticalsleeve #verticalsleevegastrectomy #bariatric #bariatricsurgery #bariatricsleeve #sleevesisters #newyear #2018goals #goals
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#decwlsphotochallenge Got my 6k most days. But not every day. Haven’t gotten ahead on assignments at all ☹️1/3 is terrible, must try harder!
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12/31: D E C E M B E R G O A L R E V I E W - Gah! I made a goal to read 2 books in December. I have to finish this by midnight to reach my goal! // EDIT: I finished it! Yeah! #decwlsphotochallenge #heathervsg2017 #booksofinstagram #ilovebooks #nye2017 #thewitches #roalddahl
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December 31, 2017- December goal review- 2 out of three isn’t too bad. Haven’t met my end of the year goal but I have today. Fingers crossed!!! #vsg #vsgeats #wls #low#lowcarbhighprotein #highprotein #lowcarb #proteinpower #diefatdie #babymakingfuture #futurebabymaking #icandothis #pcos #pcosfighter #pcossucks #girlwithgoals #goals #ihavegoals #2017goals #batiatriclife #healthierlifestyle #proteinislife #decwlsphotochallenge
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Last day of the #decwlsphotochallenge - “December Goal Review” 😬 Yeah, not gonna lie, between the holidays and offline drama & stress, I pretty much bombed all my goals. Coulda been much worse, though. Onward and upward and HAPPY NEW YEAR!
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#decwlsphotochallenge Day 27, Motivational Quote ✏️ It may be cheesy but sometimes it’s what I need at the end of a long day to get my butt to the gym 🍑 All exercise is good exercise, even 20 minutes on an afternoon break! • • • #vsg #vsgcommunity #wls #wlscommunity #weightloss #weightlossjourney #verticalsleeve #verticalsleevegastrectomy #bariatric #bariatricsurgery #bariatricsleeve #sleevesisters
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#decwlsphotochallenge Day 26, Vitamins 💊 Woohoo! Such an exciting part of my brand new daily routine 😉 Because I shoot for 800-900 calories daily, I need to augment my diet with a variety of vitamins. These days I take 2 centrum chewable multivitamins (formerly Flinstones...yuck!), vitamin D every other day, and a B12 once per week. Overall it’s not terrible and it keeps me strong 💪🏼 • • • #vsg #vsgcommunity #wls #wlscommunity #weightloss #weightlossjourney #verticalsleeve #verticalsleevegastrectomy #bariatric #bariatricsurgery #bariatricsleeve #sleevesisters #centrum #vitamins
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2018 will usher in many big things, but the biggest thing is becoming a wife and step-mother. My #newyeargoal is to prepare for this new adventure. #wedding #newyearnewfamily #engaged #fiance #decwlsphotochallenge #day30 #notwlsrelated
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“January Goals” I’m going to focus on things I can control. Before I’ve set goals to lose a certain amount or hit certain targets. Gonna keep it more simple next month and just trust the process. #decwlsphotochallenge
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My breakfast varies from day to day. Today my breakfast was some water because food just didn't seem appetizing. Some days are like that, other days I feel like I'm eating constantly. I figure water is better than nothing. #decwlsphotochallenge #day29 #breakfast #water #hydrate #stayinghydrated #foodadversion
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A little late today but here's #breakfast #decwlsphotochallenge #wls #wlseats #vsgeats #gastricsleeve Scrambled eggs whites with rosemary ham and a little low sugar ketchup
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“Breakfast” I had two of these bad boys this AM - egg muffins with ham & Swiss cheese. Usually I do one with cottage cheese, but not today. I’ve found I really need to start the day with pure protein. If I have ANY sugar first thing in the morning, I’m hungry all day. Bodies are weird, yo! #decwlsphotochallenge #rnygastricbypass #lowcarb #keto
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12/29: “Breakfast” 1/2 terrible hospital cafeteria omelet. At least my usual protein doppio was good. #decwlsphotochallenge • • • • • #vsg #vsgcommunity #gastricsleeve #sleeved #wls #weightlosssurgery #wlscommunity #bariatriclife #bariatricsurgery #bariatriceats #weightlossjourney #wlsinstafam #wlsfamily
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So here is my #27 motivational quote and #28 my favorite snacks... for the #dec#decwlsphotochallenge 💕😀 . . #wls #wlscommunity #wlsaccountabilityfoods #wlssuport #wlseats #wlsfamily #wlsinstafamily #wlssecretpal #bodsquadsecretbuddy #iamthenewoldme👑 #decwlsphotochallenge
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“Fav Healthy Snack” Aw, nuts! Any kind. It satisfies my crunchy/salty cravings with some protein and fat. #decwlsphotochallenge
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#decwlsphotochallenge My favorite snack: yoplait greek 100 peach 🍑 (or apple pie) yogurt. Mmmm #wls #wlscommunity #wlseats #vsg #vsgmeals #vsgeats #gastricsleeve
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“Motivational Quote” #decwlsphotochallenge
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“Vitamins” #decwlsphotochallenge I use the chewable mail order vitamin bundle from Nutrition Direct, that comes along with Nascobal B12 nasal spray. It’s a prescription and just $25/month for everything. Ask your doc about it. I had blood work done and my levels are perfect!
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Playing catch-up on the #decwlsphotochallenge “Family” pretty much IS “How We Celebrate.” Time together, food, gifts, love, what more do you need? 😊🎄🎁🎅🏻
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#decwlsphotochallenge Day 25, How We Celebrate 🎄 Fiancé and I celebrate the holidays by visiting different family members for 36 hours straight, wrapping mountains of gifts until Santa arrives 🎅🏼, and my sister and I make millions of cookies. I was nervous about the latter this year as it’s a tradition that I love, but maybe not the wisest 2 months after weight loss surgery. Five cookie recipes, baklava, 14 cookie tins and a partridge in a pear tree later... and I survived! I did sample, of course, but not too much, and with so many tins to fill there were barely any leftovers. Phew! We finished it all off with the #DoctorWho Christmas special and fell asleep whilst visions of sugar plums danced in our heads 🍬🍭 • • • #vsg #vsgcommunity #wls #wlscommunity #weightloss #weightlossjourney #verticalsleeve #verticalsleevegastrectomy #bariatric #bariatricsurgery #bariatricsleeve #sleevesisters
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#decwlsphotochallenge Day 24, Family ❤️ This Christmas was a holiday of many families! We saw my future in-laws (picture 1), my mom’s family (picture 2 is grandma and sister), and my dad & stepmother. It’s a little hectic cramming everyone into a 36 hour period but I wouldn’t want it any other way. These people have all been so supportive of me and the #vsg#vsg process this year, I don’t know what I’d do without them! I’m very lucky and extremely grateful for each and every member of my colorful, vibrant family. Merry merry! 🎄 • • • #vsg #vsgcommunity #wls #wlscommunity #weightloss #weightlossjourney #verticalsleeve #verticalsleevegastrectomy #bariatric #bariatricsurgery #bariatricsleeve #sleevesisters
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Vitamins seriously are my arch nemesis. I set so many alarms and reminders, but I still forget. I manage about 30-70% depending on the week. I take Optisource daily multivitamin four times a day and Biotin once each morning. #decwlsphotochallenge #day26 #vitamin #vitamins #dailyvitamins #optisource #wls#wlsmins #wls #gastricbypass #gastricbypassrny #rnyinstacrew #rnyinstafam #weightloss #losingweight #losersbench #wlscommunity #wlsjourney #wlssupport #myjourney #icandothis #rouxeny #rouxenylife #tinytummy #tinytummylife
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#decwlsphotochallenge #vitamins As you can see I forgot them this morning and last night 😮 I also take a @celebratevitamins calcium soft chew twice a day
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