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ryansgirl

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  1. think i got it figure out lol now that i have time from school!

  2. as most know ive have lost a lot of weigh thus far. 146 pounds to be exact. anyway when i got about 220 pounds my arms and thighs was not looking too hot and my arms bother me then anything. there was a lot of lose fat and i was dreading the fact that i may need more surgery and after the ordeal with my sleeve i was not looking forward to more surgery also who want to be stuck covering their arms all summer long. so 5 months ago today i decide to start lifting weights. an here are the results. i'm 176 pounds right now. as you can see the pics speak for it self. so i'm not stuck covering my arms this summer! now my thighs are another story but the are a lot smaller and i have lost 4 more inches off of them and there is a huge improvment to them (no i wont be posting my thighs at least not now lol) but they look fine in swiming boy shorts and to me that like wearing a two piece. so moral of the story is lift those weights. 1st pick was at 220 and plenty of sagging. 2nd pic is 4 months out. 3rd is a pic of my arms today at 176.:thumbup: xoxo, nikki
  3. it has too much ads going on around here just too much to try to focus lol

  4. it has too much ads going on around here just too much to try to focus lol

  5. it has too much ads going on around here just too much to try to focus lol

  6. trying to get my acount deleted not really feeling this place anymore (shurgs)

  7. So i made it past goal (150 now I'm 147)so that put me down for a 176 pounds in 13 months not too shabby i say. sorry guys not really liking the new layout of site too busy for me (for those who have adhd you understand) when i get the ambition i will figure out how to put my new pics up. but anyway it been a wild ride thus far and to think this new year eve (if i;m bless to see it) it wont be about weight lol. i had a aunt that died 7 weeks ago that just broke my heart she never got a chance to see me thin again and i never got a chance to show her my ring and worst of all to say i love you, goodbye, and i sorry for not calling and thanks for loving me rasing me, ect,,,(for those who don't know i got engaged on august 23 my aunt died august 31) she was only 58. three weeks before she died she told my mother for me to call her and i have no excuse for not doing it the week i was going to call her (she died of a aneursym (sp) this is my first death ever (this women raised me for eight years. she was the first parent i ever had my parents had me young and they had to find themselves i guess) ironically i allowed myself to feel everything i didn't stuff my feelings this time and i shared how i felt with the other family members. anyway to make a long story short my mother and i are closer then we every been i check on everybody now. i have forgiven and ive ask for forgiveness as well to those ive might or have done wrong i forgot how much my family loves me. i know death is real but i mean for me it was like a reality check or something maybe those who remember their first experience w/death know how i feel maybe?????? i don't know. anyway on the upside i stand up for myself now ( of course it always ladyllike lol). i met a lot of new friends and i get out the house every chance i get! i have grown SO much as a person I've truly learn and have empathy for people and it has help me with a lot with my anger towards things and people. somethings i learn the weight did not fix my problems that i use to blame my weight on those are inner things Im still working on. i enjoy my meetings with my therapist and i love my OA meetings. but i love life and i think i get life now it not suppose to be perfect it just life and i can accept that. accept is another word i use a lot now lol because when you can do that you made the first step towards a lot of things to change. so ladies and gent this is what my weight-loss journey has done for me yes it great to be slim but i feel more emotional mended and it make me feel a lot better period of who i am and i don't compare or beat myself up anymore about my so call flaws. I'm a gypsy at heart and that OK! also thank you guys for your love and support as well! sorry for the long post by the way.
  8. ryansgirl

    3 pounds below goal!

    thanks guys so much! yes it was a lot of hard work the only key i really know that work is to stay persistent i had alot of people who told me i should be glad to make it 170 but that is not what i had wanted. exercise is very much so part of my life. don't forget fitness is a journey too who know next maybe i train to climb a moutain well it a thought. point is look at this as your golden shot. personally i don't eat beef, chicken or turkey anymore just seafood and veggies. sadly im addict to splenda and i'm trying really hard to get rid of it (but i really like) ive find new hobbies. there life outside the kitchen. i've taken up Adult ballet and i find it fun and to be a great workout for the body as well. also my taste buds have done a 360 as well things i use to love before just are not for me anymore result of the surgery? i don't know maybe maybe not. my mind has be though so much rewiring i can't really tell lol. at my weight i was really regretting getting the sleeve in my early start because after the first 80 maybe it seem like the sleeve wasn't enough but then i realize regradless of what i had i had to do the work. do i worry about it streching no. i always wonder why people do considering no one can make you eat a whole cake and it not really magical like i thought before i had surgery. it an awesome tool and im glad i chose the sleeve but it will always be up to me how it will end. so i have no magic in a bottle just a clean diet and plenty of exercise that i had to make part of my life and i never make excuses for myself, to quit. really it does became second nature after a while.
  9. good luck w/ upcoming surgery!! xo

  10. thanks hun! im sure you will!!!!

  11. back at cha sweetie!!!!!! love the new avatar!

  12. Congrats! That is awesome!

  13. Well in 23 more days i will be a sleevey with the rest of you lovely bunch. Now my question is how did you tell your pcp? i want to tell him. i mean he knows i wanted it and we talk about it for a year and when i fnd out my insurence just covers the rny i left it alone for a while. when i find out about mexico i decide on a doctor and everything and i'm all set to go..........now how do i tell him this? people are sooooo negative and i really just don't know what to do. I would like to have my blood check from time to time but just worry about what he will say please help. oh and another thing did you tell friends....i haven't too scared. the few i did tell i told them it was out of state........i'm not really lieing am i? but it kinda hard. How will i tell my mom? my sisters? My boyfriend is 100 percent supportive so that a good thing but ugh it too much to think about.
  14. weight lifting and a reminder what alot of people thing is loose skin is really loose fat sometimes and that just mean that you need a lot more cardio! thanxs so much

     

     

    xoxo,

    nikki

  15. ryansgirl

    forgot to share...........

    you can get from Arctic Zero Frozen Dessert [frozen] : Lindas Diet Delites, Low Carb, Low Calorie, and Gluten Free Food - Low Carb Bread for 5.99 by the way.
  16. ryansgirl

    forgot to share...........

    there this thing called Arctic Zero. it a pint of protein ice that the size of ben n jery for only 150 calories for the whole thing gulten free 16 grams of protein and 64 calories a serving gulten free and fat free. thought i share! might help some newbies
  17. ryansgirl

    Hair Loss Poll:)

    Spectrum Naturals - Coconut Oil Organic i buy it by the pound
  18. ryansgirl

    weight watchers anyone?

    personally i would join something like OA thier sessons are better and you can really talk about what bugging you and you can go to one everyday if you need to plus meet some friends and perhapes a spousor to. good luck and hugs
  19. ryansgirl

    forgot to share...........

    awe thanx lisa. one day at a time and i'm glad dansha have you seen the price on amazon!
  20. ryansgirl

    (some pics)proof you have to lift weights!

    depends i do lighter weights i stared with 5 lbs now i do 7.5 for some and 10 lb for other. if your trying to build higher weights and slower reps are best tone lighter weight but faster reps. ive stuck with higher reps i can build muscle very easy so i stay far from heavy weights. so it dpends on what you are shooting for but i would start with something heavier then 2lbs weight you have to tierd those muscles outs. good luck! oh and do that cardio what good is it to lift weights but still have high body fat to cover it.
  21. lol thanxs jane. can you belive at one point i hated my face all though school. drove my parents insane but you can borrow mines and i'll borrow your nice smile!

     

    xoxo,

    nikki

  22. ryansgirl

    Will I ever be able to eat pizza again?

    i don't miss alot of things so funny all my favs like fries and milkshakes just don't have an urge for it plus none of it tastes the same and i get deathly ill when i eat anything that has too much grease. when we go to mcdonlds i get my large coffee with splenda and i'm content i have a set diet that works for me and my works outs and i never was a pizza lover could be in highschool all of us worked at pizza hut and well let then say after working there from age 14-18 pizza is non exist in my world.
  23. ryansgirl

    Reassurance Needed

    we payed for mines and my soon to be hubby :lol0: is still paying on it we have about 2,000 left it been a year and my baby says he does not regret it and we would do it 10x fold again! (hugs)
  24. thanxs again guys you know my doctor is really in awe by my weightloss because for a whole yr he try to talk me into the gastric bypass and so glad i didn't (now) because i met two people so far who have had and are not happy they had it. not saying everybody but i was really shock to here that in person since on the web everyone seems so happy with the gastric bypass. anyway it is nice to prove my doctor wrong.
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