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  1. aussiemomdinoaunt

    ❤ FEBRUARY 2019 CHALLENGE ❤

    Day 6 (oops) - picture of someone that makes me smile... my niece! She is a wild crazy 3 year old who melts my heat, makes me laugh, smile, and is a huge motivator to be healthy. I want to be around to be active with her and be there for her and her sister. Day 7 - favorite item of clothing. Well, it was this cute dress with my favorite flower on it. But I can't wear it in the winter, and it's way too big now. Hopefully this summer I'll get to go shopping and find a new favorite outfit! No junk food challenge: I failed on day 6 and today [emoji24] my SO's mom sent see's candy and I had one the first day without even thinking. Today I gave in and had another piece before telling my SO he needed to either eat it or take it to work. This is why we don't have these things in the house, like at all; my control is weak, and I know this. 30 day challenge: [emoji736] it helps having someone text you to ask if you've done it yet! Sent from my SM-N950U using BariatricPal mobile app
  2. aussiemomdinoaunt

    ❤ FEBRUARY 2019 CHALLENGE ❤

    Day 5! Picture of something that makes me smile... snow. I love snow, it is my happy place and I love seeing my pups and nieces play in it! No Junk Food Challenge day 5? [emoji736] Feb Ab challenge day 5?... well, this one evolved into a 30 day challenge with my girlfriend. I caught myself up and am on day 5, so technically...[emoji736]
  3. aussiemomdinoaunt

    ❤ FEBRUARY 2019 CHALLENGE ❤

    Day 4! Have someone take a picture of you laughing- I hate how I look when laughing, so I'm going to pass on this one. My face gets all squishy and eyes look weird and I have 3 chins that I'm still self conscious about. No Junk food Challenge? [emoji818] Feb Ab Challenge day ? [emoji818] I have to break this up... no way I can do 20 sit ups in 1 go... I think I'd cry Sent from my SM-N950U using BariatricPal mobile app
  4. aussiemomdinoaunt

    ❤ FEBRUARY 2019 CHALLENGE ❤

    Got lucky here! Super supportive family so we have healthy snacks of peanuts, cheese, salami, pickles, ham and cheese roll ups with lemonade and teas for drinks! They are eating pizza, but I can't eat that with CD anyway so no temptation there. Hope everyone else is doing okay! You guys got this, this is a tough day! Sent from my SM-N950U using BariatricPal mobile app
  5. aussiemomdinoaunt

    ❤ FEBRUARY 2019 CHALLENGE ❤

    Day 3! Favorite body part... my butt! It's the one thing I have always loved because my legs and but have stayed pretty firm and muscular no matter how much weight I've gained. So I'm hoping it'll stay in shape as I continue to lose and not deflate, that's one of my biggest fears! No Junk food Challenge? [emoji818] I have had very few temptations as of yet luckily! Feb Ab Challenge day 3? [emoji818] I am feeling it today, that's for sure! Sent from my SM-N950U using BariatricPal mobile app
  6. aussiemomdinoaunt

    ❤ FEBRUARY 2019 CHALLENGE ❤

    So for day 2, reality has kind of slapped me in the face. I am not the young girl who, when I last weighed this much, was working out twice a day. My muscles are nonexistent and I'm having to start from scratch. So February goals have changed to: the no junk food challenge, Feb Ab challenge, and self love. With that, running, and my weekly hikes it'll be hard to not be overwhelmed. For today's self love - I chose my "Care bear cheeks" they run in my family from my moms side. I got teased for them all the time and use to hate them, but now I love them! Sent from my SM-N950U using BariatricPal mobile app
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    ❤ FEBRUARY 2019 CHALLENGE ❤

    Hi everyone! Well, I'm starting this February off at 181.2! I lost 2.2 pounds overnight! So with that in mind... I'm hoping to see the 160's by March! I aimed low last month so I'm aiming high this month! I have 3 work out challenges, I included the first 2 weeks of each for now, I'll cross off 2 tomorrow in case anyone wants to use it. It's a core work out, an ab workout, and a full body work out. I'm going to strive to hit these all each day, one at a time, 7 min at a time, and hopefully still get my run in 3 days a week! I'm ready to spring into February and hit milestones! I want to feel proud that I busted my butt before Hawaii so I wont fell too bad when I slack off for a week! Sent from my SM-N950U using BariatricPal mobile app
  8. aussiemomdinoaunt

    ❤ JANUARY 2019 CHALLENGE ❤

    I loved this challenge! It takes 21 days to make or break a habit, and this challenge got me in the habit of getting on here more. Learning from others, enjoying the journey, embracing the "during" of this weight loss adventure. Plus it gave me a new daily objective, which I needed! I'm excited to grow it into February! Sent from my SM-N950U using BariatricPal mobile app
  9. aussiemomdinoaunt

    ❤ JANUARY 2019 CHALLENGE ❤

    I can definitely see it! You look phenomenal, great job and I'm glad you feel great! Keep at it! Sent from my SM-N950U using BariatricPal mobile app
  10. aussiemomdinoaunt

    ❤ JANUARY 2019 CHALLENGE ❤

    Well... we've reached day 31! The last day of January... so now time for update pictures! It's really hard for me to see the difference, I mean really hard. I take solace in the fact that those scrub bottoms don't fit anymore. And as of this morning I'm 12 freaking pounds down! That put me in the mood to run, if you can't tell by my attire lol. See you all in February! Sent from my SM-N950U using BariatricPal mobile app
  11. aussiemomdinoaunt

    ❤ JANUARY 2019 CHALLENGE ❤

    Jan. 30th - Goals update! Well, my goal was to get into the # 180's, and I did it! Today I weighed in at # 183.4 lbs!! That's a loss of 10.8 pounds! Hopefully tomorrow I'll be down even more! And so far in January I have hiked a new hike every week! I'm glad I aimed small though because those 11 pounds were hard work! I'm excited for the February challenge to see how much I can shed before my trip to Hawaii in March! I am on week 4 of my C25K, and so excited for my first race in a few months. This has been a great month and I'm so grateful for this challenge for keeping me on my toes and distracted. I've loved watching all of your journeys, and I can't wait to join you in the February challenge! Sent from my SM-N950U using BariatricPal mobile app
  12. aussiemomdinoaunt

    ❤ JANUARY 2019 CHALLENGE ❤

    Day 29- website/apps I am an addict of pinterest y'all! I think all my recipes I've used these last few months have come from there. They have tons of "keto" recipes, which I use because of CD. But I also make tons of other options that I can substitute for GF products. Best part is I can build the recipe in Myfitnesspal! So I input the ingredients and servings, and it calculates everything for me. I always get nervous when a serving is close to 400 calories... but then I remember that's for 1 cup of food. I'm lucky if I can ever eat more than 1/4 a cup! And yes... I will serve everyone so I can know the exact portion configuration. Then weigh my food so I know I don't get more than 3 oz on my plate. Then of course fitbit, as I have an ionic and it's amazing. Plus it syncs with myfitnesspal! Those are my 3 recommendations lol Myfitnesspal Pinterest Fitbit Sent from my SM-N950U using BariatricPal mobile app
  13. aussiemomdinoaunt

    ❤ FEBRUARY 2019 CHALLENGE ❤

    I am in! I'm hoping this is what I need to break back out of my negative head space! Being held accountable works for me, so fingers crossed. I'm ready! Plus it'll help get me ready for Hawaii in March. Sent from my SM-N950U using BariatricPal mobile app
  14. aussiemomdinoaunt

    ❤ JANUARY 2019 CHALLENGE ❤

    28: overcoming obstacles - my hardest obstacle, other than eating enough, is fighting my own brain. I've been running and hiking, but right now my head isn't in it. It's becoming more and more of a struggle. I "think" it's because my energy level is in the toilet, thanks to the IV, I'm bloated as heck, and am fighting that constant battle in my head. It's a battle of knowing I need to, and want to, but that old inner voice that says to put it off and just let the lack of energy take over. Sent from my SM-N950U using BariatricPal mobile app
  15. aussiemomdinoaunt

    ❤ JANUARY 2019 CHALLENGE ❤

    Day 27- current struggle? Getting enough calories and keeping up my sodium. I ended up in the ED after getting dizzy, lightheaded, and collapsing at work. Once again my sodium had tanked. Got some fluids and electrolytes and went back to work. This is a struggle I hate, it's dangerous and difficult to keep up, as propel or Gatorade makes me bloat so bad. and I don't use salt when I cook Sent from my SM-N950U using BariatricPal mobile app
  16. aussiemomdinoaunt

    ❤ JANUARY 2019 CHALLENGE ❤

    This is essentially me for day 26 as well! I normally stick to just ordering a side, like an egg and sausage. Way cheaper and I can usually finish it since it's maybe 2 oz! There are some places that offer a side of grilled fish too, so maybe 4 oz, I never finish but at least I don't feel like I'm wasting money Sent from my SM-N950U using BariatricPal mobile app
  17. aussiemomdinoaunt

    ❤ JANUARY 2019 CHALLENGE ❤

    Day 25 - keeping warm in winter! I use a double layer coat that can be worn 3 ways so it's super warm! Then since I'm always cold all the time these days, it's fleece tops, sweat pants, and an extra thick long fleece blanket. It does the job lol Sent from my SM-N950U using BariatricPal mobile app
  18. aussiemomdinoaunt

    ❤ JANUARY 2019 CHALLENGE ❤

    Returning one day is a great goal! I'm so glad you had that opportunity to go and be there. And I'm so glad you have your rainbow baby now! Congratulations Sent from my SM-N950U using BariatricPal mobile app
  19. aussiemomdinoaunt

    ❤ JANUARY 2019 CHALLENGE ❤

    Day 24- #throwbackthursday I had lost 70 pounds on my own before I got sick. I was doing mud runs, snowboarding, scuba diving, and learning to rock climb. I throw back to these days because they are my motivation! I WILL go back to enjoying life. I will climb again. I will dive again. I'm on the right side of this recovery and an adventurous future to strive for Sent from my SM-N950U using BariatricPal mobile app
  20. aussiemomdinoaunt

    ❤ JANUARY 2019 CHALLENGE ❤

    Day 23! I can hardly believe it! So today is Top workout tip... KEEP GOING!!! Doesn't matter if you're using every modification, doesn't matter if your running pace is 1mph faster than walking, doesn't matter if there are no weights on the bar. Keep going. You CAN do it. Don't let the negative voices in your head win. Use your today to work on mastering what you modified yesterday. Teach your brain to say "Yes I can, I can do this" and squash the "I can't do this! I'm too...(tired, painful, sleepy, hungry...) you do have this! I have faith in all of you! Keep going! Sent from my SM-N950U using BariatricPal mobile app
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    ❤ JANUARY 2019 CHALLENGE ❤

    Day 22! - music that gets me moving! I always start my workout with this song by Kate Voegele- Sweet Silver Lining It was my motivation when I first began my weight loss journey, it has been my theme song ever since. Then I bust out my spotify running playlists. These are fund help me enjoy running and help me keep up my walking pace at work! Sent from my SM-N950U using BariatricPal mobile app
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    ❤ JANUARY 2019 CHALLENGE ❤

    Day 21! My biggest support? My SO David is hands down my biggest supporter. We met online through a dating site, and just clicked, now we are going on year 4. He was with me after I had lost a lot of weight because of my gallbladder. He stayed when I gain a lot of weight thanks to my thyroid and other medical issues. I have had 3 surgeries in these 3 years and he was there holding my hand throughout it all. His favorite line to tell me is "I love you is a 6 word phrase. I love you... no matter what." And he has. He supported me getting back into running and bought me new running shoes. He supported me wanting to hike 52 hikes this year, one every week, and has gone with me through mud, hills, and being "out of shape" himself. My brother and momma are a close second, but this man... he lifts me up and shows me his love constantly. Meeting online CAN work, we love each others souls and no matter what holds firm! Sent from my SM-N950U using BariatricPal mobile app
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    ❤ JANUARY 2019 CHALLENGE ❤

    January 20th! Good morning (good night)! Rainy day here, but got a break and a double rainbow to greet me when I got home! Time to go to bed... ah the joys of working the 3rd shift. Sent from my SM-N950U using BariatricPal mobile app
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    ❤ JANUARY 2019 CHALLENGE ❤

    My vitamins are liquid and kept in the fridge. I am hardly in there anymore so that's why I forget so easy... I started setting reminders so hopefully it'll help lol. In other news lol, today is day 19 - when I DO remember to take my vitamins, I take Mary Ruth's daytime and nighttime liquid vitamins. I went over them with my NUT and Dr and the only downside/ question they had was that each one has 8g of carbs per serving. Sad ( or not so sad?) part is... that still keeps me well under their goal of 50g of carbs so they are okay to take. I love the liquid vitamins over pills. Pills sit like rocks in my stomach, and these are GF so with having CD I don't have to worry. Which is super nice! Sent from my SM-N950U using BariatricPal mobile app
  25. aussiemomdinoaunt

    October 2018 Sleevers

    Hi all! So I had my 3 month follow up on the 17th! They had me down 40.7 lbs from my surgery weight! Dr was really happy with me since all of my labs came back normal, everything was within range and looked great! With being diagnosed with CD prior to surgery, it was good to see all my inflammatory response labs were now normal again too! It was a good day overall. We also talked about how my body was different and what I have been eating and all my goals. For starters: I maybe get 30g of protein a day, around 20g of carbs a day, and I don't take my vitamins. I drink Kombucha to keep my gut moving on the regular, and propel in my water to keep my sodium and potassium up. They were on the lowest level of normal anyway since I have so little sodium in my diet. He also told me I need to snack, and eat every 2-3 hours because my average calorie intake is around 700, and he agreed that wasn't enough for all my activities. My hair isn't falling out, I haven't been constipated, I haven't "stalled" for more than 3 days, and my blood protein levels were perfect. I am different from you. You are different from everyone else. No ones journey is the same, and what works for some doesn't work for others. For example, my longest stall of 2 weeks was when I was hitting my protein goals daily. But I was drinking it. My body doesn't do well with meal replacement shakes or protein shakes. It does great with meats, cheese, nuts, and food products. So now we wait for my 6mo appointment, and he wants to see me down another 20 lbs. That'll put me in the 160's and be my lowest weight in my adult life. Darn good goal, and I'm going to fight for it! Good luck on your journey everyone! Sent from my SM-N950U using BariatricPal mobile app
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