Welcome to my weight loss journey! I was sleeved on 6/6/11
Went in for tummy tuck and breast reduction 12/11/12

Monday, January 30, 2012

SW: 281.8

CW: 193

Lost 1.2 lbs this week!

Had a GREAT week! and an AMAZING weekend!!! I take my stateboard test on Thursday! HOLY COW! So excited!! :D

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

NSV...(non scale victory)

So I've gone to the gym the past two days in a row...I guess I pulled something last night because I can barely move today....so I took a super hot soaker bath this morning and I layed down in the tub and I went all the way under the water....WHAT!?!?.....For those of you who are battling the bulge, you can totally understand my excitement!!!! I can see that I don't really have very much fat left in my stomach...it's all just loose skin! Cause it doesn't float like my boobs do...LMAO

HOLY SMOKES! What an amazing feeling!! Just wanted to share :)

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Monday, January 23, 2012


me and Brenda....I love this pic! LOLOL

Kaley, Annie, me and Lacee!
Annie and Lacee and Brenda came back just to see me on my graduation day :) I feel loved!

This is Bobby...he's my phase 3 instructor...He's one of the most amazing teachers ever...there were quite a few great teachers at Milan... I'll miss them all.

SW: 281.8
CW: 194.2

Almost 2 lbs this week!!! 1.8 to be exact!

Lots of awesome things happened this last week.

Over the weekend, did TONS of hair....fun times!

Monday: More hair...

Tuesday: shopping with Kaley!!! She held my hand on my very first "skinny" girl shopping extravaganza! Fun times....I don't think I could have done it without her...

Wednesday: Started my final week of beauty school...

Thursday: Had my appointments with the financial aid lady for exit counseling and my appt with Career Services for my portfolio and career plans. She praised me for my portfolio! That was nice :) Aubrey did my hair...and I LOVE IT!

Friday: GRADUATED Beauty School....what an amazing feeling. I've finally completed something in my life. Yeah, sure, I graduated from high school, but even then I never stuck with any of my activities through those days. I went to college...never graduated...granted moving all over the place probably didn't help much...lol...so yeah, this was a big deal for me! I got to run through the tunnel and enjoy a day with my friends. It was nice. Chance even came up to the school to see me clock out for the last time and to see my goofy run through the tunnel! I determined that I'm super tall and it's hard to run under short peoples hands...lol...but it was all worth it. I can't wait to see where my career will take me.

So yeah, it was a good week. Part of me was really sad about leaving Milan, only because I know that some of the people that I talked to, I will probably never speak to again....only on the off chance that I run into them out in public or something...lol...

I went to the gym today for the first time in a very long time. I lasted 45 minutes. Not bad!! I did 15 minutes on the elliptical and then lifted weights the other 30 minutes. My thighs and arms are like jello...lol...pretty amusing. I'm going to have to take some protein with me to the gym if I really wanna last longer...I wanted to tan after I worked out today, but I had to decide between being able to walk out the door and drive home, or lose the rest of my energy in the tanning bed. I don't have much stamina these days. It's hard to work off of 400-800 calories/day but it's getting much easier. I figure since I'm working out, I can eat a little more....more protein of course...but I have to find a way to up those calories to make it through workouts and the day. I came home and made a yummy protein shake.

1C milk
1/2 tsp cocoa
1 tsp hazelnut s/f syrup
1/2 tsp truvia
1 scoop designer whey protein powder chocolate flavor
1TBSP peanut butter
4oz. espresso blend coffee (cooled)
8-10 ice cubes.
blend it all up and enjoy!

super yummy!

This weekend I'm headed down to Long Beach for the ISSE Expo!! Hair show!! Should be fun!

Hope you all have a wonderful week! And thanks for reading! :)

This is the man that has supported me through thick and thin...literally...lol...This is the man that was waiting at the end of the tunnel with a kiss, hug and smile. He told me he was proud of me...those were the sweetest words I've heard in a long time :)

I love you

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

weight loss and depression.....

SW: 281.8
CW: 196.0

Lost a little over a pound this week! WOOT WOOT! Slowly but surely....I'm getting there. I love it! I'm feeling so good these days. My depression has subsided a lot. Which is a bonus. And I credit the meds I'm on for that!

Just a side note...stepping on soapbox...DON'T you EVER judge anyone who has issues with depression. It doesn't make us weird, or different or SICK! We have a mild chemical imbalance in our brains and by GOD that doesn't mean there is a DAMN thing wrong with us. It could last a month a year or for life....who knows... I feel very sorry for the people that want to judge me and others for this. At least I'm getting help for my depression....sure do wish you could get help for being such an asshole, oh wait, they don't make meds for that....cause you CHOOSE to be that way. I feel sorry for people like that. So my dear friends, if you are having issues with depression, go and get your help. There is NO shame in getting help my friends....I did it! So can you :)

Whew....I feel better...sorry bout that! LOL

I'm going shopping today for my interview apparal...lol...I graduate on Friday!!! YAYAYAYAYA!! I'm so excited to start my career! State Board on February 2nd! AHHHHHH! :-) hope you all have a wonderful week!

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Almost forgot!

No news is good news. I weigh exactly the same as last week. I started back on my hardcore protein today. I've really been slacking and slowly letting more and more carbs back in. I'm really not ready to stop losing yet. WEll.....Unless I could go get a Mommy makeover right now...then I'd be happy to stop losing...lol

Have a great week everyone!! :)

p.s. 2 weeks left of school!!! January 20th is my last day and State Board on Febuary 2nd!! WOOT WOOT!

Monday, January 2, 2012

Measurement updates :)

SW: 281.8
CW: 197.8

So I've lost 2 lbs in the past two weeks....lol. STILL LOSING! WOOT WOOT!

We did measurements this morning as well....totally forgot about them in December...oops. So here ya go!

left wrist: -1/4
right wrist: -1/4
left upper arm: -1.5
right upper arm: -1 1/4
Chest: same
waist: same
hips: -1 3/4"
left thigh: same
right thigh: -1/2
Dress size: 12 (started at 24)
Shirt size: L (started at XXXL)
Bra size: 38DDD (started at 42I)
Ring size: 7 (started at 9)
Neck: same

So as you can see, I'm still losing. My stomach is CRAZY right now....It's all just skin....and lots of it, and there is still fat under that skin, but it's laying really weird. I was in a 14 last month and now I'm in a 12, but my waist measurements say I haven't lost anything...lol...it's very weird. Chance said he thinks my stomach is redistributing the fat...lol...sounds odd, but makes sense! I look awful so no pictures today....Maybe next month :) Thanks guys! Have a great day!