You guys, I DID IT!!!
June 27th, 2017, I HIT 277!!!
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God had truly blessed me, WHEN SHE FOUND ME SLIM FAST AT A YARD SALE....and lets just say that after slugging those, outdated, chunky Slim Fasts down for like a month, I HAVE NEVERRR been able to even smell a can of Slim Fast, WITHOUT GAGGING!!!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!!!