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See this image largerSee this image largerSee this image largerSee this image largerClean food!(3 comments)See this image largerI was 401lbs in june 2015, this is me now...bariatric surgery, lifestyle changes & exercise !(5 comments)See this image largerThis is my walking path, I absolutely LOVE this place! (2 comments)See this image largerSwai (a flaky white fish)with sauted cole slaw mix (olive oil) deglazed with lemon. Very high protein - tastes fantastic See this image largerFOR BREAST CANCER AWARENESS MONTH See this image largerIt still blows my mind that just in june I was 400lbs. Im proud but I am also humbled. I take none of this for granted.See this image largerI love,Love,LOVE this!!!See this image largerThese are our RC scale jeeps. They're a huge part of my daily work out walks. Me & the hubs take these in the woods along the trails . They say find something thats fun & u like for exercise so u will do it....this is fun, not exersize yet it is. See this image largerMy trekking partner & the best man I've ever known...my partner in crime & in life.See this image larger IT HAS TO TASTE GOOD!!! Im a former chef so I have to have flavor in my food. This is Talapia with lemon, olive oil, celery root, spaghetti squash and grape tomatoes deglazed in low sodium chicken broth...huge protein but no carbs See this image largerI EAT THIS MEAL ATLEAST ONCE A DAY, SOMETIMES TWICE...Swai (fish)with lemon,celery leaves,spices ALONG WITH quinoa with feta for added protein. YUMMY!!!(1 comments)See this image largerThis past year I was at my lowest; clinically depressed, my relationships crumbling & barely existing let along actually living. I was 400 lbs, I didnt bathe, I wore the same clothes for a couple days at times. I nearly gave up completely....Im so glad I didn't. Im so incredibly grateful for today. I found myself again and its so good to be back!(3 comments)See this image largerMy lunch today... trying to add more protein See this image largerPHYSICAL THERAPY AT UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN. GO BLUE! ! ! (1 comments)See this image larger(1 comments)See this image largerOmg, these are the leftovers. So much due to me not eating unhealthy. I never realized how much I ate before . My family better like turkey sandwiches, turkey soup, turkey hash, turkey casserole etc. Ill still be eating my fish lol. See this image largerIm down 147lbs now...What an incredible gift. (2 comments)See this image largerUpdate progress...Im down 156 lbs in 7 mos, down 10 sizes. I could only get 1 leg in this bathing suit last yr when I was 401pounds. So grateful to be alive and healthy...Almost at my next goal. Yayyy! (9 comments)See this image largerA typical breakfast...greek yogurt, low sugar oatmeal with flax and a kiwi See this image largerSee this image largerSee this image largerMy daily walk into the winter wonderland ... It's such a beautiful place, Im blessed to have it .(3 comments)See this image largerSee this image largerI swear I eat this twice a day most days. Its fish-swai-sauted in a tsp of evoo, some herbs , some chicken stock, lemon zest and juice, and a sprinkle of red lobster seafood seasoning.See this image largerLife really is like a rollercoaster...sometimes u hold on with a death grip, trying so hard to control what u really can't. Other times u hold ur arms up and scream with full force delight, surrendering yourself to the freedom of it ...WEEEEEEEEEEWW! Guess which way Im riding my rollercoaster from now on? See this image largerThis is on my wall to remind me how to cope with stress. Candy bars just kill me.See this image largerSee this image largerAbsolutely true...See this image largerLet's all now do our Xena the warrior princess battle cry!(1 comments)See this image largerBAKED CUSTARD...sugar-free / high protein / delicious (5 comments)See this image largerI didn't allow pictures to be taken of me at 400 lbs but u cant stop the DMV...glad I have it to remind me of where I came from. See this image largerJB122383 LOOK WHAT I DID!!! I've now shared this with a ton of ppl. U started a trend to save waste! Thank you so much.(1 comments)See this image largerWhat can I say...Im also speechless. Im in tears. Thank you God for this incredible gift of another chance in my life...I may be 47 but Im just learning how to live a happy and healthy life.(12 comments)See this image largerTYPICAL BREAKFAST FOR ME~ Protein packed siggi vanilla yogurt, Michigan cherries and extra protein granola. This is good stuff!See this image largerSee this image largerSee this image largerSee this image largerSee this image larger(1 comments)See this image largerSee this image largerSee this image largerSee this image largerSee this image largerI put my vivofit2 on my ankle instead of my wrist to get a more accurate reading. Works so much better!(2 comments)See this image larger(1 comments)See this image largerRANCH FAT FREE COTTAGE CHEESE. . .Fat free cottage cheese plus a sprinkle of ranch seasoning is better than ANY fat free or low cal salad dressing and it has protein to boot! (2 comments)See this image largerThis made me weep...this is where Im at today. It's a little scary, unchartered territory but its like opening up birthday presents that just keep coming...See this image largerSee this image largerSee this image largerThis is what the catapillar must feel like as he emerges from his chrysalis and sees his beautiful wings for the first time. See this image largerHey! IT'S NOT FISH!!! I made a stir-fry of chicken breast, bok choy & onion...seasoned with low sodium soy sauce, ginger & a hint of oyster sauce ( the secret to making chinese at home)(2 comments)See this image largerSalted caramel, high protein yogurt with granny smith apple slices. A quick &easy breakfast before workoutSee this image largerSalted caramel, high protein yogurt with granny smith apple slices. A quick &easy breakfast before workout(3 comments)See this image largerFat burning-metabolisim boosting-cure all soup. Organic carrots, celery, onion, roma tomatoes, kohlrabi , beet greens, kale, lemon, garlic, apple cider vinegar, spring water. I'd just rather "soup" then "juice" & this way I also get the fiber. (1 comments)See this image largerI made bread, it's not for me. It's for my family but I just hope smells don't have carbs or Im screwed...(4 comments)See this image largerHAHAHAHA...My kind of humor. Have a majikal easter everyone! (1 comments)See this image largerMEDITERRANEAN SWAI...Fresh swai filets . Sautéed arugula. Grape tomatoes. Capers. Garlic. Lemom. Sofrito ABSOLUTELY DELICIOUS!!!See this image largerI have to remind myself of this every day. When I respect myself & love myself as I am at this moment then I can give my body the tender loving care it deserves. Thats what empowers and keeps me on my personal road to living healthy.See this image larger(1 comments)See this image largerMy most favorite thing to take me through the day. (6 comments)See this image largerThis is what we do while on the trails. We play with RC scale crawlers. It makes it so much fun! I never think of our hikes as "exercise ", its just a blast.(1 comments)See this image largerDinner tonight...what I cook for them and what I cook myself. Theres no point getting mad over it. I CHOOSE to eat this way. There is nothing Im missing out on except for high blood pressure, chronic gout or osteoarthritis of every joint in my body. I don't miss a thing! (2 comments)See this image largerYes, it was yummy. Cod with fresh tomato sauce, lemon, olives & fresh herbs. Din-din!(2 comments)See this image larger(1 comments)See this image largerSee this image largerSee this image largerThese muses are what help empower me. A damaged little girl became a broken woman, but Im like the albatross. A massive sea bird that stumbles and falters in the most ungraceful way. Yet once its up, its a spectacular sight to behold.(2 comments)See this image largerIm wearing high heels...IM WEARING HIGH HEELS!!! I could barely walk last year, I used a walker or cane...now, I can not just walk, I can glide in these. Absolutely amazing. (5 comments)See this image largerMy 48th birthday is coming up soon and for once , I can't wait to see what's next!(1 comments)See this image largerPork carnitas with low fat pepperjack , guacamole and the works...(1 comments)See this image largerJD suggested we use the butt end of leafy veggies to regrow them hydroponicly. Im obsessed with it now! Lol(2 comments)See this image largerI've been eating EVERYTHING with chopsticks lately. It slows down my eating and it makes me eat smaller bites too. Its just 1 small thing that adds just that much more to my new way of life. (1 comments)See this image largerI LOOOOVE this stuff. I would of shown how I eat it but I ate it , couldn't help myself. It's that good.(2 comments)See this image largerIt may be a cold and wet , overcast day but any day feeling good and being healthy is worth celebrating!(1 comments)See this image largerI did this randomly so I didn't have bean sprouts, crushed peanuts or lime but I will next time. It's definitely something Ill be making again.See this image largerHow I start my day...hot water, green tea, a chunk each of tuneric and ginger, organic apple cider vinegar , juice of half a lemon and cinnamon. It's definitely worth it!See this image largerDinner tonight...grilled marinated chicken breast, a quick greek salad , blanched green beans and a simple olive oil-red wine vinegrette. Im down just over 200 lbs now. It's not been easy but Im all in . My commitment to my health , body mind and spirit is my number one priority. (1 comments)See this image largerTypical tuesday on my dinner table... seasoned grilled lean hanger steak, cheddar, salsa , avocados, green onion, tomatoes, mexican creama and salsa verde on a bed of shredded romaine. Makes Tuesday a day to look forward to. See this image largerThis stuff is too delicious and too easy not to make.. it's just frozen chunks of fresh bananas in a blender with a little coconut-cashew milk ( I added some flax and chia seeds for texture and a nutty flavor and a dash of vanilla). Thats all it is and its unbelievably delicious, just dont eat it all!!!(2 comments)See this image largerSee this image largerLunch Today...I made a few healthy stuffed peppers .I used chicken breast instead of my usual hamburger and instead of white rice I used a mixture of organic whole grains . For the normal high fat cheddar cheese I used feta with a small sprinkle of low fat cheddar. I like my food to be pretty , it adds to the whole -Im worth it- experience.See this image largerMy cat had babies. I just thought she was getting fat. She escaped just once but I guess thats all it takes...Id be upset if they weren't the cutest fur nuggets Ive seen lol.(6 comments)See this image largerIt's been a scary few months. I had tested positive for a precancerous condition thats the same cancer my mother struggled with. After 9 months of hormone treatment I just found out this morning it's gone. No longer a threat...Im so grateful for my life today. I believe my diet of clean eating has also played a role in this. Incredible!!!(8 comments)See this image largerI just love this...Im a true believer in not just adapt and overcome but full force annihilation!(6 comments)See this image largerMay not seem like a big deal to some of u but this time last year I could only walk the distance of 3 houses on my street. Now Im doing 5 miles. Hard work definitely pays off.(10 comments)See this image largerMy hanging skin is a battle scar that represents my past of being morbidly obese. The muscle beneath is my present . Im strong, its coming to the surface day by day. I absolutely LOVE IT!!!(7 comments)See this image largerMarinating some swordfish for dinner tonight on the grill. These are going to be AWESOME! Mega dose of lean protein and tons of that omega-3 ( brain food, I need it!) I always pick the ones that don't have the bloodline ( that darker part) I find it fishy andbitter. These looked perfect. I'll let u know how they come out.See this image largerThese are my new fur babies slush and smudge . Sometimes I wonder if they know what they're doing. #yinyang(5 comments)See this image largerPlaying with my rc jeep in the woods with my boyfriend. I have more fun at 48 playing then I did at age 8. Lol(3 comments)See this image largerFound my BEFORE pants. Holy crap!(7 comments)See this image larger217 lbs lost & counting. These days my focus is being physically fit & keeping my metabolism moving . Thank you all so very much for all ur support throughout my journey. This may seem like a very rude & hateful world at times but I can say without doubt there is far more love & compassion than anything else.See this image larger217 lbs lost & counting. These days my focus is being physically fit & keeping my metabolism moving . Thank you all so very much for all ur support throughout my journey. This may seem like a very rude & hateful world at times but I can say without doubt there is far more love and compassion than anything else.(4 comments)See this image largerGetting that fresh forest air on my daily treks. Enjoying every non-painful step and grateful for all that I have lost ( 200+ lbs) and found ( myself) this year.❤❤❤(5 comments)

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