DAY 14: 2 weeks post op!!
It’s officially been 2 weeks since I had the excess skin removed from my lower abdomen.. And wow, I’m so beyond blessed my recovery has been going so on point (so far!) 
Yeah, my scar is still pretty fresh-and long- but it’s pretty much covered by my underwear and bikini bottoms!

My only issue is how swollen I am.. I know it’s normal but my lower stomach is filled with fluid cause my surgery required no drains. So I might have to go in and have the surgeon syringe it out if it doesn’t go away!! (Yikes)

But, I may be swollen and scarred, but damn if there’s one thing that’s for sure: it was worth it!!!!! Can’t wait to see the final result!!!!! 

Thanks for the prayers and keep them coming!

DAY 14: 2 weeks post op!!
It’s officially been 2 weeks since I had the excess skin removed from my lower abdomen.. And wow, I’m so beyond blessed my recovery has been going so on point (so far!)
Yeah, my scar is still pretty fresh-and long- but it’s pretty much covered by my underwear and bikini bottoms!

My only issue is how swollen I am.. I know it’s normal but my lower stomach is filled with fluid cause my surgery required no drains. So I might have to go in and have the surgeon syringe it out if it doesn’t go away!! (Yikes)

But, I may be swollen and scarred, but damn if there’s one thing that’s for sure: it was worth it!!!!! Can’t wait to see the final result!!!!!

Thanks for the prayers and keep them coming!

Anonymous asked:

After recovering from my eating disorder I still have a really hard time being able to tell when I'm full or actually hungry. Any advice for identifying hunger/fullness signals?

Oh trust me, this is hard for everyone! It’s tricky when your mind is saying you’re hungry but it’s really just your appetite speaking!Β 

My rule is, even if I just ate an hour ago and I’m still feeling hungry- I do something to clear my mind. Take my dog for a walk, go on the computer, go to the store, or something like that cause chances are I could just be bored! But, other times our body’s are actually really hungry. If my stomach is growling and I just ate an hour ago, well so what! I’m not gonna go make myself another meal but I’m definitely gonna make a healthy snack (apples and pb, veggies and hummus, greek yogurt cup, almonds, etc..)

Other tips I have as far as fullness goes would be to #1) eat in courses. I usually always have like a salad before dinner so that way I am already pretty satisfied when I get to the higher calorie portions, ya know? So therefore I’m not eating too much portion of the main course #2) sip water! Especially at restaurants, I am chugging ice water before my meal gets there- it usually keeps me from over indulging because I’m already pretty full! But most importantly.. #3) Just enjoy every bite! You’re eating to nourish your body so whether you prepared a nice healthy meal or are out to treat yourself for dinner, just enjoy it- not stressing about if you are eating too much, the caloric content, or whatever..

I am so happy you are recovering though. And even though I tried to give you some tips that worked for me, every eating disorder is different! So, just remember that there is nothing wrong with being hungry and there’s nothing wrong with being full! The main point is to eat healthy and enjoy life (including all it’s scrumptious foods)! Life is too short and we’re too young to be obsessing about the calorie content of every little thing we intake!

Take care and stay well!!! :-)

Katie

blossomingbrilliance:

breakfast today was vanilla oats topped with blueberries, pomegranate seeds, raspberries, strawberries, banana, almonds and omega seeds, finished off with a drizzle of melted peanut butter and dark chocolate!

blossomingbrilliance:

breakfast today was vanilla oats topped with blueberries, pomegranate seeds, raspberries, strawberries, banana, almonds and omega seeds, finished off with a drizzle of melted peanut butter and dark chocolate!

Anonymous asked:

I'm already pretty active and eat healthy and I have a good bmi, but do you have any tips on shedding that little bit if fat around the bottom of my belly and reducing bloat? like what are good workouts and foods?

I know you have probably heard this before, but as far as spot reducing fat from a specific area (i.e. your stomach) its just not possible.Β 

However, a truly balanced diet and intense workout regime (like maybe 4x a week where you give it your all for 30 or more minutes: whether its at the gym, a fitness class, a long run, whatever your vice is!) is gonna reduced your overall body fat.

But as far as bloat goes, girl trust me I have those days more often than not when I feel like a bloated tomato, but just remember that it’s probably only you who notices it. Or even reduce your sodium intake, because you could be retaining water. And on that note, you have probably heard this too often as well but I can’t stress it enough: drink your weight in water. Have a reusable bottle glued to your side!

Hope that helps, as far as specific foods go.. for now just incorporate more protein and veggies into your diet! Find recipes that seem yummy to you on pinterest and experiment with it! If you’re determined- you will see progress and that’s a promise!

Good luck! xx

Katie

But it’s so fun to get back in shape. The progress is so tangible, and week by week you can feel the improvement. Celebrate the longest run of X months, the fastest mile, the healthiest day, etc. Some days will inevitably be better or worse than others, and you have to do all the little things with even more of an emphasis. Enjoy that a slow run is still a run, and a step, no matter how small, is still moving you towards the eventual goal.

Kyle Merber (via lifeofclur)

Wow this made me feel a little better

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