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“Most of my life I’ve heard…you have such a beautiful face, if you lost weight you’d look amazing! Well, honestly I’ve always felt beautiful & confident up until about 3 years ago, I started putting on weight by the seconds.
I’ve lived most of my adult life on diets. I don’t think there’s any diet or supplement I haven’t tried, some worked, but obviously not for long. I felt tired, unmotivated, discouraged, frustrated and worse of all unhappy.
One day I woke up, looked at myself in the mirror & was disgusted, that was the day I knew I had to make a lifestyle change.
October 2016, weighing in at 360.2lbs I underwent wls. This life changing decision was one of the hardest for me, no one in my family supported my idea, but I was willing to risk it all, because nobody really understood what it was like to carry 360+lbs.
I’m 94lbs lighter at this moment and I can’t begin to put into words what this tool has done for me and my family. Let’s just say they realized I made the best decision of my life.”
Another Similar Story:
I had struggled with my weight for so long. I tried every diet. I tried to focus on what I loved about myself: my glowing skin, my pretty face, my long, flowing hair.
But if you look at my before pictures, you couldn’t ignore that I was grossly overweight. I wanted to feel love for myself, but I knew that loving myself really meant making a change.
When I saw that picture of myself on that beach chair, I knew that I couldn’t go on play Russian Roulette with diets, pills, and liquid diets.
It was expensive, and if I did lose any weight, I always gained it back. I would let myself get starving, trying to avoid putting on weight, and then eat whatever was in front of me.
Food addiction is real. I would eat to comfort myself, slowly putting on an armor of fat that kept me at a distance from loving and embracing myself. I decided that I need to make a radical decision to choose myself and choose life.
I was scared of surgery, of the pain, the side effects, would I be able to eat afterwards? But sometimes there is no way but forward. I knew that whatever price I might pay, I would get it back so much more in the benefits that I would get from WLS.
Now, I have to be careful what I eat, and make good food choices. Because there is only so much room in my stomach, so I choose wisely. I chew slowly and savor my food. And I have lots of little meals, so I feel calmer. Another great change is what I see in the mirror.
Watching the pounds melt away has been like a dream. When I look in the mirror, I see a beautiful, curvy, sexy Latina Goddess. I’m not perfect, but I’m not trying to be.
I love myself, and I am in AWE of my body! My big round, sexy butt, my curves, and finally, my beautiful face finally shining through, past all those layers of fat, revealing the true me.
I got tired of carrying all that dead weight, and I love shining my light into the world!
Guys, I can’t describe how good it feels, to look in the mirror and see this beautiful body reflected! Now I am facing new decisions: to have a skin removal procedure on my tummy. I love this tummy. It’s the only one I have!
The skin there is from carrying my three baby girls, and I’m proud of it! But since I lost so much weight, the skin is hanging. And believe me, I’ve been working out!
You’ve got to work out if you want to tone your muscles after WLS, and underneath all this skin, I’ve got some serious muscles! So, I’m so excited to see what’s under there
after this extra skin is removed. This is all a process, of shedding the excess, lightening up, and just loving and embracing my gorgeous body! I’m so grateful, and this is the best time of my life!
So, let’s talk about eating out. I used to LOVE eating out, and I was scared that I wouldn’t be able to enjoy it anymore after my WLS.
So, at first there was some anxiety about that, that I wouldn’t know what to order, and would go back to the kinds of poor food choices that got me in this situation in the first place.
So, what did I do? I started checking out the menu of the restaurant before I would go in, before I was hungry, and pick out what I was going to eat.
That way I could choose a steak with chili instead of a cheeseburger and fries, or grilled chicken breast with a small salad, instead of a big cheesy burrito.
Then I wouldn’t even look at the menu. I would just order what I had chosen in advance. And when it comes, I can promise you I enjoy every bite! Because I can only eat about 600 grams per meal, so I make it last, and choose foods that will make me feel good after I eat them.
Want to hear about some of the most fun things? I LOVE taking selfies and videos of my new body, and posting them on my Instagram, and seeing people like them and loving my message of self-love and acceptance.
No, I am not perfect! But girlfriends, lets respect one another and support one another! We are all struggling and give a sister some credit for finding a solution that works for me! When I was younger, there was a different beauty standard.
We were all supposed to be skinny! Well, nowadays, thing have changed. And a curvy body, and big round ass are HOT…AS…F***, and I feel it! I love to see myself looking like this. But to be honest, I still see the flaws.
I wonder if I should do my boobs and just go for it…to look the absolute best that I can! After all this effort I think I should just go all the way…but I also look at myself and just love on and embrace this Goddess I’ve become, so it’s kind of funny, it’s like both things are true at the same time. But OMG I love going shopping now!
It’s so fun to by a much smaller size and try on clothes (and bathing suits!) when I look so good in what I put on. Yeah, my stomach is flat under that skin, and I look great in my clothes! And with a good bra and some leggings to emphasize my amazing curves, you should see the smile on my face!
I also love going to the beach now! I love the sand, the sun, the sensual breeze, and now I look down at myself as I’m lounging in my bathing suit, and I see this incredible sexy woman, and can just breathe, and enjoy, and relax with who I am.
It’s amazing! Dancing is fun now too, because I can move my body like I like to and express myself with my body instead of feeling heavy and limited by my shape.
I never thought I would be posting videos of myself in my underwear, talking about my body, but all the love that my followers share keeps ME wanting to share, to talk about my process. Because I really love your support.
Especially since my family didn’t support my decision, so I felt alone with it. I had to find my own inner strength and do what I KNEW was right for me.
That’s why it gives me so much strength to be able to support YOU in your journey! I know how hard it can be to make sense of all the choices and have the guts to choose the kind of life you want to live!
Some people ask me, how can I spread my message of body love and acceptance, when I have changed my body with WLF and now the skin removal procedure?
Well, all I can say is we are all on a journey, finding our way, and this is what has worked for me. So glad I can share this with you all! And remember,
“A boss b*tch couldn’t care less about being recognized for her beauty. She’d rather be known for her accomplishments.
I accept who I have been, I really love who i’m becoming.”