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A Hopeful Loser

On my walk… Listening to blink 182 and answering asks….

On my walk… Listening to blink 182 and answering asks….

are you sure that you didn't get weight loss surgery? it is a little hard to believe that one could lose so much weight so quickly without it. if not, major kudos to you, because that's some crazy stuff right there

Anonymous

Oh my gosh, I know! I struggle to believe it too, I swear.

Before I changed my lifestyle I did some research on gastric bypass surgery, liposuction, lap-band and stuff like that because I thought it was the only way I could possibly lose the amount of weight I needed to lose… And I probably would have done any of those things back then, before I knew better, if I had the freakin’ money!

But no, this poor gal can’t afford that junk, thank goodness. I’m not against that type of stuff, I’m just really glad I didn’t have to go down that route. Just daily walking and whole-food eating.

June 2013 -vs- July 2014

June 2013 -vs- July 2014

Congratulations on another loss!

Anonymous

Thank you! 

Plus, my swollen eyelid has almost completely deflated! 

Hooray!

I weighed in at (blink) 182.7 lbs this mornin’! I’m going to celebrate by listening to “Enema of the State” on loop today.

I’m also wearing one of my husband’s t-shirts which happens to be a size S… It’s kinda snug, but whateves.

I’ve made a new comparison photo in an effort to make myself feel better while my face is disfigured by my hideous swollen eyelid…

1st photo is from March 28th 2014 (which is just 4 months ago) when I weighed 193lbs and was finally able to squeeze into my husband’s cowboys t-shirt. I remember being very proud of myself for that accomplishment even though the shirt hugged me a little tight and showed my belly rolls a bit. 

2nd photo is from this morning. I weighed in at 183lbs which is a 10lb difference from the other photo. The cowboys shirt is a lot looser in the arm and belly area. My face looks less chubby too.

I’ve made a new comparison photo in an effort to make myself feel better while my face is disfigured by my hideous swollen eyelid…

1st photo is from March 28th 2014 (which is just 4 months ago) when I weighed 193lbs and was finally able to squeeze into my husband’s cowboys t-shirt. I remember being very proud of myself for that accomplishment even though the shirt hugged me a little tight and showed my belly rolls a bit.

2nd photo is from this morning. I weighed in at 183lbs which is a 10lb difference from the other photo. The cowboys shirt is a lot looser in the arm and belly area. My face looks less chubby too.

Your puffy eye might be caused by a blocked gland/stye/chalazion. Obviously you should see a doc if possible but in the meantime, a hot compress on the eyelid several times a day is what they usually recommend. When I get styes it helps! The heat softens the blockage and helps it be reabsorbed by the body.

Anonymous

Yeah, after some in depth googling last night I concluded that I am stricken with a charming “chalazion” which I’ve chosen to pronounce “Charizard” (everyone’s favorite Pokemon)

The hubby supplied me with a warm moist towel to place on the affected area last night but it hasn’t seemed to be super helpful yet. I’m guessing I’m going to have to deal with this thing for a few weeks!

Thank you, I appreciate your help!

Welp, my eyelid is rebelling against me. 

The swelling has somehow worsened on day 3 of this fiasco. 

I tried fashioning a gauze pad onto my face (in leu of a pirate-like eye patch) but I’ve ultimately decided to just rock some shades indoors today. It’s currently still dark outside but I’m lookin’ too cool for school in here.😎

Googling my symptoms is driving me crazy so I’ve decided to just live with this thing until it’s done with me. Hopefully it’ll all be over soon…………

Welp, my eyelid is rebelling against me.

The swelling has somehow worsened on day 3 of this fiasco.

I tried fashioning a gauze pad onto my face (in leu of a pirate-like eye patch) but I’ve ultimately decided to just rock some shades indoors today. It’s currently still dark outside but I’m lookin’ too cool for school in here.😎

Googling my symptoms is driving me crazy so I’ve decided to just live with this thing until it’s done with me. Hopefully it’ll all be over soon…………

Day 2 of swollen eyelid. 

My eyelid seems to be getting worse but I hope this means it will be getting better soon. 

In other news, I’ve discovered that refrigerated avocados make great ice packs.

Day 2 of swollen eyelid.

My eyelid seems to be getting worse but I hope this means it will be getting better soon.

In other news, I’ve discovered that refrigerated avocados make great ice packs.

Today will consist of trying to feel confident w/ one normal sized eyelid and one painfully puffy eyelid. Also, lots of explaining to everyone I see. “I don’t know! I woke up like this..!” Ugh.

At least I have my coffee.

Cauliflower Crust Pizza!!
Recipe Here
More of my pictures of the pizza process here.

Cauliflower Crust Pizza!!

Recipe Here

More of my pictures of the pizza process here.

Might have gone overboard with the bulk spices today. They were on sale…!

Might have gone overboard with the bulk spices today. They were on sale…!

ahopefulloser
ahopefulloser:

So… My Fitbit “One” used to call me by name but then I decided it would be funny if it called me “bitch” and it was hilarious at first but now it’s just hurtful…

I’m mad cause I forgot my fitbit at home.

ahopefulloser:

So… My Fitbit “One” used to call me by name but then I decided it would be funny if it called me “bitch” and it was hilarious at first but now it’s just hurtful…

I’m mad cause I forgot my fitbit at home.

I assume you've already posted this, but can you re-post or link your bulletproof coffee recipe, pretty please! :D Thank you lovely!

My husband and I share a batch of bulletproof coffee every morning. This is my make-shift recipe… I apologize in advance:

I’ll grind 1/4th of a cup of whole coffee beans in my coffee grinder. Meanwhile I’ll have my electric kettle heating up 34oz of water (2 water bottles) which I’ll pour over the ground beans in my french press. I’ll let it brew for 4 minutes, stirring occasionally. While I wait, I’ll slice about 4 tbsp of kerrygold grassed butter into a large plastic container and I’ll splash in some MCT oil. Once the coffee is brewed, I’ll pour the pressed coffee into the butter and MCT and I’ll blend it with my hand blender. Voila! Hot, delicious, frothy, bulletproof coffee.

And that’s how I make coffee for 2 every morning.

There are photos of my set up here, here and here

You could also check out the bulletproof exec’s recipe here.

What is your favorite low-carb food? How do you stop craving carby foods? :)

First food that came to mind was my bulletproof coffee. I have a cup every morning. Also, avocado, bacon and eggs.

I definitely still crave carby foods but my best guard against it is to keep it as far away as possible, both physically and mentally. I also indulge every once in a while because pizza.
It’s not a big issue. I don’t feel the need for carbage very often because I am more than satisfied with my healthy fats.