Diary of a Recovering Former Fat Chick

belindapendragon asked: Hey There Ms. MeeYow, hope you're having a good day. I stumbled across your blog last night as I looked up blogs of peeps who have had the RNY surgery. I've had the Lap Band and had it repaired to no avail. So now I'm researching having revisional surgery to RNY. I just want to say that I love your blog & all of the positive energy on your blog pages. Continued success on your weight loss journey & I hope you'll allow me to ask a query or two about your RNY weight loss journey. Peace, B:)

Hi there! I’m sorry to hear that you’ve experienced difficulty with your weight loss surgery. I’m happy to help by answering any questions that I can, and I’m delighted to know that you enjoy my blog! Please feel free to stop by as often as you like. :o) 

I bought this outfit while I was in college, around approximately 2002-2003… I’ve never worn it and it still has the tags on it. I’ve lugged this outfit around (and several others I wasn’t able to fit) with me while I moved from two different apartments into my current house over the past 10+ years. Family and friends that noticed the large bin of clothes I couldn’t wear at the back of my closet often asked if they could have some of the items inside it, or would urge me to give them away to charity. My answer was always “No” because I knew that ONE DAY, I would be able to fit those clothes again.
Today is that day.
REMEMBER: Today used to be Tomorrow… never give up. 

I bought this outfit while I was in college, around approximately 2002-2003… I’ve never worn it and it still has the tags on it. I’ve lugged this outfit around (and several others I wasn’t able to fit) with me while I moved from two different apartments into my current house over the past 10+ years. Family and friends that noticed the large bin of clothes I couldn’t wear at the back of my closet often asked if they could have some of the items inside it, or would urge me to give them away to charity. My answer was always “No” because I knew that ONE DAY, I would be able to fit those clothes again.

Today is that day.

REMEMBERToday used to be Tomorrow… never give up. 

Probably the best part of any weight loss journey is gaining the opportunity to reinvent yourself through your wardrobe. I’m finally able to wear high heels and pumps because they don’t hurt my feet like they used to, and wearing dresses and skirts is no longer a painful endeavor as my thighs don’t rub together when I walk. When I was heavier, my wardrobe didn’t accurately reflect my true persona, as I was forced to choose clothing that fit, rather than the items I actually wanted. Now my clothes reflect the classy, sexy, confident, and charismatic woman inside of me that was screaming to breakthrough the barrier of my weight, and she is FREE to live out loud! 

“I don’t broadcast my relationship or my finances. Just know that I’m not missing any meals, and I’m far from lonely.”
— (via jennysabitch)
When people tell me that they don’t agree with my decision to have had weight loss surgery, or they think that I’m getting “too thin”… -_-

When people tell me that they don’t agree with my decision to have had weight loss surgery, or they think that I’m getting “too thin”… -_-

shuga74 asked: hi Ms. MeeYow! I'm completely inspired by your weight loss and health journey. You look amazing! How do you feel since your procedure? like, are you sick and nauseas often?

Hi Shuga! I’m so happy to hear that in sharing my journey, I have inspired others. I think that having weight loss surgery was the best decision I have made in my life thus far! However, it’s certainly NOT a quick fix… you must monitor the quality and the quantity of the food you eat for the rest of your life, get enough rest, exercise, drink plenty of water, as well as continue to take a medley of multivitamins and supplements to maintain the highest quality of health. I don’t have nausea often because I don’t eat foods that prompt “dumping syndrome” such as simple sugars and white carbohydrates, and I listen to my body when it says it’s full and avoid overeating.

use-cocaine-daily asked: just saw the pic of you in the pink bathing suit on my dash. first of all, damn girl that color is BANGIN on you! second of all, you are so beautiful and even though we don't know each other I am so proud of you for everything you've done and gone through. you deserve to love your body <3

Thank you so much for reaching out! I sincerely appreciate your kind words… it’s been a long journey, but with supporters like you cheering me on, it makes each step a little easier. :o) 

Went in looking for a size 14, but when I tried it on, it didn&#8217;t fit.

So I had to get a size 12 instead&#8230; :o) 

Went in looking for a size 14, but when I tried it on, it didn’t fit.

So I had to get a size 12 instead… :o) 

Confidence is crucial….it is the well from which all true beauty flows.

(Source: fereles, via curvyisthenewblack)

Confidence. Get you some. 

Confidence. Get you some. 

Once upon a time, I would have been ashamed to post a photo of myself in a swimsuit on such a public forum for the world to see&#8230; all of my cellulite and nonathletic curves susceptible to receiving contempt, criticism, and crude remarks. But you know what? I&#8217;ve worked hard to whittle my formally size 24 frame into a size 14, and I&#8217;m proud of my curves and the woman I&#8217;ve become (am becoming). So go ahead&#8230; crucify me if you must. However, the difference between me THEN and me NOW, is that MY opinion currently speaks louder than all others. :o) 

Once upon a time, I would have been ashamed to post a photo of myself in a swimsuit on such a public forum for the world to see… all of my cellulite and nonathletic curves susceptible to receiving contempt, criticism, and crude remarks. But you know what? I’ve worked hard to whittle my formally size 24 frame into a size 14, and I’m proud of my curves and the woman I’ve become (am becoming). So go ahead… crucify me if you must. However, the difference between me THEN and me NOW, is that MY opinion currently speaks louder than all others. :o) 

When you screw up, skip a workout, eat bad foods, or sleep in, it doesn’t make you a bad person.
It makes you human.

Welcome to the club.

There’s like seven billion of us.

— Nerd Fitness (via allylifts)

(Source: liveliferelentlessly, via fiti-vation)

Yet another victory on the scale!!! Down to 225 from 315 at my highest! Remember, your weight is just a number on the scale, and you should carry yourself with CONFIDENCE no matter how much you weigh. I may not be able to squeeze into a size 8 pants just yet, but I won&#8217;t feel anymore confident than I do in my size 16 pants when I can. ;-) 

Yet another victory on the scale!!! Down to 225 from 315 at my highest! Remember, your weight is just a number on the scale, and you should carry yourself with CONFIDENCE no matter how much you weigh. I may not be able to squeeze into a size 8 pants just yet, but I won’t feel anymore confident than I do in my size 16 pants when I can. ;-) 

I haven’t had the confidence to put on a bathing suit, and be photographed in it, in quite some time. Being overweight, and self-conscious about it, steals much of your life’s joy. I’m not quite ready to hit the beach, but I’m no longer ashamed of my curves and am quite proud of the progress I’ve made. Here’s to making the rest of my life, the BEST of my life… 

I haven’t had the confidence to put on a bathing suit, and be photographed in it, in quite some time. Being overweight, and self-conscious about it, steals much of your life’s joy. I’m not quite ready to hit the beach, but I’m no longer ashamed of my curves and am quite proud of the progress I’ve made. Here’s to making the rest of my life, the BEST of my life… 

I&#8217;m just 15 pounds away from my high school weight now, but I&#8217;m not one of those people that&#8217;s trying to lose weight to reclaim my &#8220;glory days&#8221; though&#8230; I truly believe that the BEST of my life is yet to come. 

I’m just 15 pounds away from my high school weight now, but I’m not one of those people that’s trying to lose weight to reclaim my “glory days” though… I truly believe that the BEST of my life is yet to come.