Learning to root my confidence in what I have achieved and what my body is doing for me, rather than what size I wear or what number shows up on the scale.
Very proud of this body of mine and how it continues to transform as I work to get where I want to be💪🏼 #beforeandduring#teamlosing#morgansmegababes
For anyone new to my page: Hi! I’m Britt. I received several messages/comments asking how I lost over 80 lbs in 5 months. I promise It’s not a secret - from my username, bio, hashtags, and multiple other posts, I share how I was able to get where I am. But I understand a lot of people are unfamiliar so I wanted to share it in this post so no one feels misled.
In September 2018 I underwent a vertical sleeve gastrectomy (VSG/sleeve surgery). A surgeon removed 80% of my stomach. Some of you may stop reading here, please don’t. Some people believe this is the easy way out, for the lazy, people who can’t control themselves around food, have no discipline & haven’t really tried. I promise you, that’s not the case.
Here are the basics. At 16 I was diagnosed with severe PCOS after my first cyst ruptured. To stop the cysts from forming I was treated with depo-provera, the birth control shot. It worked. I was on depo continuously for about 7 years. There are a lot of women that use depo, some have many side effects, some have few, some have none. However, a recent study found that 50% of women who took the shot became obese within 3 years. This tells me I’m not alone in my struggle.
When my weight got out of control I did not sit back and just let it happen. Personal trainers, dietitians, nutritionists, numerous meal plans, commercial programs, hospital programs, medications, injections. I tried it all and it was all documented. My doctor referred me to a weight loss surgery program. I didn’t want to do it. I spent an additional year working hard. It wasn’t enough. I needed this tool & I am so thankful for it.
If you decide to keep following you will see that surgery did not magically take away 80 lbs. I put in hard work every single day. At this point, I can eat whatever I want. I choose not to. I follow a strict diet and exercise plan bc if I don’t, I will be right back where I started.
I’ll be sharing a lot of content that’s not exclusive to surgery like low carb/low calorie meals, my progress with OrangeTheory, and plastics down the road. I have about 60 lbs to lose before I’m in maintenance and would love to have you along for the ride 💪🏼🍎🏃♀️🧘🏼
the first pic makes me look like i have one giant leg but idc i liked it. there was a class going on so i couldn’t take a pic in the studio so i was in front of everyone and that makes me nervous idk taking pics at the gym makes me feel weird but whatever who gives a fuck. so i’m back!! slowly but surely today was completely fine except for a few coughs and a little runny nose but i’m not having a full on sick fit when my heart rate gets above 130 anymore so that’s sweet :) so slim chance but if anyone watches @codyko or @thenoelmiller or listens to the tmg podcast... they’re fucking coming to my hometown!! and i bought VIP tickets and i’m meeting them and shit!! i’m so fucking excited like i don’t even know what to do. they do like a live comedy show/ live podcast. i literally watch and listen to everything of theirs because i think they’re fucking hilarious and all they’re shit just makes me happy and idk anyone who doesn’t but i just love comedy. and youtube and them so i’m literally in shock that i get to see them.. but anyway no one cares!! it’s ok tho most of this page is just for me but if you do read this have a great day and fuck shit up!! (in the good way, you know what i mean)
You don’t have to say your goals out loud and you don’t have to share what gives you that drive all the time, but you do need to keep those things in the back of your mind when you’re feeling like you’re about to give up. I also don’t have to share my progress or what motivates me, but if sharing my personal life can motivate even just ONE individual to be better then I’ll keep doing it. Have a lovely Thursday 🌸🥰
Swinging wildly between being homesick and having an amazing time here
I’m so pumped to go home tomorrow to see brodie and get back to work but also this course and the people in it are a lot of fun ❤️ Also though as a side note I’m keen as heck to weigh myself on my scales at home and see how this week has gone 🤔
CHOCOLATE for breakfast 🍫 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀
I’ve finally perfected my #superfood breakfast smoothie and all I can say is how did it take my so long to finally try @pb2foods 😮 #gamechanger ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀
🍫 1 scoop chocolate superfoods ⠀⠀⠀
🥜 1tbsp pb2 ⠀⠀⠀
🥄 1 tbsp plain Greek yogurt ⠀⠀⠀
🍒 1/2C dark sweet cherries ⠀⠀⠀
🥛 1C unsweetend cashew milk ⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀
It tastes like a peanut butter cup and I’ve been obsessed. 🤤😍 #yum
One of the hardest things to accomplish after surgery is balance. I can be militant about my diet and I can not give a _______. Finding a nice place on between is the real work! This week I’m trying to embrace balance. Smart meals mixed with some planned indulgences. Zero percent of me is mad about this. Sometimes you have to just embrace the process. #epcot
Self love is the best kind of love 💕 work on yourself and everything else will follow.
I did workout today but I accidentally stopped my calorie counter on my #fitbitversa so I don't have a watch picture. Just know that I did get my workout in! Accountability is key. 32/365
this is my home and I couldn’t be more awestruck or grateful 🌸 its a chilly windy day but the sun is warm and bright ☀️ and my heart is full 💜 it’s been super rainy out here for months but this week will be a sunny one. thank frick for that. 💃🏻
New weigh ins and macros in story!
You guys have been asking a lot and while I will be trying to shar less on the numbers in the coming months I wanted to give a little update.
This past week has been the first time in a long time that I have successfully gotten back to tracking consistently which has always been one of the keys to my success. .
With that I've also been eating much better foods and a more balanced diet overall. .
I thank you for all your continued support and I can't wait to be in a better place to give hope to the 95% of you that may experience weight regain.
Lets do this 💪💯
I have not wanted to/had the energy to go to the gym the past few days. I’ve been sick and we’ve had two snow storms in the past week 😒❄️
But I dragged myself there after work today! I did some intervals on the treadmill and a quick ab circuit. I need to catch up and get back on track to finish out week 8!
Feeling extra grateful for this sista of mine lately having her in 🇨🇦 helping me out with work and life stuff👯♀️😭 So important to have people in your corner that you can lean on when you need support💕
Ps.. YouTube comeback is happening this weekend and I am so freakin hype about it😛 Thank you babes for being patient with me. We have lots planned so stay tuned💗
hello here’s me pretending it’s not 20° outside (even tho i like the winter??? ok) and trying on some bathing suits but anywho sometimes its a lil weird looking at pics like this because its kinda crazy that thats me? my brain stays laggin lol 💕
#40lbsdown and life is feeling better than it has in many moons. my body is happier. everything about me is healthier. I’ve been eating plant based 🌱 with an emphasis on whole foods and have stayed mostly sedentary, occasional exercise except consistent yoga the last two months. I’m looking forward to being able to afford a gym membership soon. overall, life feels so much better. 🌸 I’m still struggling with flare ups of digestive stuff and panic attacks (which seems extremely linked to my digestive flares) but it feels like there’s a light at the end of the tunnel. ☀️ honestly I don’t have much I feel interested in sharing publicly about what changes are happening for me atm. which is odd for me. I tend to be a very open and public human being and have been since I was wee. for better or for worse. 🤷🏻♀️ I’ll share my thoughts on this I guess: the internet in all its many forms was always the place I’d go to process my thoughts and feelings, make friends, plug in to the collective and also unwind. I’m realizing that’s a paradigm and way of thinking about digital reality that no longer works for me. as a kid, online communities saved my life. I no longer believe that the landscape of the internet can provide the type of community and joy I was so unbelievably lucky to find as a kid. since processing all of this I’ve come to feel a lot more calm, but also has required me to reevaluate my relationship to the internet, social media, and technology. truth is it’s no longer 2006. it’s 2019. the online world isn’t built for connection or information sharing. it’s built for marketing and money-making. period. I have to admit it’s been extremely painful to divorce my personal and group identity from my use of the internet. who am I if not someone who lives online? turns out I’m not that different. turns out I’m a lot happier. turns out I’m a lot more centered in my moods, my focus, my values and my spirit. I never imagined one could grieve virtual reality so deeply, but here we are. here’s to a radical return to physical reality in 2019 and beyond.
HAPPY #humpday 🍑 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
I’m not “strong for a girl,” I’m #juststrong.
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#facetofacefriday ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀ ⠀ ⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀ Yes, that is in fact a little mermaid @pezcandyusa dispenser. That picture was taken with my son, who got that for me as a gift because I love little mermaid. 🧜♀️ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀ Clearly, I have always had killer cheek bones. 💁🏻♀️ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀
Also, why did I chop all my hair off? 😩 #impulsivity#teamjumpstartjanuary