Starting Sunday, October 15 I’m turning the heat up on my weight loss journey as I strive to reach onederland  (199 Lbs).

I’ll be sharing different aspects of my journey here at Powerful Positive You!

Sharing my journey openly is two-fold. It gives me accountability and provides inspiration and motivation for one who may be deciding to start their own weight loss journey.

My journey has been amazing and I’m so grateful for my VSG surgery I had done in August of 2013. It truly helped me to change my life for the better.

While I look and feel so much healthier than I did I am not satisfied because I know I can do better. I have yet to reach anywhere near my goal weight.

When you know that you can do better you have an obligation to. My only limitation is me and I’m not claiming any limits.


My issue is that for the second time since my surgery  4 years ago I have regained a little under 40 lbs. This is unacceptable and a waste of time when I have to lose the same weight over again.

If I cannot accept something I must change it, so I am.

I weighed myself after noticing that my clothes were fitting snugger than normal and I was far from pleased.

I went through my closet and donated all of my bigger clothes because I’m not even trying to head back that way. I won’t be buying a larger wardrobe so my only solution is to lose weight.

I didn’t have VSG surgery to stay overweight. No way am I trying to end up where I was initially. I worked too hard to get under 300 lbs. Thankfully I haven’t reached that high on the scale since losing weight but I’m also not trying to see if I can get there either.

Thankfully I haven’t reached that high on the scale since losing weight but I’m also not trying to see if I can get there either.

Many assume that weight loss surgery is an easy button but it isn’t. It has its pros and cons like anything else and if you aren’t up for putting some effort in then it really isn’t a good choice.

I personally don’t judge anyone’s methods anymore and I know that the method I chose isn’t for everyone. Years ago I used to judge those who had weight loss surgery and then ended up choosing it for myself.

What matters is that we lose weight and regain health. When you’re focused on yourself you don’t have time to worry about what the next person is doing.

What I’ve Been Up To.

I tend to do really well and then my favorite snacks start calling me and I answer. I notice that I gain weight at a much faster rate since having surgery.

But if I were eating right at least 90% of the time it wouldn’t be an issue so I won’t place the blame on my surgery. I decide what goes in my mouth and I haven’t always made the best choices.

I haven’t been exercising. Initially, I was having some health issues that I needed to rest up from and then I got lazy and used to not exercising again.

That’s the truth and it isn’t always pretty. I’m one of those people that needs to stick to my workout regimen to avoid falling off track.

For every problem, there is a solution even if I’m not aware of it yet. This is my new motto.

Recently I made some changes and have lost a few pounds. I don’t buy my favorite candy bars and I gave up dairy ice cream. This ensures that I don’t eat them.

I’ve been drinking veggie and fruit shakes.

Sometimes the simplest tweaks are what you need the most. I’ll be making quite a few more tweaks to my diet. When I eat better I feel better.

I look forward to sharing my journey with you and if you’d like to drop a few pounds feel free to join me in the comments.

Love and light,

Alice Coaxum

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