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I had to do some major rearranging in my life. At 5'3" tall, I was tipping the scales at 260 pounds. I needed to do something.

I have struggled with my weight all of my life. I can not remember a time when I wasn't on some type of fad diet trying to lose weight.

After many failed attempts, and the realization that years of abusing my body had taken a toll, I decided to look into Weight Loss Surgery (WLS)

Like many people, I thought surgery was the "easy way out" and for years refused to even consider it. I found myself at wits end however, and it was starting to look like a possible option.

I did my research, attended a seminar given by the local hospitals Bariatric Team, and then, with all information in hand, I made an appointment with my family doctor. Together, her and I decided that WLS was a very viable option.

On April 10, 2012 I underwent Roux N Y Gastric Bypass Surgery. It was NOT easy. It was a struggle each and every day, but in the end was totally and completely worth it.

To date I have lost 137 pounds.
I went from a Size 22/24 to a 2/4

Best of all, I have discovered a part of me I never, ever, not even in a million years, knew existed... my inner athlete. Apparently, she was hiding deep inside somewhere I never knew existed.

I went from not even being able to walk up a flight of stairs to completing a 8 Mile Mud Run.

Now, that I have done all of the rearranging - it is working on maintaining all that I have accomplished.

Member Since: 5/21/2010

Fitness Minutes: 69,867

My Goals:
To maintain my weight loss.

Mud on the Mountain May 2014

YMCA's Sprint-Tri August 2014

Hershey 1/2 Marathon 2015

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35 years old

long term relationship

cat lover

child free

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    Thanks for dropping in, Girl!
    In my exotic part of the world, things are routine boring at the moment. A sick two year old kept me from gym on Mon and Tues. My diet has not been stellar. Need to go into town to get supplies.
    Just normal politics and general corruption and crime in the news. Business as usual.

    Saw an ad online about a Zombie survival course at a university in California (I think) and it reminded me of you.

    Hope you have a great week!!
    1615 days ago
  • v TURTLE69
    Just stopped by to see how you were doing. Have a fantastic week.
    1624 days ago
    Thank you for your words of encouragement! :)
    1628 days ago
  • v KNH771
    Thanks for the blog comment! I'm going to work hard on the daily blog. I've got to get up a few minutes earlier in the morning to stick to it.
    1629 days ago
    Oh it makes me feel better that you were tested and it was negative! I was afraid it was one of those "If your doctor wants you to be tested for it, you probably have it." kind of things. I hope not!

    For the most part I really like the fake meat products. The sausage wasn't too great, but I love the chicken patties and bean patties.

    1636 days ago
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