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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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Be Awesome

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35 years old

long term relationship

cat lover

child free

avid reader

Draco Malfoy lover

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    I'm really loving the Zombies, Run! app. It makes things way more interesting. In the first mission, you're hearing the back story mixed with your music playlist. The first training mission is walk/run mixed. I was only doing fast walks, but it gave me a crazy good workout! I highly recommend it!

    1608 days ago
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    You are amazing and such an inspiration. Stay beautiful :)
    1610 days ago
    It makes me feel so encouraged to hear you say it was a while before you liked exercise, too! Hopefully when I start swimming, the pieces will fall into place for me like they did with you and your bike.

    Thank you for sharing your exercise story!

    1610 days ago
    Man you are so right. Maybe we should call an anonymously report Starbucks for spiking their Frappuccinos with crack. Especially sneaky, since it would probably be cheaper to just buy crack.

    Those little pretzel packs are awesome! I am a sucker for little things {little bags!} and Halloween things {bats & jack-o-lanterns!}, so the marketing was aimed right at me.

    Hope you've had a great day!

    1614 days ago
    The kitty is adorable, and the worst part is how sweet she is. I'm a sucker for an animal in need, and if the apartment complex didn't SUCK, she would have a forever home with us. Dh wouldn't admit it, but he wishes just as much as I do that we could keep her. He's such a softie, but he hates when I tell him that.


    It's somehow comforting to me that you have lost so much weight and still check the scale frequently. Makes me feel better about my scale obsession. lol

    Hope you're having a great Sunday!

    1617 days ago
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