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Thanks for stopping by! I am Karri aka Flea, and this is my weight loss journey.

This last year, 2017, has been really hard on my health. You know it's bad when the doctor starts talking about life expectancy. I was told to lose weight, and lose it fast and sent to a bariatric surgeon. If that was the first time I would have ignored it, but many doctors have tried to send me there, this just happened to be one I trusted.

I chose RNY Gastric Bypass Surgery, it fit what I need and what I can maintain the best. It turns out that is what the bariatric surgeon was going to recommend for me too. This is a lifetime commitment, not just a 'diet' but a new way of life and I'm doing my best to get ready for it. At first I was having, 'just one last' of everything, and I gained 7 pounds in one month! Now I'm doing better, I'm maintaining, which is was the doctor wants.

I have many obstacles in my way, mental health issues, diabetes, and the like. I know if I don't take care of myself I won't be around much longer. So this is me trying to take care of myself. Surgery should be in Feb of 2018 and I will update and blog as I go through it.

Thank you for joining me on my journey! And have a blessed day!

Member Since: 11/25/2012

My Goals:
Lose a total of 145 pounds

My Program:
Gastric Bypass Surgery, walking and, once I'm healed enough to do so, I'll be getting a personal trainer and a gym membership.

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I am a Christian Stay At Home Mom (SAHM) and love my job! I have two little girls, Princess is 11 and Angel is 9. I have a wonderful, supportive darling husband (DH).

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I love to read, be outdoors, knit, bake, play video games, bead... I'm learning how to crochet and sew, and bake more! I love doing crafts with my kids and learning to do new things!

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    emoticon First FULL week of 2018...
    Christmas is past, New Years is past, Epiphany is more party foods!

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    13 days ago
    Stopping by to wish you and your family a Happy New Year!! I will be staying in with my sister. Just a quite night. Hoping 2018 is the year we reach our goals. Hoping for healthier life style, weight loss and more days free from pain. Hope this is a calm and peaceful time for you.
    20 days ago
    Karri, if you have been drinking a lot of coffee and cafinated soft drinks you may want to plan to go off the coffee slowly. I went off years ago and found I had massive head aches and body aches. I was more into the soft drinks so would get one small bottle, put it in the frig and when the pain started I would take a couple of swallows. One bottle lasted a couple of days or more and when gone everything was fine.

    Just an idea.

    24 days ago
    Love the tree.
    36 days ago
    Hey, Lady! Thanks for the sparkgoodie! Love it!
    Speaking of Candy Canes, have you discovered the ones that are supposed to taste like Oreo cookies yet? I saw them, but haven't gotten any so far. But I thought, when I saw the package..."Oreo flavored candy canes....who ...would've....thought?"
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    36 days ago
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