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I rode my bike for the first time in years!

Tuesday, July 14, 2009      5 comments

One thing I haven't done in years because of my weight was ride a bike. Tonight, my husband and I decided to pull our bikes out and ride up to the grocery store to pick up a few items. The store is pretty close, so I suggested that we go pedalli... Read more

Afraid to buy new clothes

Monday, July 13, 2009      6 comments

I have been struggling with this for awhile now, and I am hoping this blog will just help me come to terms with it and move on. I am afraid to buy new clothes. I don't even want to go to the store and try them on. I've lost almost 60 pound... Read more

They told me this might happen...

Saturday, July 04, 2009      2 comments

But I didn't really believe it....that weight loss might stall when graduating from liquids to purees. Day 1 of purees, and I was up 1 pound, but that came right back off the next day, so I thought that was the worst of it. However, since then ... Read more

It's official, I'm a bandster...

Saturday, June 13, 2009      5 comments

I came home from the hospital Friday evening and today is my second day of clear liquids. So far, so good. It's all still a little surreal--after waiting for so many months for the big day to arrive, it came and went so quickly. I couldn'... Read more

Surgery date is almost here...

Monday, June 08, 2009      4 comments

So, my surgery date is finally here, this week on Thursday (6/11). Seems like it has been forever that I have been waiting for this. I started this journey last October, and for the first three months I just floundered--ate what I wanted, didn't... Read more

The puppies are here!

Friday, April 17, 2009      6 comments

My sweet little doxie, Heidi, delivered her puppies on Tuesday night--two boys and four girls. Sadly, the last puppy, a little boy, was stillborn. That really broke my heart. Tha... Read more

What a gift!

Friday, April 03, 2009      6 comments

I just had to take a minute to share what a gift my husband is. He has loved me through thick and thin (well, much more thick, really) and never, ever made me feel bad about myself for being overweight. In fact, he can make me feel beautiful eve... Read more

What does success really mean? A new way of thinking...

Saturday, March 07, 2009      4 comments

This past week, I was invited to a catered dinner event at work. At first, I didn't want to deal with the temptation, figuring I'd probably "blow it" like I always have in the past. But I knew that attending was the right thing to do, because ... Read more

That darn scale...

Saturday, January 17, 2009      6 comments

I woke up this morning and weighed myself, and the scale has hardly budged even though I have been working hard at doing things right and have consistently stayed at or below my calorie limit and started walking on the treadmill again. I was fru... Read more

Small Victories

Friday, January 16, 2009      3 comments

Well, it's only been a few days since I determined to give up perfectionist all-or-nothing thinking, and I've already been tested a few times. I have had 3 work meetings in the last two days that involved lunch and/or breakfast, and tonight fami... Read more

My battle with All or Nothing

Tuesday, January 13, 2009      3 comments

"It's all or Nothing"...a phrase that sounds definitively positive when most people use it. After all, giving something your all demonstrates commitment, drive, determination...it is swearing an oath that you will accomplish what you are setting... Read more

Day 1

Monday, January 12, 2009      3 comments

Today, as the saying goes, is the first day of the rest of my life. After so many failed attempts to attain a healthy weight, today I am starting the preliminary diet given to me by my surgeon's office to help prepare me for Lap Band surgery. My... Read more


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