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I Feel Powerful, Energetic, and Well

Tuesday, January 15, 2013      3 comments

It is a beautiful day, and I am thoroughly enjoying it. I am evolving, not just dieting and exercising, into my best, highest self ever. It feels wonderful and is very liberating. It is easy to focus on eating healthy because that is what my ... Read more

Life Is Great On My Second Post-Bariatric Surgery Anniversary

Thursday, January 03, 2013      3 comments

It's January 3rd, 2 years after my bariatric surgery. I shudder to think of my life if I hadn't made that decision and followed through. Not everyone needs this push to learn how to eat right and live a healthier life, but I did, and I am luck... Read more

Eating Meat Is Not That Appealing To Me Now.

Monday, August 27, 2012      6 comments

It has been over 18 months since my bariatric surgery and I can eat pretty much anything. However, I don't like the feeling I get from eating meat now. I prefer raw veggies and beans (it isn't just my knowledge about phytonutrients and the ben... Read more

Wow Didn't Gain Any Weight On The Cruise.

Friday, June 22, 2012      8 comments

We went on a beautiful 7-day cruise to Canada and New England. The scenery was breathtaking and being on the water always makes me happy. However, I wasn't able to get my veggie juice or smoothies on the cruise, and bringing my own juicer isn'... Read more

Joy Starts In The Mind

Thursday, May 24, 2012      5 comments

Just like everything else, our thoughts have the power to control everything: how we feel, how much we eat, whether or not we exercise or choose healthy food. Having lost a lot of weight, now I am on the mind side of things, where I am concern... Read more

Feeling Beautiful All The Time Now!

Friday, March 23, 2012      3 comments

Over 100 lbs ago, I lived to eat. Forking up mountains of food seemed like the greatest pleasure to me. However, I never felt beautiful afterwards. It was guilt, disgust, and hopelessness that followed my eating. Then, I had Gastric Bypass s... Read more

Life Is A Privilege. Live Well.

Sunday, January 29, 2012      3 comments

Life is a privilege and when I strive to live fully, humbly, lovingly everyday, I honor my Power Source. I have a role to play in my life and in all the lives I interact with daily. Therefore I honor myself and others when I value my life, by ... Read more

I Feel Beautiful Today

Thursday, January 26, 2012      4 comments

I feel beautiful today. It is warm so I decided to wear my new spring green tiered dress. When I got to work I was full of energy and I realized I felt good. It has been a long time since I have felt really good, and really myself. For years... Read more

One Year Post Surgery and Going Strong

Friday, January 06, 2012      3 comments

It has been a year since my Gastric Bypass surgery and I am thrilled with the results. My surgeon said he is very happy with my progress. Now on to year two where I get to my goal weight, and enjoy even more progress and success. It was the b... Read more

2012 A Year of Dreams To Fulfill

Sunday, January 01, 2012      2 comments

Now that I know that I can make my dreams come true, I have my 2012 list and nothing is getting in my way because I am the one who makes them come true. It is a year of more grace, blessings and love. Wishing all of you the grace to make your... Read more

What A Difference A Year Makes

Tuesday, December 27, 2011      1 comments

As I approach my 1st Surgiversary, I am amazed how my life has changed. I am grateful, and thoughtful about my relationship with food. Never did I imagine the protein drink would become my breakfast staple, nor that I would gravitate toward a ... Read more

11th Month Post Surgical Reflection--One of the greatest blessings I have received

Tuesday, December 06, 2011      1 comments

When I think of where I was last year, I wince because I was too heavy to walk far, stand longer than 10 minutes, get on a ladder, and do a lot of the things that make my life easier. I panic when I think of where I could be now without the sur... Read more

Food As Medicine

Tuesday, November 15, 2011      1 comments

I have gone on and on about Joe Cross's video, "Fat, Sick, and Nearly Dead", and Dr. Joel Fuhrman's PBS Special on the enormous health benefits of the micronutrients found in fruits and vegetables. You don't have to go on a 60 day juice fast to... Read more

Tenth Month Post Surgery Reflection--It Was So Worth It!

Monday, November 07, 2011      1 comments

When I was pre-surgery I wanted to know these things: 1. Was it worth it--yes. 2. Would you do it again: It was the best thing I have ever done. If I had to, I would do it over again.. 3. Did you get support? I am grateful for the ... Read more

Its All Hallows Eve So Beware

Monday, October 31, 2011      0 comments

Although Halloween is one of my favorite holidays it is fraught with temptation. There is candy everywhere, there are goods galore and it seems natural to indulge, and supernatural to not give in. A little partying is great, but I have to be v... Read more


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