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One-Year Surgiversary

Wednesday, February 16, 2011      8 comments

Well, it's one-year almost to the hour that my life changed with the WLS. It's been a challenging year but a great year. Although the scales may not be quite where I'd have liked them to be at this time, I keep looking at what I have done and ... Read more

First Charity Walk Completed!

Sunday, September 12, 2010      1 comments

Well, almost 7 months out from surgery and I completed my first 5km Charity Walk to raise funds for the Parkinson's Society of Canada. It was a great day weather-wise....sunny but not too hot. There were over 300 walkers and well over $30,000 ... Read more

August Update

Monday, August 30, 2010      4 comments

Well, I guess it's time to post another blog....hard to believe that I haven't done this since June! It is now 6-1/2 months since my surgery. The summer has been going well. I'm now down another two sizes in most of my clothing...the late... Read more

Four Month Surgiversary!

Wednesday, June 16, 2010      6 comments

Wow!!!! Where did four months go?!? At almost exactly this time, four months ago today I was being wheeled into a surgical suite for a surgery that would change my life! Since the surgery the weight loss has been slow, but I've adopted th... Read more

100lbs Gone!!!!!

Tuesday, May 04, 2010      6 comments

Although my ticker on SP doesn't show the 100lbs that are now gone - they are from my first appointment regarding the surgery last April. Although it took an extra 2 weeks to hit my goal of 100lbs, I'm thrilled they are gone! I've had more... Read more

6-week Surgiversary

Tuesday, March 30, 2010      5 comments

Wow! Where did 6 weeks go. As I write this it is almost exactly 6 weeks to the minute since I took my first post-surgery stroll through the halls. Although the scales haven't moved as much as I'd like, they have moved and I have to keep remin... Read more

Two weeks of the New ME!

Tuesday, March 02, 2010      4 comments

Wow, where did the past two weeks go?!? At about this time two weeks ago tonight, I was up and walking the floor at HFH for the second time since I'd arrived on the ward following surgery. The scales have moved drastically since my final p... Read more

Where did a week go!?!

Wednesday, February 24, 2010      6 comments

Well, surgery was 8 days ago - where did that time go? Oh yeah...spent a lot of that time sleeping. The diet has been progressing fairly well according to the instructions from the dietician - just having problems with the protein. What I enj... Read more

Four Days Post-op

Saturday, February 20, 2010      6 comments

Well, the surgery went according to plan and I was released on Thursday morning. Since the first day, no major pain, just discomfort from the gas they put in me that hasn't "escaped" yet. Today is the first day on the full liquid diet and ... Read more

It's Surgery Day

Tuesday, February 16, 2010      11 comments

Oh my goodness....it's finally here! I check in to the hospital in just over an hour. So excited but nervous too. The liquid diet for a week went well and I lost more weight - just that much less that I have to lose after. I'll be o... Read more

So excited...nervous...etc.

Wednesday, February 10, 2010      2 comments

Today was my final pre-surgery weigh-in with the surgeon. Surgery will proceed as planned on the 16th. Yeah. This has been a year in coming so I can't wait to see the changes to come. Now to enjoy a few days at the farm show - lots of wa... Read more

One Day to Final Pre-surgery Weigh-in

Tuesday, February 09, 2010      7 comments

Where did three and a half months go? It seems like just yesterday I was given my surgery date and now I'm just a week away and have my final weigh-in on Wednesday morning. Today starts the liquid diet so the fridge has been cleared of the thi... Read more

It's a great day!

Thursday, January 28, 2010      1 comments

For the first time in this journey, I've been able to weigh myselft at home...and I've now surpassed (at least according to my scales) what I needed to lose prior to surgery! In fact, even another extra pound! It's been so frustrating lately s... Read more

Another Good day!

Tuesday, January 19, 2010      1 comments

Well, the sun is shining so it's been a day that's easier to get moving. Didn't yet get my 10 miles on the bike in but have done 7 and did an extra 6 minutes on it than I'd planned. Read more

Another day down

Monday, January 18, 2010      1 comments

Another great day...kept my calories down, carbs within reason and protein up. Plus I managed to do 10 miles on the stationary bike! That's a first in a lot of years! Go me! (Sorry for the pat on the back but I need to learn to be nicer to m... Read more


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