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Sometimes I just need a Wife

Friday, September 13, 2013      13 comments

Sometimes when I am tired or stressed or feeling taken for granted I fantasize about getting a wife of my own. emoticonRead more

My husband's new girlfriend! :)

Thursday, August 29, 2013      31 comments

Today was a rest day for me. Or let's just say I made it a rest day, as I am running errands with my Dear Husband (of 13 years) It's OK, resting is good for my body too. And for my marriage. Read more

How to talk to Neil

Monday, August 05, 2013      11 comments

I met Neil, a young man in his mid twenties, a couple of years ago. We attend the same gym at the same time most days. He has special needs, is physically able but mentally about 7-10 years old. His grandmother drops him off to exercise every... Read more

Emilina got mugged

Thursday, July 11, 2013      9 comments

Emilina is a single mother who works with me. She was mugged yesterday. She lives in a township that is notoriously violent called Pienaar. She does not take her lunch hour or tea time so that she can leave early, to run the gauntlet to get h... Read more

Was that Dumping Syndrome?

Tuesday, July 02, 2013      13 comments

My Spark Buddy CORTNEY-LEE was blogging about the delightful deliciousness of eating globs of peanut butter, and about keeping portions limited to 1 tablespoon. That developed into my own PB inclination. Before my RNY surgery I loved putt... Read more

Elephants and Rhinos in my garden?

Sunday, June 23, 2013      13 comments

Last night I heard that our neighbour who farms game on the property next to ours, proposed that we drop the fence between our farms. We have small (read non lethal, small includes giraffe though, go figure) game on our farm. When that happens... Read more

What I love about losing 29kg

Sunday, June 09, 2013      11 comments

I love not having to park my car right at the end of the parking lot. I could never park right next to another vehicle and still open my door wide enough to get out without pushing into the vehicle next to me. I love being able to sleep flat... Read more

23 Days after my RNY Surgery

Thursday, June 06, 2013      11 comments

I am feeling great! Thank you for all your support, best wishes and prayers! Today I turned to get something in the house and ran a couple of steps (I wasn't thinking) and it did not hurt, it actually felt wonderful. I stopped short and... Read more

Twelve days after RNY Surgery

Sunday, May 26, 2013      15 comments

I had my surgery 12 days ago, and I have lost 5kg (roughly 10lb) I am starting to see the beginnings of collar bones and bones in my hands. (Good bye baby dimples) I am 6kg away from being overweight, instead of obese. My clips have been r... Read more

I survived! I am back and feeling great.

Monday, May 20, 2013      16 comments

My RNY surgery was on the 14th, and I am starting to feel like myself again. The miracle happened. I am now seeing food as something that I would either like to put into my body or not. (Love having those pesky ghrelin glands choked off, they... Read more

Good Bye Sparkworld!

Sunday, May 12, 2013      22 comments

When you hear from me again I will have had my Gastric Bypass surgery. My stomach will be a small pouch. My gherelin glands (those pesky ones in the stomach that make the feel-hungry-put-energy-into-fa
t-cells hormone) will be safely separa... Read more

Thirteen Days to the Surgery that almost wasn't!

Wednesday, May 01, 2013      12 comments

I started on the fluid part of my preparation for Gastric Bypass today. And it was the pits. I have had a hard time getting into it, mostly because I pshyced myself out. "This is to hard, impossible to stick to!" And yes, it is serious... Read more

Journal 18 April 2013

Thursday, April 18, 2013      7 comments

I am not finding the puree diet as hard as I thought it would be. I am so happy about that. What I do find hard is eating only 200ml puree at a meal. I also find it hard to eat a low-fat-low-carb-sugar-free puree diet of only 200ml every two ... Read more

Journal 15 April 2013

Monday, April 15, 2013      2 comments

Today was a good day. I am exactly 30 days away from my RNY Gastric Bypass Surgery. I am so excited on the one hand. And I am a bit worried that I will cheat on the puree diet. Of course I don't want to, but I did not get to where I am by... Read more

Journal 10 April 2013

Wednesday, April 10, 2013      5 comments

Today was a good day. I did my 5k training on the treadmill at the gym. And I ran into my old personal trainer. (She is actually young, but I trained with her for about 3 years, before I went into my latest tailspin) It was fun to see her, ... Read more


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