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Don’t Give Up!
Saturday, April 13, 2013      5 comments

It might not feel like it right now, but SUMMER IS RIGHT AROUND THE CORNER, and we MUST stay motivated if we’re going to enjoy it to its fullest. Wintry weather and gloomy skies might make us crave comfort foods, but we must keep our eye on ... Read more
Winter Blues
Wednesday, January 09, 2013      3 comments

In my favorite SP group, I posted that I've been hit with the winter blues, and it's really getting me down. My dearest sister-in-law has been diagnosed with stage 4 cancer and is refusing medical intervention (causing my big strong brother to ... Read more
Maintaining healthy food habits at work
Friday, January 04, 2013      2 comments

I'm back to work after a long sabbatical. I've been away from my work desk since last June!!! So, it's been a big adjustment to return and get back into a groove of waking at a certain time, showering, dressing in something other than yoga... Read more
In a (complicated) relationship
Tuesday, January 01, 2013      2 comments

I am married to a wonderful man, but I am also in a very complicated relationship. With food. In my favorite SP community, a few friends were posting statements about foods they'd had recently and placed value judgments on themselve... Read more
This Blasted Plateau (stall)
Saturday, December 29, 2012      7 comments

I have been very fortunate in that I've had very few (and short-lived stalls). The weight loss has been fairly steady and sometimes even dramatic. But now I've been in a stall for two weeks. It's frustrating to see the scale fluctuate b... Read more
Geeking Out on my Treadmill Desk
Saturday, December 29, 2012      2 comments

I am walking on my treadmill as I write this blog entry. I found a link online on how to build a desk for my treadmill so I can walk on it as I work on the computer. I used a 1" x 11" x 48" melamine shelf board and stacked some 1" pink styrofoa... Read more
Healthy Christmas
Thursday, December 20, 2012      2 comments

So I just enjoyed my family Christmas party this past weekend. My parents both died when I was in college, so it's just my siblings, our spouses and children. We had a fun time sitting around, playing games, joking around, and laughing. ... Read more
What was THAT about?
Thursday, December 06, 2012      3 comments

Today I was looking at the BMI chart for women, and I thought it said I was now in the healthy range for my height and gender! (I read it wrong and have about 25-35 pounds to go). This is what caught me by surprise: when I thought I was ... Read more
The Eyes Don't Catch on so Fast
Wednesday, December 05, 2012      2 comments

I am thrilled to be down to a size smaller than I was in high school (27 years ago). It was a dream I didn't think I could attain, but here I am. My body feels different; I didn't know I had hip bones, it's been a while since I could feel a ri... Read more
Invisibility cloak: weight loss
Saturday, December 01, 2012      5 comments

Hey all! So, when I was considering this weight loss journey, I weighed the pros and cons of weight loss. I knew the health benefits would be tremendous, but I was concerned about the esteem and social issues associated with weight loss.... Read more
Stop it!
Sunday, November 25, 2012      11 comments

I've been slowly and steadily losing weight, and I have been feeling more confident and healthy as a result. I am losing about 1 to 2 pounds a week. But I volunteered in the church nursery this morning, and a good friend said, "My goodnes... Read more
The Losses
Tuesday, November 06, 2012      3 comments

I was excited the other day when I finally dropped below the 200 mark. Now the realization has begun to sink in, I'm actually a little sad to be out of the 200's. I'm supposed to be happy to be below the 200 mark; it's something I had tried so ... Read more
A new experience
Monday, October 22, 2012      2 comments

Hello, my SP friends! I am just struck by what a new experience this is for me -- to look in the mirror and have my chest stick out farther than my stomach, to have curves that follow the outline of an hourglass instead of a wall clock. I ... Read more
Sad Anniversary
Wednesday, October 17, 2012      5 comments

Today is October 17, the anniversary of the car crash that killed my mother. The double blow is that today was my father's birthday, and her death broke his heart (causing his death far too soon). So today honors both of them and is a reminder... Read more
Crazy Morning Weight
Tuesday, October 16, 2012      4 comments

Before I get too many warnings about the dangers of weighing myself every day and/or multiple times a day, I need to say that I know this but the first few months after WLS are so highly rewarding it is hard to avoid. I do know that I will reac... Read more

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