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ONEderland! NSVs! Silly Pic! Some TMI stuff but I'm sharing anyway!

Tuesday, December 23, 2014      16 comments

Yeah, this happened today: I haven't weighed under 200 pounds since before my son was born in 1987. I'm 54. You do the math. I'm beyond thrilled. I'm proud. I'm f... Read more

So close to ONEderland - Update and progress pics

Friday, December 12, 2014      12 comments

In 19 days we will see the end of 2014, the year of my rebirth, the year when friends, family, and total strangers pulled together to donate money, purchase t-shirts, rummage sale goods and baked goods in order to help me get the much needed gas... Read more

Does this count as an NSV? Funny, but true story!

Tuesday, November 04, 2014      11 comments

Sorry if TMI, but I thought you could all use a giggle at my expense. I had a wardrobe malfunction at the gym this morning. I've lost inches across my chest, not to mention some volume, and all of my "hold 'em ups" are getting pretty loose... Read more

Reflections of the Way Life Used to Be (lots of pics!)

Sunday, October 26, 2014      9 comments

If you are over 40, I bet you heard the Supremes singing the title, didn't you? It's really hard to remember life before Spark. It seems it has been a part of me forever, even though I joined in 2010. It's just that ingrained in my life, I ... Read more

*Plunk* *Plunk* PLANK!

Sunday, October 19, 2014      12 comments

Today I am 83 days post VSG surgery and 53 pounds lighter. I am 99 pounds from my goal of 120 pounds. If I am thrilled with my results at 130, though...I'll stop. At 4'10, the doctors tell me 105-115 is where I should aim, but since my family ... Read more

Are you a VICTOR or a VICTIM?

Wednesday, October 01, 2014      12 comments

Thirteen weeks from today we will see the end of 2014. Three months from now, millions will be proclaiming the following: "I'm going to lose weight this year!" ... Read more

BAD BACK? EXERCISES TO TRY AND THE ONES TO AVOID!

Friday, August 29, 2014      5 comments

I adore the internet! emoticon I was planning out my exercise routine for the next two weeks, getting ready f... Read more

Something to make you grin and laugh!

Sunday, August 24, 2014      6 comments

This has almost nothing at all to do with weight loss, but it does have something to do with health. Why? Because this will make you laugh and laughter is healthy, and it uses up calories. My husband Charles does a pretty decent Steve Urke... Read more

8 Days Post Op Weight Loss Surgery and *pics*

Tuesday, August 05, 2014      15 comments

As I sit sipping 4 ounces of tomato soup for breakfast (I moved from clear liquids to creamy liquids yesterday), thinking on how quickly the last 8 days have gone by. Despite the monotony of 7 days of clear liquids, this has not been an unpleasa... Read more

Less than two weeks from today...

Wednesday, July 16, 2014      10 comments

I will be having vertical sleeve gastrectomy surgery. For those who don't know, this means my stomach will be reduced by about 80%. I elected to have this procedure rather than the Roux-en-Y gastric bypass for a number of reasons, most promine... Read more

Surgery Coming! Thank You, Save the She Beast Campaign! PICS

Sunday, June 22, 2014      11 comments

Now that all of the fund raising is done, I can post more openly about it without violating any Spark People terms of use. My daughter started the Save The She Beast campaign on facebook https://www.facebook.com
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A picture worth a thousand words and few of them were good.

Monday, May 19, 2014      11 comments

I'm realistic. I know I'm a big'un. I also know I am amazing, smart, beautiful, loved, caring, generous, loving and a whole lot more. What I didn't know is just how bad I looked when not really posing and just sitting around being silly with my ... Read more

A Fun Video for EVERYONE with Body Image Problems

Wednesday, April 23, 2014      8 comments

May we all have this much humor, this much stamina, and this much self-esteem and joy for life. May we all be so non-conscious of our bulging bellies and jiggly arms and thighs that we never forget to get out and have some healthy fun. I could w... Read more

Just a Little Easter Cuteness *pics*

Monday, April 21, 2014      9 comments

I have about eighty or more pictures from yesterday, but am only posting a few I thought you might like to see. It was a day of family, traditions, fun, and love - aren't those some of the most important reasons we are on this journey? Here's ... Read more

Save the She Beast Update and Pictures

Wednesday, April 16, 2014      9 comments

I haven't written a blog in over 7 weeks. I rarely go this long without touching base about my journey and what's going on with me. It's about time for a Save the She Beast campaign update, too. For those of you who haven't been followin... Read more


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