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Challenging Myself aka It's About Darn Time! Plus pics of me with blue hair
Thursday, February 11, 2016      7 comments

Until a month or so ago, I had gotten so lazy, so complacent, so into making excuses for not doing anything to bust the plateau that has plagued me for almost a year. I lost so much weight after VSG surgery, but once I hit 80 pounds gone it was ... Read more
New Year Kickstart Challenge Picture for Week 1
Sunday, January 10, 2016      3 comments

First, if you are a member of the San Antonio Spark Team and haven't welcomed your new leadership team, please take a few minutes to do so and let these wonderful ladies know you appreciate their efforts. I leave the team leadership with full co... Read more
I'm Sorry...Can We Still Be Friends?
Thursday, October 08, 2015      8 comments

This blog is dedicated to my San Antonio Spark Team, but is directed at not only them, but to all of you who are on my various teams and have friended me over the years, followed my journey as I have followed yours, encouraged me, and cared for ... Read more
Returning to Leadership - I'm Baaack! (Things I've learned)
Wednesday, July 01, 2015      2 comments

I resigned as a leader from my beloved San Antonio Spark Team at the first of the year. I needed a break after 5 years. I had my WLS at the end of July 2014 and it was just time to focus more on ME and MY journey. I'm at 82 pounds lost, by the ... Read more
Something Weight Loss Surgery and Losing Weight Won't Do
Monday, June 01, 2015      9 comments

Weight loss surgery, whether lap band, gastric bypass, or gastric sleeve (my procedure) is a marvelous tool. Some of the things it does for you: 1. Restricts the amount of calories you can take in. This causes: 2. Fast weight loss in th... Read more
ENOUGH with the FAT SHAMING of OURSELVES!
Wednesday, April 08, 2015      8 comments

ENOUGH! Thin friends on facebook calling themselves "fatty", "chubby", "lardo". Not so thin friends posting memes that, while intended to be cute and funny, suggest they are too fat to wear swimsuits, be ready for summer, wear this or wear that.... Read more
Rockin' Body Workout with a Sexy, Sexy Man
Saturday, January 31, 2015      4 comments

Sounds very...appealing, yes? Hahaha! When I can't get to the gym, or sometimes even on days I do go to the gym but find myself with extra time and energy, I do Sensei Guillermo Garcia's Martial Fusion style workouts. One in particular that... Read more
More Meditation in the Park, Positive Affirmations, NSV (PICS)
Monday, January 26, 2015      7 comments

I am not going to screw up and forget to post a blog again this week for the Involvement challenge on the San Antonio team. We are continuing Meditation in the Park on Sundays. We had a nice group of folks this week which included a coupl... Read more
Meditation and Yoga in the Park - Involvement Challenge Blog
Tuesday, January 06, 2015      13 comments

I joined the Involvement Challenge on the San Antonio Spark team for January. Basically it is a challenge to get us more involved in the team via greeting members, posting on pages, posting on threads, etc. One of the requirements is a weekly bl... Read more
ONEderland! NSVs! Silly Pic! Some TMI stuff but I'm sharing anyway!
Tuesday, December 23, 2014      19 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

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