Returning to Leadership - I'm Baaack! (Things I've learned)
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
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!
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
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)
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
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!
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
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!
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!)
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!
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?
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!
I adore the internet!
I was planning out my exercise routine for the next two weeks, getting ready f... Read more
Something to make you grin and laugh!
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*
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
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