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Milestone achieved!!!
Friday, May 26, 2017      5 comments

2 years ago at this time I weighed in at 390 pounds. This morning I weighed in at 289. Wow what a difference 2 years can make. I am now only 5-10 pounds heavier than when I graduated high school 27 years ago. I cannot begin to expl... Read more
5 &10k's in the Win Column
Monday, May 22, 2017      3 comments

Well this past weekend was my biggest challenge to date. I competed with over 5000 other runners/walkers in the biggest 5k I have ever taken part in on Friday night. Finishing in 48:27. Then on Saturday morning I competed with over 10,000 peo... Read more
Personal Challenges
Friday, May 19, 2017      0 comments

Today will be my biggest 5k to date. This weekend is the Fargo Marathon and I will be walking along with so many other people. I have been sidelined a little this week with a knee issue but will still walk tonight. I look forward to the chall... Read more
Who is this woman??
Wednesday, May 10, 2017      5 comments

In just a couple of weeks it will be 2 years since I finally said enough. When I stepped on the scale the day after my daughter graduated from high school and saw 390. It may have hit higher but I did not see that on the scale or my scale coul... Read more
A New Realm Reached
Friday, April 21, 2017      4 comments

Well it has finally happened. I entered the realm of Onederland on April 20, 2017. I waited to post this on my blog until I could verify it with another weigh in. Sure enough the scale dipped just a little lower into the realm this morning. ... Read more
What a Ride this has been
Monday, March 06, 2017      5 comments

As I mentioned in my last blog I have lost 175 pounds so far from my highest weight in May of 2015. This has been an experience. I won't tell anyone it has been a cake walk because it has not and I won't lie. I hit my moment of enough is ... Read more
Sleep Study Results Are In
Friday, March 03, 2017      5 comments

Okay after the study I was pretty sure that I no longer had apnea. In fact I was nearly 100% positive I no longer had sleep apnea after about 2 months post surgery. But i received the official results today. I averaged 1 episode an hour... Read more
Sleep Apnea ~ no longer severe?
Saturday, February 25, 2017      10 comments

Major NSV I had a sleep study last night. In 2011 I was an over achiever with sever sleep apnea and hypopnea. Now my oxygen did not drop below 90% and I did not have enough apnea episodes to have to be put on the cpap overnight. Have to wait a c... Read more
A New Year a New Me
Friday, February 03, 2017      2 comments

Wow it has been a crazy year so far. The whole of January was so busy I did not step inside the gym once. However, I did have a vacation in there where I did lots of walking including a 2-3 mile walk on the beach. Wow was that fun. ... Read more
My First Christmas post WLS
Tuesday, December 27, 2016      5 comments

Well the first Christmas Challenge post weight loss surgery is in the books. It was not a complete success but not a failure either. Fort the most part I stayed on plan. But in my not so infinite wisdom I decided to eat a small pecan tart. T... Read more
Ongoing Weight Loss Journey
Thursday, December 15, 2016      4 comments

Well a major milestone came and went and I nearly forgot about it. I am officially at my lowest weight in over 18 years. When my daughter was 2 years old I was taking Meridia (a weight loss medication) and got down to 247. Well this morni... Read more
Ongoing journey to good health
Sunday, December 04, 2016      12 comments

I am now 152 days post weight loss surgery. I have been oh so fortunate that I have had a text book recovery. No complications of which I am well aware is normal complications are actually rare when you look at the sheer number of procedures don... Read more
WLS - My Journey ongoing
Tuesday, November 15, 2016      5 comments

So I have a major accomplishment that happened. Prior to surgery I was wearing mainly mens tshirts 3-4X. Women's tops were a tight 4X. Now I am comfortably wearing a women's 1X and that is nice. Mens tshirts are now a L - XL depending on wha... Read more
WLS - My Journey 4 months Post Op
Wednesday, November 09, 2016      2 comments

67 is currently my favorite number. Why 67 you may ask well here is why. Prior to my weight loss surgery, I lost 67 pounds. As of Monday November 7th just a mere 4 months post op I have lost 67 pounds for a total of 134 pounds gone foreve... Read more
WLS - My Journey - 114 Days Post
Thursday, October 27, 2016      3 comments

Today is a great day. I exited Obese Class III this morning. Now I am in Obese Class II. For some this is not a big deal but for me this has been 128 pounds in the making. I will celebrate this milestone and keep chugging towards the n... Read more

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