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Surgery Follow-up

Thursday, June 18, 2009      5 comments

I went to see my surgeon on Tuesday for my nine month follow-up. I can't believe it's been that long since I had my surgery! As I said in my last blog post here, progress is being made and I'm happy with that. He said I'm doing GREAT and ob... Read more

Nine months later

Sunday, June 07, 2009      7 comments

A better month was had than last month. I lost ten pounds and am sitting at just under 100 lbs gone since my surgery nine months ago. The journey continues and I have a lot of... Read more

Eight Months

Sunday, May 03, 2009      6 comments

The following is my May blurb which may go unnoticed if not posted as a blog entry so here it is: Eight months out and the losing has slowed dramatically. My surgeon warned me at my last visit that I would likely only lose about one pound per w... Read more

Whew!

Monday, March 23, 2009      6 comments

I cannot believe it's been so long since I posted here. Life has been busy with the job change but that's really just an excuse. I haven't had much to share or to say lately. Today I did have an accomplishment, though. I completed, for the ... Read more

Two Milestones in 24 Hours!

Wednesday, March 04, 2009      10 comments

I had another milestone happen yesterday. At the end of the day I had walked 8349 steps. That is the most steps I've ever had recorded on my pedometer. According to the pedometer, that was the same as walking 2.37 miles. Of those steps, 1885 of ... Read more

26 Weeks Post Op

Sunday, March 01, 2009      3 comments

This week I am officially 26 weeks post op. That means six months and down 83 lbs since surgery. I'm averaging just over three pounds per week so all is well. If I continue with that average, I should be at or near my goal weight come September.... Read more

I am free to run ...

Sunday, February 15, 2009      12 comments

I absolutely love a Christian song called "I am Free". It ran through my head this past week when I hit what for me was a major accomplishment. To the average person, this will not even be worth mentioning but for me it was HUGE! The hubby ... Read more

Five Months Post-Op and Progress is Being Made

Sunday, February 01, 2009      6 comments

Next week will be five months since my surgery. I decided to change my dates for weight, measurements, photos, and progress updates to the first of the month for simplicity sa... Read more

317.2 Woo Hoo!

Wednesday, January 21, 2009      6 comments

I'm having a blessed day. Down in weight to 317.2 lbs. today. I cannot remember exactly when I was this thin. I know it's been over 20 years for sure. I'll likely post updated photos on my Sparkpage shortly after February 8th which will be the f... Read more

Today

Monday, January 19, 2009      2 comments

I am progressing in the exercise arena, obviously. Today the hubby and I went to the fitness center here at our apartment complex. I managed to walk on the treadmill for 18 minutes. I was shooting for 20 but then decided at the last minute to in... Read more

NSVs last week

Sunday, January 18, 2009      3 comments

So, I forgot to tell everyone about two significant NSVs (non-scale victories) I achieved last week. That tells you how frustrating a week I had, that I forgot to share these things. Then again, it gives me something to share today. LOL Fir... Read more

Chugging Along

Friday, January 16, 2009      0 comments

I'm still here and chugging along. I've been going to the fitness center in our apartment complex to walk on the treadmill and work out with free weights. I go to classes on Tuesdays and Thursdays. This past week my abs have been screaming since... Read more

Incidental Exercise

Sunday, January 11, 2009      5 comments

My sister came up yesterday and we went to a good sized flea market here in Chicagoland. According to my pedometer, we walked over a mile just there. I did very well with all the walking. At one point I could have sat down and rested but there w... Read more

A breif update ...

Sunday, January 04, 2009      3 comments

I guess it's been a while since I posted anything here. I managed to gain about three pounds over the Christmas holiday. I think it was the extra sodium that got me. Well, that and the two Hershey kisses per day as well as grazing instead of eat... Read more

Three month visit with surgeon

Friday, December 19, 2008      9 comments

I didn't get time to post Monday but as of then I was down to 330 lbs which means I've lost a total of 200 lbs since starting my journey in Jan of 2005. It's been a long road and I still have about 130ish pounds to go to be where I think I'd lik... Read more


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