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My post bariatric goals

Thursday, August 27, 2015      19 comments

I just realized that EVERY goal for the outcome of my surgery I have is in some way fitness based. 1) To be able to run again and IF able to ru... Read more

Day 14 Post Bariatric Surgery: update

Tuesday, August 25, 2015      11 comments

Day 14 Post Bariatric Surgery: So far everything has really improved rapidly. It seems like every day is better and less discomfort. Tomorrow is the big day where I go in for my first check up and dietary appointment. I should be allowed to... Read more

Shaking hands with my inner athlete

Friday, August 21, 2015      20 comments

Last night was nothing but pure excitement. The only way I can describe it is something like a post surgery power surge. I had all of this energy and I wanted to run as hard as I could. Back when I was running, I called that having "the runners ... Read more

Post bariatric recovery tips...

Thursday, August 20, 2015      15 comments

Post bariatric recovery tips... Thank you, thank you, thank you for all of the PM's and encouragement you sent on my personal FB and here. You folks are awesome! My recovery has been improving by leaps and bounds where everyday I am getting... Read more

WEEK 1, post surgery update

Monday, August 17, 2015      18 comments

WEEK 1, post surgery update This has been an interesting week for sure. I am finally feeling more like my normal self and can think without falling asleep. The bouts with fatigue have been challenging. I'll feel fine for a little while then... Read more

Recovering and doing well now.

Sunday, August 16, 2015      20 comments

I have finally recovered enough that I can keep my thoughts together for more than a few minutes at a time. In short, I wouldn't wish the first 72 hours post op on anyone. I'll probably put together a "top 10" list for a later blog about those t... Read more

Tomorrow is the big day

Monday, August 10, 2015      23 comments

Just a quick entry. I am headed in for my surgery tomorrow morning. I have jumped through so many hoops to get here and it's kinda hard to believe that the day has come. Yup, I'm nervous. This really feels like the night before my mara... Read more

Day 3 - The food funerals

Saturday, August 08, 2015      14 comments

Day 3 - The food funerals I've done my part, I've educated myself, I've kept myself realistic. My expectations are right in line with science and the experience of others who have gone before me. However, being head-smart, realistic, and ed... Read more

Day 6 - surgery countdown (actually day 4 now..)

Thursday, August 06, 2015      13 comments

Day 6 - this is actually a day or so old now.. originally posted on Facebook.. I've been afternoon shift and have been a little late getting things out there. The time is slowly winding down. I work today and tomorrow and that's it. The ant... Read more

Day 9.... Countdown to surgery....

Sunday, August 02, 2015      15 comments

Day 9 The countdown continues... From my highest weight when I entered the program, I am now down 21 lbs. 14 of which has been from the last week and a half. This hasn't been easy, not by a long shot but if anything, it has reinforced the f... Read more

Day 13... countdown to surgery

Wednesday, July 29, 2015      13 comments

Day 13 This begins my countdown to surgery, my big day. I want to document the days leading up to and the days post op. So much really isn't known about Bariatric surgery, especially in the health and fitness industry. In the articles and f... Read more

It's good to recall the victories...

Tuesday, July 07, 2015      14 comments

In sharing memories, I encourage myself because I am recalling some of the great moments and the lessons learned from those moments. One of the most emotional moments hands down was on the bike course of my 70.3. Never have so many deep, me... Read more

Let me share a running memory...

Monday, July 06, 2015      15 comments

I have been sitting here fondling my medals and trying to stir up some memories. Each medal has a story and no event is ever without significance. If you will indulge me, I want to share a memory with you. My first race. I'll try to be succinct.... Read more

It's been a while..

Thursday, July 02, 2015      13 comments

It's been a while since I have checked in and i know there have been several that have inquired as to my whereabouts and how i'm doing. The biggest reason i haven't been around is that I can no longer blog from my phone due to the format changes... Read more

Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Getting to the root cause

Friday, April 03, 2015      57 comments

I have been doing some deep thinking to try to understand just exactly what the heck happened to me that caused my weight regain and fitness meltdown. Basic cause and effect, fault analysis if you will. If you don't take the time to understand w... Read more


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